Overview of Arima Onsen Gekkoen Yugetsusanso (Ryokan)

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4.4 / 5Excellent
77 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Housekeeping



Popular LocationMount Rokko7 min drive
Popular LocationRokkosan Ski Area11 min drive
Restaurant茶院 葉名木2 min walk
Restaurantくつろぎ家2 min walk
AirportOsaka (KIX-Kansai Intl.)82 min drive

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  • Traditional Room, Japanese Futon, Private Bathroom (can't serve dinner after 8 PM checkin)

    Traditional Room, Japanese Futon, Private Bathroom (can't serve dinner after 8 PM checkin)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Twin Futon
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  • Traditional Room, Japanese Futon, Private Bathroom (can't serve dinner after 8 PM checkin)

    Traditional Room, Japanese Futon, Private Bathroom (can't serve dinner after 8 PM checkin)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 5
    • 1 Twin Futon
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  • Suite, Private Bathroom (can't serve dinner after 8 PM checkin)

    Suite, Private Bathroom (can't serve dinner after 8 PM checkin)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 6
    • 2 Double Beds
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About this area


Located in Kobe, Arima Onsen Gekkoen Yugetsusanso (Ryokan) is on a river. 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. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including outlet shopping.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Mount Rokko - 7 min drive
  • Fruit Flower Park - 11 min drive
  • Rokkosan Ski Area - 11 min drive
  • Kobe University - 14 min drive
  • Takarazuka Revue Theater Troupe - 15 min drive

Getting around

  • Kobe Arimaguchi Station - 3 min drive
  • Arima Onsen Station - 7 min walk
  • Osaka (KIX-Kansai Intl.) - 82 min drive


  • 茶院 葉名木 - 2 min walk
  • くつろぎ家 - 2 min walk
  • なかさ - 3 min walk
  • カフェ・ド・ボウ - 3 min walk
  • 生そばなかさ - 3 min walk

About this property

Arima Onsen Gekkoen Yugetsusanso (Ryokan)

Romantic Kobe ryokan in Kita Ward, walk to Arima Hot Springs
Free self parking, free WiFi in public areas, and a ballroom are available at this ryokan. All 40 rooms offer free WiFi, furnished balconies, and TVs. Refrigerators, minibars, and hair dryers are among the other amenities available to guests.
Arima Onsen Gekkoen Yugetsusanso (Ryokan) offers 40 accommodations with hair dryers. Rooms open to furnished balconies. This Kobe ryokan provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Refrigerators and minibars are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and toilets with an electronic bidet. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.
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. The ryokan bathing area is open from 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM.

Property amenities


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

Parking and transportation

Free self parking

Things to do

Hot springs

Family friendly



No elevators
Water dispenser

Guest services

Daily housekeeping

Languages spoken



2 indoor hot springs
2 outdoor hot springs
Hot springs open from 6:00 AM - midnight
Indoor mineral hot springs (onsen)
Outdoor mineral hot springs (onsen)
Public bath open from 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Separate men/women areas in public bath
Yukata (Japanese robe)


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


Air conditioning (climate-controlled)


Electronic bidet
Hair dryer
Shower/tub combination



Food and drink


Outdoor space

Furnished balcony


Iron/ironing board (on request)



Check-in from 3 PM - 7:30 PM


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Property payment types

American Express
Diners Club
JCB International

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: JPY 150 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit 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.
    Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
Outside food is not permitted on the premises.

We should mention

Hot springs access available from 6:00 AM to midnight.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.

Property is also known as

  • Arima Onsen Gekkoen
  • Arima Onsen Gekkoen Yugetsusanso
  • Arima Onsen Gekkoen Yugetsusanso Ryokan
  • Gekkoen
  • Gekkoen Yugetsusanso
  • Onsen Gekkoen Yugetsusanso
  • Onsen Gekkoen Yugetsusanso Ryokan
  • Yugetsusanso
  • Arima Onsen Gekkoen Yugetsusanso Ryokan Kobe
  • Arima Onsen Gekkoen Yugetsusanso Kobe
  • Arima Onsen Gekkoen Yugetsusa
  • Arima Onsen Gekkoen Yugetsusanso (Ryokan) Kobe
  • Arima Onsen Gekkoen Yugetsusanso (Ryokan) Ryokan
  • Arima Onsen Gekkoen Yugetsusanso (Ryokan) Ryokan Kobe

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Guest reviews



5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition


  • Liked: Staff & service

We were told the rooms are all smoking room. The cigarette smell was strong in our room so that was something we don’t really appreciate. The onsen facility was ok. The best was the one shared with the hotel next door.

Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019


  • Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort
  • Disliked: Staff & service

Not an honest hotel, staff are rude.

Hotel is old, a bit worn out but acceptable. Staff are rude and no one can communicate in English. I booked half board (hotspring dinner and breakfast) for 3 adults and 2 kids under 5 when I made booking. When dinner was served at our room, there's nothing for the 2 kids. I raised my request in the reception, the lady said meals for children are excluded. I argued it's a package for all guests staying here, and there's no special conditions staying meals are not included for kids in the voucher or anywhere when I made the booking. Then the lady said the hotel didn't charge room rate for the 2 kids. I was super made, I searched the hotel with my phone at hotels.com instantly, I showed the lady the price are different with a combination of “3 adults only” and “3 adults + 3 children”. I questioned her and asked her to explain why prices are divergent if the hotel won't charge for kids. She had no words but said ok ok. I never encountered such a rude and deceived Japanese people and service in my more than 10 times’ visit to Japan. I strongly recommend you NOT to stay with them.


  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort

Authentic ryokan / onsen exp, dinner is a let down

Booked an overnight stay at the Ryokan as we were passing through from Osaka, which was my husband's first stay at a ryokan. We picked the 10 mat japanese style room, and the room was very spacious including closed balcony area with some seats. We topped up to include dinner service and breakfast, as I wanted my husband to experience a full ryokan experience with in-room dining. However, considering the price we paid, the quality of the kaiseki dinner, while pretty to look at, was rather lacking somewhat in standard to someone accustomed to fine japanese food. We did however opt to book a private family onsen, of which the hotel offers 3 choices - 1 partially open air, and 2 closed ones. We picked the "wine" one - water was literally the colour of red wine, and a good soak. Plenty of other free onsens to try out - some covered, and some outdoor. Only other thing to be mindful is the hotel is rather dated (but still clean), but if you don't mind that, it does make for an authentic ryokan / onsen experience. Far more intimate experience than larger onsen hotels i've tried in Hokkaido. Only reason why rating is lower is because of quality of kaiseki given the price point.

5/5 Excellent

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

Perfect place for relaxation

Situated beside the river, the surrounding atmosphere is so calm and beautiful. The room is spacious with traditional Japanese decoration. You can try on Japanese yukata provided by the hotel. We had the dinner in our room. The best part goes to the hot spring. It is particularly wonderful to enjoy the outdoor onsen.

4/5 Good

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

Comfortable hotel