Onsen

Onsen

The hot springs of Nishimuraya Honkan and Kinosaki Onsen.

Kichino-yu

Kichino-yu |Japanese style hot spring.

Kichino-yu

Features a large indoor bath and outdoor bath set in a grove of bamboo.
The fresh scent of cypress wood will greet your senses as you relax in the natural hot springs waters.

Outdoor bath of Kichino-yu.

Outdoor bath of Kichino-yu.

Fukuno-yu

Fukuno-yu | Chinese style hot spring.

A style different from many traditonal Japanese baths, Fukuno-yu makes extensive use of round shapes, patterned tiles, and rocks to create both a mysterious and relaxing environment.

Fukuno-yu

The character for “fuku” (good fortune) written into the ground.

Fukuno-yu

Outdoor bath of Fukuno-yu, constructed from stones.

Shouno-yu

Indoor baths with splendid views of the Hiratakan courtyard garden. Enjoy the wonderful views of each season from the the relaxed comfort of Shouno-yu.

Shouno-yu|Hiratakan annex hot spring

Onsen情報

  • Kichino-yu:
    5:30am – 10:30am / 2:00pm – 12:30am
  • Fukuno-yu:
    5:30am – 10:30am / 2:00pm – 12:30am
  • Shouno-yu:
    6:30am – 9:30am / 3:00pm – 11:00pm
Private Spas & Relaxation Salon

Guest of Honkan have access (separate reservation & fee required) to the private spa and relaxation salon facilities of our sister property, Nishimuraya Hotel Shogetsutei, located just a short walk or free shuttle ride away.We can reserve for you in advance, just contact us for availability and rates.

Relaxation Salon Fuka

A variety of courses are available including aroma treatment and massage. Relieve all your stresses and add a new touch to your relaxing time in Kinosaki Onsen.

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Private Spa in the Forest

Choose from Japanese, Balinese or Chinese style private spas. Each spa is open air and comes with an indoor relaxation room, rock bath and complimentary beverages and robes/towels.

The Seven Hot Springs of Kinosaki Onsen

 The Seven Hot Springs of Kinosaki Onsen

For hundreds of years, Kinosaki has been known throughout Japan as a hot spring town. Putting on yukata (light cotton kimono) and visiting each hot spring - each with its own unique style - has become a storied tradition of visitors to Kinosaki. Guests of Nishimuraya Honkan enjoy free access to all of the public onsen of Kinosaki.
* Walking times shown below are from Nishimuraya Honkan

  • Mandara-yu
  • Yanag-yu
  • Satono-yu
  • Kouno-yu
  • Jizou-yu
  • Goshono-yu
  • Ichino-yu

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the operating hours of the Honkan hot springs?
There are three hot springs at Nishimuraya Honkan.
They have the following operating hours:
Kichino-yu: 5:30am – 10:30am / 2:00pm – 12:30am
Fukuno-yu: 5:30am – 10:30am / 2:00pm – 12:30am
Shouno-yu (Hiratakan Annex): 6:30am – 9:30am / 3:00pm – 11:00pm
For rooms with open-air baths, is the water natural hot spring water?
Due to regulation in Kinosaki Onsen, the water of all open air bath rooms is regular, heated water (not natural hot spring water). The hot spring facilities of the Honkan, however, are natural hot spring water.
Do I have access to the hot springs of Kinosaki Onsen?
Yes. All guests of Honkan recieve a “yumepa pass” which is a barcode pass you can scan to get unlimited entrance to all of the seven public hot springs in Kinosaki Onsen.
Do you provide yukata for guests to wear?
Yes. We provide yukata in different sizes.
You may wear your yukata inside Nishimuraya Honkan and outside as you stroll through the streets of Kinosaki Onsen.
Please note that children younger than 6 years old must pay a separate charge for yukata.