Kinosaki Hot Springs
Every year, guests from all over the world come to stay at
Welcome to Kawaguchiya-honkan
Japanese inn, Kawaguchi-ya is conveniently located along side Kinosaki Hot Spring's central river, Otani River. The building is fronted by a richly willow lined road and an arching bridge that crosses the Otani River. The “Taiko Bridge” that arches across the Otani River is one of Kinosaki’s most popular scenes to be photographed.
Additionally, the inn's great central location let's guests explore the town with ease and providesconvenient access to the town's seven open-air public bath houses.
Guests are also welcome to spend an entire night leisurely soaking in the inn's communalbath(open from 4pm until 9am the next morning) or in the new private open-air bath, another popularchoice.
Along side the front desk in the lobby, just past the foyer, is a traditional Japanese hearth and place to purchase some coffee or tea. Enjoy your coffee or tea with your friends as you sit around the hearth.
Ladies, you can also rent colorfully patterned yukatas(cotton, summer kimonos) to wear during your stay.We highly recommend exploring the hot spring town and visiting the bath houses while wearingyour yukata.
Everything is made white the best local ingredients available
Enjoy your meal while dining in a private setting at Kawaguchiya's restaurant, "Benten".
The restaurant’s seating is seperated into private booth like areas. Wells, located under the tables,allow guests to sit comfortably with their legs droped down into the space provided.
Try one of the many traditional Japanese dishes, everything on the menu uses local and seasonal ingredients.
Tajima Beef Dishes
Tajima cattle, one of Japan's brand cattle, is famously known for being Matsuzaka cattle's and Kobe cattle's root. Tastes great served in a traditional as shabu-shabu or steak style.
"Matsuba Kani(Snow Crab)" is served as the standard main dish during Kinosaki's winter season. Available from November 7th until the end of March the following year.Try some snow crab that has been prepared in a traditional Japanese manner, such as sashimi style, boiled, grilled, stewed in a light broth and so on.
Other popular local dishes include charbroiled or sashimi style seafood, abalone, crab, meat and more.
*Please notify staff in advance of any food allergies or dietary restrictions.
Guests with a meal-inclusive plan can enjoy a Japanese breakfast and dinner in the dining room Benten.A Western breakfast is available at advance request.
"Onsen Tamago"(hot spring eggs)
There is also a place where you can try making your own "onsen tamago (hot spring egg)". Boil your egg in hot spring water until the white is soft and the yolk slightly runny, but firm.
Colorful yukata, a colorful summerkimono made from light material.
For the ladies, we offer a yukata rental service where you can choose a favorite, colorfully patternedyukata from our original selection.
What better way to enjoy your time exploring the hot spring town than to do so while wearing a beautiful, traditional yukata and geta(Japaense wooden sandals).
Ryokan staff will be more than happy to show you how to put on your yukata.
Max Occupancy 60ppl
Room Types 13 Japanese style rooms
(4 river side rooms / all rooms are equiped with a wash basin and a restroom)
Banquet Halls 2 halls
1 private open-air bath (available only by reservation)
1 male only communal bath
1 female only communal bath
Parking 20 parking spots (free)
Free shuttle service to transport guests between the inn and Kinosaki station
yukata,bath towel,hand towel
razor,conditioner in shampoo,shower cap (avilable at the fron desk)
toothbrush,hair dryer (in the communal baths) ,small bag to carry your bath items
(*yukata- these yukata are found in each guest room, they are the inn's regular yukata)