WELCOME TO TSUCHIYA
Tsuchiya Ryokan is a warm and inviting Japanese style inn with an at home atmosphere. The quiet rooms create a tranquil retreat, away from the busy streets; guests are able to relax in their traditional Japanese style rooms. Also, our inn is located in the popular hot spring town of Kinosaki Onsen and is less than a 5-minute walk to 2 of the town’s 7 famous public baths.
In our main building there are a total of 10 washitsu, traditional and classical Japanese style rooms. The natural architectural features of the room, from the straw woven tatami floor mats to the wooden framed earthen walls and paper screen windows; give our rooms a warm and tranquil feel. An atmosphere perfect for unwinding and savor a true Japanese onsen vacation.
We have rooms suited for solo travelers, couples, and families. For groups of 8 or more our private Japanese style villa is perfect for you.
All of our guest rooms come with the following. We also provide yukata that can be worn in your room, around the ryokan and of course outside on your strolls through the town.
- Hair Dryer
- Body Soap
- Bath Towel
- Toothbrush Set
- Face Towel
We are blessed to be surrounded by nature that provides us with beautiful scenery and bountiful food.
From the nearby sea comes some of the freshest seafood you can get. We are located only 4km from Tsuiyama Port and the Sea of Japan. Being in such close proximity to the sea means that we have prime access to fresh seafood. Much of the daily catch makes it onto our menu, and in winter our menu gets an upgrade of crab.
Tsuiyama Crab, named after the port it is brought into, has been a popular brand of crabs with a history of deliciousness here in Kinosaki Onsen.
The lush mountains and local farms with rich soils produce naturally sweet and clean grown vegetables. Japanese tend to tell the seasons apart by the vegetables that are in season. Our cuisine changes with the seasons, using fresh locally grown produce.
Another advantage of rich soils, is they also raise some of the best cattle. You have probably heard of Kobe Beef, the cattle is actually born and raised near Kinosaki Onsen. Our Wagyu Beef (Japanese black cattle, the same breed used for Kobe Beef) comes from this same famous strand of cattle.
We offer various types of kaiseki course style dinners. Some examples of our dinner courses are crab (mainly during the winter), shabu-shabu and steak. Our menu does change throughout the year depending on what is available in the local markets and seasonal produce.
Guests can choose a plan that includes both dinner and breakfast, just dinner or breakfast or no meals, although we highly recommend ordering a dinner with your stay to get the best ryokan experience.
Meals are normally served in your room at a designated time unless otherwise informed.
LOBBY & MAIN BUILDING
Tsuchiya Ryokan is a warm and welcoming traditional Japanese style inn with a homelike atmosphere. We are situated in the picturesque and popular hot spring town of Kinosaki Onsen. The town is most famous for its natural hot springs that can be enjoyed in any one of its seven public bathhouses. Two of those bathhouses are less than a 5 minute walk from our doorstep.
Our main building is a 3-story wooden structure and was built in the traditional Japanese style.
Off our lobby is a small waiting room with a hori-gotatsu or low table that has a sunken hole below and floor seating around, where guests can relax and gather.
From June to September our female guests can also choose from a selection of colorful yukata to wear instead of the provided ryokan style yukata.
540yen Rental Fee
(Women’s Yukata Only)
Japanese Style Bath
If the public baths aren’t your style and you prefer a more private setting please feel free to use one of our two private baths. They are both Japanese style and open from 7AM to 11PM. We do not take reservations for the baths and they are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. We ask that you be considerate of other guests and obey a few rules when using the baths.
-Limit your bath time to no more than 45 minutes.
-Keep the room and bath water clean.
-Do not put soap, shampoo or conditioner into the bath water.
-Shower before entering the bath.
-No towels, clothes or swimsuits in the bath.
A tranquil and beautiful Japanese Style Villa
The best option for large groups.
This is our private Japanese style villa designed for large groups of 8 or more. When you reserve the villa you get the entire building to yourself. A popular option for large families, school groups, students, and business retreats. Reservations are limited to one group per day. This is a great deal and sells out quickly, make your reservations soon.
The villa is 3 stories. In the entrance you will find a spacious foyer with shoe box. You will immediately find a staircase leading up to the second and third floor and the guest rooms. All the rooms are Japanese style. On the second floor are two room; one is a spacious 26sq.m(approx) and the other 16sq.m(approx.). The third floor room is also approx. 16sq.m.
Tsuchiya Ryokan is located in Kinosaki Onsen, which is in northern Hyogo Prefecture. Kinosaki Onsen is approximately 2.5 hours by train from Kyoto City. Kinosaki Onsen can be accessed via the JR line San’in Main Line, this means that a JR pass can be used to get to Kinosaki Onsen Station making it easier for international travelers.
From Kinosaki Onsen Station it is approximately a 20-minute walk to our ryokan. Although it is a lovely walk through the town there is a complimentary shuttle that runs from the station to all the hotels in town.
573 Yushima, Kinosaki-cho, Toyooka, Hyogo Prefecture 669-6101