Kinosaki, Japan Hotels & Ryokan

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Kinosaki Hotels & Ryokan

Fujimiya
This hotel's location makes it perfect for hitting the local onsen circuit. It also boasts access to a series of reservable outdoor baths regardless of season.
How to get there?
From Kinosakionsen Station (JR San'in Main Line): about 5 min on foot or less than 1 min by taxi.
Onishiya Suishoen
Constructed with traditional Japanese "sukiya" style construction around an inner garden which features a bubbling stream, this hotel is lit by small bonfires after sundown to light the stone Noh stage. Enjoy the unique atmosphere of this hotel while relaxing in bare feet or tabi (Japanese socks). The rooms and hallways of this hotel are floored with tatami mats, on which shoes are not used. The subtle scents of tatami and decorations throughout the hotel enhance the stay.
How to get there?
From Kinosakionsen Station (JR San-In Line): pick-up service available (until 18:00).
By car: 50 km from Wadayama IC.
Tsutaya Ryokan
Tsutaya Ryokan features Japanese-style guest rooms each with a unique design. Dinner and breakfast will both be served at the comfort of you guest room.
Katsura Kogoro, a statesman of the 19th century, and Shiba Ryotaro, a famous novelist, are both known to have stayed at this hotel, which now exhibits various historically significant items the two have left behind.
The Mandarayu, one of the 7 hot spring-hopping (sotoyu-meguri) facilities is located right near the hotel.
How to get there?
[From Osaka]
By train: Take the JR limited express 'Kounotori' to Kinosaki Station (160 min). 8 min on foot from there.
By car: Take the Maizuru Expressway from Kasuga IC to Yoka Hyonosen IC. 50 min from there.

[From Kyoto]
By train: Take the JR limited express 'Kinosaki' to Kinosaki Station (140 min). 8 min on foot from there.
By car: Take National Route 9, National Route 312 then Prefectural Route 3 for about 3 hr.

[From Kobe]
By train: Take the JR limited express 'Hamakaze' to Kinosaki Station (80 min).
By car: Take the Chugoku Expressway and Maizuru Expressway to Fukuchiyama IC. From there, take National Route 9, National Route 312 then Prefectural Route 3.
Alternate Route: Take the Bantan Renraku Road to Wadayama IC. From there, take National Route 312, then Prefectural Route 3.

[Notes]
Please install winter snow chains during the winter.
Shinonomesou
Follow the road next to the Otani River north for a bit and guests will find themselves in the tranquil hot spring town where this hotel is located. It's location makes it ideal for visiting local outdoor onsen, plus nearly year round guests can enjoy its famous crab dishes.
How to get there?
Kinosakionsen Station (JR Sanin Main Line): About 6 minutes on foot.
Matsuya Ryokan
This ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) is located in the center of Kinosaki Onsen, opposite the town symbol Ichinoyu. Guests can try a dokutsu-buro (a cave bath) and enjoy easy access to the area's hot springs.
How to get there?
From Kinosakionsen Station (JR San-in Line): About 8 minutes on foot.
By car: Exit the Bantan Renraku Road at Wadayama IC and continue along Route 312 for about 60 minutes (60 km).
Hidamari
This inn is nestled amongst the verdant landscape along the Maruyama River. It is ideal for families and groups hoping to enjoy the sea, mountains, and hot springs of the area, and the inn operates a daily shuttle service to Kinosaki Onsen.
All guestrooms are equipped with a private toilet, but not a private bath.
How to get there?
From Kinosakionsen Station (JR Sanin Main Line): About 5 minutes by taxi. The inn offers a shuttle service (reservation in advance required).
Sento
Situated in the heart of Kinosaki Onsengai (Hot Spring Town), Sento is in a prime location for touring the famous local hot springs. From the outside, this accommodation looks quite modern, but once stepping inside guests will be enveloped by an air of pure, traditional Japanese style.
How to get there?
From Kinosakionsen Station (JR Tokaido Main Line): Take a bus bound for Sento Ryokan to Sento Ryokan (about 5 min), and it is right there.
Sennen no Yu Koman
This lodging boasts of a 1,000-year history. Located in the center of the hot spring town, it is very convenient to go around hot springs in Kinosaki.
How to get there?
From Kinosakionsen Station (JR San-in Line): Pick-up bus service available (until 18:00).
By car: 80 min from Wadayama IC.
Yutoya Ryokan
Although situated in the middle of an onsen (hot springs) resort area, this ryokan has about a 6,600 sqm Japanese garden and you can enjoy the view from each guestroom as well as from the men's and women's baths. Guests can also enjoy kaiseki (traditional multi-course dinner) cuisine during each of the four seasons.
How to get there?
From Kinosakionsen Station (JR Sanin Line): 7 min on foot or 3 min by taxi.
Shinzan Rakutei
Guests can feel nostalgic in an antique atmosphere. This hotel is a fascinating retro style hotel in Kinosaki, which is a famous hot spring resort.
How to get there?
From Kinosakionsen Station (JR San-in Line): 15 min on foot.
Sennen no Yu Gonzaemon
The old established ryokan (traditional Japanese-style inn) is located in the center of Kinosaki Onsen along the Otani River which has a beautiful avenue lined with willow trees. It is best suited for sotoyu-meguri (visiting the outside communal baths).
For guests booking through JAPANiCAN:
Those who are not able to check in by 18:00 may not be served dinner as it takes time to prepare the meal. Thank you for your understanding.
How to get there?
From Kinosakionsen Station (JR San-in Line): Take a Ryokan Union Bus bound for the Sennen no Yu Gonzaemon bus stop (about 7 min) and it is about 10 min on foot from there.
Kawaguchiya Kinosaki River Side Hotel
This hotel in Kinosaki Onsen renowned for its cuisine has been welcoming guests with sincere hospitality since its establishment in 1916. In May 2015, the large communal bath was opened after renovations. The private open-air bath on the top floor is popular among guests.
How to get there?
From Kinosaki-Onsen Station (JR San-In Line): 7 min on foot.
By car: 60 min from Wadayama IC.
Kinosaki Onsen Nishimuraya Hotel Shogetsutei
Kinosaki Onsen Nishimuraya Hotel Shogetsutei is located in the center of Kinosaki Onsen. This luxury hotel welcomes a new era of Japanese hotels with a 150,000 sq. m garden, forest relaxation experiences, and herb garden. A mist sauna, jacuzzi bath and open-air baths are available separately for both men and women. The 3 private forest spas are also popular. Enjoy a Japanese-style spa, Balinese-style spa, or Chinese-style spa which feature reflexology and hot spring baths for a truly relaxing experience.
How to get there?
From Kinosakionsen Station (JR San'in Line): Take a shuttle bus to Nishimuraya Hotel Shogetsutei (about 5 min). Immediate access after getting off the bus.
Via Zentan Express Bus: Take a bus bound for Yoka and alight at the Motoyakushi bus stop. Immediate access from there.
From Tajima Airport: Take a bus bound for Kinoaski Onsen and alight at the Motoyakushi bus stop (about 40 min). Immediate access from there.
Shuttle service (current as of Apr. 2015):
A shuttle service runs between JR Kinosakionsen Station and the hotel. (12:00-18:00)
The shuttle generally runs on a time schedule in line with limited express train arrival times. The shuttle is a bus managed by the Kinosaki Onsen Ryokan Association.
The Gallery Inn Tsubakino Ryokan
Look forward to seeing seasonal flowers as well as paintings of Jizo. On site is a cozy indoor bath, an open-air bath with a jacuzzi and cypress bath. Gallery Hana Tsubaki houses original artworks and other items that will surely warm the heart.
How to get there?
From Kinosakionsen Station (JR San'in Main Line): About 5 min on foot.
By car: Exit the Bantan Renraku Toll Road at Wadayama IC and take Route 9 for about 50 km (about 80 min).
Tsukimotoya
Located in the center of renowned Kinosaki hot spring resort, the ryokan still provides a peaceful stay in the tranquil environment. Savor fine seasonal dishes the ryokan serves monthly.
How to get there?
From Kinosaki Station (JR Sanin Main Line): Approx. 8 min on foot.
By car: Exit the Bantan Renraku Road at the Wadayama IC and continue along Route 9 (approx. 60 min).
Ginka
With an area exceeding 6,600 square meters and 18 guest rooms, this hotel has an abundance of space to ensure a comfortable stay. Ginka features views of Maruyama River from both its men's and women's communal open-air baths, as well as from the guest rooms' hinoki (Japanese cypress) wood bath tubs, and the hotel serves original kaiseki cuisine made with seasonal ingredients.
How to get there?
From Kinosakionsen Station (JR San-in Line): About 10 minutes by taxi.
By car: Exit the Maizuru-Wakasa Expressway at Fukuchiyama IC and continue along Route 9 for about 90 minutes. Head towards Kinosaki Onsen and Maruyamagawa Kouen.
Kobayasiya
Superbly located in the heart of Kinosaki Onsen right in front of the areas most famous public hot spring bath, Ichinoyu. Enjoy a relaxing stay at this traditional Japanese-style inn.
How to get there?
From Kinosakionsen Station (JR Sanin Main Line): 7 minutes on foot or 3 minutes by taxi.
By car: Exit the Chugoku Expressway at the Fukusaki IC and continue for about 120 minutes (100 km) on National Route 312.
Kinosaki Onsen Nishimuraya Honkan
Located in the heart of Kinosaki Onsen, Nishimuraya Honkan is the premier luxury ryokan of Kinosaki. All rooms are traditional Japanese-style with private bath and toilet. Hot springs with open-air baths and a large Japanese garden are among the facilities guests can enjoy. Guests will also receive a free pass to the public baths of Kinosaki Onsen. There is free Wi-Fi in all guest rooms.

*Last dinner start time is 19:00. Meals are generally served in the guest room. For larger groups, meals may be served in a separate private dining facility.
How to get there?
From Kinosakionsen Station (JR San-In Line): 10 min by pick-up bus (until 18:00).
Ooedo-Onsen Monogatari Hotel Kinosaki
Rates start at JPY 6,700 per person per night, with breakfast and dinner! At this hotel, guests can enjoy a comfortable lodging and tasty meals at reasonable rates in the ever steamy hot spring town of Kinosaki.
How to get there?
From Tajima Airport: About 40 min by taxi at around JPY 6,500 (as of Aug. 2011).
From JR Kinosakionsen Station: About 11 min on foot. Alternatively, take the shared shuttle bus from the station to the hotel (5 min).
By car: Exit the Kitakinki Toyooka Expressway at Wadayama IC and continue on Route 312 toward Prefectural Route 3. Free parking is available for 204 vehicles.
Oyado Seri
[Hot spring baths]
This hotel features men's and women's bathing areas where guests can experience the famous waters of Kinosaki while enjoying a fine view of the Maruyama River. The scenery here is spectacular, and its atmosphere changes from morning to evening. Guests may even see a rare oriental stork, a special natural monument of Japan, on the riverbank just outside. The proprietress herself recommends the early morning mist-enveloped view of the scenery.

[Private Reservable View Bath]
Free for any guests to use as a family or group.

[Public bath hopping]
Aside from the baths inside the hotel, also enjoy the 7 public baths of Kinosaki. Public bath tickets are available at the front desk for staying guests.

[Yukata Rental]
An original yukata will be prepared in the room, and guests can also choose from among 30 styles of colored yukata. Yukata for men are available too! Free rental.
How to get there?
From Kinosakionsen (JR Sanin Main Line): About 12 minutes on foot or 5 minutes by taxi.
Shin Kameya
A highly-praised, peaceful lodge, situated right in the heart of an onsen village. Guests can enjoy home cooked local dishes made only from the finest, freshest ingredients.
How to get there?
From JR Kinosakionsen Station (San-in Main Line): About 7 min on foot.
Kinosaki Onsen Kanian
With only 6 rooms, Kanian offers a hidden retreat for adult guests. Operating on the concept of local produce for local consumption, the establishment offers sumptuous in-season crab dishes.
How to get there?
From Kounotori Tajima Airport: about 30 min by taxi at around JPY 5,700 or 40 min by bus at around JPY 490 (as of Nov. 2015).
From Kinosaki Onsen Station (JR San'in Main Line): about 6 min on foot or 2 min by taxi at around JPY 700 (as of Nov. 2015).
Pick-up service by car is available (please contact the hotel after arriving at the station).
By car: Exit the Kitakinki-Toyooka Expressway at Yoka-Hyonosen IC and continue along Route 312.
Kinosaki Onsen Higashiyamasou
This hotel has a great view in all directions--Sasaura Bay to the East, Onsenji Temple to the West, the flowing Maruyama River to the South, and the green of Higashiyama Park to the rear. The reservable open-air baths are beautifully constructed and like
How to get there?
From Kinosakionsen Station (JR San-in Main Line): About 5 min on foot.
Kinosaki no Yado Ryokufukaku
Dignified calmness. Japanese atmosphere filled with freshness and cleanliness. You can try yukata (light cotton kimono) which makes ladies more beautiful and gorgeous, selecting from 350 kinds of designer's yukata. The lodging's dishes are filled with seasonal flavors
How to get there?
From Kinosakionsen Station (JR Sanin Line): 3 minutes on foot.
Kensonokakurega Tsuki no Shizuku
The floors of this building are covered with tatami-mats. Facilities include granite stone baths, a private stone bath and Hinoki Buro (cypress wood bath). The lodging offers guestrooms with a semi-open-air bath and invites you to relax and make yourself at home.
How to get there?
From Tajima Airport: Take a bus to the JR Kinosakionsen Station bus stop, and it is 10 min on foot or 2 min by taxi from there.
Hotel Kinparo
This inn offers spectacular views of the Sea of Japan. Guests can relax while admiring the ocean views from the open-air bath with the sound of waves crashing on the shore below.
How to get there?
From Kinosakionsen Station (JR San-in Line): About 10 min by taxi.
By car: Exit the Kitakinki Toyo-oka Expressway at Yoka-Hyonosen IC and continue along National Route 312 for about 40 km (about 45 min), then Prefectural Route 3 for about 12 km (about 20 min). Head towards Kinosaki Marine World.

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