Kinosaki Onsen Ropeway in Toyooka City

Kinosaki Onsen Ropeway in Toyooka City

Hi there. It’s Mr. Wada back on duty. I would like to share our day at Kinosaki Onsen Ropeway.

Kinosaki Onsen Ropeway in Toyooka City

Kinosaki Onsen Ropeway (Cable Car) takes you to the top of the mountain where the entire Kinosaki onsen town can be viewed. It is available every 20 minutes, so you don’t really need to worry about time schedule.

Kinosaki Onsen Ropeway in Toyooka City

 

There are two types of tickets (up to the Onsen temple or to the top). We shall go to the observatory on the top.

Kinosaki Onsen Ropeway in Toyooka City

 

It’s just a 10-minute ride. If you plan on stopping in the middle (Onsen temple), it should be on the way going down in case it gets crowded.

Kinosaki Onsen Ropeway in Toyooka City

 

Amazing View of Kinosaki

Alrighty, here we come. I can see Kinosaki onsen town, mountains and the nature.

Kinosaki Onsen Ropeway in Toyooka City

Kinosaki Onsen Ropeway in Toyooka City

 

I suppose this is a similar stuff we saw in Miyazaki Udo Jingu Shrine that you throw rocks through the hoop for good luck, etc.

Kinosaki Onsen Ropeway in Toyooka City

 

Oh hey there’s a play park over there. Why don’t you join us working out? Heh heh.

Kinosaki Onsen Ropeway in Toyooka City

 

There’s a cafe as well. You can have a seat and chill out with drinks or some food.

Kinosaki Onsen Ropeway in Toyooka City Kinosaki Onsen Ropeway in Toyooka City

 

Onsen Temple

We took a cable car down to the Onsen temple. Entry is allowed with some donation. If you got time, go check what’s in there.

Kinosaki Onsen Ropeway in Toyooka City

 

OK, let’s call it a day.

 

Information

Name Kinosaki Onsen Ropeway
Access

806-1 Kinosakichō Yushima, Toyooka-shi, Hyōgo-ken

Business Hours Closed on 2nd & 4th Thursdays (open during the holidays)
Admission To the summit station (Round-trip)
Adult (junior high school students or more) ¥ 900
Children (more than 6 years old) ¥ 450Onsen Temple to the Train Station (Round-trip)
Adult (junior high school students or more) ¥ 560
Children (more than 6 years old) ¥ 280

To the summit station (One-way)
Adult (junior high school students or more) ¥ 460
Children (more than 6 years old) ¥ 240

Onsen Temple to the Train Station (One-way)
Adult (junior high school students or more) ¥ 290
Children (more than 6 years old) ¥ 140

Contact 0796-32-2530
Website https://www.kinosaki-ropeway.jp/

Lastly

How do you find it? It’s interesting to look through where you are from above and we end up realizing it’s a small world after all.

See you around!

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!