Tocen Goshobo

858 Arimacho, Kita-ku, Kobe, Japan
16 Rooms
Traditional Elegance & Quiet
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MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

The perennial tradeoff in ryokan hotels is getting the right balance of seclusion and accessibility. Tocen Goshoboh, 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. Goshoboh 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 Goshoboh’s table.

How to get there: Complimentary transfers from/to Arima Onsen train station are available upon request.

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Tocen Goshobo
858 Arimacho, Kita-ku, Kobe, Japan

Amenities & Services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Free parking
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Valet parking
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Beauty salon
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Concierge
  • Doctor on call
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Bikes available
  • Golf nearby
  • Shopping area nearby
  • EV Charging Station
  • Parking
  • Shuttle service
  • Hot spring bath
  • Designated smoking area

Need to Know

  • WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
  • Free private parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
  • Pets are not allowed.
  • Children of any age are allowed.
  • You haven't added any cots.
  • You haven't added any extra beds.
Check in: 15:00
Check out: 10:00

Credit cards accepted