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Small old town

It was raining that day so it was rather inconvenient to shop and snack around with the umbrella on... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2018
jonih916
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Singapore, Singapore
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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... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2016
Raivo S
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Tallinn, Estonia
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“Small old town”
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“Well off the beaten track, but worth the trip”
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Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

It was raining that day so it was rather inconvenient to shop and snack around with the umbrella on hand. Nonetheless it is still quite a charming place and I personally enjoy the main shrine built on top of a small hill..enjoying the autumn foliage..

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jonih916
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Try and find this one on your map of Japan! 45 mins on the bus from Toyooka, itself not on too many people's 'must visit' list .Bus goes along narrow road atop a wide river bank with views to each side. Then, almost out of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank petertaylor57
Reviewed 30 November 2016 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...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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VisitKinosaki, Owner at Izushi Castle Town, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2016

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,...More

Reviewed 12 November 2016 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...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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VisitKinosaki, Owner at Izushi Castle Town, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2016

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,...More

Reviewed 6 November 2016

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...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Raivo S
VisitKinosaki, Owner at Izushi Castle Town, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2016

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...More

Reviewed 21 September 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...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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VisitKinosaki, Owner at Izushi Castle Town, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2016

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...More

Reviewed 3 September 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...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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VisitKinosaki, Owner at Izushi Castle Town, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2016

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.

Reviewed 28 May 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.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank newyorkscuba400
Reviewed 8 March 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...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Rick S
Reviewed 7 March 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...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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NicO1028
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Dear Nic O, Thank you very much for your inquiry. There are three direct buses from Kinosaki Onsen to Izushi departing at Kinosaki Onsen Station at 9:13, 10:13, and 11:33 on weekends, and only one direct bus at 11:31 on... More
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