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800 years old traditional hot-spring Ryokan, long-loved by many men of letters.
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Founded since the Kamakura era, Tosen Goshobo is the oldest Inn in the sanctuary village of Arima. Hidden in the middle of mountains, the small lively district is the oldest thermal spring resort in Japan.
The three-story, yellow-earth colored building still maintains the nostalgic wooden style which was rebuilt in the 30’s, and stands silently in a leafy gland by the side of the limpid streams of the Taki river.
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The building features 20 Japanese-style rooms and suites, all with private balconies that open to city, mountain or courtyard views.The favorite Ryokan of Tanizaki Junichiro, Yoshikawa Eiji, and many others.Information missing or incorrect? Tell us!
At your hotel
Spa bathsTosen Goshobo offers two spa bathtubs indoor, and one chartered spa bath outdoor. The spa facilities are exclusively close to the hot-spring source, and use the best quality of Arima thermal waters.All guests can use the “Kongosen”, an authentic countryside style, men-women mixed, gold-colored bath. Guests at the Deluxe rooms can exclusively have access to the isolated Tea ceremony-style bath, also called “master Matsudaira Harusato style”, an hermitage zone with Tea ceremony room, zen garden, and open-air bath. A reservation at the front desk is needed.The inn also offer an Aroma Therapy service. The treatments are also possible in guestrooms. Indoor optionsGuests staying at the Ryokan are invited to enjoy an authentic Japanese full course Dinner and Breakfast, served privately at their rooms. For more options, the inn also offers a restaurant where guests can enjoy Kobe beef steak cooked and served on the counter "the Teppan-Yaki style", a library tea-salon where they can unwind with a drink or an appetizer , and a bar/lounge where guests can savor some of the selected wine, spirit and sake. Internet accessAn Internet point is located on site and high-speed wireless Internet access is complementary. Other services and facilitiesEvent facilities measuring 30 square meters include a meeting/conference room and banquet facilities. A valet parking, and a complementary onsite parking. A complementary pick-up service from the train station. A tour/ticket assistance. Possibility to use the recreational facilities at a partner hotel. A smoking area is also available.
- Total number of rooms - 20
- Number of floors - 4
- Concierge services
- Front desk (limited hours)
- Gift shops or newsstand
- Designated smoking areas
- Free Wi-Fi
- Multilingual staff
- Picnic area
- Luggage storage
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Conference space size (feet) - 323
- Train station pickup (complimentary)
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Coffee/tea in lobby
- Coffee shop or café
- Wedding services
- Complimentary newspapers in lobby
- Number of spa tubs - 3
- Tours/ticket assistance
- One meeting room
- RV, bus, truck parking
- Free valet parking
- Year Built 1930
- Snack bar/deli
- Conference space size (meters) - 30
- Shopping on site
Available in some public areas: Free Wi-Fi
Park your car
Free valet parking, RV, bus, truck parking
In your room
- DVD player
- Separate sitting area
- Air conditioning
- Complimentary newspaper
- Coffee/tea maker
- Complimentary bottled water
- Daily housekeeping
- Complimentary toiletries
- Hair dryer
- In-room massage available
- In-room safe
- Premium bedding
- Blackout drapes/curtains
- Flat-panel TV
- Turndown service
- Individually furnished
- Individually decorated
- Pillow menu
Eat and drink
Tosen Goshobo offers a Japanese “polished rusticity” cuisine.Its signature is the Yamaga Cuisine style that originates from the establishment of Goshobo in the Kamakura era, influenced by Samurai values of “Simplicity and Harmony”. Its attitude toward culinary art can be summarized in the old Japanese saying “Real gold does not need to be plated”. In search of Quality, Tosen Goshobo went as far as to engage in farming to satisfy certain selectivity and requirements. Tosen Goshobo self-produce organic rice, vegetables, herbs, and even Sake ( rice wine). It has established exclusive alliances with the best of Kobe beef and Tajima Beef brand producers in Japan. It has also gained a unique license for the fish wholesale market of Akashiura fishing port, where the best quality seafood from the Seto Inland Sea is gathered.The inn offers a Sake and Wine cellar, diligently and passionately selected under the supervision of a senior-sommelier. Guests can savor their drinks in the indoor restaurant, Salon, Bar, and in their guestrooms. Dining FacilitiesKan - This fine-dining restaurant at the "Tosen Goshobo" serves Japanese style Breakfast, Lunch and Diner. The restaurant serves Kobe Beef steak cooked the "Teppan-Yaki style", and served on the counter. Reservations are required. Some meals may not be served daily. Shunju - This fine-dining restaurant at the "Hanakoyado Hotel" serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The restaurant has a charming traditional open-kitchen equipped with a Kamado cooking stove and a charcoal grill.Reservations are required. Some meals may not be served daily. Gosho bessho - This fine-dining restaurant at the resort hotel "Arima Sanso Gosho bessho", serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and has a bar. The restaurant has a relaxing view on the green mountains, and serves a french-Japanese blended cuisine. Reservations are required. Cafe de beau - This café serves lunch and brunch.
Guests can visit closely historical Temples, Shrines, traditional shops, History museum, Toy museum, Gallery & Cafe, local bars, and other spots.
3 spa tubs are on site. Guests under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa tub. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
- Hiking/biking trails nearby
- Golfing nearby
- Downhill skiing nearby
- Snowboarding nearby
- Hot springs on site
- Ecotours nearby
- Ski lessons available nearby
- Ski equipment rental shops nearby
- Golf lessons available nearby
Each of the spa baths reflects a typical style of Japanese bath. A meticulous interpretation and deep respect for the natural environment, infused with a discreet luxury. Visitors are invited to enjoy a spa journey full of discovery, during which they are relaxed, pampered, and completely indulged at every sensory level for total well-being. Services include massages. The spa is equipped with hot springs/mineral springs. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.
- Aromatherapy treatments
- Hot springs/mineral springs in spa
- Body treatments
- Facial treatments
The fine print for Tocen Goshoboh
When you arrive
Check-in time ends at 6 PM
Minimum check-in age is 15
Check-in time starts at 3 PM
When you leave
Check-out time is 10 AM
How you can pay
Accepted at this hotel: Diners Club, JCB International, MasterCard, Visa, American Express
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.
No rollaway/extra beds available
No cribs (infant beds) available
Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
- A tax is imposed by the city: JPY 150 per person, per night
We should mention
This property offers transfers from the train station. Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the ryokan prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. A resort fee is included in the total price displayed. 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. Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation. No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.