Hyogo Prefecture, Japan Hotels & Ryokan

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Hyogo Prefecture 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.
Sotetsu Fresa Inn Kobe-Sannomiya
This hotel is located just a 3-minute walk from Sannomiya Station on the JR Kobe Line and just a 4-minute walk from Kobe-Sannomiya Station.
How to get there?
From Sannomiya Station (JR Kobe Line), East Exit: About 3 min on foot.
By car: About 1 km (about 6 min) from Hanshin Expressway Route 3 Kobe Line Ikutagawa IC.
Sasayama Castle Town Hotel Nipponia
Hotel Nipponia is made up of 5 private residences over 100 years old dotted throughout the Sasayama Castle Town. Stay at a hotel which is, in fact, part of this historic town.
How to get there?
From Sasayamaguchi Station (JR Fukuchiyama Line): About 15 min by taxi. *Please contact in advance for free shuttle service.
[By car]
- About 10 min from Maizuru-Wakasa Expressway Tannan Sasayamaguchi IC. Head towards Sasayama City.
- Exit the Kyoto Jukan Expressway at Kameoka IC and continue along National Route 372 and Prefectural Route 77.
Hotel Route Inn Ono
Opened in August 2014, this brand new hotel features gender-segregated artifical hot spring baths, free parking slots, and morning buffet free of charge. All rooms have free Wi-Fi connection and are equipped with air filters with humidifying function.
How to get there?
From Ono Station (Kobe Electric Railway Ao Line): about 24 minutes on foot or about 7 minutes by taxi.
Takarazuka Washington Hotel
This hotel is located right in front of Hankyu Takarazuka Station. It is also located close to the Takarazuka Revue, and has easy access to Kobe, Osaka, and Kyoto. Facilities include a panoramic bath, which free for hotel guests.
How to get there?
From Takarazuka Station (JR Fukuchiyama Line) Central Exit: About 3 minutes on foot.
By car: Exit the Chugoku Expressway at Takarazuka IC and continue along Route 176 for about 10 minutes (5 km) towards Hankyu Takarazuka Station (on the river side).
The Celecton Premier Kobe Sanda Hotel (Formerly: Sanda Hotel)
Enjoy the southern-European-style interior and great view from this hotel. It also provides excellent access to the nearby golf course.
How to get there?
From Woody Town Chuo Station (Kobe Railway): immediate access.
From Shin-Sanda Station (JR Takarazuka Line): 5 min by car.
By car: 5 min from Chugoku Expressway Kobe-Mita IC.
Himeji Ekimae Universal Hotel Minamiguchi
This satisfying hotel has large communal baths and saunas, Wi-Fi equipped in every guestroom, and the breakfast and dinner services are both free of charge!
How to get there?
From Himeji Station (JR Shinkansen): About 2 min on foot.
From Sanyo-Himeji Station (Sanyo Railway): About 5 min on foot.
By car: About 10 min from Himeji By-pass Himeji-minami IC.
From Himeji Station (JR Shinkansen), South Exit: Head right for 100 m (about 2 min).

To World Heritage Himeji Castle: About 15 min on foot.
[Via Shinkansen]
- To Kobe: About 20 min.
- To Osaka: About 30 min.
Hotel Green Plaza Tojoko
This resort hotel is great for vacations, located right in front of the popular Tojoko Omocha-okoku (Tojoko Toy Kingdom). The hotel also has convenient access to various golf courses. Relax at the spa and enjoy fine dishes.
How to get there?
From Shin-Sanda Station (JR Fukuchiyama Line): 30 min by taxi.
By car: Exit the Chugoku Expressway at Hyogo Tojo IC and continue along Prefectural Route 313 for about 7 km (about 10 min).
Yuamu
Listed in 2016 Michelin Guide & Recipient of TripAdvisor 2017 Certificate of Excellence
This modern hot spring lodging, which reopened in 2013 after renovations, is located in the Yumura Onsen area, an area for hot springs said to have beautifying effects on the skin. Features a total of 36 rooms.
There is free rental of colored yukata for female guests (first come, first serve), and guests can enjoy tea carefully selected by the tea coordinator in their guestroom or the after bath relaxation area.

[Meals]
For dinner there are a number of meal plans including those that include Tajima beef steak (a local brand of beef) and the winter only Matsuba crab full course meal plan, which features one of Japan’s prized brands of crab.
And for breakfast, the warm, local cuisine - which includes basket-steamed dishes with an abundance of vegetables supplied from contract farms - is quite popular.

[Yumura Onsen]
This is a historic therapeutic hot spring that was opened in the Heian period, and the 98℃ Arayu hot spring source is known as the hottest in Japan.
The quality of the hot spring water is excellent, almost syrupy, and gentle on the skin.

[Sightseeing]
Tottori Sand Dunes - 40 minutes by car
Takeda Castle Ruins - 75 minutes by car
Kinosaki Onsen - 60 minutes by car
Summer: Multiple swimming areas within a 15-minute drive
Winter: Located within a 15-minute drive of a ski area
How to get there?
From Hamasaka Station (JR Sanin Main Line): Take the bus bound for Yumura-Onsen and get off at Yakushido Bus Stop (approx. 25 min). Immediate access from there.
By Car: Exit the Kitakinki Toyooka Expressway at Yoka-Hyonosen IC and continue along Route 9 for about 40 km (approx. 45 min).

From Umeda (Osaka) & Sannomiya (Kobe): 3-3.5 hrs via Zentan Bus (2-3 buses/day).
From Umeda (Osaka) & Kobe: 2.5-3 hrs by car.
Nishiwaki Royal Hotel
This hotel makes a great base for business or leisure, located 90 minutes from Osaka on the highway. There are many golf courses and various sightseeing / leisure spots in the area.
How to get there?
From Nishiwakishi Station (JR Kakogawa Line): About 30 minutes on foot, or 5 minutes by taxi.
By car: Exit the Chugoku Expressway at Takino Yashiro IC and continue along Route 175 for about 15 minutes (7 km).
Kakogawa Plaza Hotel
Situated at the center of Toban (Eastern part of Harima Province), right in front of JR Kakogawa Station. The hotel boasts a ceremonial hall and main banquet hall for guests to use for banquets and wedding ceremonies.
How to get there?
From Kakogawa Station (JR Kobe Line): About 6 minutes on foot.
By car: Exit the Kakogawa By-pass at the Kagogawa IC and continue along Prefectural Route 19 for about 5 minutes (about 1 km).
Yumenoi
This hotel features the closest hot spring to the World Heritage site, Himeji Castle.
Yumenoi is located in the Yumesaki area, a little far from the castle but rich in nature with beautiful greenery and rivers. After enjoying the World Heritage site, savor delicious cuisine, soak in a relaxing hot spring, and feel Japan to your heart's content.
How to get there?
From Himeji Station (JR Sanyo Shinkansen): Take a bus bound for Maenosho to the Yumenoi stop (40 min) and it is 1 min on foot from there.
By car: 15 min from Chugoku Expressway Fukusaki IC.
Reftel Osaka Airport Hotel
A luxurious hotel with a resort-like atmosphere. Guests on both business and leisure will enjoy a great stay.
How to get there?
From Osaka Itami Airport: about 1 min by taxi at around JPY 680.
Taxi fare refund offered for guests (between Osaka Itami Airport and the hotel only, make sure to request on the same day). Show the taxi receipt at the front desk to receive the refund (max. amount JPY 1,000).
From Hotarugaike Station (JR Hankyu Line): about 10 min on foot or 3 min by taxi at around JPY 680.
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.
Asanoya
Yumura Onsen has its own natural spring water source and it gushes out the highest temperature spring water in Japan. Guests can enjoy ample spring-fed water supply in the large open-air bath and picturesque seasonal views.
Wi-Fi router rental is available for free at the hotel front desk (Quantity limited. 2 available.)
How to get there?
From Hamasaka Station (JR San-in Line): Take a bus bound for Yumura Onsen to the Yumura Onsen bus stop (20 min) and it is 1 min on foot from there.
Takeda Castle Town Hotel EN
Takeda Castle is well known even in advertisements as the "castle in the sky." At the foot of the castle ruins lies this historic structure renovated from a registered tangible cultural property. Guests will certainly enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience as they stay in an extraordinary accommodation.
How to get there?
From Takeda Station (JR Bantan Line): About 3 min on foot.
By car: Exit the Kitakinki Toyo-oka Expressway at Wadayama IC and continue along Route 312 towards Himeji. Turn right at Takeda intersection and continue straight for about 5 min.
For parking, guests will be guided to a nearby parking lot (Takeda Machinaka Kanko Chushajo).
For guests requiring parking space, make sure to write that in the comments field when making a reservation.
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).
Hotel Business Inn Asago
Conveniently located near the Takeda Castle site and a shopping center, this reasonably priced hotel offers a range of functional facilities including a coin laundry and parking for large vehicles, making it a great choice for business travel and leisure alike.
How to get there?
By car: Exit the Bantan Renraku Road at Wadayama IC and continue north along Route 312 for about 3 minutes (1 km).
Hotel Aston Plaza Himeji
Hotel Aston Plaza Himeji offers a range of convenient services that include complimentary breakfast, free parking, as well as free internet access in all guest rooms.
How to get there?
From Himeji Station (JR Sanyo Shinkansen): Take the Sanyo Electric Railway and get off at Shikama Station (about 7 minutes). The hotel is about 10 minutes on foot or 5 minutes by taxi from the station.
By car: Exit the Himeji Bypass at Himeji-Minami IC and continue for about 10 minutes (3 km).
Fushioukaku
This resort hotel is surrounded by greenery, 30 minutes away from the Osaka City center by Hanshin Expressway. You can enjoy the seasonal sights whilst leisurely soaking in the open-air bath.
How to get there?
Free shuttle bus available from the right side of the bus rotary in front of Hankyu Ikeda Station, departing at 10:40, 11:40, 14:40, 15:40, 16:40, and 17:40.
Reservations are required so please contact the hotel in advance.
Tel: 072-751-3540
Relaxia Mineyama Kogen Hotel
This hotel is located in the highlands at 930 m. Guests can spend a relaxing time at this resort hotel surrounded by beautiful nature with wild deer, too. At nighttime, enjoy a wondrous star-studded sky.
How to get there?
From Teramae Station (JR Bantan Line): About 25 minutes by taxi.
By car: Exit the Bantan Renraku Road at Kanzaki-minami IC and continue along Prefectural Route 8 for about 30 minutes (20 km).
Green Rich Hotel Osaka Airport
Introducing the Green Rich Hotel Osaka Airport, a new addition to the Green Rich Hotel chain. This stylish designer hotel, located just a 10-minute walk from Osaka Airport offers comfort and convenience to its guests.
How to get there?
By car: Exit the Chugoku Expressway at the Toyonaka IC and continue along Prefectural Route Osaka Central Circular Route 2 for about 5 minutes (about 3 km) towards Osaka Itami International Airport.
From Osaka Itami Airport: About 10 minutes on foot (about 5-7 minutes from the North Terminal).
Plaza Awajishima
Plaza Awajishima - a paradise on a hill where guests can feel a pleasant breeze.

In the Yu-bae-no-Yu Baths, which provide a panoramic view of the Onaruto Bridge, guests can enjoy the Shiozaki Hot Springs, famous as a viscous Bijin-no-Yu with skin beautifying and whitening properties.

Using fresh seafood, seasonal vegetables, and Awaji beef found only on Awaji Island, Japanese-style and Western-style cuisine chefs create an array of dishes that are also beautiful to the eye.

Plaza Awajishima, where guests can experience the luxury of doing nothing at all, has a total of 83 guest rooms. Out of those 83 rooms, 10 are Bettei Sola rooms, which have their own open-air baths and private terrace. Guests in these special rooms can use the exclusive lounge where they can enjoy concierge service and free drinks.

-Awarded a 4 Pavilion in the Michelin Guide Hyogo 2016 Special Edition
-Free use of parking lot
-Free Wi-Fi in all guest rooms
-Beauty treatment available
How to get there?
- Access by airplane
From Kansai International Airport: Take a limousine bus to Sannomiya (approx. 80 min), then take a highway bus to Fukura Bus Terminal (approx. 85 min), then take the free bus to the hotel (approx. 10 min).
From Osaka International Airport: Take a limousine bus to Sannomiya (approx. 40 min), then take a highway bus to Fukura Bus Terminal (approx. 85 min), then take the free bus to the hotel (approx. 10 min).
From Kobe Airport: Take the Port Liner to Sannomiya (approx. 18 min), then take a highway bus to Fukura Bus Terminal (approx. 85 min), then take the free bus to the hotel (approx. 10 min).

- Access by train
From Shin-Kobe Station: Take the Toei Subway to Sannomiya (approx. 2 min), then take a highway bus to Fukura Bus Terminal (approx. 85 min), then take the free bus to the hotel (approx. 10 min).
From Sannomiya Station: Take a highway bus to Fukura Bus Terminal (approx. 85 min), then take the free bus to the hotel (approx. 10 min).

- Access by car
From Seidanmihara IC on the Kobe-Awaji-Naruto Expressway: Approx. 20 min.
From Awajishima-minami IC on the Kobe-Awaji-Naruto Expressway: Approx. 20 min.

- There is a specially contracted taxi that connects the hotel with the following locations:
Kansai International Airport, Osaka International Airport, Universal Studios Japan, Osaka Station, Sannomiya Station, Shin-Kobe Station, JR Ashiya Station, and Hankyu Ashiya Station.
Daiwa Roynet Hotel Himeji
This new hotel has excellent access to JR Himeji Station as it is located about a 5-minute walk away, with World Heritage Site Himeji Castle about a 10-minute walk away. All guestrooms feature separate-type bathrooms.
How to get there?
From Himeji Station (JR Sanyo Main Line), Central Exit: About 5 min on foot.
HOTEL meet Me Kobe Motomachi
Enjoy luxurious comfort and tranquility in a space with a relaxing design. The lodging features a characteristic modern classical exterior that closely resembles Kobe's old foreign quarter that is overflowing with an exotic atmosphere.
How to get there?
From Motomachi Station (JR Kobe Line, Sanyo Line), West Exit: About 5 min on foot.
By car: About 2 km (about 5 min) from Hanshin Expressway Kyobashi IC.
Yukai Resort: Miyoshiya
Overlooking the beautiful hot spring town of Yumura Onsen, this inn offers guests the chance to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and relax in the tranquil atmosphere of a mountain village.
How to get there?
From Yonago Airport: About 2 hr 31 min by car.
From Hamasaka Station (JR Sanin Main Line): About 30 min by local bus.
Takarazuka Hotel
This hotel was established in 1926, has high prestige in Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe area, and is surrounded with greenery.
How to get there?
From Takarazuka-Minamiguchi Station (Hankyu Railway): 1 min on foot.
By car: 5 min (2 km) from Chugoku Expressway Takarazuka IC.
Hotel Business Inn Toyooka
This hotel offers a peaceful, comfortable place to stay at reasonable rates and welcomes guests with heartfelt hospitality.
How to get there?
From JR Toyooka Station: About 10 minutes on foot or 3 minutes by taxi or car.
Tomiya
The 7 natural hot springs including the open-air bath "Tenjin-no-Yu" overlooks the small village of Yumura. For dinner, savor seasonal ingredients of the area including the renowned Tajima Beef and Matsuba Crab.
How to get there?
From Tottori Airport: About 50 minutes by taxi.
By car: Exit the Bantan Renraku Road at Wadayama IC and continue along Route 9 for about 80 minutes (75 km). Look for the Yumechiyo statue (kimono-clad woman), and Arayu hot spring.
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.
LiVEMAX Resort Setouchi Sea Front
The Livemax Resort Setouchi Sea Front offers vibrant views of the Seto Inland Sea in front and the mountain range behind. Guests can enjoy the open space, totally relax and forget about the "everyday" in their room, all boasting ocean views!
How to get there?
From Tatsuno Station (JR Sanyo Line): About 15 min by taxi.
By car: Exit the Sanyo Expressway at Tatsuno IC and continue along Route 250 for about 20 min.
Blue Ridge Hotel
Located in what's often referred to as the Karuizawa of the Kansai region, this resort hotel is surrounded by beautiful natural scenery and offers gourmet dishes and hot springs. Guests can look forward to a relaxing and refreshing stay at this authentically American country-style hotel.
How to get there?
From Ebara Station (JR San-in Line) West Exit: Take a San-in Line bus to the Kannabeonsen-Yutorogi-mae bus stop (about 20 minutes). About 5 minutes on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Bantan Renraku Road at Yoka-Hyonosen IC and continue along Route 312 for about 50 minutes, then Route 482 for about 20 minutes.
Nishitaniya Kaika
Located in Kasumi, the home of Kasumi crab, this accommodation offers the best of Hyogo Prefecture. Look forward to in-season bounty from the seas and mountains. Crab dishes in winter are particularly a must-try! View the rock garden and feel the warmth from the wooden interior.
How to get there?
From Satsu Station (JR San'in Main Line): about 5 min on foot.
By car: Exit the Kitakinki Toyooka Expressway at Hidaka-Kannabe Kogen IC and continue along Route 312 for about 20 min, then along Route 178 for about 30 min.
Takedao Onsen Koyokan Bettei Azalee
Tucked away in the beautiful valley the Muko River carved through the mountains, Takeda Onsen Koyokan Bettei Azalée gives guests a chance to stay in their own villa. All rooms boast western-style comfort, while providing the unique Japanese-experience of soaking in an outdoor bath while the Muko River rushes by. This accommodation also has 100% natural waters flowing into its hot spring. The main building is completely non-smoking; there is a designated area for smokers located outside. And as a special gift, guests' refrigerators are stocked with a complimentary selection of four bottles of beer, four bottles of tea, four bottles juice, two bottles of soda, a two-liter bottle of water and other beverages. (Please note that these beverages may not be brought to the dining area. Also, the selection and number of the various beverages may be subject to change.)
How to get there?
From Osaka Station: about 35 min to Takedao Station via JR train.
From Takedao Station (Takarazuka Line): About 5 min on foot.
Kasenkyo Izutsuya
Standing on a hill offering a panoramic view of the Yumura Onsen hot spring resort. Choose your style of relaxation in the large stone bath, an open-air bath or a cypress wooden bath with a great views.
How to get there?
From Hamasaka Station (JR Sanin Main Line): Take a Hamasaka-Yumura route bus bound for Yumura Onsen to the Yumura Onsen bus stop (about 25 min). It is about 2 min on foot from there.
Hotel Wakamizu
30 minutes to Osaka and Kobe, 45 minutes to Universal Studio Japan. A resort ryokan (Japanese-style hotel) in front of Takarazuka Revue with convenient access and highly popular onsen (hot spring).
How to get there?
From Takarazuka Station (JR / Hankyu Railway): 5 min on foot.
By car: 3 km from Chugoku Expressway Takarazuka IC.
From Osaka Airport: 20 min.

*From Takarazuka Station (JR, Hankyu lines) about 5 min on foot.

From Osaka International Airport (Osaka Itami Airport)
23-28 min via shuttle bus
Takarazuka Station ⇔ Osaka International Airport

From Kansai International Airport
Via JR Line: 90 min
Kansai International Airport → Hanwa Line → (Haruka limited express) → Shin-Osaka → Tokaido Line (Kobe Line) → Amagasaki → Fukuchiyama Line (Takarazuka Line) → Takarazuka

From Shin-Osaka
Via JR: 30 min
Shin-Osaka → Tokaido Line (Kobe Line) → Amagasaki → Fukuchiyama Line (Takarazuka Line) → Takarazuka

From Osaka
Via JR: 25 min
Osaka → Fukuchiyama Line (Takarazuka Line) → Takarazuka
Via Hankyu: 35 min
Osaka (Umeda) → Takarazuka Line → Takarazuka

From Kobe
Via JR: 35 min
Kobe (Sannomiya) → Tokaido Line (Kobe Line) → Amagasaki → Fukuchiyama Line (Takarazuka Line) → Takarazuka
Via Hankyu: 30 min
Kobe (Sannomiya) → Kobe Line → Nishinomiya-Kitaguchi → Imazu Line → Takarazuka

From Kyoto
Via JR: 55 min
Kyoto → Tokaido Line (Kyoto Line) → Amagasaki → Fukuchiyama Line (Takarazuka Line) → Takarazuka
Via Hankyu: 70 min
Kyoto (Kawaramachi) → Kyoto Line → Juso → Takarazuka Line → Takarazuka

From USJ
Via JR: 45 min
Universal City Station → Yumesaki Line/Loop Line → Osaka → Fukuchiyama Line (Takarazuka Line) → Takarazuka
Hotel Sunroute Wadayama
Located in the Tajima area, Hyogo Prefecture, this hotel offers a great base for both business and sightseeing. Relax in the clean and functional guest rooms, and enjoy the panoramic view while dining in the restaurant on the 7th floor.
How to get there?
From Wadayama Station (JR Sanin Main Line): 20 minutes on foot or 5 minutes by taxi.
By Car: Exit the Kitakinki Toyooka Expressway at Wadayama IC and continue along National Route 312 for about 4 km (approx. 4 min), and then Prefectural Route for about 1 km (approx. 1 min).
Himeji Castle Hotel
This hotel has a business corner with personal computers in the lobby and every guestroom is equipped with a hi-tech Japanese toilet. They also have a laundry room for guests planning to stay longer.
How to get there?
From JR Himeji Station, South Exit: 7 min on foot; pick-up bus available.
By car: 1 km from Himeji Bypass Himeji-Minami Ramp.
Uminone
Opened in April 2016. This hotel has a view of the Takeno coast. Kinosaki Onsen is a 15-minute drive. The hotel is based on the concept of beauty and health, and offers guests a place where they can relax while listening to the waves. It also boasts delicious cuisine featuring an array of dishes prepared with local ingredients.
How to get there?
From Tajima Airport: about 30 min by taxi at around JPY 3,000.
From Takeno Station (JR San'in Main Line): about 20 min on foot.
By car: Exit the Kitakinki Toyooka Expressway at Yoka-Hyonosen IC and continue along National Route 312 and Prefectural Route 9. Landmark: Takeno Beach.
The Maple Inagawa
Built with a concept of enjoying a day off with nature, this lodge features a variety of facilities where guests can enjoy playing sports such as tennis and table tennis, and relax both body and mind in the hot spring, sauna, or open-air bath. Only 1 hour by car from Osaka and Kobe.
How to get there?
From Nissei-Chuo Station (Nissei Line): Take the Sugio Route Hankyu Bus bound for Shitsukawa and get off at Hayashida-guchi (30 min). The hotel is about 5 min on foot from the bus stop.
By car: Exit the Hanshin Expressway No. 11 Ikeda Route at Kawanishi Obana IC and continue along Prefectural Route 12 for about 30 min.
Brenza Hotel
Newly opened in April 2018, this hotel is a 3-minute walk from Sannomiya Station. Stay in rooms furnished with Simmons original beds, and start the day with a great breakfast at the cafe.
How to get there?
From Sannomiya Station (JR, private railway, subway lines) South Exit: about 3 min on foot.
By car: Exit the Hanshin Expressway at Ikutagawa IC and take Route 2 for about 10 min (1 km). Landmark: Kobe Chuo Ward Office.
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.
Miyako Hotel Amagasaki (Formerly: Miyako Hotel New Archaic)
Part of the Miyako Hotels & Resorts Group, this hotel is a great location from which to explore Kobe and Osaka. Universal Studios Japan is 25 minutes away by train.
How to get there?
From Umeda Station: Take the Hanshin Line bound for Himeji to Amagasaki Station (10 min). It is 6 min on foot from the North Exit.
Hotel Pearl City Kobe
This hotel located on Port Island is highly regarded by both families and young people alike.
How to get there?
From Osaka-Umeda: Take the JR Special Rapid Service to Sannomiya (about 20 min).
From Kyoto: Take a train to Sannomiya (about 50 min)
From Sannomiya Station: Take the Port Liner monorail bound for Kita Futo and alight at Naka Futo (about 14 min). The hotel is about 3 min on foot from there.
Ooedo Onsen Monogatari Minoh Kanko Hotel
The "Mino Onsen" resort located in the hinterland consists of the hotel, a leisure park and many sports facilities such as tennis courts, swimming pools and bowling alleys.
How to get there?
From Minoh Station (Hankyu Railway Minoh Line): 3 min on foot.
From Senri-Chuo Station (Kita-Osaka Kyuko Railway): 15 min by car.
Sunrise Awaji
Located in the heart of Awaji Island, this hotel is about 10 minutes from Sumoto IC. This hotel with hot springs is convenient for access to the the popular England Hill and Awajishima Farm parks, which can be reached in about 15 minutes.
How to get there?
By car: Exit the Kobe-Awaji-Naruto Expressway at Sumoto IC and continue along National Route 28, then Prefectural Route 125. Head towards Awaji Fureai Park (about 10 minutes). If using GPS please input 1473-12 Hirotahirota, Minamiawaji-shi, Hyogo Prefecture (Awaji Fureai Park).
From Sannomiya or Maiko: Take an express bus bound for Fukura and get off at the Midori parking area. The hotel is about 10 minutes on foot from there.

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