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.
Welcome to Kinugawa Onsen. The hot springs were first discovered in 1691. At first only the Daimyo who built the Nikko Shrine and the Buddhists monks of Mount Nikko could bath in the onsen. In 1927, railway service was introduced and since then Kinugawa Onsen has developed into one of the largest onsen resort areas in Japan. There are several bridges which span the Kinu river which are pleasant for evening walks. In the summer, many visitors from Tokyo flock to see the popular Ryuosai Festival with its traditional dances and music.
Welcome to the Asaya Hotel. This Ryokan Hotel has been graciously taking guests for over 110 years. Asaya Hotel is huge, with 361 Japanese and Western style rooms available, and each room has its own private bath and toilet. Some rooms also have their own private hot spring baths. There are 3 large indoor hot spring baths for both women and men (complete with sauna rooms), and there are also 5 large outdoor hot spring baths for both women and men which have beautiful views of the surround...
Welcome to Marukyo. This is a Modern Ryokan located in the hot spring resort of Kinugawa Onsen (Kinugawa Hot Spring). There are 18 Japanese-style rooms in Marukyo, and most of the rooms have their own private toilet. Bathing is done in the ryokan's hot spring baths, and there are hot spring baths for both women and men (same gender only). Seasonal, Japanese-style cuisine is served to the guests. Check-in time is after 15:00 and check-out time is before 10:00 am. Parking is available.
Welcome to Hananoyado Matsuya. Located in Kinugawa Onsen, this Ryokan Hotel has 64 rooms, most rooms are Japanese style but they also have 3 half Japanese and half Western rooms (a Japanese area for eating and a Western area with beds). Most of the rooms have private baths though not all and 3 of the rooms have private indoor hot spring baths. Hananoyado Matsuya also has 2 shared indoor hot spring baths (divided by gender) and 2 shared outdoor hot spring baths (divided by gender) which ar...
Welcome to Kinugawa Onsen Hotel. This large hotel stands in the center of Kinugawa Onsen and looks down the Kinugawa rapid stream. There are 162 rooms at Kinugawa Onsen Hotel. It has been serving guests for over seventy years. It features comfortable guest rooms, a grand bath, an outdoor bath and an indoor hot spring swimming pool (opening date varies). It proudly serves carefully prepared buffet dinner and Kaiseki Japanese style dinner full of local products of the season.
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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