Last updated on February 3rd, 2024
Looking for where to stay in Kirishima? Here is the complete accommodation guide to help you pick the best Kirishima onsen hotel or ryokan that suits your style, budget, and interest.
Nestled away in Kagoshima prefecture, Kirishima is another best place to experience the Japanese onsen. It is a popular onsen resort for people living in the Kyushu region, thanks to the majestic scenery and hot spring bath. The area boasted a wide variety of different types of hot springs. Don’t miss the chance to experience different types of hot springs when spending one night in Kirishima.
In this Kirishima accommodation guide, we’ll share the best ryokans in Kirishima with onsen baths that you will love. Whether seeking a romantic retreat or a solo escape, you will find a ryokan in Kirishima that fits your needs.
Where To Stay in Kagoshima
Kirishima prides itself on a variety type of high-quality hot springs. Many authentic Ryokan hotels offer unique onsen baths for guests where you can soak in various hot springs when staying in Kirishima. It is also best to enjoy the kaiseki dinner prepared with seasonal fresh ingredients for a full experience.
Here is our recommendation for where to stay in Kirishima.
Kirishima Hotel is a 4-star onsen resort that features an ultimate spa experience, with its sauna and hot spring bath. It has a theme park-like huge hot springs onsen baths for guests to soak in the natural hot spring. There are a total of 14 different hot springs sources, offering four varieties of hot spring water.
The bathing areas of Kirishima Hotel are divided into unisex, women-only, and men-only areas. The unisex bathing area is huge and can go at a depth of 1.4 meters, allowing for standing bathing (tachiyu). Truly an extremely impressive bath!
Pro Tips: If you are not used to be unisex onsen experience, the onsen bath will be only available for women from 19:30 to 22:00.
Kirishima Hotel is a popular pick for travelers who looking for where to stay in Kirishima. The price is very affordable for half board meal at around ¥10,000.
Kirishima Onsen Ryokojin Sanso
Ryokojin Sanso is another popular hot spring hotel in Kirishima Hot Spring Village. Guests can enjoy soaking in hot springs while enjoying the spectacular scenery of Sakurajima. There are a total of seven different types of springs and foot baths, including an open-air bath with a commanding view of Sakurajima, and an open-air bath in the forest.
Free shuttle bus service is provided from Maruo bus station to the hotel which is very convenient.
Staying in Kirishima Onsen Ryokojin Sanso can enjoy a private open-air bath with 4 choices for selection. Each room can enjoy a 45-minute private onsen per day by reservation. Their kaiseki cuisine is also awesome made with seasonal ingredients from Kagoshima Prefecture. Enjoy the Kurobuta pork, Kuroge Wagyu beef, or freshly caught seafood from the coast during your stay here!
Kirishima Onsen Ryokojin Sanso
Address: 3865 Takachiho, Makizono-cho, Kirishima, Kirishima, Japan, 899-6603
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Hotel Kirishima Castle
Hotel Kirishima Castle is enormous with a large viewing onsen bath overlooking Kinko Bay and Sakurajima. There are also open-air bath where guests can enjoy the natural hot spring in natural surroundings.
Free shuttle service to JR Kirishima Jingu and Kirishima Onsen Stations.
The property is slightly dated but clean. It features with Japanese-style room with tatami mat flooring and sleeping mats and Western-type rooms. Incredible Japanese cuisine is available onsite. Guest can choose for buffet donner or Kaiseiki dinner with advance reservation required.
Kirishima Kokusai Hotel
Famed for its marvelous hot spring bath, the Kirishima Kokusai Hotel is an onsen paradise. The property features a total of 9 hot spring baths, including mud packs (female guests), and indoor and outdoor baths. Private hot spring baths can be reserved for an extra charge as well.
The hotel can be reached by 4 minutes walk from Kirishima Onsen Market.
Kirishima Kokusai Hotel offers both Japanese and Western-style rooms for guests. Some rooms offer Mountain and Sakurajima Views. Highly recommend the full board plan when staying in Kirishima Kokusai. Their buffet breakfast and dinner are awesome!
Bihadanoyu Koshikano Onsen
Bihadanoyu Koshikano Onsen is one of the highly recommended ryokans to stay in Kirishima. It’s a traditional Japanese onsen hotel that offers an authentic Japanese experience. Tatami flooring, sliding doors, and beautiful wooden furnishing, all add to the traditional Japanese charm.
There are a few types of rooms offered including the villa and suite. One thing that makes Bihadanoyu Koshikano Onsen stand out is its in-room private onsen, which is truly awesome. We recommended to include your dinner and breakfast plan as the food is fresh and delicious.
Located in the valley of Kirishima Onsen Village, Kirishima Momijidani Seiryuso is the best place to enjoy a relaxing stay in Kirishima. The facility was located remotely in a beautiful, forest with a flowing river. The location was remote so it is best recommend going by car so you really enjoy the beautiful nature.
A free shuttle bus is provided between the onsen market and the hotel.
A total of 21 rooms are available for stay and each features a beautiful glimpse of the surrounding mountains and forests. Guests can enjoy the indoor public bath with a mountain view, open-air baths located by the river, and private hot springs (with reservation). Everything is perfect for an authentic Japanese ryokan experience.
Overall: Best Stay in Kirishima
All in all, we hope you are able to find your best stay in Kirishima. This charming onsen paradise offers something special for everyone. Whether you’re searching for relaxation or cultural immersion, each brings its own unique charm and set of amenities that promise to make your stay unforgettable.
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