Where to enjoy hot springs in Kyoto: Top hot spring inns and nearby hot spring areas around Kyoto Station
Kyoto, one of the world's leading tourist destinations, is dotted with facilities where you can soak in hot springs. There is even a legend here that about 1,250 years ago, a plague was cured by hot springs! There are many types of hot springs in Kyoto, such as carbonated/chloride springs and simple hot springs, which are said to be “skin-beautifying springs” (美肌の湯 / Bihada no yu) and “warming spring” (温まりの湯 / Atatamari no yu). Let's incorporate a hot spring that heals your body from the core into your travel plans!
Hot spring accommodations around Kyoto Station
If you need a little help knowing where to start, look no further than hot springs accommodation near Kyoto Station. Now let us guide you through a few hot spring hotels just a few minutes walk from Kyoto Station!
"Nono Kyoto Shichijo" (野乃京都七条) is a Japanese-style hot spring hotel that won first place on major travel reservation sites, while "Hatoya Zuihokaku" (ハトヤ瑞鳳閣) is a hot spring inn where you can enjoy the famous "skin-beautifying springs" in your own private space. Both hotels' hot springs are comfortable and soothing, so enjoy them at your own convenient.
No.1 on major travel booking sites: Tennen Onsen Renka no Yu Onyado Nono Kyoto Shichijo
"Onyado Nono Kyoto Shichijo" is a Japanese-style hotel with tatami mats throughout, located conveniently close to Kyoto Station. You can fully relax while feeling the Japanese spirit in the guest room.
One of the attractions of this inn is the natural hot springs. A wide variety of baths can be enjoyed, such as the elegant stone bath and the hinoki wood bath “bath meditation” (瞑想の湯 / Meiso no yu) with Kyoto-esque wall paintings and music.
For breakfast, savour the "yuba seafood bowl" made with yuba (beancurd sheet) from long-established tofu shop and dishes made with seasonal ingredients. For late-night snacks, we recommend the free "Yonaki Soba" (complimentary Soup Noodle Service).
It is an accommodation that is considered to be the first place on a major travel reservation site due to its hearty reception.
- Address: 491 Zaimokucho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto
- Access: About 7 minutes on foot from JR Kyoto station
- Homepage: https://www.hotespa.net/hotels/nono_kyoto/english.html
Hot spring hotel near Kyoto station with baths in guest rooms: Kyoto Hot Springs Hatoya Zuihokaku Hotel
"Kyoto Hot Springs Hatoya Zuihokaku Hotel" is the only accommodation with in-house hot spring near Kyoto Station. There are 13 types of guest rooms, mainly modern Japanese-Western style rooms. In special rooms and Japanese-style rooms with natural hot springs, you can enjoy the hot springs in the bath privately right in your own room.
There are two large public baths, "Higashiyama-no-Yu" (東山の湯) and "Nishiyama-no-Yu" (西山の湯). Here you can even use the "skin-beautifying springs" pumped from 910 meters underground as part of a day-trip hot spring plan (reservation required) if you are not the hotel's guest.
In the breakfast plan, you can enjoy Japanese cuisine unique to Kyoto hotels, such as yudofu (湯豆腐 - a beancurd boiled in hot spring water). At the in-house cafe, you can taste beer made with Kyoto groundwater and hot spring water.
- Address: 802 Minamifudocho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto
- Access: About 5 minutes on foot from JR Kyoto station
- Average accommodation cost:
1 adult (1 room for 2 people): from 6,480 yen to 68,750 yen (tax included) per night
*Subject to change depending on room type and season
- Homepage: https://kyoto-hatoya.jp/en
Arashiyama Onsen: A hot spring area with popular autumn foliage viewing spots
Arashiyama, located about 20 minutes by JR from Kyoto Station, is an area dotted with hot spring inns. Thanks to the beautiful scenery such as Togetsukyo Bridge and bamboo groves, the area is also very popular as a spot for autumn foliage viewing. In such Arashiyama, we would like to introduce two lodgings where you can enjoy hot springs in the private bathtubs in the guest rooms - "Ryokan Hanaikada" (彩四季の宿 花筏) and "Kadensho" (花伝抄). You can take a bath in the atmosphere of Arashiyama at these accommodations.
A ryokan offering private baths: Kyoto Arashiyama Onsen Kadensho
“Kyoto Arashiyama Onsen Kadensho” has the atmosphere of Kyoto throughout the building. Among them, the guest rooms with private open-air baths are where you can take a bath and relax while immersing in the history and culture of Kyoto.
The baths include a stone bath where you can enjoy natural hot springs, 5 free private baths with different tastes, and an open-air bath "Fufu no Yu" (風風の湯) just 2-minute walk away where you can enjoy the feeling of hot-spring-hopping.
A Kyoto's kaiseki meal with seasonal ingredients is served at dinner. Enjoy the taste of Kyoto to your heart's content with all-you-can-eat side dishes and tempura and the free late-night snack "Yonaki Soba". This is an inn that will give you a high level of satisfaction.
- Address: 5-4 Arashiyama Nishiichikawa-cho, Nishikyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto
- Access: About 1 minute on foot from Hankyu Arashiyama station
- Homepage: https://www.hotespa.net/hotels/kadensho/
A ryokan offering rooms with open-air baths: Kyoto Arashiyama Onsen Ryokan Hanaikada
"Kyoto Arashiyama Onsen Ryokan Hanaikada" is a Japanese-style inn located in a place where nature and culture are in harmony, right next to Togetsukyo Bridge. In the special room with a 24-hour open-air bath in the annex, you can indulge in hot spring experience anytime you want.
The bath is the hot water from Arashiyama Onsen. You can bathe in different baths with unique atmosphere, such as "Kazahana" (風花) and "Rikka" (六花) where each has an indoor bath and an open-air bath to choose from, two open-air baths with a spectacular views, and a private open-air bath.
The meals are Kyoto cuisine made with ingredients carefully selected by the head chef. A day-trip plan where you can enjoy hot springs and tudofu dishes (beancurd boiled in hot spring) is also popular.
- Address: 57 Arashiyama Nakaoshitacho, Nishikyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto
- Access: About 15 minutes on foot from Saga-Arashiyama Station on the JR Sagano Line
- Average accommodation cost:
[Weekday use] from 23,100 yen to 49,500 yen per person (price for 2 people in 1 room, 1 night and 2 meals included)
- Homepage: http://www.hanaikada.co.jp/english/
Amanohashidate Onsen: A hot spring town on the outskirts of Kyoto
Amanohashidate Onsen is a popular hot spring town dotted with hot spring inns on the outskirts of Kyoto. This hot spring is located in Amanohashidate, one of The Three Views of Japan, and one of the Places of Scenic Beauty in Japan where you can see a scene similar to a dragon rising to the sky. The spring quality is a chloride spring and the water here heals many people as a Therapeutic Spring. Along with the hot springs and scenery, the seafood from the Sea of Japan boasts its popularity even further. Especially winter crab dishes appeal to hundreds of thousands of tourists! It is a hot spring area with a triple threat of scenery, hot springs, and exquisite gourmet dishes such as crab dishes.