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958 Arimacho, Kita-Ku, Kobe 651-1401 Hyogo Prefecture
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#46 of 133 in Kobe

Arimasansoh Gosho Bessho is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Kita, offering a romantic environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

For those interested in checking out Yoshitaka Shrine (1.4 mi) while visiting Kita, Arimasansoh Gosho Bessho is a short distance away.

The rooms offer a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a minibar, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

Arimasansoh Gosho Bessho features 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and room service. In addition, as a valued Arimasansoh Gosho Bessho guest, you can enjoy a sauna and an on-site restaurant that are available on-site. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Kaen and Kaen Arima Grand Hotel, which are some Chinese restaurants that are popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.

Looking to explore? Then look no further than Zuihoji Park (0.5 mi), Gokuraku-ji Temple (0.2 mi), and Nenbutsuji Temple (0.2 mi), which are some popular Kita attractions – all conveniently located within walking distance of the hotel.

Enjoy your stay in Kita!

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Golf course
Books, DVDs, music for children
Airport transportation
Electric vehicle charging station
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Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
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Wine / champagne
Couples massage
Facial treatments
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Full body massage
Head massage
Hot spring bath
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KI-NRT wrote a review Feb 2021
Ashiya, Japan1542 contributions303 helpful votes
Arima Onsen town is a stone's throw away from both Osaka and Kobe, which is likely one reason that hotels and ryokans can charge such high rates there. Being at the upper end of the pricing echelon, Arimasansoh Goshobessho's room rates can't be considered good value. Still, we decided to spend a two-night getaway there in spite of that. Sticker shock notwithstanding, we feel that Arimasansoh can be considered among the nicer small properties that Japan has to offer. Arimasansoh is nestled at the end of a long strip of hotels in the Arima Onsen town - it's really quaint, but still within walking distance to the main tourist areas. The property is charming, and the buildings and villas blend in nicely to the calming environment that is full of trees, ponds and other pretty vegetation. Stepping into the grounds for the first time will instantly reduce your blood pressure - it's that soothing of a place. Service is refined, if a bit formal; we could tell they've all been comprehensively trained in Japanese hospitality. Given the clientele that stays there, being discreet and unobtrusive is probably appropriate. The sprawling hotel grounds are divided into two distinct sections. On the lower hillside along the banks of a river are the two-storey Maisonette rooms. We weren't able to tour this room type, but at first glance they seemed quite close together - sort of townhouse style. Further up the hill (near the reception area and the public onsen baths) are the one-storey Villa Suites, which is the room type that we stayed at. Our room was absolutely gigantic, and felt more spacious than the published size (for what it's worth, both the Maisonette and Villa Suites are listed as 100m².) There's an enormous living room as well as a large bedroom, along with a small balcony with views across the ravine. The Villas also have a bathroom the size of many hotel rooms. It comes complete with dual vanities, a sauna as well as a private Onsen (hot springs) bath. Further adding to the sense of massive space is the extremely high vaulted ceilings. Aesthetically speaking, the dark wood and dark brown furnishings were a bit on the dark side (for our tastes); the lighting was barely sufficient to prevent the room from exhibiting a gloomy feel - but just barely. The Onsen bath is nice; however, it's not of the free-flowing variety... it's empty and you fill the tub with the Onsen water by turning on the bath tap, just as you would a regular bath. It wouldn't be a problem but for the fact that the water trickles out at a glacial pace. We literally had to let the water run for over 30 minutes before the tub was filled up halfway. Arimasansoh also offers a communal Onsen bath area, one each for women and men. As was the case with the Onsen in the Villa, the water is unique in that it's brackish brown in color. And, you can really smell the sulfur. Arima Onsen is renowned for the (alleged) healing powers of its mineral hot springs; whether you believe it or not, it's unlike most other Onsens you will experience in the country where the water is clear. Dinner at Arimasansoh is French inspired but with Japanese ingredients and flair. Some examples of the fusion experience include Bouillabaisse with fried Lobster, Japanese Turnip and Yuzu; Red Sea Bream & Avocado Tartare with Grapefruit Jelly; and Spring Roll with Lotus Root Mochi and Cheese; and Black Sesame Mousse. The final dish before dessert is similar to Japanese kaiseki courses in that it's rise, miso soup and pickled tsukemono vegetables. And you consume most (if not all) of the courses with a chopstick. Arimasansoh will definitely keep you guessing and anticipating. Overall, the food is very good but just short of exceptional. Our breakfast is more decidedly Western, although still with some Japanese elements - think French Toast, cauliflower soup, Burdock root potage, salad, a pastry basket, grilled fish, grilled vegetables and a variety of fruit. Again, it was satisfying although not super memorable. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay at Arimasansoh. While it's definitely among the most expensive of Japan's luxury properties, the quality of service, hotel grounds, rooms, onsen experience and food will not make you feel cheated in any way. One final observation: some of the TripAdvisor reviewers noted that dinner was delivered to their room, bento style. That was definitely not the case when we were there. Both dinner and breakfast were served in private rooms in the main building; I'm not sure whether that's the norm or the exception (sorry, I didn't bother to ask the conditions by which the meal offerings differ.)
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Jamie575 wrote a review Dec 2019
Singapore, Singapore1057 contributions245 helpful votes
We arrived at Arimasansoh GoshoBessho by car. The staff met us at the main gate and helped us to unload our bags. The ryokan is on the hill, and built down a steep slope. The ryokan staff parked the car in a private car park lot about 3-5 minutes drive away. Check-in was quick and painless and then we were shown to our villa just around the corner from the onsen. The staff helped us bring up our luggage, up the uneven stone steps. Our villa was cavernous. We walked into a huge room. The room has no ceiling, just the Roof beams and the roof. There’s a Living room with two sets of sofas surrounding a table. There’s also another sitting area closer to the two spare beds along the East wall. Dinner was brought into the room as two large bento boxes per person. We also received a bottle of sake. There are Two large flat screen TVs in the room. It only receives Japanese TV stations. There’s also a DVD player and DVDs available. I’m uncertain if it’s only Japanese movies. My son used the Study table to play his computer games. There’s also a Bar counter with bar fridge below. The fridge drinks are chargeable. There’s Mineral water bottles provided free in the fridge and on the bar counter. The Bathroom area was special. We had Double sinks and a whole lot of Amenities and ladies products to spoil your skin. A Hairdryer was provided. There’s also Separate toilet in its own room, complete with its Japanese toilet functions. We loved the Large sauna area before the bathroom. The sauna is kept consistently toasty. There’s a a large bathroom with bath tub, plus large bottles of shampoo, conditioner and shower gel provided. We could put the shower in its mount and we could shower standing up. We were Informed hot water for room only 800litres. Once gone, cold showers! There are Yukutas in the bathroom and you can pair these with large down java keys if you’re walking to the onsen. There is also a large cubby hole for staff to put in newspapers and other requests without disturbing guests. Parts of the floor are heated, including the bedroom floor. There’s also a central heating system for the room. Our bed room was to the side of the living room. There’s two beds in the room. They share a central bed side table. There are two electrical points there too. The beds were very comfortable and we slept quite well. Some of the not-so-well thought-out features includes: - No pyjamas - No lamps on bed side. Once lights are off, no more reading - Spotlights for lights in room is rather harsh Breakfast is provided in your own room near the main building. Breakfast was western style and there’s plenty to eat; including hot dishes and breads and fruit and yoghurt. We liked the chilled vibes at this ryokan. It just seemed to invited you to kick back and take it easy. The food was good and pretty plentiful. Recommended!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Michael L wrote a review Nov 2019
Singapore, Singapore94 contributions60 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed at the ryokan for 1 night. There are only 10 villas (5 single story villas and 5 maisonettes) that can accommodate a maximum of 4 persons each. The grounds are beautiful with lots of vegetation. Even though it is situated just next to the road, you feel a sense of tranquility and serenity once you step into the ryokan. The villas are very spacious and well appointed. There are two public baths (for males and females) in the ryokan. These are open to guests for use from around 6 am to midnight. In addition, there is a private onsen a few minutes' drive from the ryokan which is only for the use of the ryokan's guests. There are 2 baths in the private onsen so 2 sets of guests can use them at anytime time. However, guests will have to make a reservation with the front desk. The ryokan provides a car to drive guests to the private onsen accompanied by a senior staff member who is there to explain everything to the guests. When you have finished your bath, just call the ryokan using the phone in the onsen and they will send the car to pick you up. However, the private onsen outside the ryokan is available for use only during certain hours, so best to check with the front desk. The ryokan could not provide us with dinner as the dinning area was fully booked for a private function by some guests that evening. However, we had breakfast the next morning at the ryokan. Both the food and service were great. . We are most impressed with the excellent service by the staff members who are all very helpful and smiley. A number of them speak pretty good English, which is a plus. One of them, Sawada san, a young man brought us to our villa and explained the amenities to us. He was very nice and helpful, and offered to take some photos for us. He is a very good photographer, knowing the best spots in the ryokan for great pictures.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Resortbabe wrote a review Jul 2018
Arjeplog, Sweden112 contributions73 helpful votes
Very responsive hotel which called us repeatedly to warn us that the super heavy rains and floods have resulted in roadblocks which might be difficult for us to access the hotel. After few detours we got to the hotel and was relieved by how pretty this little hidden gem is. They gave us free upgrade to the upper level villas because it was slippery to get to the lower level villas, which is accessed by a conveyor belt. The onsen was the signature gold onsen, the first of this kind I have been too, full of minerals! The hotel’s beds were very clean and comfy, very nice set up. There was even a sauna in the villa. The only downside was the floor was a little bit sticky in the living area. The food was good, I specially like the bread. The croissants were the best I had in Japan. Would love to stay there again.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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cheekoon t wrote a review Dec 2017
Singapore, Singapore170 contributions145 helpful votes
We paid top dollar to stay at this ryokan in peak autumn season, but sadly it did not live up to its reputation as, some say, the best ryokan in Arima Onsen. First, they told us that they could not accommodate my non-dairy diet for dinner because it was French cuisine. We had booked Gossho Besso precisely because we had wanted to try their French cooking, and had expected that as with any fine dining establishment , they would have been able to accommodate dietary limitations. They wanted to pack us off to their sister ryokan, Tocen Goshobo, for their kaiseki dinner, but that was not what we had signed up for. They finally relented after much to-ing and fro-ing. We had booked a villa (as opposed to their maisonettes) which was set up on a higher level, with the bedroom disappointingly backing onto a road, and certainly with no stream in sight. (The lower level maisonettes were nearer the stream). I found the villa too imposing. It was huge and dark, with so much wasted space. For a ryokan that charges the rates it does, it was surprising that it did not supply pyjamas for the night in addition to yukatas to walk around in. Unless I am mistaken, there is no in-room private bath in any of the units. The public bath is in a standalone outhouse, easily accessed. One good thing is that they had standing showers for post onsen dipping, but what a pity that it was not an open-air bath. As such, it was totally lacking in atmosphere. If we were to return to Arima Onsen, we would want to try out their sister ryokan, the older Tocen Goshobo, which is right next to the town, but in a pretty setting, and which had a nice ryokan feel about it.
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Date of stay: November 2017
Trip type: Travelled
US$742 - US$926 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
JapanKinkiHyogo PrefectureKobeArima Onsen
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Frequently Asked Questions about Arimasansoh Goshobessho
Which popular attractions are close to Arimasansoh Goshobessho?
Nearby attractions include Arima Toy Museum (0.4 km), Tanasangen Park (0.4 km), and Onsen-ji Temple (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Arimasansoh Goshobessho?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at Arimasansoh Goshobessho?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Arimasansoh Goshobessho?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Arimasansoh Goshobessho?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Arimasansoh Goshobessho?
Conveniently located restaurants include Takenaka Meat, Kutsurogiya, and Mitsumori-main branch.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Arimasansoh Goshobessho?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Does Arimasansoh Goshobessho have airport transportation?
Yes, Arimasansoh Goshobessho offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Arimasansoh Goshobessho?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Arimasansoh Goshobessho?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Yodoko Guesthouse (7.7 km), Arima Honkaido (0.4 km), and Taiko No Yudono Kan (0.3 km).