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“Great Ryokan for Relaxing and Unwinding”
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Tsutaya Ryokan
Ranked #54 of 144 Hotels / Ryokan in Toyooka
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Kinosaki is one of the best places to relax and enjoy life. I believe that Tsutaya is a perfect ryokan for this goal. It is also situated in the main street of Kinosaki so accessibility is not a problem. For the room, it is a traditional Japanese style room so expect futons. However, nothing in the room is uncomfortable so I do not expect foreigners to have a problem. My room also had a view of the main street so you can see the calming atmosphere of Kinosaki. As for the food, it is exceptional to say the least. Do expect an extravagant meal when staying at this hotel. The service is also there at all moments so you will never face any inconvenience. Overall, a quaint ryokan perfectly suited to relax and see Kinosaki.

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled with family
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Thank Jason C
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Reviewed 15 February 2015

We stayed here for 2 nights and really enjoyed it. Sitting on the main street, although a little noisy from the traffic, its location is very convenient to walk to various public onsen baths and to explore this little town. Once checked in guests will get a free pass to all 7 public onsen baths. The rooms we stayed in were in good condition, spacious, comfortable, and clean. However, their indoor onsen wasn't good and it needed improvement on cleanliness and condition. The female owner spoke very good English and very helpful. Guests can wear yukata to public baths. The ryokan provided rain boots and umbrellas for guests on the snowy days. If you drive, they have free parking and valet service. Japanese breakfasts were pretty basic and were served in our room and that was fine since the staffs were very efficient. They were able to clear the space and set up the breakfast table quickly and breakfasts were served on schedule. In all, this is a good ryokan I'd recommend to those people who would like to experience a traditional Japanese hospitality.

  • Stayed: February 2015, travelled with friends
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Thank Tai856
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Reviewed 12 December 2012

My wife and I recently spent two nights here and loved it! The ryokan is situated on one of the main streets in town and within a five minute walk of three of the seven public bath houses in town including our favorite...Goshono-yu.

We do not speak Japanese and most of the staff does not speak English but one of the owners does speak excellent English and she was always available to answer our questions either in person or over the phone if she was not around.

Our room was spacious including a small sitting area overlooking the street. There was a toilet en suite and the shared bath+onsen was more than adequate. The room also included a TV but no English channels. Even though it was December the heat worked great in the room.

The best part of the our stay was the elaborate meals we were provided in our rooms. Dinner the first night was a traditional Japanese spread that consisted of multiple courses/plates and the second night was a crab feast cooked at our table since crab was in season at the time. Breakfast both mornings was not quite as extravagant but equally as delicious and filling.

There is a free shuttle that leaves from the train station that will take you to your ryokan regardless of where you are staying and upon departure the staff at Tsutaya gave us a ride to the train station free of charge.

Overall a great experience and would recommend this place 100%.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 January 2012

We stayed here in the first week of January for 1 night. It had been snowing for a week when we arrived so it made for a wonderful onsen experience. There is a shuttle serving different ryokans from the station, so even though the ruokan was a 10-15 minute walk from the station it was not an issue

The staff were friendly and one of the ladies (I think the owners wife) spoke fluent English. Our request for vegetarian breakfast was met readily and it was a good spread with soup, salad etc. There were some other guests when we were here but the place did not feel crowded, in fact we came upon a couple of them only at the time of check out.

We did not have dinner here nor try the in house bath so cannot comment on these.

There is a nice waiting area /lobby on the ground floor overlooking a small garden- which looked pretty in the snow. The room was typical Japanese style room and had an attached toilet.It was clean and well maintained. The ryokan is walking distance from the public baths in town - the closest being Mandara yu. Staying in the ryokans in town entitles you to a free pass to visit the public baths- each pass is valid till 10 am next day so if you are checking out on any particular day and want to use the baths for free, make sure you enter before 10.

When we cheked out the staff dropped us off at the station in the ryokans car. This was our first snow time onsen experience so we really enjoyed it

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank SRSingapore
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Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
5  Thank Ai T
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Additional Information about Tsutaya Ryokan

Address: 485 Yushima, Kinosakicho, Toyooka 669-6101, Hyogo Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Hyogo Prefecture > Toyooka > Kinosaki Onsen
Hotel Style:
#47 Top resorts Hotel in Toyooka
Price Range: €138 - €378 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Tsutaya Ryokan 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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