Nakanobo Zuien


In its long history, dating back to the 8th century, the little town of Arima Onsen has seen visitors from all walks of life, from common people to emperors, drawn by the unique and renowned health effects of the hot springs there. Toyotomi Hideyoshi, the great daimyo and unifier of Japan, was especially fond of Arima, and went there often from his castle in Kyoto. Located near the city of Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, on the flanks of Mt. Rokko, Arima has been a popular weekend getaway for residents of Kobe, Kyoto and Osaka for well over a thousand years - making it the oldest onsen hot spring resort in Japan.
Amid this venerable legacy sits the ryokan Nakanobo Zuien, which has been greeting guests for 150 years. With its unsurpassed service and fine cuisine, as well as the high quality of its baths, Nakanobo has over the years become a destination in its own right.
Nakanobo's flexible services cater to its guests' every need. The ryokan is elderly-friendly, and welcomes overseas guests with multilingual staff always on duty.
At Nakanobo, everywhere you look there are beautiful touches of tradition and refined taste, as well as premium hospitality - all designed to help its guests relax and ease them into the calm, tranquil onsen lifestyle.