Nishimuraya Honkan

Top choice ryokan in Kinosaki Onsen

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9.4 out of 10

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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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.

Features of Nishimuraya Honkan


  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Free parking
  • Internet services
  • Karaoke
  • Gift shop
  • Canoeing
  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Snorkelling
  • Shops (on site)
  • Wifi
  • Designated smoking area
  • Bikes available (free)
  • Shuttle service (free)
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Hot spring bath
  • Lockers
  • Mini-market on site
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Open-air bath
  • Public bath
  • Kid meals
  • Secured parking


  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Shoeshine
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Luggage storage
  • Concierge service

Food and drink

  • Bar


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


  • Valet parking
  • Private parking


  • Massage


  • Free WiFi available