TripAdvisor Reviews Hinodeso Toyooka
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... keep wild boar from damaging crops and for safety from the mean rascals. Occasionally the night silence is broken by an odd guitar-string-like sound and a pigs screech.
This is an international Zen center with a unique philosophy of mostly self sustaining lifestyle. This means that ¾ of the days the mostly-male residents in 20's and 30's zip about on bulldozers, power-shovels, field plows and rice harvesting machines doing all the work needed to feed 20 ...
Not nearly as exotic as it sounds, but no less entertaining, even if the audience was a bunch of middle aged Japanese ladies out for a relaxing afternoon soak. A most enjoyable afternoon spent in Kinosakionsen - a hot springs town in the western part of the country. We kicked things off by getting decked out in our yukata and thongs (I'm confident I haven't translated ...
... traditional village famous for it's 7 onsen and also for crab and as it was in season I was hoping to try some. I wasn't able to check into my room yet so I went for a stroll around town, a canal runs through the village which is lined with cherry blossoms, but unfortunately I was too early to witness them. I walked along to a temple and saw that the statues all had woolly hats on because it was so cold, cute!
... was attached to the station. Chris gingerly crossed the road to test the water and get a tourist map while Annabelle took her funky flip flop socks off and prepared herself to get extremely cold feet.
With a map in hand we found our way across to Station Street, hoping to get as far as the towns canal which was the most famous part of Kinosaki. Although we struggled with the initial slush which was about 6 inches ...
... in the women's room there were also Turkish baths and an upstair area with an outdoor bath and shower area. Imagine bathing in 40 degree water whilst the snow falls about your head, beautiful! Unfortunately Jonny only realised about the upstairs area in the men's bath later!! Boo!! But at least there were plenty more Onsen to make up for that mistake.
Straight from Satono-yu we went to Ichino-yu, which was a very modern bathhouse. It ...
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Kinosaki Onsen, Toyooka | Hotelfrom $77
9-8 Kotobukicho, Toyooka | Hotelfrom $75
112 Hidakacho Hioki, Toyooka | Hotelfrom $48