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Yamamotoya

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643 Kinosaki-cho Yushima, Toyooka 669-6101, Hyogo Prefecture
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Badalona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great experience and best location! It is a traditional Ryokan well located in the city center. (actually there are two main streets in Kinoski Onsen). English is spoken but not for all of the staff which I must say were nice to us and helpful - when they showed us our room ( a nice tatami floor room with our... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

It was really a 3.4. Rooms are good view over the willow lined canal was great. Clean and onsen is nice for a ryokan. The whole experience of Kinosaki is great fun. Walking the streets in Kimono and Yukata. They have little ice cream or beer stops along the way as you walk from onsen to onsen. Reason for the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

It's probably easier to review a ryokan once I have stayed in at least half a dozen. It is not a regular hotel, so there are things that are missing and added. This is basically a room with a toilet. The other common facility is a restaurant and a tiny lobby. Please note that you don't have any shower/bath in... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Just one night at this beautiful Ryokan and despite a slight English barrier, everything worked out perfectly. It was our first pure Ryokan experience and we were not disappointed. The service and Japanses set food was just amazing for dinner and breakfast. Everything was very organised - meals times were set and we pre-booked our 40 minutes private onsen (an... More 

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Adelaide
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

From the moment we arrived, the staff were very friendly and helpful despite the language barrier. As soon as we checked in for our 2 nights stay, we arranged the times that dinner and breakfast would be delivered to our room. We also pre-booked in our private onsen session for each night. Once the formalities were finished, we were shown... More 

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Boston, MA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Yamamotoya's location in the heart of Kinosaki-onsen town is ideal. You can easily stroll to each of the seven bathhouses and numerous shops and restaurants. That said, we found somewhat of a contrast between the beautifully renovated lobby area and the more dated rooms, which were basic in decor and smell of smoke. The owner was somewhat curt with us,... More 

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hersham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Ryokan Yamamotoya is a splendid, stylish place to stay. Guests are treated like royalty, with a welcoming and farewell committee and an unbelievable amount of bowing. The traditional room has huge windows with a seating area to admire the steep, green hills and bamboo trees outside. Shutters can be closed to create a cosy bedroom later. Green tea is served... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The ryokan was hospitable and the food was really good. The good deal about this place is that it's linked to six other ryokans. The usage for their onsens are all paid for. The Kaisen was fabulous, with a spread of sashimi, seafood soup, tempura, matsusaya beef and rice. The only downside for me was their own onsen was small... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Everything. Everything was absolutely perfect. Rooms, bedding, bathroom & shower were all incredibly clean. We had our own area to drink tea and to admire the views of the garden in our own room. We were presented with Yukatas upon arrival and were taught how to wear it by its lovely staff. All the staff spoke at least a bit... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This is my second time and due to long trip and cost consideration I did not stay at the previous ryokan as it cost considerably more. The price is costed per person which include stay, dinner and breakfast. The dinner is Kaiseki set dinner with plenty of food and delicately and beautifully presented. As it is winter so were were... More 

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