Reasonable Restaurants in Kinosaki Onsen Town

Reasonable Restaurants in Kinosaki Onsen Town

I would like to share some nice/reasonable restaurants in Kinosaki Onsen town this time.

Reasonable Restaurants in Kinosaki Onsen Town

When you stay over in Kinosaki Onsen town, you may wanna hang out there for good stuff. Here are the places we recommend.

Inaba (お食事処いなば)

Down the main street from the JR Kinosaki Onsen Station like 2-3 minutes, Inaba would be on the  right side. A huge crab sign would surely get your attention. It serves fresh seafood from a fish store next door (under the same management).

 

I had an oyster teishoku and Mrs. Wada had a deep-fried fish teishoku. Both came with a piece of simmered fish in a little bowl (Mrs. Wada loved it!). Pretty good! We got crab gratin as well. Just wanted to have crab at least. Menu might vary by day or season but definitely recommended.

 

Jogai Ichiba Shokudo (場外市場食堂)

This place is located just across from Satono-yu which is almost next to JR Kinosaki Onsen Station. It’s good access, huh? Prices are reasonable as well.

 

I had negitoro-don and Mrs. Wada had maguro-don. This place really saved our lives in the evening of the New Year’s day (few stores were open for dinner). Extra points given!

 

Book Store Ichi / Book Cafe & Bar (ブックストア・イチ / ブックカフェ&バー)

It is located near the Kinosaki ropeway. We stopped by on the New Year’s eve (we always wander at the times like this). Looks like a bookstore but we saw a sign of food menu so decided to go in.

 

You could pick books and read while waiting or eating (oh, but that’d be a bad manner, isn’t it?).

 

I had a chicken bowl and Mrs. Wada had beef bowl. Turns out, it was more like a bar actually. Some guys came in for drinks and snacks. Well, it’s up to what you crave for.

 

Mini Fresh (ミニフレッシュ城崎店)

Just across from the Inaba restaurant, there is this local convenience store. Don’t underestimate its selections. Local veggies, fruits, souvenirs, and curry! We couldn’t help trying it out and you know what? It was awesome! Please try it. Heh heh. Unfortunately, there aren’t many public seats in town (there is a bench in front of the store though). Quite convenient in a place like this.

 

Lastly

How do you find it? These places would be good options for meals in between onsen hopping. Please try and share your thoughts with us.

See you around!

Kinosaki Onsen Town in Hyogo

Kinosaki Onsen Town in Hyogo

Hi there. It’s Mr. Wada back on duty. I would like to show you around Kinosaki Onsen (hot springs) this time.

About Kinosaki Onsen Town

Kinosaki town is one of the most popular hot spring resorts in Toyooka city, a Northern part of Hyogo prefecture (including Arima onsen). Hot springs (onsen) have been running since Heian era (794-1185).

JR Kinosaki station

Hot spring water for drinking

Walking around in Yukata (easy kimono) seems fancy.

 

Seven Drop-in Hot Springs in Kinosaki Onsen Town

There are 7 major drop-in onsens in town. This day pass (available at every onsen place at 1,200 yen) allows you to enter these 7 places which is reasonable since each place costs from 600 yen. To tell the truth, we couldn’t make it to all the 7 places. 2 or 3 would be good enough for a day unless you push yourself…..very hard. Most of them open at 10-ish but some open in the afternoon. Check the latest information on the official website.

The day pass.

 

Goshono-yu

The newest. As you see in pictures, it looks like a temple or shrine. It got a very nice views in the rotenburo (outdoor bath). I like staying in warm bath in the cold like that.

Entrance
Mr. Wada and his friend on the massage chairs.
Name Goshono-yu (御所の湯)
Access 448 Yushima, Kinosaki-cho, Toyooka-shi, Hyogo
Business Hours

7:00 – 23:00

Closed: The first and third Thursdays

Admission

Adult: 800 yen

Child: 400 yen

 

Ichino-yu

Ichino-yu stands in the middle of the town, so you won’t miss it. It looks like the most popular place and it was indeed great. The cave onsen is worth a visit. Not as complicated as the cave onsen in Kurokawa though still neat.

Front (quite wide)
Rest space (the massage chairs are available as well)
Name Ichino-yu (一の湯)
Access 415-1 Kinosakichō Yushima, Toyooka-shi, Hyogo
Business Hours

7:00 – 23:00

Closed: Wednesdays

Admission

Adult: 600 yen

Child: 300 yen

 

Kono-yu

Probably it was named after Kono-tori (storks). It is believed that soaking in this onsen bring you good luck for relationships, well-being and happiness etc. I found it relaxing since it is a little isolated from other places.

Front
Lobby (not so huge)
Name Kono-yu (鴻の湯)
Access
610 Kinosakichō Yushima, Toyooka-shi, Hyōgo-ken
Business Hours

7:00 – 23:00

Closed: Tuesdays

Admission

Adult: 600 yen

Child: 300 yen

 

Mandarayu

Note that this place opens at 15:00. Later than others. So what makes this place special is rotenburo (out door onsen) of two buckets! A grown up is big enough for each . Interesting but I strongly suggest to avoid rush hour.

Front (at night)
Lobby (quite small)
Name Mandara-yu (まんだら湯)
Access 565 Yushima Shirosakicho, Toyooka-shi, Hyōgo-ken
Business Hours

15:00 – 23:00

Closed: Wednesdays

Admission

Adult: 600 yen

Child: 300 yen

 

Yanagi-yu

You may or may not notice such a little bath house (cute in other words). It is said that its hot springs blew from under the Willow trees brought from China.

Front
Name Yanagi-yu (柳湯)
Access
647 Kinosakichō Yushima, Toyooka-shi, Hyōgo-ken

Business Hours

15:00 – 23:00

Closed: Thursdays

Admission

Adult: 600 yen

Child: 300 yen

 

Jizou-yu

Walk down from the JR Kinosaki Onsen staion and you will see it at the intersection. Apparently it is the most popular bath house among the locals.

Front
Name Jizou-yu (地蔵湯)
Access 796 Kinosakichō Yushima, Toyooka-shi, Hyōgo-ken
Business Hours

7:00 – 23:00

Closed: Fridays

Admission

Adult: 600 yen

Child: 300 yen

 

Satono-yu

It is located just next to JR Kinosaki Onsen station. It offers free foot bath outside. Unlike its classy looking it is more modern than other places with a herb bath etc. It’d be nice for starters.

Front
Foot Bath
Name Satono-yu (さとの湯)
Access 290-36 Kinosakichō Imazu, Toyooka-shi, Hyōgo-ken
Business Hours

13:00 – 21:00

Closed: Mondays

Admission

Adult: 800 yen

Child: 400 yen

 

Again, for the latest information, please check the official website.

 

Lastly

How do you find it? It was quite fun. Kinosaki Onsen is foreigner-friendly with tattoos (most of places seemed to accept it). This is probably because there are more foreign tourists in the town lately. Though I saw DIFFERENT types of tattoos as well …(=o=)ooOO

Anyway, see you around!