Retro Relaxation at Auberge Toyooka 1925

Stay at an antique hotel that lets you travel a hundred years back in time

While Japan is no stranger to cutting-edge accommodations, sometimes it’s more enjoyable to take a step back in time. At Auberge Toyooka 1925, you’ll find yourself immersed in Taisho period ambience, as the hotel makes use of a historic former bank building that dates back almost a century.

Recognized as a Tangible Cultural Property, the structure now houses six elegant guest rooms featuring dark wood trim, classic old-fashioned desks and comfortable Western-style beds. The common spaces mix the old bank atmosphere with retro-chic style, making for a unique space perfect for snapping photos and making memories.

The attached restaurant aims to please palates by offering dishes centered around regional Toyooka delicacies. The area is known across Japan for the quality of its chestnuts, mushrooms and soybeans, as well as for its top-grade Tajima beef. Meals here at Auberge Toyooka 1925 represent the perfect fusion of these local ingredients with French cooking techniques.

Toyooka is just a short train ride from the hot spring town of Kinosaki Onsen, where visitors can relax with a stroll along willow-lined river and a soak in one of the numerous public baths.

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