Overview of Arima Kirari (Previously Arima View Hotel Urara)

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4.2 / 5Very Good
57 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Air Conditioning


Explore the area

Popular LocationMount Rokko6 min drive
Popular LocationRokkosan Ski Area10 min drive
Restaurantもだん亭3 min walk
Restaurant味処とみ田3 min walk
AirportOsaka (KIX-Kansai Intl.)80 min drive

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Free cancellation on all rooms

You can change or cancel this stay if plans change. Because flexibility matters.

  • Standard Room, Japanese Futon, Non Smoking

    Standard Room, Japanese Futon, Non Smoking

    Room amenities

    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Twin Futon
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  • Executive Room, Japanese Futon, Non Smoking

    Executive Room, Japanese Futon, Non Smoking

    Room amenities

    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Twin Futon
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About this area


Located in Kobe, Arima Kirari (Previously Arima View Hotel Urara) is in the historical district. Kidzania Koshien Theme Park is a popular attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Mount Rokko and Fruit Flower Park. Kobe Animal Kingdom and Rokko Alpine Garden are also worth visiting.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Mount Rokko - 6 min drive
  • Rokkosan Ski Area - 10 min drive
  • Fruit Flower Park - 10 min drive
  • Kobe University - 14 min drive
  • Takarazuka Revue Theater Troupe - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Arima Onsen Station - 5 min walk
  • Kobe Arimaguchi Station - 6 min drive
  • Osaka (KIX-Kansai Intl.) - 80 min drive


  • Hanajuraku — 1 min walk
  • Daigohananoutage — 1 min walk
  • もだん亭 - 3 min walk
  • 味処とみ田 - 3 min walk
  • 御食事処猪名野 - 3 min walk

About this property

Arima Kirari (Previously Arima View Hotel Urara)

4-star Kobe ryokan in Kita Ward, walk to Arima Hot Springs
Along with 2 restaurants, this ryokan has a bar/lounge and spa services. Free buffet breakfast is provided, as well as free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and free train station pick-up. Other amenities include a meeting room, an arcade/game room, and free newspapers. All 63 rooms feature thoughtful touches like slippers and children's slippers, plus free WiFi and LCD TVs with digital channels. In-room massages, hair dryers, and safes are among the other amenities that guests will find.
Arima Kirari (Previously Arima View Hotel Urara) offers 63 accommodations with safes and slippers. 30-inch LCD televisions come with digital channels.
Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, bidets, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Kobe ryokan provides complimentary wireless Internet access.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
Public bath/onsen services include an indoor mineral hot springs (Japanese-style onsen) and a yukata (Japanese robe). These services feature separate men and women areas.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

Free self parking
Free roundtrip train station shuttle

Food and drink

Free buffet breakfast available daily 7 AM–9 AM
2 restaurants
1 bar

Things to do

Arcade/game room
Hot springs
Spa services

Family friendly

Arcade/game room


Free newspapers in lobby
Vending machine

Guest services

Luggage storage

Languages spoken


Business services

1 meeting room




Indoor mineral hot springs (onsen)
Outdoor mineral hot springs (onsen)
Separate men/women areas in public bath
Yukata (Japanese robe)


Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Room amenities


Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
Heating (climate-controlled)


Bathtub or shower
Free toiletries
Hair dryer


30-inch LCD TV
Digital channels

Food and drink



Children's slippers
In-room massage



Check-in between 2:30 PM - 7:30 PM


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding. Children may not be eligible for complimentary breakfast.

Property payment types

American Express
Diners Club
JCB International

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the train station. Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels, etc. ). Additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file. No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

Property is also known as

  • Arima View
  • Arima View Hotel
  • Arima View Hotel Urara Kobe
  • Arima View Urara Kobe
  • Arima View Urara
  • Arima Kirari (Previously Arima View Hotel Urara) Kobe
  • Arima Kirari (Previously Arima View Hotel Urara) Ryokan
  • Arima Kirari (Previously Arima View Hotel Urara) Ryokan Kobe
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4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Arima View Hotel

They have a variety of onsen, which has made the experience more interesting. Their food for both dinner and breakfast was good.

4/5 Good

Good onsen.

Went there on Sunday for a 2 day stay. The hotel's public spa was way too crowded. So we only used the hotel's private spa which was good, much less crowed, but without an outdoor pool. It has a steam sauna room though. Room was spacious with a view. Dinner was kaiseki and served in our room. The first night's kaiseki dinner was disappointing. It was great to look at but lacked flavor. The Kobe beef was over cooked and smeared with too much sauce. Totally destroyed it. However, they redeemed themselves with a wonderful kaiseki the second night. Earned them an extra star. I researched transportation prior to going there but got confusing information. Once I got there, I found 2 easy routes. Go to Sannomiya station, take bus at bus stop M4, and you'll find yourself in Arimaonsen. However, those buses don't run frequently. Alternatively, take the subway to arimaonsen from sannomiya station. This route require transfers, but the transfers are simple, involving just walking across the platform to another train. No chance of getting lost.

Cons: It has only one elevator to the lobby. During checkout time, there's a long line.

Location: Nearby places are mostly for tourists. Since it is relatively close to Kobe, I'll go to Kobe during the day.

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

We met nice and helpful staff in reception and restaurant. Our package includes half-board. Dinner was so-so, and I like the breakfast more. It was just not flexible in the way that we must make a call as to get the hotel to pick us up from station. We ended up taking taxi even though it's only 2 mins ride given the steep slope. Overall, my friend and I both like the hotel :)

5/5 Excellent

Nice dinner and great staff

Stayed during the New Year holidays. The staff were all polite and accommodating. Our room was a basic, small tatami room. The hotel has a spa resort with gold, silver, and outside baths (roten). The spa is open to public, but if you prefer not to use it, you have a choice to use their hote-guest-only baths. You can lend pretty yukatas. We expected a buffet dinner, which I normally do not prefer, but it was a full-course kaiseki dinner, starting with a welcome wine. It came with beautiful assorted appetizers, sashimi plate, two hot pots, tempuras, individually cooked rice with crab meat, and dessert (and some more dishes in between). Breakfast was a buffet, but it wasn't too crowded. I stayed at the Arima Grand Hotel several times, but as the hotel is bigger, their buffet was way too crowded and too busy. Overall, we had a nice stay.

Pros: Kaiseki dinner and very nice staff

Cons: More bath choices, such as bubble bath, cold bath, and herbal bath. Thicker futons.

Location: Easy 5-minute walk to the stores and restaurants

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities

Nice dinner

I expected a buffet dinner which I don't really care for but it was a full Kaiseki course dinner. The service was excellent, too. I'd like to use this hotel again.