Just a one-hour bus ride from Osaka, the Arima Onsen region is well-known for being the oldest hot-spring (onsen) area in Japan. The refined Hotel Kinzan, with it's beautiful tea-ceremony building, is located in the Arima Onsen region and is one of Japans's most famous hot-spring ryokan (Japanese inn).
Hotel Kinzan was originally a high-quality ryotei (Japanese-style restaurant), and these traditions carry through to the present day. Our Japanese ryokan provides a sumptuous selection of dishes, all prepared with the freshest seasonal ingredients.
An Award-Winning Hotel
Hotel Kinzan is proud to announce that we now have “Bravo!” status with TripAdvisor, which signifies a particularly high overall rating from visitors’ feedback. We are grateful for this honour, and we will continue our commitment to first-class accommodation, cuisine and hospitality.
A place of real serenity and ambience, the Arima Onsen area has attracted visitors from all over Japan (and beyond) for countless years. Arima Onsen is located in the northern Rokko mountain region, which is one hour from Osaka (the central city of western Japan) by bus. Along with the soothing effects of the warm, natural water, Arima Onsen’s hot springs also possess a variety of special minerals that enrich the skin, making it supple and smooth. The minerals are also believed to ease a variety of physcial ailments too, making these hot springs a gift to both the mind and body. Meanwhile, Arima Onsen's surrounding townscape retains a deeply evocative, traditional atmosphere thanks to it's historical buildings and narrow, winding streets. So if you are already planning a trip to Osaka, Kyoto or Himeji Castle, be sure to drop in and sample the rejuvenating qualities of Arima Onsen.
You can learn more about Arima Onsen on our Area Guide page, which also includes some videos that give a taste of the local area.
There is also a lot of good information about Arima Onsen on the official homepage.
What is a Ryokan?
If you are coming to the Arima Onsen area but haven't been to a ryokan before, you may have some questions about what it is like. Ryokans have a long history in Japan, and they have retained their authentic, traditional atmosphere to this day. Rooms are delicately furnished, with flooring of tatami and futons in place of western-style beds. The food is also distinctly Japanese, with a mouth-watering selection of freshly-prepared dishes.
Located in Arima Onsen, Hotel Kinzan fully embodies these cornerstones of the ryokan experience, incorporating a truly Japanese aesthetic while providing the option for both Japanese-style and western-style rooms.
Relax at Hotel Kinzan in Arima Onsen, and feel yourself transported to another time and place. High-class Japanese ryokan Hotel Kinzan is perfect for business trips or holidays, and provides excellent seasonal cuisine.
* Please note: As a general policy of the ryokan, children under 13 years old (including babies) may not stay because we at Hotel Kinzan want our guests' stay to be as comfortable as possible. Please bear this in mind.
However, there is an exception: Accommodation at our ryokan is available for child guests from 1st July to 30th September.