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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
    4.5 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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Boston, MA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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37 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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99 reviews 99 reviews
23 hotel reviews
105 helpful votes 105 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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San Francisco, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We spent one night at Yamamotoya. The room was spacious, comfortable, and well-heated in winter. The food was very good, and we were provided with an English-speaking server who was able to explain the food (and was very pleasant). The ryokan is well-placed along the main drag of Kinosaki, close to several of the onsens. That makes a difference when... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

After our shoe box of a hotel room in Osaka our room at this ryokan felt very luxuriant! It was very spacious with a charming view of the rear garden. The furnishings and fittings are a little older but everything was very clean. We also unexpectedly had our own private bathroom and shower (which didn't get used though - the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I went to this ryokan straight after a ryokan in Kyoto so this enabled me to make some comparisons. I slept better (even though I could not discern any differences in the mattress), food was better (crab dinner had enough crab dishes to warrant the title), and service was military like polite. I thought it interesting that ryokan guests with... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Kinosaki is a very beautiful small town, especially when it is covered with snow. Upon reaching Kinosakionsen station, there will be people asking where will you be staying and assigned you to a bus that will send you there. However, as this isn't my first stay at a ryokan, I was actually quite disappointed with Yamamotoya. Location wise, it is... More 

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I book a full board stay in this ryokan. Breakfast and dinner is included which is very satisfying crab dinner for the night. Breakfast is good too!!! Once arrived at the station, there's someone at the station and you tell her you going to Yamamotoya and she will ask you to hop inside the bus. Yamamotoya ryokan is the first... More 

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