Spots in Tajima / Kinosaki / Toyooka Area

  • Izushi Castle Town
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    4.0
    340 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Izuishi-cho, Toyooka City, Hyogo Prefecture
    "A town area located in Izuishi-cho, Toyooka City which has been designated a National Important Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings. This former castle town, designed using a grid pattern, is also known as the ""Little Kyoto of Tajima."" The area is one of the top soba noodle destinations in the Kansai region, and many soba restaurants stand eve to eve here serving Izuishi soba, a local specialty. Other tourist destinations include the Izuishi Eirakukan, a small performing arts theater established in the Meiji period; museums operating out of former wealthy merchant's residences and other old buildings; and the Shinkoro Clock Tower."

    Found out about this little gem from the ryokan owner in Kinosaki. Easy to get here by bus (or bus/train combo) from Kinosaki. Most folks opt for a day-trip, but we stayed two nights at the Izushi...

  • Kinosaki Onsen Ropeway
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    3.5
    174 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hyougo Pref. Toyokashi Kinosakichouyushima 806-1
    This ropeway is in Kinosaki-cho, Toyooka City. It runs from Kinosaki Onsen Station to the Daishi Sancho Station via the Onsenji Station. The 676-meter one-way trip takes about seven minutes. Onsenji Temple is located near Onsenji Station, and its main hall is a National Important Cultural Property. The Kinosaki Art Museum is also on the grounds. The temple's Oku-no-in Daishido sub-temple is on the summit, where there's also a lookout with a sweeping view of the hot spring town and the Sea of Japan.

    At the end of town is the little ropeway ride to the top of Mount Daishi. Stop halfway up at the 1,300 year-old patron temple of Kinosaki Onsen, Onsenji Temple. There is also a hiking trail, so you...

  • Roadside Station Tajima no Mahoroba
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    4.0
    82 Reviews
    Transportation
    Hyougo Pref. Asagoshi Santouchouotsuki 92-6
    A roadside station situated along the Kitakinki-Toyooka Expressway in Otsuki, Santo-cho, Asago City. Here visitors can purchase seasonal agricultural products such as the Iwatsu Welsh onion, considered one of the three greatest varieties of Welsh onion in Japan (available from late November to late March); as well as rayu chili oil made with Iwatsu Welsh onions, wieners and other processed foods; snacks; sweets; and original products. The adjoining restaurant offers an all-you-can-eat buffet of light obanzai dishes made with local ingredients, and set meals and donburi rice bowls made with Tajima beef. There's also a food court where you can eat breaded mincemeat cutlets made with Tajima beef, Kobe pork, and Awaji grown onions.

    岩津ネギ。浜坂へ蟹を食べに行く途中トイレ休憩に立ち寄りました。古代をイメージした新しい施設。レストランや軽食コーナーもあります。お土産コーナーや産直のお野菜も充実。この季節名産の岩津ネギが。新鮮で立派なネギがお安く買えます。岩津ネギの加工品も充実。珍しい本じめじや地元の出石蕎麦も買いました。但馬牛や日本海の海産物も。

  • Izushi Castle Ruins
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    4.0
    74 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hyougo Pref. Toyokashi Izushichouchimachi
    These castle ruins are in Uchimachi, Izushi-cho, Toyooka City. The castle was built by Koide Yoshihide in 1604 and was later transferred to the Sengoku clan. Today you can see features like the corner tower that was reconstructed in 1968 on the site of the inner citadel. It's also a popular cherry blossom viewing spot, and they hold a cherry blossom festival in the spring.

    The pathway up to the castle ruins is covered by the Arikoyama-inari, lovely red tori gates. Nice grounds with a shrine at the very top of the stairs. Understand you can continue the hike up to the...

  • Konoyu
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    4.0
    114 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Hyogo Pref. Toyokashi Kinosakichouyushima 610
    This historic open-air bath house is said to have been discovered 1,400 years ago after a representative of Emperor Jomei healed the injured leg of a stork, hence the bath’s name—“The Stork Bath.” The Yumepa bath ticket allows purchasers to visit bathe as much as they like at seven different hot spring facilities, including Konoyu, whose waters are said to bring happiness. Located on a mountain ridge, bathers can enjoy a quiet outdoor bath enshrouded by verdant trees. The Kinosaki Motoyu hot spring is located nearby; here visitors can enjoy a foot bath or make boiled eggs in the hot waters.

    A little further out than Kinosakis other onsens, Ko no Yu is small and intimate. It has a good and hot indoor bath, and a slightly cooler outdoor bath. The outdoor bath is Ko no Yus best feature...

  • Shinkoro Clock Tower
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    3.5
    117 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hyougo Pref. Toyokashi Izushichouchimachi
    This clock tower is in the Toyooka City Izushi Important Preservation District for Groups of Historic Buildings in Izushi-cho, Toyooka City. Originally it was built as a drum tower in 1871 during the period when they were used to announce the time. It was converted in 1881 when a large clock was donated. It's been restored three times and is now a symbol of the town.

    昔はここで太鼓を打って時を知らせていたのでしょうか。堂々たる楼です。周辺にはお掘(池?)があり、それを取り巻いてそばやさんや料理屋さんがあります。ここから出石城跡はすぐです。

  • Satonoyu
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    4.0
    102 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Hyogo Pref. Toyokashi Kinosakichouimadu 290-36
    This hot-spring bathhouse is right next to Kinosaki onsen Station. The bathhouse first opened in 2000 and you can use the Yumepa hot-spring pass to bath in any of the seven soto-yu public hot spring bathhouses including this Fureai-no-Yu bath house for an entire day. This three-story modern Japanese-style building fits in with the rest of the hot-spring village and they have a large indoor bath on the second floor as well as an open-air bath on the third floor. From the open-air bath you can gaze over the Maruyama river as it changes through the seasons.

    This large and modern onsen next to the train station charges more (800 yen) than the other onsens in Kinosaki, and with justification. It has baths at different temperatures, sauna and plunge pool...

  • Jizoyu
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    3.5
    115 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Hyogo Pref. Toyokashi Kinosakichouyushima 796
    Located in front of the road passing in front of Kinosaki Onsen Station, the waters of this outdoor bath house are said to have sprung forth from under the feat of a Jizo statue. The Yumepa bath ticket allows purchasers to visit bathe as much as they like at seven different hot spring facilities, including Jizoyu, whose waters are said to bring salvation. A massive garden lantern stands by the entrance, and the building’s impressive modern exterior includes hexagonal windows modeled after Genbu Cave. In addition to its relaxing and spacious indoor bath, the facility is also popular for its bath for families that was added in 2012. Jizoyu is notable for its high percentage of local bathers.

    This is a okay onsen But bear in mind there are six others and they all pretty much are the same thing Just make sure you have the onsen stamp the book and stamp your booklet at the end of each...

  • Kyukamura TAKENO-KAIGAN
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    4.0
    46 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Hyougo Pref. Toyokashi Takenochoutakeno 1047
    This hotel is located in Takeno, Takeno-cho, Toyooka City. Their bathing facilities draw on their own natural hot spring known as Isaribi-no-Yu. The calcium - sodium chloride - sulfate spring is thought to help alleviate arteriosclerosis, cuts, burns, chronic skin diseases and chronic women's diseases, as well as aid weak or ill children. With an outdoor bath, an indoor bath, and a sauna, at night from early summer to fall you can see the fishing fires used on the Sea of Japan off the Nekozaki Peninsula. Non-staying guests are also welcome stop in for a soak.

    休暇村は設備が整っているので安心できる。部屋は3階だったので窓から海が見えて気持ち良かった。松葉ガニは少し小ぶりだったように思ったがお造り、茹で、焼き、鍋など種類があったので満足した。翌朝駅までのバス発車3分前に玄関に出たら従業員が見送りバスが出るところだった。前日に名前を告げて予約していたのに確認しなかったのか気づいてもほったらかしにしたのか、いずれにしても担当者のサービスレベルが低すぎると感じ...

  • Takeda Castle Ruins
    Travel / Tourism
    Hyogo Pref. Asagoshi Wadayamachoutakeda
    This mountain-top castle built on land at an elevation of 353 meters is also known as Torafusu-jo (Lying Tiger Castle) due to its shape which resembles a tiger lying down. Looking up at the castle from down below, it appears as though it is floating in the sky, and since it is enveloped by a sea of clouds that form due to the early morning fog in the autumn, it is also nicknamed the “castle in the sky” and “Japan’s Machu Picchu.” The season when the sea of clouds appears is from September through November, and the time from dawn to about 8:00 a.m. is recommended for the best view. One can see the entire castle floating in the sea of clouds from Ritsuunkyo halfway up Mt. Asago on Takeda Castle’s southeastern side.
  • Roadside Station Youka Tajima no kura
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    4.0
    37 Reviews
    Transportation
    Hyougo Pref. Yabushi Youkachoutakayanagi 241-1
    This roadside station is on the San'in Road in Takayanagi, Yoka-cho, Yabu City. They sell agricultural products like fresh local vegetables, flowers, and rice, prepared foods made with specialty Yokabuta pork and Asakura Japanese pepper, sweets, local sake, and the work of local artists. Meals feature the aforementioned pork and pepper as well as Tajima beef. They also have okowa rice dishes with seasonal wild vegetables and more. Their specialty Yokabuta Pork Buns are available for takeout.

    養父市にある「道の駅ようか 但馬蔵」に訪問しました。 地元の野菜の直売所や、お土産物屋さん、食事処があります。 食事処では、八鹿豚という豚肉料理が提供されています。八鹿豚は、養父市八鹿町の畜産で、肉質は柔らかく、脂身は上品な甘さが特長です。

  • Daijoji Temple
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    4.5
    63 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hyougo Pref. Mikatagunkamichou Kasumi-ku Mori 860
    Daijoji is a temple located in Mori, Kasumi Ward, Kami Town, Mikata County. Also known as Okyo-dera, it was founded by the priest Gyogi in 745. The temple houses 165 screen paintings created by the mid-Edo period (1603-1868) artist Maruyama Okyo and his pupils that have been designated a National Important Cultural Property. According to the recent research, their arrangement forms a three-dimensional mandala.

    Very beautiful ancient buddhist temple at hyogo prefecture.the temple has a 1200 years history. The pictures and artwork in the temple is really very beautiful.If you want to feel the ancient japan...

  • Onsenji Temple
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    4.0
    74 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hyougo Pref. Toyokashi Kinosakichouyushima 985-2
    "This temple is located in the area right after getting off at Onsenji Chukan Station on the Kinosaki Ropeway. It is said that the priest Dochi, who opened Kinosaki Onsen with a prayer opened the temple. Emperor Shomu called the temple ""Kinosaki Onsen no Shugoji (guardian temple of Kinosaki Onsen)"", and it has protected Kinosaki Onsen and its bathers for approximately 1,300 years. The Standing Eleven-headed Kannon statue that Dochi received when it was opened is the principal Buddhist image of the temple and a nationally-designated Important Cultural Property. Normally it is shown every 33 years, it is displayed to the public at the event called Kaisanki, where prayers are said every April 24 so that the hot springs continue to spring up."

    Typical old Japanese temple. Good place to get away from the crowds of the hot springs resort town area.

  • Yanagiyu
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    3.5
    78 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Hyogo Pref. Toyokashi Kinosakichouyushima 647
    The waters of this outdoor hot spring bath are said to have sprung forth from under a willow tree transported here scenic Lake Saiko in the Chugoku region. The Yumepa bath ticket allows purchasers to visit bathe as much as they like at seven different hot spring facilities, including Yanagiyu, whose waters are said to aid with having children. The bath house’s small building, reminiscent of the old fashioned Taisho Roman style of the 1920s, was remodeled and re-opened in 2004. Redolent with the fragrance and warmth of wood, the facility’s bathing room is distinguished by its slightly hotter than usual waters and deep tubs. There are also footbaths located at the front and rear entrances, which are frequented by countless people seeking to be blessed with a child.

    This onsen is one of the smaller ones but it has the benefit of being open until 11pm. I went at around 8pm and it was myself and tow others, so not crowded at all. For sure it is one of the hotter...

  • Kinosaki Marine World
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    3.5
    4 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hyougo Pref. Toyokashi Seto 1090
    "This aquarium is in Seto, Toyooka City. At 12 meters, its main tank is the deepest in the country. They also have a play area for the seals and sea lions, an area that lets you see dolphins up close, and an amphitheater for shows. Programs let you feed the fish at their Fish Dance attraction, interact with dolphins, get close to the animals with a ""Backyard Tour,"" and make and eat tempura with horse mackerel you catch yourself. "

    イカリングカレーを食べました。美味しかったです。妻はてんぷら丼。ちょっといただいたが、これも悪くなかったです。水族館の中にあるレストランとしては十分合格点です。

  • Roadside Station Muraoka Farm Garden
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    3.5
    25 Reviews
    Transportation
    Hyougo Pref. Mikatagunkamichou Muraoka-ku Onuka 32-1
    This roadside station is on the San'in Road in Onuka, Muraoka Ward, Kami Town, Mikata County. Its store has fresh produce from local farms and original souvenirs, and its butcher shop deals in Tajima beef raised in Kami Town. The restaurant serves a variety of fare featuring Tajima beef including steak, hamburger steak, and yakiniku Japanese barbecue meal sets. Other meal sets feature fried items, rice bowl dishes, curry, and more. Meals come with the salad bar featuring local vegetables.

    リニューアル後は本当にスッキリしました。但馬牛の牛まん(すごまん・美味!)は結構すぐに売れてしまうので最近は但馬牛コロッケを買っています。レジ横で売っていますよ。さほど広くは無いのですが車で入りやすく出やすい作りは立寄るのに便利。

  • Roadside Station Amarube
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    4.0
    12 Reviews
    Transportation
    Hyougo Pref. Mikatagunkamichou Kasumi-ku Amarube 1723-4
    This roadside station is located on National Route 178 in Amarube, Kasumi Ward, Kami Town, Mikata County. It's next to Sora no Eki (Sky Station), the observation facility that utilizes Amarube Viaduct Railway Bridge. It features shops selling local farm products and seafood and has an exhibition on the Amarube Viaduct Railway Bridge. Its restaurant offers set meals, rice bowl dishes, and noodles featuring seasonal seafood including their Sora no Eki Meal Set and Amarube Tekkyo Gozen tray.

    12月28日の正午ごろに、天空の駅のある道の駅あまるべに行きました 天空の駅は、確かに天空の駅、雨がぱらついていましたが、見事な景色でした また、当日は事故のあった日のほぼ同時刻ということで、沢山の方がいらしていました ランチに天丼の定食頂きました 濃い目のタレがご飯と天ぷらにマッチして美味しく頂きました 今度は夏に、海からも眺めてみたいと思いました

  • Silk-onsen Bijinyu
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    4.0
    30 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Hyougo Pref. Toyokashi Tantouchoushoubouji 165
    This hotel is in Shoboji, Tanto-cho, Toyooka City. It's hot spring's slippery feeling water has bathing areas that alternate between men's and women's use. Day visitors are welcome to use the facilities. Drawing on the sodium - hydrogen carbonate spring known as Silk-no-Yu, the water is thought to help alleviate conditions including chronic skin diseases and chronic digestive diseases, burns, and cuts. Other facilities include an indoor bath, a cascade bath, an open-air bath, and their free-flowing Hana-no-Yu bath.

    Spent 3 nights in the private cottage on the New Year vacation. Overall it was very good experience (though we hoped it would snow) and the prices were very reasonable. You can use onsen hot spring...

  • Tajima Ankokuji Temple
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    4.0
    42 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hyogo Toyooka-shi Tantocho Aida 327
    "This temple is located in the Aida area of Tanto-cho, Toyooka City. The premises are known as a famous spot to see colorful autumn leaves, and you can see large white enkianthus that are over 100 years old painted in brilliant colors and lit up from around mid-November. In addition, the adjacent ""Tajima Ankokuji Park"" is a popular spot for seeing Japanese stewartia."

    家内の好きなドウダンツツジを見に行きました。お寺自体は小さく、1本の大きなドウダンツツジ以外には見るものはありません。家内は念願が叶ったと言って喜んでいましたが、私には今一つでした。

  • Raw Egg on Rice Restaurant, Tankuma
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    4.0
    64 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hyougo Pref. Toyokashi Tantouchoukurio 916
    This egg-on-rice specialty shop is on National Route 426 in Kurio, Tanto-cho, Toyooka City. They serve meal sets featuring fresh from the farm Kuritama eggs and just-cooked Yume-gokochi rice. Other items include plain omelets, chiffon cake, and coffee made with local spring water. Also on site are the Hyakusho-kan Farm Stand and the Tankuma Nibankan shop that sells confections made with egg.

    たまごかけご飯を食べるためわざわざ行きました。昼頃に行くとすごく並んでいました。少し早い時間に行っておいたほうがよかったかなと思いました。たまごは新鮮で美味しかったです。

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