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Address: Izushicho Uchimachi, Toyooka 668-0214, Hyogo Prefecture
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A hidden town

We passed Izushi on our travel to the coast. First, it strikes you with liveliness of its few streets - and all the parking options. Second, you learn that there is no castle... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Raivo S
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Tallinn, Estonia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a half day trip to Izushi from Kinosakionsen, and were very impressed by the little town and surrounding nature/temples. The trip took 75 minutes by bus from Kinosakionsen station (just in front of the footbath), and cost 750yen. They depart every half hour from 9am. We took the last direct bus back at 3pm. You can take later... More 

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VisitKinosaki, Owner at Izushi Castle Town, responded to this review

Dear Michelle F, We appreciate your review. And thank you very much for extending your journey in Kinosaki Onsen to Izushi. We are very delighted to know that you experienced most charms of the town, such as temples/shrines, castle ruins, the clock tower, and soba, etc. There are actually three direct buses from Kinosaki Onsen to Izushi departing at Kinosaki... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Izushi as a side trip from kinosaki onsen. It was worth the detour. The picturesque castle town is compact and easily covered by foot. We walked through the castle grounds, saw the clock tower, visited the art museum and ate izushi soba. Wanted to tour the Eiraku Theatre but they had a performance on that day. It's a... More 

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VisitKinosaki, Owner at Izushi Castle Town, responded to this review

Dear weiwei_sg, We appreciate your kind words about Izushi Castle Town. And thank you very much for extending your trip in Kinoaski to Izushi. We are glad to know that you enjoyed the major charms of the town. There are many other things to do, such as visiting temples and shrines, experiencing kimono costume, soba-making class, cherry blossoms in spring,... More 

Tallinn, Estonia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We passed Izushi on our travel to the coast. First, it strikes you with liveliness of its few streets - and all the parking options. Second, you learn that there is no castle, just a shrine on remines of to. Third - you should experience the soba-self making class at local soba restaurants. And better cut it as fine as... More 

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VisitKinosaki, Owner at Izushi Castle Town, responded to this review

Dear Raivo S, We appreciate your comment. And thank you very much for dropping by Izushi Castle Town. We are very delighted to know that you experienced soba-making. Soba is a traditional dish in the town with about fifty local soba restaurants. You must have enjoyed seeing master’s professional skills during the class. We hope you come back to the... More 

Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

Izushi is a small town with a historic tourist area that features soba restaurants and historic buildings. I enjoyed having a wander around this small town, though unless you have a car, you will need to take the bus from Toyooka Station - not a big deal, but takes a little effort. The town has a castle, and a couple... More 

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VisitKinosaki, Owner at Izushi Castle Town, responded to this review

Dear JourneysFromSeattle, We appreciate your review. And thank you very much for extending your journey to Izushi Castle Town. Actually, there is a direct bus between Kinosaki Onsen and Izushi, not many though. Soba is a traditional dish in the town. As you noticed, the way soba is served in small portions on little plates is different from general soba... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Izushi Castle Town is 30-minute-drive from Kinosaki hot spring town. There are the Izushi Castle ruin, Eiraku-Kan, the Kabuki theater , temples, many red Torii gates of a shrine , several museum and many souvenir shops. Izushi Soba, buckwheat noodle, is delicious. Hand bags are good quality.

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VisitKinosaki, Owner at Izushi Castle Town, responded to this review

Dear Yo-Chan1, Thank you very much for your review. It is our pleasure to know you found many treasures of Izushi Castle Town. The seasonal scenery such as cherry blossoms and autumn leaves is also excellent. We look forward to welcoming you again. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016

Also the 308 year old boutique sake business! People are very welcoming and friendly as it has not received too many foreign tourists yet.

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Brampton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2016

Having a few days in Kinosaki we decided to visit the home of Soba noodles. The town did not disappoint. An easy bus ride from Toyooka station delivered us to an out of the way tourist spot well worth visiting. The Inari shrine on the hillside is beautiful with lots of small details to keep you looking about. We didn't... More 

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Okayama, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2016

The town of History IZUSHI , is beautiful small town in hyogo prefecture.The soba of this town is very unique,tasty . after having soba You can take walk through the izushi town.Typical japanese town with japanese history. Must visit if you are interested in history of Japan.

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Nara, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2016

This is a very old castle .It even has a shinto shrine .Everything is simple and full of tradition and history.The best time to visit I think is spring , maybe around March when the sakura is blooming beucause in front of the castle there a lot of sakura trees.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 29, 2016 via mobile

Izushi is indeed a good option if you are interested in visiting historical places. #izushicastle The castle is and the area around it is good for taking a walk and for sightseeing. The speciality of the town is soba noodles! There are a bunch of soba restaurants which have the authentic taste! A good visit for those who like the... More 

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