Travel updates for COVID-19

last updated: July 15th, 2021

Regarding the corona virus (covid-19) situation, we will share any information that may be relevant to your trip to Kinosaki Onsen & Japan on this page.

Nishimuraya Honkan, Nishimuraya Hotel Shogetsutei, Nishimuraya Ricca & Sanpou Nishimuraya are open for business and welcoming guests every day.

All of our properties are strictly adhering to health & infection prevention measures to enhance the safety of both our guests & staff. Please check details here:

NOTICE: Breakfast Buffet Re-open
The breakfast buffet of Nishimuraya Hotel Shogetsutei had been temporarily closed since April 20, 2021 but is now scheduled for re-open on the morning of July 22nd, 2021 (for guests staying the night on July 21st, 2021).

NOTICE: Quasi-State of Emergency
A quasi sate of emergency is in effect for Hyogo prefecture until further notice. During this time certain services & facilities may be limited or unavailable (current list below). We apologize in advance for any inconveniences.

SPECIAL NOTICE: residents of Japan irrespective of citizenship may qualify for the “Go To Travel” discount when staying at our properties for a limited time. See this page for details.

NOTE: as of December 28, 2020 the Go To Travel campaign has been temporarily paused. Restart date is currently unknown.

We know many of our guests living overseas are limited by travel restrictions. If you have a reservation with us and your trip is not possible due to travel restrictions, inquire with the website or travel agent you booked with about changing or cancelling. If you have any difficulties contact us for assistance – our team is standing by to assist you with any questions or inquiries.

Please use the contact page on any of our web sites or contact us by e-mail:
*if you have a reservation please include check-in date, hotel name, & traveler name


The public hot springs in Kinosaki Onsen and many shops & restaurants are open for business with health and safety measures in place. Irregular closures and restrictions may occur. For the latest information please contact the shop/restaurant directly or check Visit Kinosaki.

JR trains are running though reduced schedules may occur. For flight information or travel advisories please consult with your airline.

NOTICE: International Travel to Japan

Japan is currently closed to most international travel. While the restrictions are a temporary, border re-opening details are still awaiting announcement.

For the most up to date information check with your airline and/or consult the links below:

We understand during this time it is difficult to make travel plans with the uncertainty surrounding travel restrictions. Rest assured that when you book directly with us (via our web site or e-mail, chat, telephone) you enjoy our most flexible cancel/change policy. You may cancel or change your booking up to 4 days before arrival with no penalty.

If you have any questions you may contact us by e-mail:
*if you have a reservation please include check-in date, hotel name, & traveler name

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Kinosaki Onsen!