11 Amazing Hot Spring Inns in the Ancient Capital of Kyoto

Wouldn't you like to bask in a hot spring, soaking away the fatigue brought about by strolling around the old, traditional townscape of Kyoto? This article introduces some great inns where you can wholeheartedly relax and dine on delicious dishes.

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1. Kadensho

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There are 3 types of rooms: Kyo-machiya, Kyo-wafu, and Kyo-modern. The guest rooms with open-air baths are also recommended. Here, you can enjoy 5 private baths and atmospheric public open-air baths, which you won't see elsewhere in Kyoto. There are several nearby hot spring facilities that only take a few minutes to get to, so you can enjoy going around and testing them out!

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This is an example of the Kyo-machiya twin room.

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Dinner comes in the form of an order buffet, which is where you can order as much of certain dishes as you want. This particular one consists of all-you-can-eat tempura and obanzai (traditional home-cooked dishes in Kyoto), as well as all-you-can-drink. Enjoy whatever you like to your heart's content!

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[ Kadensho ]

Address: 5-4, Nishi Ichikawa-cho, Arashiyama, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto (Google Map)
京都府京都市西京区嵐山西一川町5-4

Nearest station: 1 minute walk from Arashiyama Station

Estimated price : From 15,555 yen

Check-in: 3:00 PM

Check-out: 11:00 AM

HP: https://www.japanican.com/en/hotel/detail/6240017/ (English)

HP: www.hotespa.net/hotels/kadensho/ (Japanese)

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2. Hotel Kitanoya

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This inn offers ocean view guest rooms, hot spring baths, Japanese restaurants, and a karaoke center. Free Wi-Fi is only available in the lobby. All guest rooms have tatami (straw mat) flooring with private bathrooms. You can choose from either a bed or futon, so please inform the staff if you have a preference. Some guest rooms have private open-air baths filled with hot spring water, so you can enjoy a relaxing soak in private. Apart from their large public baths, they also have baths that you can use privately after making a reservation. Please enjoy taking a walk around the grounds and their beautiful gardens while staying here.

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This is an example of a guest room with a private open-air bath.

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[ Hotel Kitanoya ]

Address: 100, Monju, Miyazu-shi, Kyoto (Google Map)
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Nearest station: Around a 10-minute walk from Amanohashidate Station

Estimated price: From 9,500 yen

Check-in: 3:00 PM

Final check-in: 9:00 PM

Check-out: 10:00 AM

HP: https://www.japanican.com/en/hotel/detail/6310002/?ar=26&sar=260802&pn=2&rn=1 (English)

HP: www.hotel-kitanoya.jp/ (Japanese)

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3. Suzuran

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Tango Kanno Hot Spring lives up to its nickname, Kami no Onsen ("hot spring of the deities" in English), with its continuously flowing water that has great benefits on the body and feels gentle on the skin. This hidden getaway has rooms with open-air baths and foot baths. The meals served here will let you taste the seasons of Japan. They're made with fresh ingredients delivered straight from the port and vegetables grown in their own garden. During the winter, you can enjoy delicious crab dishes made with carefully chosen crab, such as kanisuki (crab hot pot) and grilled crab. In the summer, a short walk will bring you to a beach resort where you can swim in the sea.

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This is an example of an open-air bath.

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This is an example of a room with a private open-air bath.

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[ Suzuran ]

Address: 369, Kazurano, Kumihama-cho, Kyotango-shi, Kyoto (Google Map)
京都府京丹後市久美浜町葛野369

Nearest station: Shotenkyo Station

Estimated price: From 9,720 yen

Check-in: 3:00 PM

Check-out: 10:00 AM

HP: www.kumihama-suzuran.com/ (Japanese Only)

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4. Kyoto Keburikawa

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You can find free Wi-Fi in the common areas of this resort. They offer spacious guest rooms with tatami flooring, which come fully equipped with A/C, private toilet, flat screen TV, electric kettle, green tea set, yukata (casual kimono), free bathroom amenities, and slippers. All the bathrooms are shared. Relax by taking a stroll through their gardens or soaking in the hot spring baths. You can even have some fun by using their paid karaoke rooms! They serve Japanese-style breakfasts and traditional Kaiseki (Japanese banquet cuisine with alcohol) for dinner, using fresh vegetables harvested from their own garden.

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[ Kyoto Keburikawa ]

Address: 1-1, Hiramatsu Dorogabuchi, Honme-cho, Kameoka-shi, Kyoto (Google Map)
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Nearest station: 15 minute taxi ride from Kameoka Station

Estimated price: From 9,074 yen

Check-in: 3:00 PM

Final check-in: 7:00 PM

Check-out: 10:00 AM

HP: http://www.kyotokeburikawa.com/en-gb (English)

HP: www.oyadonet.com/keburikawa/ (Japanese)

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5. Hotel Ryozen

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This inn is a 10-minute walk from the famous sightseeing destination, Kiyomizu Temple (Kiyomizu-dera). They only offer Japanese-style rooms and futon for bedding. Wi-Fi is free of charge. In their peaceful guest rooms with tatami flooring, you can gaze at the beautiful scenery right outside your room through the giant floor to ceiling window, which is revealed when you slide open the shoji (Japanese sliding doors). Try on the provided yukata and spend some time relaxing! Also, enjoy the Japanese-style breakfasts and dinners served in the dining room.

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This is an example of a guest room.

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[ Hotel Ryozen ]

Address: 7, Seikan-ji Ryozan-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto (Google Map)
京都府京都市東山区清閑寺霊山町7

Nearest station: 10 minute walk from the Higashiyama Yasui bus stop
15 minute car or taxi ride from Kyoto Station

Estimated price: From 9,907 yen

Check-in: 3:00 PM

Final check-in: 6:00 PM

Check-out: 10:00 AM

HP: www.ryozen.jp/ (Japanese Only)

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6. Togetsutei

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This inn is based at the bosom of Arashiyama, Kyoto. It is a well-established and refined facility that has been in business for 150 years. The inside is extremely peaceful, so you will definitely enjoy a calming, luxurious stay here. Definitely try out one of their open-air baths, which were constructed from Shigaraki ware (Shigaraki-yaki)!

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This is a picture of a guest room called "Hekisenkaku" that comes with a wonderful view of a private garden and an open-air hot spring bath.

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The menu changes with the seasons, ensuring that you'll always be able to experience a special Kyoto-style kaiseki dinner. During breakfast, everyone will be served yudofu (tofu boiled in stock and topped with a sauce) from a famous tofu shop in Arashiyama called "Morika".

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[ Togetsutei ]

Address: 54-4, Arashiyama Nakaoshita-cho, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto (Google Map)
京都府京都市西京区嵐山中尾下町54-4

Nearest station: Around a 6-minute walk from Arashiyama Station

Estimated price: From 13,000 yen

Check-in: 4:00 PM

Check-out: 11:00 AM

HP: www.togetsutei.co.jp/ (Japanese Only)

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7. Ichiboukan

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This hot spring inn is just a 1 minute walk to the beach. On top of offering hot springs, they also provide spectacular ocean views and a restaurant where you can savor the taste of freshly grilled crabs. Their Japanese-style guest rooms with tatami flooring come with futon for bedding, an A/C, a fridge, and an electric kettle. From some rooms, you'll be able to take in the grand sight of the Sea of Japan (Nihon-kai) and their Japanese garden. There are large public baths for men and women. Some of them can be reserved for a fee for your own private use, allowing you to gain a soothing hot spring experience.

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This is an example of a guest room.

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[ Ichiboukan ]

Address: 266, Hamazume, Amino-cho, Kyotango-shi, Kyoto (Google Map)
京都府京丹後市網野町浜詰266

Nearest station: Yuhigaura-kitsu-onsen Station

Estimated price: From 7,638 yen

Check-in: 3:00 PM

Final check-in: 5:00 PM

Check-out: 10:00 AM

HP: https://www.ichiboukan.co.jp/english.html (English)

HP: www.ichiboukan.co.jp/ (Japanese)

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8. Sumihei

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Built in 1868, this inn is located in a quiet fishing village that's surrounded by nature. The magnificent and beautiful view of the Sea of Japan can be appreciated from every guest room. Blessed with fresh seafood like Taiza crab, abalone, shrimp, sea bream, and sea urchin, this is a great location to partake in dishes made with such ingredients, as well as local cooking that characterizes the fishing village.

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This is a picture of a room called "Kinean", which is in a detached building.

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Other than hot springs, the grounds and facilities of this inn contain many Japan-esque things, so do take a look around!

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[ Sumihei ]

Address: 3718, Taiza, Tango-cho, Kyotango-shi, Kyoto (Google Map)
京都府京丹後市丹後町間人3718

Nearest station: From Amino Station, take the Tango Kairiku Kotsu Tankai bus for around 30 minutes. Around a 10-minute walk or 5-minute taxi ride from the Taiza bus stop.
Shuttle bus is also available.

Estimated price: From 14,190 yen

Check-in: 3:00 PM

Check-out: 10:00 AM

HP: www.sumihei.com/lg_en/ (English)

HP: www.sumihei.com/ (Japanese)

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9. Aburaya Bekkan Nagomitei

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This authentic Japanese inn is located on Tango Peninsula in Kyoto. All of the guest rooms have an overlooking view of the Sea of Japan and come with continuously flowing, spring-fed open-air baths. This is a secret getaway where you can enjoy carefully chosen seasonal cuisine plated on exquisite tableware.

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The view spreads out in front of the large window of this calm and soothing Japanese-style room. Please enjoy thoroughly relaxing at this inn.

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The experience of soaking in a hot spring while looking down at the magnificent view of the Sea of Japan is unparalleled. Rejuvenate both your mind and body as you are relaxing in a natural hot spring of superb quality.

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[ Aburaya Bekkan Nagomitei ]

Address: 570, Aza Tsumo, Ine-cho, Yosa-gun, Kyoto (Google Map)
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Nearest station: Around a 45-minute ride on the Tankai bus departing from Amanohashidate Station

Estimated price: From 9,800 yen

Check-in: 3:00 PM

Final check-in: 6:00 PM

Check-out: 10:00 AM

HP: www.nagomitei.com/en/ (English)

HP: nagomitei.com/ (Japanese)

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10. Kaisyu

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Every guest room in this facility offers an ocean view. After enjoying a swim in the ocean, walk through the exclusive corridor that leads to the showers, where you can wash away the sand without taking off your bathing suit, after which you can proceed directly to the large public bath. You can fully enjoy your bath without having to worry about anything, because you can leave your clothing in a coin locker in the changing room. The surrounding area of Tango, where Kaisyu is located, has several ports. This means that you can savor the taste of seasonal, fresh fish presented in a funamori (boat-shaped platter). The motto of this inn is "Trust is foremost". They happily entertain all the guests here to help them feel at home, starting with the small children.

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This is an example of a guest room where the view of the ocean from the window at night is just spectacular.

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[ Kaisyu ]

Address: 46-4, Hamazume, Amino-cho, Kyotango-shi, Kyoto (Google Map)
京都府京丹後市網野町浜詰46‐4

Nearest station: Around a 6-minute car ride from Yuhigaura-kitsu-onsen Station
Shuttle bus is also available from the nearest station 

Estimated price: From 5,670 yen

Check-in: 3:00 PM

Final check-in: 7:00 PM

Check-out: 10:00 AM

HP: http://www.kaisyu.co.jp/en/index.html (English)

HP: www.kaisyu.co.jp/ (Japanese)

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11. Little White Flower

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This inn is located on the edge of a quiet lake. It takes pride in the greenery in their English garden and on their Italian cuisine. You can also enjoy their spa services, which use organic oils that adhere to world standards. Relax in the natural hot springs that Tango prides itself on and also at the spa, where you can achieve the proper balance for your mind and body.

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This is an example of a guest room where you can view Hanare Lake (Hanare-ko) and the surrounding gardens. Each guest room has their own color palette and you are able to choose your favorite from a total of 16 different colored guest rooms.

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[ Little White Flower ]

Address: 915-15, Kobama, Amino-cho, Kyotango-shi, Kyoto (Google Map)
京都府京丹後市網野町小浜915-15

Nearest station: Around a 10-minute car ride from Amino Station
A free shuttle bus is available at Amino Station from 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM (reservations required)

Estimated price: From 8,625 yen

Check-in: 3:00 PM

Final check-in: 7:00 PM

Check-out: 10:00 AM

HP: hotel-lwf.com/en/ (English)

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