Spots in Tajima / Kinosaki Area

  • Kinosaki Marine World
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    4.5
    298 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. "

    Very good size for a half day trip to see the shows. Check the show schedule before you visit. A bit cold in winter.

  • Izushi Castle Ruins
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    4.0
    79 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...

  • Kinosaki Onsen Ropeway
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    3.5
    177 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 top of the mountain, you get an amazing view. According to the Michelin Green Guide, the view was awarded one star. We went mid-December 2020. The foliage has already turned. The view...

  • Ichinoyu
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    4.0
    170 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Hyogo Pref. Toyokashi Kinosakichouyushima 415-1
    The name (meaning “the Best Hot Spring”) of this historic hot spring bath facility is derived from the Yakusen, a book written by mid-Edo period doctor Kagawa Shutoku, who wrote that it was the best hot spring bath in the world. The Yumepa bath ticket allows purchasers to visit bathe as much as they like at seven different hot spring facilities, including Ichinoyu, whose waters have are said to bring good fortune. The facility is famous for its rock cavern bath, which was naturally carved out of the bare mountain and whose water quality is said to be the best in the country. The magnificent building, reminiscent of a Momoyama-style kabuki theater, has become a symbol of the Kinosaki Onsen area.

    This is the onsen with the outdoor cave pool. It’s pretty cool to soak in a mock cave but I actually preferred the indoor pool and the jets.... plus the indoor pool is a degree or so hotter. Both...

  • Historic Site Ikuno Silver Mine / Ikuno Mineral Mine Museum
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    4.0
    93 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hyougo Pref. Asagoshi Ikunochoukono 33-5
    This historic site is in Ono, Ikuno-cho, Asago City. Silver was discovered at the location in 807, and it played an important role in funding the shogunate during the Edo period (1603-1868). The Ikuno Silver Mine closed in 1973 and was re-purposed as a tourist facility. Today you can learn about the history of mining at the Mine Reference Library and the Cultural Museum of Ikuno Mine, and there are about 1,000 meters of mine tunnels you can tour, as well as other courses outside the tunnels.

    坑道内は夏でも涼しく肌寒い位で、フラットに整備してあり車椅子でも大丈夫。江戸時代から近代の採掘まで勉強になる。行く価値あり。

  • 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.
  • Shinkoro Clock Tower
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    4.0
    123 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.

    小京都出石のシンボル的存在です。非常に絵になる存在です。時計台となったのは1881年(明治14年)9月8日で札幌の時計台より27日遅いので、日本で二番目に古い時計台とのことです。

  • Konoyu
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    4.0
    113 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...

  • Satonoyu
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    4.0
    105 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...

  • Daijoji Temple
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    4.5
    65 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...

  • Jizoyu
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    3.5
    116 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.

    Location wise, really convenient. Right on the corner of Eki Dori and Kitayanagi Street. This is an indoor Japanese Onsen. Nothing special about this onsen. Follow the instructions for onsen...

  • Kyukamura TAKENO-KAIGAN
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    4.0
    50 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.

    城崎よりさらに西の竹野町にある休暇村にズワイガニ目当てで宿泊。 部屋や大浴場からの眺めはよく、料理の方は活け松葉がにコースを 頼みましたが茹でたてのカニは甘みがあり、花咲造りや天麩羅も 美味しく、かにすき、かに雑炊まで美味しく頂けました。 駐車場は2ヵ所ありますが建物前は駐車台数が少ないです。

  • Onsenji Temple
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    4.0
    78 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.

  • 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。

  • 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...

  • Roadside Station Tajima Rakuza
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    3.5
    20 Reviews
    Transportation
    Hyougo Pref. Yabushi Ueno 299
    This roadside station is on National Route 9, also known as the San'in Road, in Ueno, Yabu City. It has a gift shop that sells specialty products and a restaurant serving Tajima beef and other genuine wagyu beef cuisine. Lodging is available, so you can relax and enjoy a leisurely time soaking in the common bath of their Yabu Onsen hot spring and when finished, dine on elegant kaiseki banquet cuisine featuring Tajima beef or crab in the winter.

    やぶ温泉 :炭酸水素イオンを含む弱アルカリ性単純泉 露天風呂 :× サウナ風呂 :〇 客室 :311号室(和室10畳) 窓からの景色:養父市内 無料WiFi :△(ロビーのみ) オートロック:〇(施錠式) 洗面所 :〇 部屋風呂 :× トイレ :〇 冷蔵庫 :〇 金庫 :〇 忘年会を兼ねて、京都市内からお手軽な旅行として宿泊しました。福知山市内の国道9号線の高架...

  • Silk-onsen Bijinyu
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    4.0
    31 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...

  • Roadside Station Kannabe Kogen
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    4.0
    16 Reviews
    Transportation
    Hyougo Pref. Toyokashi Hidakachoukurisuno 59-13
    This roadside station is on National Route 482 on Kurisuno, Hidaka-cho, Toyooka City. They sell Tajima souvenirs as well as local produce and specialty products like Hidaka miso and mulberry leaf udon noodles. The eatery has a lunch buffet with items made from local seasonal ingredients available on weekends and holidays. You can also soak in the outdoor or indoor baths or use the sauna at their Kannabe Onsen Yutorogi hot spring spa.

    国道9号線沿いにある道の駅です。売場面積は道の駅としては中規模ですが、地元で取れた野菜やお酒、漬け物などの特産物も扱っており、個人的に魅力度の最低基準はクリアしているかなと思いました。駐車場も広くて駐車しやすかったです。

  • Roadside Station Amarube
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    4.0
    13 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.

    鉄橋とのペアで訪れる人も多いが、他の道の駅と比べておいてある商品のQualityは高いとは言えない。鉄橋に便乗と言わざるを得ない。

  • Roadside Station Tajima no Mahoroba
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    4.0
    10 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.

    休憩で立ち寄りユッケ丼を食べました。今の時代なかなか食べられないので、感激してしまいました。 タレもユッケにあっていてすごくおいしかったです。他のハンバーグとかも美味しそうでした。 また来たいと思いました。

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