Onishiya Suishoen's garden and Noh stage to the left
Kinosaki Onsen's Revamped Ryokan Accommodations
As a hot spring town that prides itself with an unchanging cozy atmosphere lasting for over 1,300 years, Kinosaki Onsen has also welcomed various revamps for its traditional ryokan accommodations, further enhancing guests' enjoyment of this ancient and tranquil town. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Kinosaki Onsen took the temporary lack of visitors as an opportunity for some new renovations.
Blending Traditional Ambiance with Modern Comforts
Nishimuraya Hotel Shogetsutei’s new gym (Photo by Daijirou Okada)
Kinsui: The stylish and quaint ryokan Kinsui is excited to introduce a newly renewed Japanese-style guestroom, designed after Kinosaki Onsen's very own onomatopoeia picture book cleverly entitled Kinosaki Yu-nomatope. Guests young and old can enjoy a truly unique and unforgettable experience as they open the geta-shaped door and are greeted with willow tree wall art, Matsuba Crab illustrations, and an Oriental White Stork-design light fixture. Children will especially delight in the room’s playground-style tunnel.
Kinsui guestroom and geta-shaped door
UTSUROI TSUCHIYA ANNEX: Highly popular among young international travelers, the cafe-hotel hybrid UTSUROI TSUCHIYA ANNEX has begun to offer overnight plans without kaiseki and breakfast meals, but with all of the comforts of a cozy and stylish hideaway in the center of town. In their room, guests can relax in one of UTSUROI's iconic egg chairs, admiring the passersby below before savoring a bite to eat at the downstairs cafe.
An egg chair in a guestroom
Kobayashiya: A beautiful ryokan with roots in pottery-making, Kobayashiya has re-opened its doors with an all-new cozy lobby area stocked with books from around the world for guests to read, along with sleek private hot spring baths available for guests to reserve during their stay. Those looking for an especially luxurious stay are encouraged to inquire about Kobayashiya’s three-room suite overlooking town.
Kobayashiya’s renovated guestrooms and lobby