Located in heart of Kobe
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
Hot spring bath
|Value for money||8.6|
|Distance to city center||21.5 km|
|Nearest airport||Osaka International Airport (ITM)|
|Distance to airport||17.5 km|
"We enjoyed our stay thoroughly and highly recommend this hotel."
December 20, 2018
"THE HOTSPRING IS CLEAN AND GOOD, NICE ROOM, HAVE PRETTY VIEW"
July 19, 2018
"Tatami rooms are very clean, well equipped and spacious."
November 8, 2018
"The dinner and breakfast were both delicious served by a ple..."
December 20, 2018
Located in the lovely area of Arima-Onsen, Arima Onsen Motoyu Kosenkaku enjoys a commanding position in the sightseeing, culture, and spas hub of Kobe. The hotel lies 21.5km from the city center and provides accessibility to important town facilities. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.
The facilities and services provided by Arima Onsen Motoyu Kosenkaku ensure a pleasant stay for guests. Top features of the hotel include car power charging station, fax machine, gift/souvenir shop, photocopying, postal service.
In addition, all guestrooms feature a variety of comforts. Many rooms even provide private pool, air conditioning, heating, desk, telephone to please the most discerning guest. The hotel offers fantastic facilities, including hot tub, sauna, hot spring bath, golf course, indoor pool, to help you unwind after an action-packed day in the city. It is recommended to take a commemorative photo in our beautiful Japanese garden. There are over 70 car parking spaces available and advanced car park reservation is not required. Whatever your purpose of visit, Arima Onsen Motoyu Kosenkaku is an excellent choice for your stay in Kobe.
"Comforting and satisfying stay in such a quaint and amazing ..."
December 27, 2018
Children and extra beds
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Children 0-6 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Guests 7 years and older are considered as adults
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please ask the property for more details.
Arima Onsen Motoyu Kosenkaku
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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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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)
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!
nice food, nice staff
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!
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....
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
A beautiful & charming hillside resort ”
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.
A trip to Arima Onsen ”
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.
Good served hot spring hotel”
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.
A Comfortable Hotel with Good View in Arima Onsen”
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.
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.
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!