The owners were exceptional helpful and prompt in response. Place was cool and serene.
Really interesting place with lovely hosts.
In a ryokan you have to be prepared to "live life on your arse" - we are both westerners in our 60's and found that quite challenging.
The breakfasts were magnificent, and were served at a proper table with proper chairs.
The place is clean and quite. There is a hot spring bath in the hotel although I did not get chance to use :) the host is really kind and helpful.
A pleasant stay
The staff was very friendly and helpful. They gave us a warm welcome. They provided a shuttle service between the onsen town and the hotel! The owner responds very fast to your questions. Also the breakfast was very nice! It was a mix between a Japanese and a continental breakfast.
That there were no other guests
Yamasaki-san, the host, drove us to Kinosaki-onsen and back, and also from the station and back.
A warm welcome from the owners set the scene for a great stay leaving us with happy memories
The pillows took some getting used to as they are different to the type we use at home
Spacious room in traditional Japanese style with excellent views of mountains and river running by Excellent breakfast which was different every day Ryokan situated 5 minutes from town but near the beach. Owner was always available to give a lift.
Very nice staff, directly at the sea, good breakfast
Nice big rooms, lovely onsen. Sweet hostess and the owner was so kind to bring us where ever we want.
Love it! Also lovely owners
5 mins away by car from kinosaki Onsen town area which can be a big inconverience as the only way to get into town was by Owners van. I
A bit outside of Kinosaki onsen town center but Owner will drive you to places. Really loved this place. Friendly owners and delicious breakfast. Indoor onsen is also in the shower area. Had a nice soak in the early morning of my delarture.
Better make dinner reservation the day before you arrive.
The owner takes you to the town by car. Very comfortable and convenient. They are very kind and helpful.
Staffs are very helpful and friendly.
This is my first time staying in a ryokan. I really like the experience. I didn’t have WiFi so I couldn’t let the host know what time my train arriving at Kinosaki Station. So I asked the JR staff to call the guesthouse and in 10’ I was picked up by the owner. The guesthouse provides free shuttle to town which means the owner personally drives guests to town. His wife is the sweetest woman I’ve met. She helped me put on the yukata and also helped me with my laundry with free of charge when I asked for it. The owner also showed me the restaurants on the way to the Gosyonoyu onsen. Very nice guy. I would recommend staying here. Please keep in mind this guesthouse is not located right in the center of Kinosaki town. 10 pm is the cut off time for shuttle pick up so if you decide to go for the last onsen of the day until 11pm, you need to get a cab home. Since you rely on the owner to drive you to town, you need to follow their schedule as well. I checked in at 5:30pm and wanted to go to town right away but the owners were about to have dinner so they asked me to wait for an hour. Also keep in mind that the town is pretty dead after 8pm, only a couple restaurants and cafes are still open and of course family mart.
Comfort and feel like home
Location is 10 mins from the town but no problem since Yamazaki san can drive you to the downtown and pick up whenever we want
very peaceful and fine accommodation with all Japanese traditional style room. The room is spacious and there are Yukata for you to wear in the room. Yamazaki san and his wife are very nice and take a good care of us during our stay. I recommend to take the breakfast set here. very delicious and value for money.
Short but pleasant stay, really nice and caring owners.
It was really cold in the room and we couldn’t turn on the heating, and since we couldn’t communicate properly with them, we just covered with lots of layers.
Owners were a lovely couple who, in spite of no speaking English did the best they could, always with smiles and bows galore, as it’s the norm in Japanese cultute.