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Boasting natural hot spring baths, Hotel Wakamizu is located just a 5-minute walk from Takarazuka Train Station on JR and Hankyu lines. Free WiFi is available in the public area and in some rooms. Takarazuka Grand Theater is a 10-minute walk from the property.
Wakamizu Hotel offers both Japanese-style rooms with tatami (woven-straw) flooring and Western rooms with beds. Facilities like a flat-screen TV, a fridge and an electric kettle are provided in all rooms.
Guests at the hotel can unwind at the public bathing area which features hot spring baths and open-air baths. The hotel offers 24-hour front desk services and free luggage storage. Chargeable massage services and shops on site are also available.
The hotel is a 12-minute walk to Osamu Tezuka manga Museum. Both Osaka and Kobe metropolitan areas are within a 40-minute train ride. Itami Airport is a 20-minute drive from the property.
Salon de Wakamizu offers nightly drinks, while Sumire lobby lounge provides all-day dining. On-site Sazanka Japanese Restaurant serves seasonal Japanese dishes. Guests with a dinner-inclusive rate can enjoy Japanese meals in the privacy of their own room.
This property is a ryokan, which is a type of traditional Japanese Inn. Learn more
- What's a ryokan?
- A ryokan is a traditional Japanese inn. They usually feature bathhouses, multicourse dinners, communal spaces where guests can relax, and rooms with woven-straw flooring and futon mats. Like hotels, a range of ryokans (from budget to luxury) is available. What originated centuries ago as a free rest house for long-distance travelers has evolved into a popular destination for relaxation surrounded by therapeutic mineral springs.
- What are the big differences between a ryokan and a hotel?
- Unlike a hotel, where the guest room is just a place to turn in for the night, a ryokan is more than just a place to sleep. In Japan, many travelers journey long distances to relax in a hot spring bath and feast on a traditional multicourse dinner – staying in a ryokan is an experience in and of itself. These ryokans typically have Japanese-style rooms with woven-straw floors and futon beds (no Western beds and carpeting). You should also remove your shoes at the entrance of the room, or before you enter it. Modern ryokans might serve buffet-style meals in a dining area, while more traditional ryokans tend to serve in-room dinners. Some ryokan rooms have a private bathroom, and others might just have a shared bathroom.
- What's a kaiseki meal?
- Kaiseki is the culinary highlight at a ryokan, embodying beautifully presented dishes that delight both the palate and the eyes. Every one of the 10 to 15 dishes that make up the multicourse Japanese dinner is prepared in a way that highlights the unique textures, colors, and flavors of featured seasonal ingredients and local specialties. Most commonly served at special restaurants and ryokans, a traditional kaiseki dinner usually consists of bite-size appetizers, fresh sashimi (raw fish, like sushi), soup, grilled fish or meat, a hot-pot dish, rice with miso soup, and a small dessert.
- What's a yukata?
- A yukata is a casual summer kimono or robe, typically made of light cotton. Many ryokans provide guests with yukata robes during their stay. In some areas, it's common to see guests strolling through the neighborhood in their yukatas. The loose-fitting garment is perfect for sleeping and relaxing in.
- How should I wear a yukata?
- First, put your arms through the sleeves like you would with a robe. Take the right side of the yukata and wrap it across your body. Then, take the left side and wrap it over the right, making sure that the robe is level at your ankles. Pinning the yukata closed on the right side, wrap the sash around your waist a couple of times and then tie a bow. Generally, the bow is tied around the waist for women, and the hips for men.
- What's a Japanese hot spring (onsen)?
- Onsen (literally "hot spring") is a term often used to refer to both the mineral-rich hot springs and the bathing facilities that house them. Whether the bath is public or private, gender-segregated or mixed, indoor or outdoor, soaking and unwinding in the soothing geothermal waters at an onsen is a millennia-old custom deeply embedded in Japanese culture.
- What's standard bathing etiquette?
- At a bathhouse—onsen or not—guests are expected to remove all clothing in their respective changing rooms before entering the bathing area. As a common courtesy, once inside the bathing area, guests should wash and rinse their bodies thoroughly before quietly stepping into the hot water. Whether you relax in solitude or converse softly with others is up to you, but guests should always be mindful of others. Wash towels are often used to cover one’s private areas while walking around. However, note that you should not put towels in the water.
- Why are tattoos not allowed?
- While tattoos have become more popular among Japan's youth, many Japanese people still associate them with outlaws and organized crime. Nowadays, not all businesses ban customers with tattoos, but you might still be refused admission to bathhouses and swimming pools. Small tattoos can be covered up using waterproof bandaids, but keep in mind that each property has the final say on what’s acceptable.
Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.
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- Do you cater for any allergy or food preferences?If you have allergic ingredients, we appreciate if you tell it to us in advance.Answered on 11 November 2019
- What time do I have to arrive for dinner?The dinner can be started between 17:00 and 20:00. Therefore, please come our hotel by 19:45 at the latest. If you will be late arriving at our hotel on the day, please telephone us and consult.Answered on 11 November 2019
- What time are the communal baths available?The communal bath is available from 11:30 to 24:00 and 5:00 to 10:00 for stay guests. For day trip guests, available from 11:30 to 22:00.Answered on 11 November 2019
Open for: Lunch, Dinner
- Electric kettle
- KaraokeAdditional charge
- Ping-pongAdditional charge
- Streaming service (like Netflix)
- Flat-screen TV
- Coffee house on site
- Wine/ChampagneAdditional charge
- Kids' mealsAdditional charge
- Parking garage
- Accessible parking
- Invoice provided
- Baggage storage
- 24-hour front desk
- Daily housekeeping
- Suit press
- Fax/PhotocopyingAdditional charge
- Meeting/Banquet facilitiesAdditional charge
- Shared lounge/TV area
- Designated smoking area
- Air conditioning
- Wake-up service
- Family rooms
- Facilities for disabled guests
- Non-smoking rooms
- Room service
- Toilet with grab rails
- Wheelchair accessible
- Full-body massage
- Public Bath
- Open-air bath
- Hot spring bath
- MassageAdditional charge
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Children & Beds
Children of all ages are welcome.
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Crib and extra bed policies
Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.
No age restriction
There's no age requirement for check-in
Hotel Wakamizu accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.
Pets are not allowed.
FAQs about Hotel Wakamizu
Hotel Wakamizu has 1 restaurant:
Yes, Hotel Wakamizu is popular with guests booking family stays.
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Room options at Hotel Wakamizu include:
Hotel Wakamizu is 0.7 miles from the center of Takarazuka.
Check-in at Hotel Wakamizu is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.
Guests staying at Hotel Wakamizu can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 10.0).
Breakfast option(s) include:
Hotel Wakamizu offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):
- Open-air bath
- Full-body massage
- Public Bath
- Hot spring bath