What to Eat in Kinosaki Onsen


2018.01.19

NAVITIME TRAVEL EDITOR

Kinosaki Onsen which sits in the northern part of Hyogo Prefecture is situated between two great sources of food: the Sea of Japan a short distance to the north and in the south of the prefecture the city of Kobe, which is of course world-renowned for its high quality wagyu beef. Being surrounded by such good quality produce means Kinosaki Onsen is a great place to not just dip in the soothing hot spring baths but also satisfy the foodie within you.

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    Kobe Beef

    Kobe Beef

    Kobe Beef

    At the top of the list is of course none other than Kobe beef, the king of Japanese wagyu beefs. Kobe beef is known around the world for its unforgettable melt-in-your-mouth texture and incredible flavor. There are various restaurants, cafes, and hotels in Kinosaki that serve Kobe beef in a variety of styles including steak, shabu-shabu hot pot, and even gourmet burgers. We suggest that you first check with your hotel/ryokan to see if Kobe beef is on their evening menu, but if it is not, don't fret as there are a number of establishments on the main strip in Kinosaki Onsen ready to serve you for both lunch and/or dinner.

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    Fresh Seafood

    Fresh Seafood

    Fresh Seafood

    Kinosaki is just a few kilometers from the Sea of Japan, and many of the locals make their living on the seas catching fresh seafood to sell in shops and restaurants all over Japan. Firm favorites among the Kinosaki community are crab, octopus, and sea bream. You will find all of the above and much more in a number of seafood restaurants around Kinosaki Onsen, offering both lunch and dinner menus.

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    Onsen Egg

    Onsen Egg

    Onsen Egg

    Many onsen towns in Japan serve a delicacy known as onsen tamago (onsen egg), which is essentially a regular egg that has been slow-boiled in the waters of a hot spring. The egg is placed in a net bag, lowered into a simmering vat of hot spring water and left to slowly cook over a period of about thirty minutes. The cooked egg has an unusual and unique texture, with the egg white resembling a creamy, soft custard while the yolk is firm, and often served with a small bowl of soy sauce. In Kinosaki Onsen, you will find onsen egg being served at the foot of the Kinosaki Ropeway in a small store called Chaya. No trip to Kinosaki is complete with a trip to Chaya!

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    Yura Yura Yuagari Pudding

    Yura Yura Yuagari Pudding

    Yura Yura Yuagari Pudding

    Made from eggs that have been slow boiled in hot spring water, this pudding is unique to Kinosaki Onsen. It’s taste and texture are similar to crème caramel and crème brule – a creamy, sweet pudding that makes an ideal dessert after dinner or a quick snack for when you’re wondering the streets between hot springs. Yura Yura Yuagari Pudding is available from a small shop named Maruyama Karyou, situated by the willow trees that overlook the river.

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    Ebinoya Rice Crackers

    Ebinoya Rice Crackers

    Ebinoya Rice Crackers

    Rice crackers, or senbei in Japanese, are a popular snack throughout Japan. Ebinoya in Kinosaki specialize in senbei seasoned with local ingredients. These include seafood varieties like prawn and crab, locally produced miso, and even Kobe beef. Ebinoya senbei are reasonably priced, light, and easy to eat, making them not only a great snack for yourself but also an ideal present or souvenir to take back home. Ebinoya is situated on the shopping street that leads to Kinosaki Ropeway.

    Kinosakionsen
    place
    Hyougo Pref
    円山菓寮 城崎温泉店
    place
    兵庫県豊岡市城崎町湯島665
    phone
    0796322361
    Ebi no Ya
    rating

    4.5

    3 Reviews
    place
    Hyogo Toyooka-shi Kinosakicho Yushima 431
    phone
    0796294178

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