Free accommodation staff (work exchange)


Free accommodation staff (work exchange) wanted at The Blend Inn.
The Blend Inn is a brand new hostel open on March 2017.


– You need to have  a working holiday visa

– Job: Cleaning and bed making / 5 times a week between 12pm and 4pm

– You will need to work with us at lease one month

– We provide you with a private room in The Blend Apartments or in the Blend Penthouse.

– Showers, toilet, laundry and a full kitchen,  wifi Internet access, and all utility costs are free.

– Working shift can be flexible.


If you are interested in applying, please send a message

7月 29th, 2017 | | posted by guesthouse_u-en _staff

The Blend Apartments



U-En, The Blend project offers an artist-in-residence program and furnished apartments in Osaka.
The Blend Apartments are comprised of five rooms and one artist-in-residence space. They are part-furnished and equipped with the basic amenities. As a deposit is not necessary, the Blend Apartments are an ideal place for travellers or those who want to begin a life in Japan.
The minimum length of stay is one month. (however shorter lengths of stay are negotiable)
The Blend Apartments are recommended for those who:
are living in Japan on a Working Holiday Visa.
are staying in Osaka temporarily.
are looking for shared accommodation for their first stay in Japan.
want to experience Osaka’s local culture.
wish to extend their travel, or undertake some temporary work.
Residents will be able to use the studio/workshop space for free. Use of the studio/workshop as an event space can also be arranged (details to be agreed).
Check us on Facebook!


The Konohana Ward of Osaka City is an area where a traditional lifestyle has been passed on to the current generation. For decades, independent shops and local craftsmen have lived in Konohana, and it is the local inhabitants that give the Ward its charm. Since around 2010, in the Baika-Shikanjima area, galleries, studios, cafés and the like have opened in quick succession. Creative spaces for writers to produce and manage their own work have also recently been opened. These spaces have attracted attention from creatives abroad and Japan as a place for cultural exchange and as a possible artist-in-residence location.
Comments from a foreign resident
“Unlike central Osaka, the Konohana Ward remains relatively undiscovered by foreign visitors – so residents are still excited to meet people from different parts of the world. Coupled with the fact that many of the younger Japanese inhabitants of the Konohana Ward are living alternative lifestyles, this makes the area fresh and exciting.”

8月 13th, 2015 | | posted by guesthouse_u-en _staff

souvenir shopping

Enjoyed souvenir shopping in local stores :)


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12月 8th, 2014 | | posted by guesthouse_u-en _staff

Guest book

Here are some messages from our lovely guests!

Click here to see more photos :)


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12月 8th, 2014 | | posted by guesthouse_u-en _staff

Old days at U-En

We found the valuable photos in old days!
This U-En building was used to be a high-class Japanese restaurant since 1950s.
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Now we have the lounge space where Gisya were used to be playing instruments at the restaurant room.
写真: そして、この芸者さんたちが演じている場所は今のラウンジルーム! And the lounge room...good old days!
Please come to visit us and enjoy staying at our house :)

12月 8th, 2014 | | posted by guesthouse_u-en _staff


Occasionally we have events like hiking, takoyaki party, going to the Matsuri festival! :)


Please check events at our Facebook page.


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12月 8th, 2014 | | posted by guesthouse_u-en _staff