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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Touted as the oldest onsen, this ryokan in the quaint little town of Arima Onsen is anything but. Their tatami rooms come with modern toilets and amenities but guests may have to put up with noise from the neighboring rooms due to lack of soundproofing. The onsen is a delightful experience especially in the autumn or winter seasons. Staff are... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all, I had such a great experience here! the reception was great; they were very welcoming, and they all spoke English. (which is quite rare case for ryokans) Room was clean and had lots of space, and their hot spring was beyond words. my skin felt much more smoother after two baths. (after dinner, before breakfast) the only... More 

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Reviewed 7 October 2016

Just 1 min walk from the highway bus station, very convenience. Traditional Ryokan with amazing service. They have their own golden hot-spring and also provided a private section for the silver hot-spring, I'm sure it will be excellent during winter time. The traditional Japanese style dinner and breakfast was much better than I expected, worth to come and definitively will... More 

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Reviewed 20 August 2016

An old, traditional ryokan with amazing service, food and surroundings. Rooms were remarkable just like in the old times. We slept on the floor covered with tatami. Food in the hotel restaurant was served in the kaiseki style and it was mind blowing. It was nine dishes served on the beautiful ceramic pottery. Every day dinner was different. We have... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

This ryokan is a minute from the highway bus station. My elderly parents and I took a highway bus from Umeda Osaka to Arima, so its convenient location is definitely one of its selling points. The services from everyone we met were flawless. The receptionist painstakingly took down each of our preferences for dinner. As my mother couldn't eat certain... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

We chose to stay here because of its history. Service is good, but because it is popular, reception staff can be quite busy at any time of the day. There always seemed to be guests, lots of them including babies and children, arriving and leaving whenever we were at reception. You are unlikely to be alone in the onsen. I... More 

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Amersham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

It was the most expensive stay during our trip in Japan and the first onsen we ever visited. It is difficult to comment on whether it was worth the price but we really enjoy staying there. We were coming from Tokyo and booked a taxi from Shin-Kobe through the ryokan itself and it was very convenient. As we were staying... More 

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Racine, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 5 May 2016

The Arima-Onsen area is a fantastic little village tucked into the mountains behind Kobe on a hillside - enough walking, looking, shopping, and eating to spend 1 day. Check to make sure you visit on a day when all the shops are open. The hot spring inn, Tocen Goshoboh, is historic, traditional, elegant, provides great service, and serves superb meals.... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 24 April 2016

Just visited this ryokan for the first time last week. The location is very convenient in arima onsen area, easy access to other restaurants and convenience store. The staff were also very nice. One of the staff led us to our room, helped us to carry our luggages, and introduced the ryokan in details after we went into our room.... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Located in Arima oncent. Great place for relax, superb bbq and shabu shabu. This is the place if you want to experience golden hotspring. Perfect for leisure, family, friends. Must visit place in Kobe, Japan.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Goshobo was founded 800 years ago and is the oldest inn in the spa town of Arima, an exceptional spot with astonishing brick-coloured waters. «Gosho», which means «imperial palace», is an echo of the long, feudal era when the establishment was reserved for the nobility. It has maintained its renown and high quality. The region's excellent Kobe beef is also served here. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tocen Goshoboh

Address: 858 Arimacho, Kita-ku, Kobe 651-1401, Hyogo Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Hyogo Prefecture > Kobe > Arima Onsen
Price Range: $360 - $999 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Tocen Goshoboh 4.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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Also Known As:
Tosen Goshobo Hotel Kobe
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#4 Top resorts Hotel in Kobe
#13 Luxury Hotel in Kobe
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“the entrance to the hot spring pool is on the second floor”
 of 5 bubbles Noelle303, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
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“#332, deluxe room, his & hers massage chairs, spacious traditional tatami mats, nice private bath room, public bath 1 floor below”
 of 5 bubbles GlobalCitizen2, 4 May 2016 | Read review
“Seemed there is no lift or elevator in the ryokan.”
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