What is a Ryokan? Like a Western-style inn, maintaining the special, atmosphere and appearance is more important than providing the latest modern conveniences. Ryokans are the best way to experience Japanese culture and enjoy the true comforts of Japanese hospitality and service.
Hot springs have a very long history in Japan, and they are an intimate part of Japanese culture. There are over 3,000 "onsen" ,or hot springs, in Japan. Many can be found at the ryokans available on Japanese Guest Houses.
Japan has eight beautiful regions rich in culture and diversity. Select a region to explore and view available ryokans.
Map and Directions to Shojoshin-in
From JR Shin-Osaka or JR Osaka train station, take the Midosuji subway line to Namba subway station, about a 15 minute subway ride. At Namba subway station, transfer to the Nankai Railway Station. It is a 1 hour 30 minute train ride on the Rapid Express train on the Nankai Koya rail line to Gokurakubashi train station. From Gokurakubashi train station, take the Koya-san cable car up Mt Koya, a 5 minute cable car ride. At the cable car station, ask for "A Guide to Koyasan" (the English map of Mt Koya). It is about a 20 minute bus ride and the closest bus stop is Ichinohashiguchi Bus Stop.