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Arima Hotels & Ryokan

Ginsuiso Choraku
This Japanese-style hotel is located on a hill overlooking the Arima hot spring resort and Mt. Rokko, where guests can enjoy the magnificent landscape from comfortable guest rooms. Choraku also offers both "golden" and "silver" hot springs from private sources to fill the communal spas and open-air baths. The expertly prepared kaiseki course cuisine served here features delicacies like authentic Kobe Beef and the freshest seafood from nearby Akashi.

Cuisine
Rating 4.5/5.0!!
Delicious meals are served in-room for both dinner and breakfast. Enjoy dishes carefully prepared one by one made with local ingredients including seafood from Akashi and Tamba vegetables.

Hot Springs
Rating 4.5/5.0!!
The only place in Arima with coveted Golden and Silver springs.
These two types of spring water are pumped into the large communal baths and open air bath "Kunugi-no-yu) for a total of 10 baths.
Kunugi-no-yu has a standing bath, and a sauna is equipped in the large communal baths.

The hotel's friendly hospitality
*Staff will drop you off to the Arima Onsen area as many times as you like.
(The onsen area is about 15 minutes away on foot)
*In the afterbath area, handmade sweets and tea service are available from 15:00-19:00.
How to get there?
[From Osaka to Arima Onsen]
By bus: Direct access by Hankyu Bus or JR Bus in about 1 hr.
By train: About 1 hr (transfers required).
By car: About 50 min (10 min after exiting the Chugoku Expressway at Nishinomiya-kita IC).

[From Sannomiya to Arima Onsen]
By bus: 30-40 min via Hankyu Bus or JR Bus.
By train: About 30 min by train (transfers required).
By car: About 30 min (5 min after exiting the Hanshin Expressway at Arima-guchi IC).
*Please call the hotel upon arrival at Arimaonsen Station to request pickup if using public transportation: 078-904-0666.

[By car]
From Kobe: 30 min.
From Osaka: 50 min.
From Kyoto: 70 min
To Universal Studios Japan: 70 min.
To Himeji Castle: 60 min.
To Takeda Castle: 90 min.
Enjoy a relaxing time enjoying Choraku hospitality, hot springs, and delicious cuisine.
Kosenkaku
The inn is situated on the hill where you can overlook the beautiful mountain range of Tanba in the distance. You can enjoy abundant good quality hot spring water from our domestic spring origin in 2 different large communal baths in Arima.
Customers staying in the lodge will be served Western-style food for meals.
WiFi available at the hotel lobby only.
How to get there?
From Sannomiya Station (JR Tokaido Line), Central Exit: Take the Kobe Municipal Subway bound for Tanigami and get off at Tanigami Station (about 10 min). Then take the Kobe Electric Railway Line bound for Sanda to Arimaguchi Station (about 13 min). Change to a train bound for Arima Onsen and get off at Arima-Onsen Station (about 3 min). It is about 7 min on foot or about 2 min by shuttle from there. (To use shuttle contact the hotel upon arrival at the station.)
A parking area with space for 70 cars is available.
Gekkoen Korokan
Gekkoen Korokan has been selected in the top 250 hotels by the Kankokeizai News Company for 5 years straight (5 star hotel). The hotel has also been awarded the Silver Star certification as an “elderly guest friendly” hotel.
The hotel is located in the perfect location, with each guest room offering vast, picturesque views of Ochibayama as well as spectacular scenery viewable from throughout the hotel, including the lobby and baths. The hotel offers so many hot springs baths that you can enjoy trying out the many different varieties, and experience Arima’s hot spring water at the source to your hearts content!
How to get there?
From Shin-Kobe Station (JR Sanyo Shinkansen Line): Take a train bound for Hokushinkyuko Tanigami and get off at Tanigami Station (about 8 min). Then, take a train bound for Sanda and get off at Arimaguchi Station (about 10 min). Then, take the private railway to Arimaonsen Station (about 5 min). It is about 7 min on foot from there.

Shuttle Service
Arimaonsen Station == Hotel
*Please call hotel after arriving at the station to request pick up. Inquire at the hotel front desk for drop off service to station from hotel.
Arima Kirari (Formerly: Arima View Hotel Urara)
Here within Arima Onsen amongst the lush, green Japanese gardens, you can experience Arima View Hotel’s bathhouse Taikonoyu, the only place where you can enjoy the gold spring, silver spring, and carbonate spring all in one visit. Starting with the first gold spring steam bath in Japan, you can enjoy the 24 different types of baths that Taikonoyu offers, including bedrock baths that use one of 10 different rare minerals for health benefits you can only find at this hotel, all for free! Dinner offered 18:00 - 20:00, and breakfast 7:00 - 9:00.
How to get there?
From Shin-Kobe Station (JR Shinkansen): Take the Hokushin Kyuko Line to Tanigami Station and transfer to the Shintetsu Arima Line for Arimaonsen Station. The hotel is about 7 min on foot from there.
Merveille Arima
Arima is famous for its natural environment with seasonal elegance, as well as for being Japan's oldest hot spring region. Transportation in the area is very convenient, so visitors that set their mind on coming can easily make their way here.
How to get there?
From Arima-Onsen Station (Kobe Electric Railway): About 2 min on foot.
By car: Exit the Chugoku Expressway at the Nishinomiya-kita IC and continue on Prefectural Routes 82 and 98 for about 10 min. Turn right at Arima-Onsen Station on the Kobe Electric Railway.
Arima Gyoen
This lodging - which is very close to several bus stops - offers you high quality onsen (hot springs), an open-air cypress bath, and tray of dishes served for a feast with seafood and beef.
How to get there?
From Arimaonsen Station (Kobe Railway): 4 min on foot.
By car: 10 min from Chugoku Expressway Nishinomiya-Kita IC.
Arima Grand Hotel
Arima Grand Hotel is located on high ground surrounded by the three mountains of Arima and boasting spectacular scenery. The large scenic bath that occupies the top (9th) floor is especially worth noting. You can leisurely gaze upon the Arima Onsen village just below, as well as the Tamba Mountains far in the distance as you soak in the bathtub.
How to get there?
From Osaka Airport: About 30 min by taxi.
From Sannomiya Station: Take the Hokushin Kyukyo Subway bound for Shin-Kobe Station/Tanigami Station to Tanigami Station (about 10 min). Change to the Kobe Electric Rail bound for Arima Onsen and get off at Arimaonsen Station (about 20 min). It is about 10 min on foot from there.
From Hankyu Highway Bus Arima Onsen Station: About 15 min on foot.

Shuttle Service
Once you have arrived at Arimaonsen Station (train, bus, ropeway), please call the hotel and a pick-up will be sent.
Phone: 078-904-0181
Tosen Goshobo
How about eating mountain food filled with simple rural beauty while listening to the limpid stream of the Taki River which people such as Junichiro Tanizaki (famous novelist) loved. In the midst of the modernization in Arima Onsen (hot springs) village, this lodging prides itself on staying as it is.
How to get there?
From Kobe Airport: Take a Passport Liner bound for Sannomiya to Sannomiya Station (18 min). Transfer to the Hokushin-Kyukou Subway Line bound for Tanigami and get off at Tanigami Station (10 min). Take the Kobe Electric Railway to Arima-Onsen Station (30 min). It is about 3 min on foot from there.
Arima Onsen Takayamaso Hanano
This tranquil Japanese inn stands on a hilltop in Arima surrounded by seasonal flowers. Inside, admire the beautifully arranged flowers, antiques and artworks. The elegant space makes guests feel as if they're in a museum. The inn has 17 rooms, all of which offer a peaceful retreat. Have a relaxing soak in free-flowing natural hot springs. Or better yet, try the open-air bath which has a natural gold color and is rich in iron and salt, warming the body from within. Guests will also look forward to delicious seasonal kaiseki cuisine.
How to get there?
[Access via Train/Bus]
From Sannomiya Station/Shin-Kobe Station: 35 min via train, 45 min via bus, or 20 min via taxi.
From TakarazukaStation: 30 min via bus or 20 min via taxi.
From Osaka (Itami) International Airport: 90 min via train, 50 min via train and bus, or 40 min via taxi.
From Kansai International Airport: 120 min via train and bus, 120 min via bus, or 90 min via taxi.
From Kobe Airport: 60 min via train, 60 min via train and bus, or 40 min via taxi.

*Free pick-up service is available from Arimaonsen Station. Please contact the hotel via telephone after arrival at the station from 14:30 to 18:00.

[Access via Car]
From Osaka (Itami) International Airport: 30 min.
From Nishinomiya-Kita IC on the Chugoku Expressway: 12 min.
Taketoritei Maruyama
This hot spring lodging is popular for its Arima Onsen cuisine and hot springs. The lodging's private baths which use the Kinsen (golden hold spring) - one of Japan's top 3 most famous hot springs - and Ginsen (silver hot spring) hot springs are all free!
How to get there?
From Sannomiya Station (JR Tokaido Line): Take the municipal subway bound for Tanigami to Tanigami Station (about 20 min). From there, take the Kobe Electric Railway bound for Mita to Arimaguchi Station (about 11 min). From there, take the Kobe Electric Railway bound for Arima Onsen to Arima Onsen Station (about 10 min). It is about 15 min on foot or about 5 min by taxi from there.
By car: About 5 km (about 20 min) from Chugoku Expressway Nishinomiya-kita IC.
The Maple Arima
The concept for this hotel was based on a villa, allowing guests to relax and feel right at home. It also offers radium-rich hot springs, friendly staff and delectable cuisine.
How to get there?
From Shin-Kobe Station (JR Shinkansen Line): Take the Hokushin Line bound to Tanigami (about 8 minutes). At Tanigami Station, transfer to the Kobe Railway Line bound for Arima Onsen. Get off at Arimaonsen Station (about 15 minutes). The hotel is about 10 minutes on foot or 5 minutes by taxi from there.
Arima Sansoh Gosho Bessho
Located in Arima Onsen, one of Japan's oldest hot spring resorts, this villa resort offers the comforts of a western-style resort hotel with the elegance of a Japanese inn.
How to get there?
From Sannomiya Station: Take the subway to Tanigami Station. Then transfer to the Kobe Electric Railway and get off at Arimaguchi station. Finally take the Arima Line to Arimaonsen Station. It is about 10 min on foot from there.
By car: 10 min (10 km) after exiting the Chugoku Expressway at Nishinomiya-kita IC.
Arima Kaido Yuuwa
Opened after renovations in November 2015, this hotel comes complete with its own hot spring source. Guests can look forward to having a relaxing hot spring bath and delicious meals.
How to get there?
From Osaka Itami Airport: about 40 min by taxi.
From JR Sannomiya Station: about 30 min by taxi.
From Arimaonsen Station (Kobe Electric Railway): about 10 min on foot.
By car: about 15 min from Chugoku Expressway Nishinomiya-Kita IC.

There is a free shuttle from Arimaonsen Station, Taikohashi, and the Hankyu Bus Information Center.
Shuttle Times: 14:30-17:00
*Please call to make a reservation. (+81-80-3204-2540 *Same day reception available)
Hashinoya Bekkan Ransui
This is a pure Japanese-style quiet small inn, rebuilt of the old villa which stands in the rich nature along the Taki River. You can fully enjoy a relaxing time and the lodging's special delicacies.
How to get there?
From Shin-Kobe Station (JR Sanyo Shinkansen): Take the Hokushin-Kyuko Subway bound for Tanigami to Tanigami Station (8 min). Then change to a Kobe Dentetsu train bound for Sanda/Arima Onsen to Arimaonsen Station (15 min). From there it is 13 min on foot or 3 min by taxi.
Kado-no-Bou
Take in the seasonal beauty of Mt. Rokko and Mt. Atago. Warm hospitality and cozy Japanese-style rooms create an atmosphere of onsen-flavored relaxation.
How to get there?
From Sannomiya Station (JR Tokaido Main Line): About 35 min by taxi.
Arima Onsen Miyukiso Hanamusubi
A ryokan (Japanese-style hotel) offering a full range of dishes to guests, filled with the delicate scent of flowers. The view from open-air bath on the highest floor is amazing and the hotel offers wheel chair access.
*Guests can choose from 6 different types of pillows.
How to get there?
By car: 10 min from Chugoku Expressway Nishinomiya-Kita IC.
Shuttle Service
Arimaonsen Station == Hotel
*Please contact the hotel upon arriving at the station to request pick-up.
Inquire at the hotel front desk for drop-off service.
Arima Onsen Hyoe Koyokaku
This hotel is 650 years old and located on the hill in the center of the Arima Onsen hot spring town. The Japanese style rooms offer views of Mount Rokko and the surrounding town. There is a splendid view from the large bath and the hotel boasts ""Silver Star"" accreditation. (*""Silver Star"" is a certification system. Hotels which meet standards for the elderly in terms of facilities, services and prices receive ""Silver Star"" accreditation.) With easy access for wheelchairs, guests can enjoy all areas in and around the hotel.

A free PC corner and Wi-Fi spot are available at the hotel lobby.
Enjoy all the different kinds of baths, including the Japanese-style 'Ichi-no-Yu' and Western-style 'Ni-no-Yu'. All the baths at this hotel feature 'Kinsen' colored hot spring.
*The 'Ichi-no-Yu' and 'Ni-no-Yu' are switched daily for male and female guests.

This hotel features three large bathing areas: Japanese-style ‘Ichi no Yu’, Western-style bath ‘Ni no Yu’, and therapeutic bath ‘San no Yu’. All baths feature the golden waters of Arima.
How to get there?
From Shin-Kobe Station (JR Sanyo Shinkansen): Take subway to Tanigami Station (11 min), and from there, take a Kobe Railway train to Arimaguchi Station (10 min), change trains and head to Arima-Onsen (5 min) and from there it is 10 min on foot.

Shuttle Service
Pick-up/Drop-off locations (to/from Hotel): Arima-Onsen Station/Arima Onsen Bus Station/Arima Ropeway Station
(Current as of August 2014)
Nakanobo Zuien
This is a well established, long standing ryokan (Japanese-style hotel) geared towards adults, featuring open-air baths, private baths and free Wi-Fi service. The ryokan is located a 12-minute walk from Arimaonsen Station, and they provide free shuttle service from the station for guests that contact the ryokan from the station. Guests can take it easy and relax during their stay with check-in at 13:00 and check-out at 12:00.
In order to offer a relaxing and refreshing space in the private baths, guests are asked not to bring along children younger than 13 years of age. Guests can choose from different types of guest rooms, including Japanese-style, Japanese/Western-style, Japanese modern (with beds), as well as rooms with open-air baths. Enjoy kaiseki cuisines that feature seasonal ingredients for dinner, as well as Japanese or Western-style breakfasts (guests can select which style).
How to get there?
From Arimaonsen Station (Kobe Railway Arima Line): 12 min on foot.
From Arima Onsen bus stop: 3 min on foot.

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