Nishimuraya Honkan

Top choice ryokan

in Kinosaki Onsen
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Running for seven generations, this is a fantastic ryokan for a splurge. It excels at everything: beautiful rooms arranged around a central garden; onsen baths made of cypress and stone; seasonal kaiseki meals using top local ingredients; and fluent-English-speaking concierges. All rooms have private facilities, and a few have their own rotemburo (outdoor baths).

While the building is not historic like the Honkan (main building), the ryokan's annexe, the Hiratakan, adheres to the same principles of traditional Japanese design and some guests may appreciate its quieter location, off the main road.

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Quick description

Boasting a 150-year history and a beautiful garden, Nishimuraya Honkan offers hot-spring baths and Japanese rooms just 1 km from Kinosaki-Onsen Train Station. A gallery with traditional artwork is featured. This hotel was selected as one of Top 25 B&Bs and Inns in Japan by TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Award 2013. Rooms at Nishimuraya Honkan Ryokan have traditional futon bedding and tatami (woven-straw) floors. Each is air-conditioned and comes with a tea maker, flat-screen TV and private bathroom. Kinosaki Ropeway and Kinosaki Museum are both a 10-minute walk. Sato-no-yu Outdoor Hot Spring is 900 metres away. Guests can tour nearby hot springs wearing Japanese yukata robes and geta sandals. Seigetsuro Lounge pairs European and Chinese furniture with lovely Japanese garden views. Free WiFi and wired internet are provided in the lobby. Bicycles can be borrowed for free. Dinners usually feature wagyu-beef, and fresh crab in the winter. Japanese-style breakfast is also served in the guest rooms.

Important information

Please inform Nishimuraya Honkan in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation. Sister hotel Nishimuraya Hotel Shogetsutei is 700 metres away. It has additional free-use hot-spring baths and a spa. Bicycles are available on a first-come, first-served basis and reservations cannot be made. Please let the property know your transportation means to the property at time of booking. Please note, the last dinner is served at 18:30. Guests who do not make it to dinner by this time may not be served dinner, and no refund will be given.


  • Lockers
  • Physical distancing rules followed
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies
  • Karaoke
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • Gift shop
  • Open-air bath
  • Bingo
  • Shuttle service (free)
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Cycling
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Wifi
  • Designated smoking area
  • Thermometers for guests provided by property
  • Cctv in common areas
  • First aid kit available
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Internet services
  • Canoeing
  • Walking tours
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Fishing
  • Smoke alarms
  • Hot spring bath
  • Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay
  • Cctv outside property
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Access to health care professionals
  • Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines
  • 24-hour security
  • Breakfast takeaway containers
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Kid meals
  • Cashless payment available
  • Shops (on site)
  • Free parking
  • Hiking
  • Public bath
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Temporary art galleries
  • Family rooms
  • Snorkelling


  • Shoeshine
  • Luggage storage
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Meeting/banquet facilities


  • Air conditioning
  • Safety deposit box
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Heating
  • Newspapers


  • Free WiFi available


  • Valet parking
  • Private parking

Food and drink

  • Bar


  • Massage