Arimasansoh Goshobessho

958 Arima-Onsen, Kobe, Japan

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19.5
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  • Rooms20
  • Public Spaces18.5
  • Service20
  • Overall19.5
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Hotel Description

It’s tempting to think of Arimasansoh Goshobessho, a tranquil ten-room hotel in the foothills of the Rokko mountain range, as the Platonic ideal of the ryokan. After all, it’s a rural oasis from the nearby cities of Kobe, Osaka and Kyoto; it’s a small-scale property whose low-slung buildings are characterized by overhanging roofs and traditional Japanese woodwork; it’s got the naturally fed hot springs and some fine locally sourced cuisine; there are stone paths to meander along and even a gurgling stream running through the property. If you’re looking for the sense of retreat, the peace and quiet that a ryokan offers, you needn’t look further.

Some concessions are made, however, to travelers from outside of Japan: dinner is served in formal kaiseki style, but breakfast includes Western options as well. And the rooms, though traditional in their construction, are furnished with leather chairs and flat-screen televisions and Western-style beds with big feathery comforters.

And while you could easily spend the duration of a visit relaxing around the grounds of the property and detoxing at the spa, it’s just as tempting to go horseback riding in the mountains, take a chef-made bento box on a hike in the woods, or take the five-minute walk to the little town of Arima for a visit to the offbeat Toys and Automata Museum. Arimasansoh Goshobessho has taken some liberties with the formula for a rural Japanese inn, and the result is a less serious, more relaxed country hideaway.

How to get there: Arimasansoh Goshobessho offers complimentary shuttle service to/from Arima Onsen train station upon request.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 10 Rooms
  • Style: Traditional Elegance
  • Atmosphere: Quiet

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour concierge
  • Bar
  • Free wi-fi
  • Restaurant
  • Spa

Need to Know

Please note that rates are based on 1 or 2 adults occupancy (room only) however, some room types accommodate more than 3 adults or children. Please contact <CustomerService@TabletHotels.com> if you would like to inquire rates for 3 or more adults occupancy and children traveling together.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, Japan Credit Bureau, China UnionPay

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour concierge
  • Bar
  • Free wi-fi
  • Restaurant
  • Spa

Need to Know

Please note that rates are based on 1 or 2 adults occupancy (room only) however, some room types accommodate more than 3 adults or children. Please contact <CustomerService@TabletHotels.com> if you would like to inquire rates for 3 or more adults occupancy and children traveling together.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, Japan Credit Bureau, China UnionPay

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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