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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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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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22 hotel reviews
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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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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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3 hotel reviews
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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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15 hotel reviews
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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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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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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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26 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

December in Kinosaki-Onsen and one should bath and eat crab. And we did and it was great. As noted by others Kinosaki Onsen is set up for tourists, starting with somebody meeting the Kinosaki express train from Kyoto to transfer you to your Ryoken and ensuring ample English signs. We stayed for two nights in Yamamotoya and whilst the room... More 

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
21 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We spent a wonderful 2 nights at Yamamotoya. A review of our stay Great Stuff! 1) Service. Professional and attentive service by one assigned member of staff Takuma, who was English speaking. He was ever so polite, friendly and helpful. 2) Room. Large by Japanese Ryokan standards with a sleeping/dining area and an area to place your luggages, and a... More 

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