Tosen Goshobo

858 Arima-Onsen, Kobe, Japan

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17.5
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  • Service18.5
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Hotel Description

The perennial tradeoff in ryokan hotels is getting the right balance of seclusion and accessibility. Tosen Goshobo, however, manages to get away with a pretty impressive combination. It’s only twenty minutes’ drive from the Kobe rail station, which means relatively easy access from most any of Japan’s major cities — but its position in the mountain village of Arima, one of the oldest hot springs in the country, means that the stresses of city life, once you’re within its walls, are little more than a memory.

A ryokan in one form or another has stood on this spot for centuries, though in its current incarnation it only dates back a little less than a hundred years. Goshobo is no nostalgia trip, though — even at mid-century, its owners kept pace with developments in modern architecture, and the result is a ryokan that’s quietly contemporary, blending traditional tatami interiors with some of the finer currents in Western residential design.

Along with the hotel’s design credentials, the healing waters of the Arima springs are well known across Japan, and they probably account for their fair share of the business. So too does the cuisine: it’s worth booking in advance to get yourself a seat at Goshobo’s table.

How to get there:

Complimentary transfers from/to Arima Onsen train station are available upon request.

Please contact CustomerService@TabletHotels.com to arrange transfers prior to your stay.

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Hotel Criteria

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

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour concierge
  • Bar
  • Beauty salon
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Golf nearby
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Valet parking (charges apply)

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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.

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Check out:

10am

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  • Japanese Deluxe Chikyu Twin- Shared Bath

    • Fits 2 people
    • Tatami Mats
    • 430 ft²/40 m².
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    Views: partial courtyard.

    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • minifridge
    • phones
    • safe
    • tatami mats
    • yukata, toilet
  • Economy Twin Room - Shared Bath

    • Fits 2 people
    • 2 Single Beds
    • 430 ft²/40 m².
    Amenities

    Views: partial courtyard.

    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • minifridge
    • phones
    • tatami mats
    • yukata, toilet
  • Japanese-Style Twin Room- Shared Bath

    • Fits 2 people
    • Tatami Mats
    • 430 ft²/40 m².
    Amenities

    Views: partial courtyard.

    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • minifridge
    • phones
    • tatami mats
    • yukata, toilet
  • Japanese-Style Superior Chikyu Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • Tatami Mats
    • 430 ft²/40 m².
    Amenities

    Views: partial courtyard.

    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • minifridge
    • phones
    • safe
    • tatami mats
    • yukata, toilet
  • Japanese-Style Standard Chikyu Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • Tatami Mats
    • 430 ft²/40 m².
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    Views: mountain or garden.

    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • international channel
    • Japanese Futon Beds, Shared Bathroom, Fan, Sitting Area
    • minibar
    • minifridge
    • phones
  • Superior Chuyoh Room- Shared Bath

    • Fits 2 people
    • Tatami Mats
    • 430 ft²/40 m².
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    Views: mountain or garden.

    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • international channel
    • jacuzzi tub
    • minibar
    • minifridge
    • phones
    • safe
    • Shared Bathroom, Sitting Area, Shoji Paper Screens, Fan
  • Japanese-Style Deluxe Tenraku Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • Tatami Mats
    • 753 ft²/70 m².
    Amenities

    Views: mountain.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • Japanese-Style Futon Beds, Shoji Paper Screens, Fan
    • minibar
    • minifridge
    • phones
    • safe
  • Japanese-Style Standard Tenraku Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • Tatami Mats
    • 753 ft²/70 m².
    Amenities

    Views: partial courtyard.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • minifridge
    • phones
    • safe
    • separate living room
    • stand up shower
    • tatami mats
    • yukata
  • Japanese-Style Superior Tenraku Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • Tatami Mats
    • 753 ft²/70 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • minifridge
    • phones
    • safe
    • separate living room
    • stand up shower
    • tatami mats
    • yukata
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour concierge
  • Bar
  • Beauty salon
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Golf nearby
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Valet parking (charges apply)

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, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club, Japan Credit Bureau, China UnionPay

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

10am

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