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.
Kinosaki Onsen (hot spring) is located in northern Hyogo prefecture and is famous for seafood especially crab which is best during the winter months of November through March though it is available year round. One of the most famous public hot spring bath houses, which runs along the picturesque Otanigawa River, is Ko-no-yu (hot spring of storks) that legend says was used by storks to heal their wounds. There are 6 other hot spring bath houses to enjoy. Travelers can be seen strolling along the river in yukatas (cotton kimono) and geta (wooden sandals) enjoying cherry trees and weeping willows as well of the traditional feel of the town. Onsenji Temple, believed to have been erected by Dochi-shonin in 738, was built to commemorate the founding of the onsen. You can take the ropeway halfway up the mountain to the main building of the temple or to the very top to see panoramic views of Kinosaki, the Maruyama River and the Sea of Japan. Or if you prefer to hike you can reach the top in about 40 minutes or so at a leisurely pace.
Note: Ryokan in Kinosaki do not accept meal changes so if you have allergies or other meal requirements then we advise that you do not stay overnight in Kinosaki.
Welcome to Nishimuraya Honkan. This Traditional ryokan has a beautiful garden. Enjoy their seasonal cuisine especially crab at winter season. There are 34 guest's rooms at Nishimuraya Honkan. In the central courtyard of Nishimuraya Honkan sits a lush Japanese garden. Most of the rooms of Nishimuraya look out onto the garden of tall ancient pine trees, moss covered stone statues, intricately trimmed bushes, and gentle ponds full of koi (Japanese Carps). From tatami mat floors, to sli...
Welcome to Nishimuraya Hotel Shogetsutei. Nishimuraya Hotel Shogetsutei has a space for relaxation surrounded by a large garden. You can fully enjoy Japanese-style rooms and common baths with rotenburo (open-air bath), sauna and Jacuzzi. Nishimuraya Hotel Shogetsutei serves seafood from the Sea of Japan and other local foods. In winter, Nishimuraya Hotel Shogetsutei offers crab dishes. There are 98 rooms at Nishimuraya Hotel Shogetsutei.
Please note: Ginka is just a 5 minute ride away from Kinosaki Onsen station.
Welcome to Ginka. This ryokan features all components for a fantastic stay; Japanese style rooms (with tatami mats floor), natural hot spring baths and Japanese cuisine. Ginka is just a 5 minute ride away from Kinosaki Onsen station. From the outdoor bath, guests can relax with views of Maruyama river. Ginka offers several types of natural hot springs including Japanese cypress bath. There are 18 ...
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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