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Address: Izushicho Uchimachi, Toyooka 668-0214, Hyogo Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 796-52-4806
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Soba and Historic Homes

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Tokyo
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66 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

newyork
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48 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

This is a small, quiet town that looks like it's part of the Edo period. It's a good place to walk around, enjoy the scenery, and take lots of pictures. The symbol of the town is a large clock tower, and at the one end of the city is a shrine with over 30 orange torii gates leading to it.... More 

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Mill Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

We made a stop @ Izushi from Ikeda castle ruins to sasayama for dinner. Soba @ kinmata http://kinmatasoba.jp was the reason for this side adventure. After plate and plates of soba we explored the castle ruins, climbed they the gates to the shrine on top of the ruin, there we were treated to fantastic view of Toyooka and Izushi as... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

Took a 20 minute bus ride from the toyooka train station here. Not that picturesque as I have expected,not much of photo opp backdrops. Good to just enjoy and see a little town, famous for soba noodles. Make sure you check the bus & train arrival/departure itinerary closely when planning your trip there. GPS will help on the bus too,... More 

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