Yoshino, Japan Hotels & Ryokan

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Yoshino Hotels & Ryokan

Maehira
This is a small, serene sanctuary nestled in the valleys of Miyoshino. It is a perfect getaway for escaping the busy commotion of daily life.
How to get there?
- From Osaka City Area to Shimoichiguchi Station (Kintetsu)
From Abeno Station: Head to Tennoji Station, transfer to the Kintetsu Railway, and take a Kintetsu limited express train bound for Yoshino to Shimoichiguchi Station (about 1 hr).
*When traveling from Kansai International Airport it is convenient to transfer at JR Tennoji Station.

- From Kyoto Area to Shimoichiguchi Station (Kintetsu)
From Kyoto Station (Kintetsu, JR): Take a Kintetsu limited express train (with a transfer at Kashiharajingu-mae) to Shimoichiguchi Station (about 1 hr 30 min).

- From Shimoichiguchi Station
Take a Nara Kotsu Bus bound for Dorogawa Onsen/Nakaiosumi to the Tenkawakawai bus stop (about 1 hr).

By car: Exit the Nishi-Meihan Expressway at Yamato Koriyama IC and continue along Routes 24, 169, and 309 for about 53 km (about 90 min). Exit the Shinkawaai Tunnel and turn right after the first set of traffic lights.
Kohryokuen Nishisei
Located in the hot spring town of Mt. Omine Dorogawa Onsen, this traditional Japanese-style inn offers a complete view of Mt. Omine's cloudy peaks. The inn's garden and bonsai trees add to the lovely scenery.
How to get there?
From Shimoichiguchi Station (Kintetsu Yoshino Line): Take a bus bound for Dorogawa Onsen to the Dorogawa Onsen bus stop (about 75 minutes). It takes about 8 minutes on foot from there.
Scenic Inn Hounkan
This hotel is located in the highlands of Mt. Yoshino. The rooms offer stunning views of Naka Senbon Park, Kami Senbon Park, and the mausoleum of Emporer Go-Daigo. This hotel gives its guests the chance to truly admire the natural beauty that changes with the seasons.
How to get there?
From Kyoto Station (JR Shinkansen): Take the Kintetsu Kyoto Line Limited Express train bound for Kashiharajingu-mae Station and get off at Kashiharajingu-mae Station (about 50 minutes). Then, take the Kintetsu Minami Osaka Line Limited Express bound for Yoshino Station and get off at Yoshino Station. About 10 minutes by taxi from there.
By car: Exit the Nishi-Meihan Expressway at Hari IC and continue along Route 369 and Route 370 for about 60 minutes (20 km) towards Yoshino Obashi on Route 37.
Chikurin-in Gumpoen
This hotel's superb garden was built by Sen no Rikyu (1522-1591), a master of the tea ceremony. The hotel also has an open-air bath where guests can relax and enjoy the tranquility.
How to get there?
From Yoshino Station (Kintetsu Minami-Osaka Line): About 10 minutes by taxi.
By car: Exit the Minamihanna Road at Kashihara IC and continue on Route 169 for about 50 minutes.
Yumoto Hounoya
Located in the center of Mt. Yoshino, from the lobby you can see the Nakasenbon (dense cherry trees). The view from the open-air bath is amazing.
How to get there?
From Yoshino Station (Kintetsu Railway Yoshino Line): 10 min by car. Alternatively, take the ropeway, and it is 20 min on foot.
By car: 40 km from Nishi-Meihan Expressway Koriyama IC.
Yoshino Onsen Motoyu
Quietly standing in Mt. Yoshino, this pure Japanese-style lodging has a connection with Shimazaki Toson, a writer during the early Showa Period. The natural hot spring bath which relieves travelers' fatigue is highly popular among guests.
How to get there?
From Yoshino Station (Kintetsu Railway Yoshino Line): about 20 min on foot.
Pick-up service available, reservation required.
By car: Exit the Minami-Hanna Road at Kashihara IC and continue along Route 169.
Alternatively, exit the Nishi-Meihan Expressway at Koriyama IC and take Route 24 heading towards Kashihara, then along Route 169 heading towards Mt. Yoshino via Asuka/Oyodo.
Guest Villa Houou
Spend a relaxing holiday at this stylish lodging and garden located in a vast land in the mountains of Higashiyoshino. Enjoy a rejuvenating soak in natural hot springs in the two kinds of private baths (free of charge).
How to get there?
From Haibara Station (Kintetsu Osaka Line): 20 min by car; 30 min by bus.
By car: Exit the Meihan Expressway at Hari IC and take National Route 369, Prefectural Route 31, Haibara Highway and Prefectural Route 16. If using the car navigation system, search using the information "Ogawa post office 0746-42-0050." The lodging is located 300 meters past it.
Ryokan Kuboji
This authentic Japanese-style inn features a traditional interior and peaceful atmosphere. Enjoy a comfortable, relaxing stay at this countryside retreat.
How to get there?
From Shimoichiguchi Station (Kintetsu Minami-Osaka Line): Take a bus bound for Dorogawa Onsen and get off at the Dorogawa Onsen bus stop (approx. 75 min). It is about 8 min on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Minamihanna Road at the Katsuragi IC and continue on Prefectural Route 30 for about 15 min, then Route 309 for 60 min.
Miyoshino Sakuraan
Renovated in 2014! This homey, traditional Japanese-style inn is quaint and simple with a warm quality, which is enhanced by the staff's hospitality.
How to get there?
From Osaka Abenobashi Station (Kintetsu Minami-Osaka Line): Take a train bound for Yoshino. Alight at Yoshino Station after about 80 minutes. It is 4 minute on foot from there.
Kanposo Nishigi
Kanposo Nishigi is a hot spring hotel standing next to a clear river. Relax and refresh in one of the guestrooms while enjoying the seasonal changes of the surrounding area.
How to get there?
From Shimoichiguchi Station (Kintetsu Yoshino Line): Take the bus bound for Dorogawa Onsen and get off at Dorogawa Onsen (75 min). The hotel is about 8 minutes from the bus stop on foot.
By car: Exit the Nishi-Meihan Expressway at Kashiwara IC and continue on Route 165 for about 20 min (6 km), then Route 309 for another 70 min (40 km). Head toward Dorogawa Onsen.
Ryokan Kato
Just a 3-minute walk from Sanjo Station, this quiet mountain lodge is constructed in Japanese style from local Yoshino cedar and cypress. Guests will feel tremendous relaxation from the dynamic structure and natural aroma of the wooden lodge building.
How to get there?
From Yoshino Station on the Kintetsu Minami-Osaka Line: Take the ropeway to Sanjo Station. The hotel is 3 minutes from the station on foot.
Kadojin
This inn, long visited by pilgrims, offers guests a relaxing retreat today. Guests can enjoy the inn's carefully prepared cuisine.
How to get there?
From JR Tennoji Station: Take the Kintetsu Line bound for Yoshino from Osaka Abenobashi Station and get off at Shimoichiguchi Station (about 60 minutes). Then take the Nara Kotsu bus bound for Dorogawa Onsen (about 75 minutes). The hotel is about 8 minutes on foot from the bus stop.
By car: Exit the Minamihanna Road at Kashihara IC and continue along Routes 165 and 309. Turn left at Tenkawa Kawai.
Ebisukan Ryokan
This is a Japanese style hotel located in Nakasembon Park which offers magnificent views of the mountains in Yoshino. Visitors can enjoy viewing the blooming cherry blossoms in spring, walking in the woods, and visiting historical sights.
How to get there?
From Yoshino Station (Yoshino Line): Take the Kintetsu-Yoshino bus bound for Yoshino Nakasembon (20 min). Transfer to the ropeway and get off at Yoshino-Sanjo Station (3 min). The hotel is about 20 minutes on foot or 5 minutes by taxi from the ropeway station.
Yado Hanaya Tokubei
This is a traditional Japanese-style inn, located in the center of Dorogawa Onsen hot spring resort, accepting only 6 groups a day.
How to get there?
From Shimoichiguchi Station (Kintetsu Yoshino Line): Take a Nara Kotsu bus bound for Dorogawa Onsen and get off at the Dorogawa Onsen bus stop (about 75 minutes). It is about 8 minutes on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Minami-hanna Road at the final exit and continue along Prefectural Route 169 for about 70 minutes (50 km), then National Route 309.
Yoshinoso Yukawaya
Yoshinoso Yukawaya is a lodging with more than 300 years of history, and has even appeared in travel journals from the Edo period (1603-1868). At the lodging - which uses locally sourced wood in its interior - guests can receive heartfelt service. It is the closest lodging to World Heritage Site Kimpusen-ji Temple Zaodo Hall - the symbol of Mt. Yoshino - and is also in an area lined with souvenir shops and restaurants, so it is the perfect location for strolling around Mt. Yoshino. The deliciousness of its cuisine is also one of the lodging's appeals. In particular, the Saigyo hot pot prepared with an abundance of the Yoshino specialty of Yoshino kuzu (arrowroot) has a taste that will forever remain in guests' memories. This lodging will enhance guests' satisfaction during their stay in the Mt. Yoshino area.
How to get there?
From Kyoto Station (JR Shinkansen): Take the Kintetsu Kyoto Line bound for Kashiharajingu-mae and get off at Kashiharajingu-mae Station (about 60 min). Transfer to the Kintetsu Yoshino Line and take a train bound for Yoshino, and get off at Yoshino Station (about 50 min). Then, take the Yoshino Omine Cable Car bound for Yoshinoyama Station from Sembonguchi Station, and get off at Yoshinoyama Station (about 3 min). It is about 10 min on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Minamihanna Road at Katsuragi IC and continue along the Route 165 (Yamato-Takada By-pass) for about 10 km. Then, from Osacho intersection, continue along Route 169 for about 25 km (about 50 min). Head towards Kinpusen-ji Zao Hall (temple).

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