Renowned throughout Japan and internationally as one of the country's best hot spring destinations, the charming town of Kinosaki is a place to relax. Enjoy strolling the willow-lined streets as you wander from bathhouse to bathhouse, clad in your yukata (cotton kimono).
KINOSAKI ONSEN ACCOMMODATION
NISHIMURAYA HOTEL SHOGETSUTEI
With 98 Japanese and Western-style guest rooms, private onsen spa facilities, massage & aroma treatment salon, restaurant, and more; the newest ryokan from Nishimuraya offers traditional Japanese-style elegance is perfect for individual travellers. Backed by a wooded hillside, this ryokan is 7 minutes' walk from Kinosaki Onsen Ropeway and 2 km from the station.
Minimalist, traditional rooms with tatami floors and comfy futons come with free Wi-Fi, TVs, minifridges, and teamaking facilities. Upgraded rooms add forest views or balconies with hot tubs. A delicious dinner of fresh, locally sourced ingredients, such as Tajima beef and snow crab, is served in-room. After your meal, soak in the ryokan’s main bath or use your free onsen pass to visit the 7 hot spring bath-houses in town.
This charming hot spring ryokan inn is located only a-4 minute walk from Kinosaki train station. Take advantage of the inn's premier location to tour around the seven famous open-air public hot spring baths in Kinosaki, for which the ryokan staff provide free admission tickets. Guests are also provided with yukata, a casual cotton kimono to wear while strolling from bathhouse to bathhouse.
Higashi Yamasou offers cosy Japanese-style rooms with traditional tatami mat flooring and comfy futons. Dine on delicious dishes of Tajima beef or freshly caught crab, served in your private room. From the privacy of the inn's two private open-air baths, guests can enjoy a stunning view of the starlit night sky. The elegantly constructed private open-air bath creates a sense of separation from the stresses of everyday life.
This serene inn is one of the oldest in Kinosaki, with 300 years of history, and was registered as a Tangible Cultural Property of Japan in 2015. Located a minute’s walk from the hot springs at Ichinoyu Bath, a 6-minute walk from Kinosaki Onsen train station, and 9 minutes' walk from the 13th-century Gokuraku-ji Temple. Sit back and as the lanterns flicker to life at dusk and watch people scurrying below between onsens in their yukata (casual kimono).
The Zen-like rooms come with tatami floors, futons, paper shoji screens, and chabudai dining tables, as well as free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and minifridges. Some rooms have views of the willow-lined canal, while others look on to a Japanese garden. Bathrooms are either shared or en suite. Dinner is served in-room. After your meal, soak in the ryokan's main bath or use your free onsen pass to visit the 7 hot spring bath-houses in town. Kobayashiya is an international ryokan that warmly welcomes guests from all over the world and has English-speaking staff ready to make your stay a memorable one.