Arima Onsen Motoyu Kosenkaku

1455-1, Kita-ku, Arima, Kobe, Japan, 3, 651-1401
Arima Onsen Motoyu Kosenkaku
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8.8
Excellent
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8.3
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Excellent location
Popular neighborhood
Parking
FREE
  • Mt. Rokko2.71 km
  • Mt. Maya8.55 km
  • Kobe Nunobiki Herb Garden11.21 km
  • Kobe Kitano Museum12.21 km
  • Ikuta Shrine12.88 km
  • Kobe City Museum13.57 km
  • Nankinmachi (Chinatown)13.65 km
  • Kobe Port Tower14.27 km
  • Kobe Harborland15.01 km
  • Kobe Animal Kingdom16.43 km
  • Highlights and ratings

    3.5-star Hotel
    Free Wi-Fi
    "Meals served in-room are made with fresh ingredients and presented in the most elaborate and exquisite manner by extremely courteous and hospitable st..."
    Man L. - November 8, 2018
    Exceptional comfort
    9.5 room quality and comfort
    Fantastic breakfast
    94% positive mentions
    Exceptional service
    9.3 rating for service
    Exceptional cleanliness
    9.2 rating for cleanliness
    • Located in heart of Kobe

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Hot tub

    • Sauna

    • Hot spring bath

    Value for money8.6
    Distance to city center21.5 km
    Location rating8.3
    Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
    Distance to airport17.5 km

    Rooms available at Arima Onsen Motoyu Kosenkaku

    9.5
    Exceptional
    Room comfort & quality
    Cottage (3 persons)
    Cottage (3 persons)
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    • Room size: 88 m²/947 ft²
    • Nature view
    • 2 semi double beds & 2 semi...
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    Deluxe Japanese Room
    Deluxe Japanese Room
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    • Room size: 53 m²/570 ft²
    • Nature view
    • 3 futons
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    Standard Japanese Room
    Standard Japanese Room
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    • Room size: 43 m²/463 ft²
    • Nature view
    • 3 futons
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    Family Cottage
    Family Cottage
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    • Room size: 88 m²/947 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 2 single beds & 2 single be...
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    Standard Cottage
    Standard Cottage
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    • Room size: 44 m²/474 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 2 single beds
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    Standard Japanese Style Room
    Standard Japanese Style Room
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    • Room size: 43 m²/463 ft²
    • Nature view
    • 1 futon & 3 futons
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    Japanese-Style Standard Room
    Japanese-Style Standard Room
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    • Room size: 43 m²/463 ft²
    • Separate shower/bathtub
    • 3 futons
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    Japanese-Style Superior Room
    Japanese-Style Superior Room
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    • Room size: 53 m²/570 ft²
    • Shower and bathtub
    • 4 futons
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    Quad Lodge
    Quad Lodge
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    • Room size: 76 m²/818 ft²
    • Smoking allowed
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    Japanese-Style Standard Room - Room Only
    Japanese-Style Standard Room - Room Only
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    • Room size: 43 m²/463 ft²
    • Shower and bathtub
    • 3 futons
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    What people love about Arima Onsen Motoyu Kosenkaku

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "We enjoyed our stay thoroughly and highly recommend this hotel."

      Carol M.

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      December 20, 2018

    • 8.0
      Very good
      Cleanliness

      "THE HOTSPRING IS CLEAN AND GOOD, NICE ROOM, HAVE PRETTY VIEW"

      Joe

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      July 19, 2018

    • 9.2
      Exceptional
      Cleanliness

      "Tatami rooms are very clean, well equipped and spacious."

      Man L.

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      November 8, 2018

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    Room comfort score
    9.5/10
    Room size
    57 sqm.
    Value for money score
    8.7/10
    Cleanliness score
    9.2/10
    Better than
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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "The dinner and breakfast were both delicious served by a ple..."

    Carol M.

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    December 20, 2018

    Description

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    Most talked about facilities

    Food & Dining
    21 mentions
    Breakfast
    11 mentions
    Housekeeping
    7 mentions
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    4 mentions

    What they offer

    9.2
    Exceptional

    "Comforting and satisfying stay in such a quaint and amazing ..."

    Harrold

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    December 27, 2018

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    Nearest essentials

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    Food and dining

    Breakfast options

    American
    Asian

    Restaurants on site

    ラ・フォンテーヌ
    Cuisine:French, Grill/BBQ
    Menu:Buffet
    慶月(精進料理)
    Cuisine:Japanese
    Menu:Buffet

    What's nearby

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    Reviews of Arima Onsen Motoyu Kosenkaku from real guests

    Overall rating
    8.8
    Excellent
    From 2136 reviews
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    Rating via Agoda8.9
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    Cleanliness9.2
    Facilities8.9
    Location8.3
    Room comfort and quality9.5
    Service9.3
    Value for money8.6
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    9+ Exceptional (308)
    8-9 Excellent (106)
    7-8 Very Good (69)
    6-7 Good (13)
    <6 Below Expectation (19)
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    8.0
    Excellent
    ZIHAN from Singapore
    Family with young children
    Japanese-Style Standard Room
    Stayed 1 night in July 2019

    Very good”

    We enjoy the stay here. The view is so nice from the hotel lobby, but if you come to hotel with luggage and child, you better call the hotel to pick up you, coz there is a steep slope to climb. It’s tough to get there. The food is nice with assorted dishes, but only a few slices of beef. Onsen is a must try.

    Reviewed July 15, 2019

    Thank you for choosing Kosenkaku and leaving us your review. We are pleased to know that you have fully enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate your good comment on our special hot springs, and thank you for mentioning the free pick-up service from Arima Onsen station/bus stop. We hope to see you again on a return visit!

    Responded July 25, 2019
    Arima Onsen Motoyu Kosenkaku
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Tulyatep from Thailand
    Couple
    Deluxe Japanese Room
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018

    Great service and onsen”

    We booked a room with dinner (Kaiseki) and breakfast both of which served in the room with a view overlooking the changing color of autumn leaves. Service is everything you can expect from Japanese customary. There are 2 onsen pool locations, I believe one with the original source of hot spring (which is indoor) and another one which is bigger and the onsen is outdoor. I tried both and enjoyed both of them.

    Reviewed November 26, 2018

    Thank you for choosing Arima Onsen Motoyu Kosenkaku and leaving us a positive feedback. We are pleased to know you have enjoyed your stay at our place surrounded by so much natural beauty. Our hot springs' water come directly from our own source. Thank you for trying all the hot springs. We hope to see you on a return visit!

    Responded December 13, 2018
    Arima Onsen Motoyu Kosenkaku
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Man from Hong Kong
    Group
    Standard Japanese Room
    Stayed 1 night in October 2018

    A great natural onsen and kaiseiki experience”

    The beautifully landscaped hotel is conveniently located near the main street of Arima but secluded from all the hustle and bustle. Tatami rooms are very clean, well equipped and spacious. The two onsens are clean and spacious as well, with the rocky one offering a genuine natural environment and the built one overlooking lush slopes. Meals served in-room are made with fresh ingredients and presented in the most elaborate and exquisite manner by extremely courteous and hospitable staff.

    Reviewed November 08, 2018

    Thank you for choosing Arima Onsen Motoyu Kosenkaku. We appreciate your positive feedback. We are pleased to know you have enjoyed your stay with us in the heart of Arima Onsen, surrounded by so much nature. We are also very happy that you took advantaged in our special hot springs, and hope to see you on a return visit!

    Responded December 13, 2018
    Arima Onsen Motoyu Kosenkaku
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Ng from Hong Kong
    Couple
    Twin - Non-Smoking
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    Nice stay, but would not recommend to book it through this website”

    Excellent stay. Service is great, room is good, staff are nice and helpful. But i would not recommend anyone to book it from Agoda. The room is not what i booked (I booked a Japanese style room, but a cottage was offered... no one would expect to stay in a cottage when booked a traditional Japanese style hotel)

    Reviewed April 11, 2019

    Thank you for choosing Kosenkaku and leaving us your review. We are very sorry to hear that the room was not the one you have expected. The Agoda system is suppose to show the right picture for each rooms. In order to prevent this type of problems, our staff can check your booking information after your booking, so please send us a message next time when you book your room and we will check if you have the right room. Thank you again for sharing your experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

    Responded April 26, 2019
    Arima Onsen Motoyu Kosenkaku
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Ching
    Group
    Standard Japanese Style Room
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    Exceptional”

    nice food, nice staff

    Reviewed April 30, 2019

    Thank you for choosing Kosenkaku and leaving us a review. We are pleased to know you have enjoyed our food. Thank you for your nice comment on our staff as well. We look forward to seeing you on a return visit!

    Responded May 01, 2019
    Arima Onsen Motoyu Kosenkaku
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Teck from Philippines
    Group
    Deluxe Japanese Room
    Stayed 1 night in May 2018

    Super duper nice hotel”

    It’s really worth it to stay here.... the hot spring is super nice, the ambiance and environment make you feel relax.... beside the kaiseki dinner and Japanese breakfast was nice too... we enjoy every moment during our stay....

    Reviewed June 01, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Robin from United States
    Group
    Stayed 1 night in April 2018

    Wow”

    I wasn't sure what to expect from this property but this truly blew me away, we stayed in one of the cabins and it was beyond my hopes. Everything about this property was great, the Onsen was my favorite in Japan, the food was amazing and the room was wonderful. STAY HERE!

    Reviewed April 18, 2018

    Thank you for staying at Lodge in our garden. We are very glad to hear that you satisfied our facilities. We look forward to serving you again.

    Responded August 30, 2018
    Arima Onsen Motoyu Kosenkaku
    8.8
    Excellent
    Sasiporn from Thailand
    Group
    Standard Japanese Room
    Stayed 1 night in February 2018

    Excellent”

    Good, clean, convenient Staff were nice but not as expected as other ryokans I stayed before. Email communication is weak and never have reply back. But if you don’t have any special request, this ryokan is one of the best choice to stay and not too far from Osaka.

    Reviewed March 03, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Ronald from Hong Kong
    Couple
    Standard Japanese Room
    Stayed 1 night in January 2018

    A moment of solace ”

    This hotel/ryokan isn't cheap as nothing much in Arima is so, nor it has a lot of activities around, but what is there is peacefulness and serenity. The room has the most amazing view out to the valley below, and the onsen itself is very good!! so in all honesty, ask yourself why do you want to go to an onsen for, and if it is to relax and unwind, look no further.

    Reviewed January 21, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Lee from Hong Kong
    Group
    Cottage (3 persons)
    Stayed 1 night in December 2017

    High quality house living”

    I was living in one of the houses in that onsen resort. The hotel is easy to approach. Room is large and clean. Onsen experience is nice in resort. Hotel offered excellent western-style dinner and breakfast. I would highly recommend to friends.

    Reviewed January 13, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Kin from Hong Kong
    Family with teens
    Stayed 1 night in April 2017

    Relaxing stay, very good services”

    I stayed in the lodge, a standalone wooden house for family or groups. Although the lodge is near to the main building, its design let you have the feeling in the woods and distant from the city. It's very quiet in night and you can even see tens to hundred stars in the sky. The restaurant for dinner and breakfast is close to the lodges with a few minutes walk, as well as the hot spring and the main entrance. All only need a few minutes walk. The food was good but the most impressive was the attitude of the staff there - polite, considerate and friendly. The bath in the lodge is amazing. I never see a Jacuzzi tub that can fit 4 persons at the same time without feeling of overcrowding. There is also swimming pool but as it is spring, it was not opened. But it won't be a problem as there are hot springs and Jacuzzi bath!

    Reviewed April 25, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Suet from Hong Kong
    Family with teens
    Stayed 1 night in October 2016

    Value of money! Not enough for Staying one night only.”

    We staying at the lodge with 4 audlts in total. The service are excellent. Although the english is not that good, but they tried their best to serve you. The wooden house we stayed in was great! We felt so comfortable there. Extrememly suitable for family to stay. We could see stars at night. The view was great. The western dinner was surprise too! Overall staying for one night was not enough. We miss the place.

    Reviewed November 15, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Chong from Malaysia
    Family with teens
    Cottage (3 persons)
    Stayed 1 night in October 2016

    Worth value, clean and very comfortable”

    I would like to appreciate their restaurant customer service. Their restaurant crews given us a very pleasant services when we had dinner and breakfast at their resort. Dinner were very delicious. Enjoyed a very relaxing and comfortable night at here.

    Reviewed November 02, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Hei from Hong Kong
    Couple
    Standard Japanese Room
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2016

    10 out of 10”

    This is a great onsen ryokan, you can feel the heart from every staff here. You can feel that you're an VIP, an important guest here. I saw people commenting on the English thing, but I disagree, their English are good enough in explaining me the meals they served, the facilities in the Onsen and what they would do.

    Reviewed May 26, 2016
    8.0
    Excellent
    chiang from Singapore
    Couple
    Standard Japanese Room
    Stayed 1 night in April 2016

    Nice place but some staff did not seem receptive to foreigners”

    We were first timers and spoken English of staff bringing us to the room was inadequate in explaining their procedure. Most Japanese speaks in a gentle polite way but this staff was curt in her approach and exclaimed loudly when we made a minor mistake due to our unfamiliarity and her lack of proper guidance. We were allocated a room in the basement, not sure if Japanese guests were allocated upper floors with better views. Staff serving meals in room had better attitudes and were more polite relatively. Concierge at counter was helpful and speaks better English.

    Reviewed April 18, 2016
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Lennie from Singapore
    Family with teens
    Cottage (3 persons)
    Stayed 1 night in December 2015

    A beautiful & charming hillside resort ”

    Excellent Services, Refreshing & Comfortable Stay.

    It was a short but fairy hard & hilly walk on the narrow rough road without sidewalks, and also had to walk passed 2 narrow tunnels to reach the resort. Upon arriving we received a warm welcome smiles from all the service staff. We were very impressed with their services and arrangement. Actually they have pick up/drop off services at anytime upon request. We missed it. We were surprised when they arranged 2 lodges for my family of 6 instead of rooms with no additional charge. The lodge was beautiful & elegant surrounded by green & flowers. The lady service manager led us to the lodge and explained the usages and purposes of every tiny things inside the lodge. Unfortunately there was no Wifi, it was rarely a place for guest to relax. They served fine dinner c/w Wagyu beef in a private room at the restaurant by the lodges. Breakfast also served at the same place. The most enjoyable place in the resort was the outdoor Onsen. It was amazing! Arima Hot Spring - It truly was a lovely experience & the highlight of our whole Japan visit.

    Reviewed January 08, 2016
    8.7
    Excellent
    Thin from Singapore
    Family with young children
    Stayed 1 night in November 2015

    A trip to Arima Onsen ”

    The Onsen bath is good. The fown town is a nice walk. Weather is very nice. Hotel provide free service to and gliw to the down town.

    Very good. Only know when we were at the Onsen that there is actually a Express Bus service by Hankyu at Umeda station. Very fast and convenience and it only take about an hour. Better taking the train service which at the end still need to take a bus to the Onsen.

    Reviewed November 25, 2015
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Man from Hong Kong
    Couple
    Standard Japanese Room
    Stayed 1 night in October 2015

    Good served hot spring hotel”

    personal services, good hot spring, good environment

    Personal served dining in room for dinner and breakfast. Although the staffs are not good in English, they still try to let you understand what they say and understand what you say. Whole hotel is indoor so that you only wear slippers since the reception. Everything is clean and tidy. Two hot spring for selection. Most of the time no or less people to share the hot spring. Hotel is a bit uphill from the town but they offer shuttle bus travel on request.

    Reviewed November 01, 2015
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Samantha from Hong Kong
    Couple
    Deluxe Japanese Room
    Stayed 1 night in April 2015

    A Comfortable Hotel with Good View in Arima Onsen”

    This hotel is built on the hill. The environment is quiet and comfortable. The food is tasty and the hotel service is good, too.

    We stayed in a Japanese room with jacuzzi. The room is spacious and comfortable. The view is good, too. The lady who served our dinner is so nice and the food is delicious. Two Onsen are not so big but clean. We enjoyed our stay in this hotel.

    Reviewed April 08, 2015
    8.8
    Excellent
    Alwin from Singapore
    Group
    Japanese-Style Standard Room - Room Only
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    Excellent”

    Location feels like one of the further hotels from the station. Had to climb up a hill to get to the location which was very challenging when you are tugging your luggage bags along. Other than that the staffs are super friendly and the onsen was nice. During peak check out hours, the wait for the shuttle was estimated to be 30 mins. So we had to slowly roll our luggage back down the hill. Which took only 10 mins.

    Reviewed February 23, 2019

    Thank you for choosing Kosenkaku and leaving us a review. We are sorry that we were not able to make sure you can use our free pick-up service from the station. Our hotel is not far from the center of Arima Onsen, but there is a steep hill. So, we prefer to take a bus ride. We are pleased to know you have enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you on a return visit!

    Responded February 25, 2019
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    • Excellent location
    • Mt. Rokko
    • Arima Onsen Station is within 1.06 km