Hotel Kitanoya is a traditional Japanese inn. Its rooms are complete in tatami mat flooring and offer sleeping options, whether guests want to lay on a Western mattress or a comfy Japanese futon bed.
It has a total of 30 rooms that cost 15,000 to 20,000 JPY per night, including an incredible view of the ocean and private open-air hot spring baths. The hotel also offers its onsen facilities, which can be used by men and women separately.
Onsen baths can also be reserved for private use. After taking a dip, guests can take a stroll in the beautifully landscaped garden and let loose in a massage treatment.
Guests can also satisfy their appetites at the restaurant, which features Japanese cuisine. Sites like the Amanohashidate Land Bridge can be visited by guests during their stay at the hotel.
Kitanoya is accessible by train rides coming from the Amanohashidate Train Station. Due to COVID-19, guests must book under the guidelines implemented by the Government of Japan.
Book Hotel Kitanoya in Kyoto Amanohashidate Onsen – There are scenic rooms that come with open-air baths facing Amanohashidate. All rooms provide a beautiful view of Amanohashidate, one of Japan’s three most scenic views. 120 min by JR Limited Express from Kyoto Sta. (Amanohashidate Sta.)
Japanese ryokan food, dinner and breakfast – a ryokan providing local foodstuff
Known for the crab during the winter (November – March).
Number of rooms
*The open-air baths in the Japanese-style Rooms are hot spring baths.
Rooms with open-air baths
Is this place ryokan only or ryokan with an onsen?
Does this ryokan have private onsen (hot spring)?
Is there a communal shared public bath?
Are there additional rental options?
With open-air tubs 1 With indoor tubs 0 With both indoor and outdoor tubs 0 Hours 06:00 – 22:00 Price 3,240 yen / 50 minutes How to book Reserve in advance
Price range (yen)
15,000 – 20,000
The price includes one dinner and one breakfast
Total rating: 4
Booked a room with an in room onsen. Water was lukewarm and heavily chlorinated. We have been to onsens in the same town and the water makeup didn’t have this chlorination. It felt like we were in a public pool. We had to shower twice before we could get rid of the smell. We also asked them to make it hotter but they said they couldn’t cause all the in room onsens were on the same system so it would take hours to heat up. This was the worst onsen experience we have had in the last 6 years of visiting onsens throughout japan.
Booked through hotels.com. There was no option to book dinner. When we arrived we were told there was no more room in the restaurant. There was no in room dining so we had to eat in town. Luckily we had our own car. Staff couldn’t give any recommendations or knew of any other restaurants that served what we were looking for, crab during crab season.
This hotel wasn’t cheap, we paid over 33000 yen. It was much older and offered less, no breakfast included, than the other hotel we stayed at in the same town.
All around disappointing experience. Would not recommend.
Great onsen hotel
Stayed one night in the Japanese style room which is the only room style available on the website. Actually the Japanese style furniture and futons are not suitable for me as I am having back and knees problems. However, the private onsen and the massage chair help a lot to ease these problems. Room is spacious and clean. JPY yen 34,000 (room only) for a night is reasonable. Reception staff are friendly but English communication is a bit difficult here.
I tried to communicate with the hotel to reserve a dinner but there is no email address found in the hotel website. Therefore one day before arrival, I asked help from another hotel to call them to reserve a dinner. To my disappointment, the reply was negative. Due to language problems, I could not exactly understand why reserving a dinner one day ahead is not possible.
Though the hotel is a few minutes walk to Amanohashidate Station, the street is extremely quiet after 5:30 p.m. There seems to be not many restaurants opened at night in that area. Luckily we found "310 Amanohashidate" which is a small family restaurant close to the station. The food quality exceeded my expectation. We tried 2 different kinds of grilled fish which are delicious. The local sake and the appetizer are excellent too.
Amazing First Ryokan Experience!
We had such an amazing first ryokan experience and the service of the hotel was beyond words!!
I booked a room with private onsen(open-air bath in the room) on Exped**.com, then I emailed the hotel to reserve dinner(I picked the most expensive one, which is crab dish meal) and breakfast. In total, it costs me like JPY 57,000 (= 544 USD)which is much cheaper than booking a whole package from Japani***.com.
If you wanna dine at the hotel, please make sure you reserve the meals at least ONE DAY before the arrival. Otherwise, the hotel will not accept any walk-in because the dinner and breakfast are both in traditional Japanese style, which take lots of time to prepare.
There is only one small convenient store (YAMAZAKI) nearby, but by the time when we got there (around 4pm), the fridge was almost empty, only some snacks and cup noodle were available. There are also a few restaurants there, but I'm not sure if they are open till late 'cause most of shops are closed at 5.
Things that we like about this hotel:
1) Free shuttle pickup from Amanohashidate station (6 mins by walking). They also deliver the luggages to the station after the checkout.
We checked out at 10am that day, and we left the luggages to the hotel. When our direct train to Kyoto was at 2:55, they sent the luggages to the station by 2:30.
2) My husband and I decided to take a walk in the pouring rain after the check-in. We borrowed the umbrella from the hotel, and after one minute of walking, a mini van from the hotel just stopped in front of us, and gave us a lift to the station which is much closer to the city centre. The driver also asked us what time we would come back to the hotel, so he could pick us up again from the station.
3) The hostesses who served us dinner and breakfast cna't speak English, but they did try their best to make us understand what is going on with the food (way too many tiny dishes, and the crabs were cooked in different methods). We'd barely finished the dinner 'cause we were so full.
4) Our room was on the ground floor, so when we were leaving the room for dinner, the staff saw us from far away, he immediately pressed the elevator button and held the elevator door for us.
5) The private open-air bath is just insanely good! We couldn't get enough of the hot spring! Make sure you get the room with private onsen!!! It's worth every penny!!!
A lovely Japanese experience
We stayed in two ryokans during our trip to Japan and this was definitely the best. Amanohashidate is a peaceful beauty spot and this hotel was a lovely place to stay. It started with a warm welcome when our maid escorted us from reception to our room , where she knelt at the side of the table and prepared us a cup of green tea. It was a nice, big, bright room with a small sitting area and a view looking out over the bay. The hotel is attractively furnished and has a number of small sitting areas with interesting artwork and objets d'art to look at. The staff lay out your futons while you are at dinner and tidy them away when they service the room the next day. A yukata (traditional robe) is provided for each guest and most people choose to wear these for dinner and breakfast and for walking around the hotel. Dinner and breakfast were both set meals. There were a lot of small dishes and several courses and it seemed to be the equivalent of a Japanese banquet. We did our best to eat everything and if we seemed perplexed about what to put into the pot of boiling liquid which was set up on the table, the staff did their best to try and help us, even though nobody in the dining area could speak much English. An essential part of the experience are the sessions in the onsen (hot tub), one for male guests and one for females, and we had several long soaks to just relax, unwind and enjoy the novelty of it. We would very much recommend this hotel for a lovely Japanese experience.
Nice onsen, big rooms
Stayed here in a room with private onsen. Cost was jpy33, 000 not including breakfast and dinner. 5-10 min walk from trainstation. They also have a shuttlebus. Checkout at 10:00am.
- large room that have mostly (read below) been refurbished somewhat recently.
- friendly staff (no English)
- private onsen is wonderful, spend a lot more time in it than I would in a public bath.
- no smoking
- early checkout at 10:00
- close to road, hear cars when doors are open or in bath.
- some baffling decision when they refurbished the room
The rooms were fairly recently upgraded, however, they made some baffling decisions while doing so. These decisions give some (my wife) the first impression that the rooms are v dated (80ies, early 90ies) They spend 95% of the budget for a 50% result. For example, all tatami, walls, plaster, doors and wood beamed ceilings are new. So is the bathroom and airco's, toilet, lights. They, however, decided to keep the yellowed old switches and sockets, 80ies paper towel dispenser, chipped wooden furniture, old refrigerator and stained sliding cabinet doors. Exactly the things you notice when you first enter the room. They also have one of those huge electric massage chairs which is at least 15 years old and destroys the balance of the room. Get rid of the massage chair, fix those other things and room would be perfect.