Kinosaki Onsen Kojinmari
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Kinosaki Onsen Kojinmari

257 Yushima Kinosakicho, Toyooka 669-6101 Hyogo Prefecture
Top floor unit is generously sized with a combined sleeping and sitting area plus perhaps the most comfortable private soaking tub in all of kinosaki!
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#2 of 21 ryokans in Toyooka
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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The smallest inn in Kinosaki. We strive to provide the hospitality that we can only do because we are small. We provide a clean, comfortable, and soft space. Carefully prepared seasonal dishes made with plenty of local ingredients. So that you can spend a wonderful time at a small inn run by a family, We will provide hospitality in a sincere, honest and natural manner.
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
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257 Yushima Kinosakicho, Toyooka 669-6101 Hyogo Prefecture
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Great for walkers
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Cristina wrote a review Mar 2023
Seattle, Washington
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I spent 1 night here and had an amazing experience. The location is great and it’s easy to walk to the train station and all the onsens. The staff is so attentive, welcoming, and kind. We had both dinner (we were lucky and were here for snow crab) and breakfast here. The food was amazing and some of the best we had in Japan.

We also booked the room with the private bath, which was really nice to have and very spacious. Though the price tag is high, we found the experience to be worth the value.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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chocolatenails wrote a review Feb 2020
Singapore, Singapore
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Kojinmari was the perfect gem to kinosaki.
It's a 5 mins walk from the station, you walk pass the streets with all the cafes and restaurants.
We stayed in "On" room. Room size was extremely spacious and comfortable. Do note that this room only has a basin and toilet attached; no shower.
Yanagi onsen is just across the bridge, unfortunately it was closed due to renovation when we were there.
The warm hospitality of the hosts makes you feel right at home.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lian H wrote a review Jan 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband & I stayed 2 nights with KOJINMARI during the end of November 2019. We booked the suite "RIN" room with our own private onsen. The experience during our stay was fantastic. The location is within walking distance from the Kinosaki train station, very convenient and easy. The family were very warm, takes good care of us making us feel at home. Our Japanese breakfasts were so delicious and so was our yummy Matsuba crab kaiseki dinner. Thank you Kojimari and family for making our stay so pleasant, full of memories. We hope to come again soon.
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Date of stay: November 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Good Location and the room is big
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GiuseppeNYC wrote a review Feb 2018
New York
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you care about good food, and want to have a superb culinary experience, then this is the Ryokan for you. You can choose from the crab or the beef menu. We went for beef: it's Tajima, which is the same beef as Kobe beef. And it was I think the best we've ever had anywhere. The ryokan kindly included some crab in our menu as well, which was unlike any crab I have ever tasted: very delicate, like snow (both the beef and the crab are very expensive ingredients, and so this is reflected––I think very fairly––in the Ryokan's nightly rate). Breakfasts were also wonderful experiences. And it was really great then to walk down the street and soak in an onsen (although keep in mind that Kinosaki Onsen is a busy and popular destination and so it's important to visit some of the onsens at off-peak periods). So, it was a real pleasure then to escape back then to this tiny Ryokan that has very few rooms, but is very central, and where the family who runs it is very hospitable and kind. The rooms are unfussy, simple, and tranquil with good winter heating. But it's the amazing cuisine and kindness with which the meals were served that we will remember most about our stay here! Thank you so much!
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Date of stay: February 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Richard wrote a review Dec 2012
Singapore
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We (2 adults and a daughter) stayed at the ryokan for a night in early Dec. It was a most memorable experience and we strongly recommend this ryokan to anybody who visits Kinosakionsen. Our experiences were as follows :
Pros =>
a) 5 min. walk from the JR Kinosakionsen station, almost in the middle of town.
b) Very clean room and safe environment. We reserved the 'ON' room but was upgraded to the 'RIN' room with the private semi-outdoor 'Onsen'. It was not luxurious by Western standard but warm and very comfortable with all necessary amenities included.
c) We had the 'Kaiseki' dinner. Both the food and service was excellent. Unfortunately we had to take the 7.16am train the next day. Otherwise we would love to have the breakfast too.
d) The ryokan has only 4 rooms. Consequently, it was very quiet and service very personalized.
e) Accommodation at Kinosakionsen is very expensive and this ryokan offers one of the best value for money.
f) Different designs of high quality 'Yukata' was included. We were awed with the designs.
g) Free access to the 7 onsens in Kinosakionsen.
h) The manager, Kojima-san took 2 photos and personalized them for us, including a small memorable gift on our departure at 6.45am the next day.
i) Very comfortable beds and warm room especially on a very cold night (zero degree C). After soaking in the private bath, we had the best sleep in our entire 1-week holiday.

Con :
a) Difficult to locate the first time because there was no English signboard.
b) The manager, Kojima-san written English is satisfactory but verbal English is lacking.

We will definitely stay there again the next time we visit Kinosakionsen.
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Date of stay: December 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: The best room is the 'RIN' room on the top floor. If your budget allows, reserve this...
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cmarcelloni wrote a review Jul 2011
Geneva, Switzerland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Ok, Kojinmari is a very simple Ryokan. Specially compared to what is around. However since most of the time you will spend in your yukata going from bath to bath, you don't need more than what they offer. Above all, the service was... how can I put? the best! I usually don't care much about it, however the owners were such a sweet heart that it made the whole difference. Honestly, I am a frequent international traveler and I definitely recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: June 2011
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Pieter D wrote a review May 2013
Brussels, Belgium
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Kinosaki is a perfect combination of all great things Japanese.
1.Efficiency. The JR train brings right to center of town, your luggage is dropped at your hotel, you get a map from town so can immediately start exploring before checking in to your hotel. So please go in the early morning to get best out of one night stay
2. Tradition. Kinosaki is the place to experience the traditional Japanese ryokan. Not to be missed while in Japan
3. Hospitality. The whole town is friendly, helpfull and cheerful.
4. Onsen, onsen, onsen! Your hotel gives you a badge to access all 8 public bathouses. We loved it. The sight of travellers walking from bath to bath in kimono and the sound of there wooden sandals (clac, clac, clac) is truly unique. Considered that the entrance fees are included in your hotel price, the whole Kinosaki experience has a great value for its price!
5. Nature and architecture. Beautiful trees, traditional buildings, a small canal crossed by stone bridges. A lovely sight.

Ignore the boring souvenir shops and other touristy stuff and enjoy!
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Date of stay: March 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kellie H wrote a review Apr 2013
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for 2 nights toward the end of our 2 week travels through Japan, and it was a perfect spot to relax! We stayed in the Rin room, with private onsen. We loved the traditional Japanese details, but at the same time it was modern and comfortable. The hospitality here was just lovely, the owners are so friendly. We loved our yakatas provided to wear in our room and around town. We also opted to have the Japanese dinner and breakfast, which was a fantastic experience. We had the opportunity of trying a number of traditional Japanese foods, including freshly prepared sashimi, local seafood, plum wine, sake, Shabu Shabu, miso, matcha icecream etc. The town itself is charming just to wander around, try the public onsen if you're game, do a bit of shopping and generally chill after the mayhem of Japan's big cities. You won't be disappointed staying here, it was a great experience.
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Date of stay: April 2013Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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lathersuds wrote a review Apr 2010
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our two night stay at Kojinmari was a highlight of our trip to Japan. After much research on the internet, we decided to skip Hakone and venture further to Kinosaki. We vibed out Kojinmari and booked the room. Our choice turned out to be a bullseye. We stayed in the top(3rd) floor room with the attached private onsen. Mika and her family run this special place, and they helped make our stay a truly wonderful experience. They were super nice and wonderful hosts. The room was the perfect sanctuary to unwind after 7 nights of Tokyo and Osaka. The 3 hour train ride from Osaka was a breeze as the view is much more scenic than the Tokyo/Osaka train route. The room is huge and spotless. The private onsen tub,which can easily hold 4 or 5 people, was attached to the room and could be separated by a sliding wood panel door. It was unreal. It goes like this: soak, sit on side of tub to be cooled by the night air, then soak again. Repeat. Often. As a guest, you are also provided free passes to all of the 7 public onsens in Kinosaki. This town is so picturesque. A tram up the nearby mountain provides an excellent perspective. The Sea of Japan is a quick 10 minute bus ride. Each morning, a big Japanese breakfast was prepared for us. I believe Mika's mother-in-law prepared it. It was delicious, filling, and the presentation was unforgettable. Who knew breakfast could be so much fun? Mika and her husband, who can speak some English ,gave us lunch and dinner suggestions as well. We did not want to leave Kojimari. If we do return to Japan some day, we will most certainly revisit Kojinmari. Supreme relaxation awaits.
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Date of stay: April 2010
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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alicewang0117 wrote a review Jan 2016
San Francisco, California
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I read tripadvisor reviews before making the reservation, but this place is beyond my expectation. It's a hidden gem in the town. Hosts are very friendly and hard working. My parents and I had the half crab and half beef dinner and a full breakfast. We were amazed by the quantity and quality of the food. It's a bargain to have such well cooked and nicely presented meals. The granny and her daughter warmly served us during the meals, smiling a lot and constantly checking us in the dinning room.Their English were okay to communicate. I used my poor Japanese to learn things about the food and their cooking techniques. Was fun. The bedroom is traditional Japanese style, without much decoration or extra facilities. We were happy with the tatamis and yukatas. We went to the top three onsens they recommended with the free pass. Love the outdoor ones in the starry night. It was pretty peaceful at night when strolling back from onsens. Before departure, the host surprised us with a printed photo collage. In addition, the nearby mountain is worth hiking up, the river outside the town was pretty under sunshine. Stores in the town are also good to explore. Try the Yuzi ice cream!!
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Date of stay: January 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Answer from alicewang0117
San Francisco, California6 contributions3 helpful votes
send they an email. address could be find on their website. Better to write in Japanese. Their English is not good, may take longer time to get response.
Tonia H wrote a tip May 2024
Jerusalem, Israel54 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The suite with the private cedar tub on the top floor is to die for! The meals in their dining room were the tastiest we had in Japan!!"
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Lian H wrote a tip Jan 2020
7 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Good Location and the room is big"
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wizsmurf wrote a tip Nov 2018
21 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for the 3rd story room with attached onsen if it's available."
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Stan F wrote a tip Sept 2015
Hilo1 contribution2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If traditional accommodations are difficult for you, they do have western-style rooms."
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Charinrat P wrote a tip Aug 2015
5 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"wide and clean, Japanses style"
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$332 - $415 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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