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!

Izushi Sara Soba in Toyooka City

Izushi Sara Soba in Toyooka City

Hola amigos. It’s Mr. Wada back on duty. I would like to introduce Izushi Sara Soba in Toyooka City this time.

Izushi Sara Soba in Toyooka City

Izushi is one of districts in Toyooka City in Northern Hyogo Prefecture. It used to be called small Kyoto with Izushi castle (now there is the ruins of the castle). We found it on the way to Kinosaki Onsen and got off for getting fresh air. One thing you should try in Izushi is sara soba. In case you aren’t sure what soba is. It is buckwheat noodles, supposedly a healthy food and of course it’s yummy. But now you may think what makes it special in Izushi because soba is available anywhere anyways. Let’s go investigate.

There seems to be many soba restaurants in this area. We happened to find this place and thought it looked good.

 

I see people in here having soba in small plates like Wanko Soba in the Tohoku region. We took the same noodles with some tempura.

It came with 5 plates for each of us. Oh boy. Sure it tasted good and it was nor too much or too little with side dishes. Great. It is said that traditionally having many plates of soba is status in this region and there are some contests as well.

 

Looks at the name plates on the wall. Some people seem to have had more than 100 plates at this place. Holy…

 

Alright. Let’s call it a day.

 

Information

Name Izushijo (そば処 出石城)
Access
Business Hours 10:00 – 18:00
Contact 0796-52-2552
Website http://www.izushijyo.co.jp/ (in JP)

 

Lastly

How do you find it? It was a little unusual to have cold soba in winter but you know what? It was refreshing! I would love to have that again sometime. If ya happen to be around, please try it.

See you around!