What is a Ryokan? 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.
Hyogo Prefecture stretches from the north side of side of Osaka Bay to to the opposite coast on the Sea of Japan. It is one of the most populous prefectures in Japan (ranked 8th out of 47), and home to the industrial and commercial center of Kobe (which recently opened its own airport), the city of Takarazuka (where the famous, all-women Takarazuka Revue musical theater group performs) and the historic city of Himeji with its magnificent "White Heron" Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and popular tourist attraction. Hyogo Prefecture is a great place to experience natural scenery as well as one of the more modern urban and suburban environments in Japan.
Welcome to Westin Hotel Awaji, Ando Tadao's world. This modern hotel was design by the famous Ando Tadao. Shaped on an image of a ship sailing through the wind. Every guest's room has a view on the Osaka Bay. Most of the roof of the low-rise volume was planted with vegetation to make the guest's rooms appear to be sitting upon a green hill. The Westin Hotel Awaji is also surrounded by an fantastic garden. Westin Hotel Awaji offers 200 rooms; western or Japanese style. Westin Hotel Awaji e...
Welcome to Umemaru Ryokan. This Modern Ryokan has 49 rooms total: 29 Japanese style and 1 Japanese-Western style guest rooms in the honkan; and 18 Japanese and 3 Japanese-Western style rooms in the bekkan. In Umemaru Ryokan's honkan, 18 rooms have private baths (not hot spring water) and toilets and 10 have private toilets only, whereas in Umemaru Ryokan's bekkan, all 21 rooms have private baths (not hot spring water) and toilets. In addition, there are 2 indoo...
Welcome to Yabuman Ryokan. This Modern Ryokan has 22 guest rooms: 25 Japanese style rooms with private toilets and baths (not hot spring baths) and one Western style room without a private bath or toilet. There are two indoor hot spring baths (same gender only), open 16:00-23:00 and 6:30-9:00. Fresh seafood is served to guests at Yabuman Ryokan. Check-in time is after 15:00 and check-out is before 10:00. Parking is available.
Hyogo-ken Chijitoroku Ryokogyo 3-609
(Hyogo Prefecture Travel Agent License Number 3-609)
10-5-401-1-(2) Sakae-machi, Kawanishi-shi, Hyogo-ken Japan
Part of the Rediscover Group of Travel Companies Rediscover Japan Co., Ltd. (Japanese Guest Houses)
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