Nishimuraya Honkan Ryokan Hyogo

469 Yushima, Kinosakicho, Toyooka, Japan
Kinosakicho Yushima
34 Rooms
Traditional Elegance & Quiet
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taxes included per/nt

MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Two and a half hours by train from Kyoto and Osaka, near where the Maruyama River empties into the Sea of Japan, is the town of Kinosaki, and the thermal baths of Kinosaki Onsen. And a short distance up the river from the town center is a ryokan called Nishimuraya Honkan, which is one of the purest examples we’ve seen of an absolutely traditional Japanese country inn — tatami rooms, kaiseki dinners, onsen baths, and all.

Not that the Japanese countryside is facing any great shortage of perfectly traditional ryokan. This is an art form where innovation ranks fairly low, if at all, on the list of evaluative criteria. What matters here is a perfectly crafted room, a flawless onsen experience, faultless service, exquisite traditional cuisine, and an atmosphere of pure restorative tranquility.

By all those measures, Nishimuraya Honkan would have to be judged a success. Whereas some ryokan feature Western-style rooms along with the traditional futons, this one is tatami-only — so you’ll be sleeping at floor level. It’s got its own baths, naturally, and some rooms come with private open-air baths — but you’ll also be issued a pass that affords entry into the town of Kinosaki’s public baths. It’s the archetypal ryokan experience, and that in itself is something special indeed.

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Nishimuraya Honkan Ryokan Hyogo
469 Yushima, Kinosakicho, Toyooka, Japan
Kinosakicho Yushima

Amenities & Services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Free parking
  • Valet parking
  • Bar
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Wake-up service
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • No pets allowed
  • Bikes available
  • Parking
  • Shuttle service
  • Hot spring bath
  • Designated smoking area

Need to Know

  • Last check-in is 18:00. If you are planning on arriving later please arrange before your check-in date.
  • Onsen tax of 150 JPY per guest per night and Bathing fee of 280 JPY per guest per night is not included in total and will be charged at check-out.
Check in: 14:00
Check out: 11:00

Credit cards accepted