Located in Japan’s historic Arima Onsen hot-spring village, renowned for its unique thermal properties, Tocen Goshoboh has been a favorite destination of many Shogun and men of letters for over 800 years. Designated a “gosho” (Imperial palace) after the visit of Lord Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, the inn is one of the most prestigious hot-spring yados in Japan. The traditional wooden building is infused with the tastes of the legendary novelist Tanizaki Junichiro, who was also a patron, showing a Japanese sense of aesthetics and beauty with a poetic balance of East and West, old and new. The cuisine has been known for its signature Goshoboh Yamaga style since the earliest days of its history.
About 30 minutes from Kobe, 1 hour from Osaka