Ono City, the “Heart-full City”

In spring, there is the “Ono Cherry-Blossom Viewing Boulevard”, and with summer comes the blooming giant sunflowers (the city’s chosen flower). From the Ono Alps for hikers to enjoy, and the healing Haku-un-dani Hot Springs Yupika, to the “Jōdo-ji” Buddhist temple (a national treasure), Ono City is full of charm and wonder all year round.

Ono City is awaiting your visit!

兵庫県の地図 Ono City

Must-see events when visiting Ono City

Spring

Ono Cherry-Blossom Viewing Boulevard (Ōbe area)

A total of 650 cherry-blossom trees line up for a stretch of 4km, making it the longest cherry-blossom boulevard in Western Japan.

Yoshino cherry trees, among the four other varieties, are planted in groups, upstream to downstream, allowing the trees to bloom in seasonal order to enjoy the flowers-viewing longer.

Summer

Ono Festival

Ono Festival, the largest summer festival, takes place in the Kita-harima every August. About 140,000 people attend to enjoy the “Ono-koi Dance”, more than 5,000 fireworks and forget about the summer heat, making it the biggest event of the year.

Fall

Nishi-waki Jaku-ichi Shrine Festival

The “Nishi-waki-cho Shishimai-Lion Dance”, which you can see performed at the Nishi-waki Jaku-ichi Shrine Festival, is recognized by the government to be an intangible cultural treasure. According to legend, this Shishimai-Lion Dance originates in the Edo period when it was used as a prayer against the widespread illnesses of the age.

Winter

Big Doll’s Festival & Doll Viewing (January - March)

City office buildings and downtown’s market street come together to hold an exhibit of Kōkokan’s “Big Doll’s Festival”, for all to view and enjoy.

Must See Spots Top 5

Top 1

Jōdo-ji Temple, National Treasure

Address
2094 Kiyotanichō, Ono, Hyogo 675-1317
Telephone
Kanki-in: 0794-62-4318 / Hōji-in: 0794-62-2651
Visiting Hours
9am to noon • 1pm to 5pm (n.b. from October till March, closes at 4pm) *[Visiting temple grounds is off-limits from Dec. 31st till Jan. 1st]
Entrance Fee
¥500 per person (for parties of 30 or more: ¥450 per person)
Parking
Free

Top 2

Sunflower Hill Garden

Address
1545-321 Kiyotanichō, Ono, Hyogo 675-1317
Telephone
0794-62-1147 (office hours: 8:30am to 5pm)
Visiting Hours
8:30am to 5pm
Entrance Fee
Free
Parking
Free

Top 3

Haku-un-dani Hot Springs Yupika

Address
1000-1 Kibitacho, Ono, Hyogo 675-1345
Telephone
0794-70-0261
Visiting Hours
10:00am to 10:00pm (reception ends at 9:30pm)
Entrance Fee
Adults (middle-school and up): ¥600 • Children: ¥300
Parking
Free (about 200 parking spots and 3 bus spots)

Top 4

Kyōshin Co-op Ranch

Address
1544 Kiyotanicho, Ono, Hyogo 675-1317
Telephone
0794-63-5751
Visiting Hours
Factory tours possible on: Mon-Fri (excluding national, New Year’s, and summer holidays) • Factory tours start: from 10:00am, from 1:30pm (tour lasts about 1 hour)
Parking
Free (50 spots)

Top 5

Ono City’s Kōkokan

Address
477 Nishihonmachi, Ono, Hyogo 675-1375
Telephone
0794-63-3390
Visiting Hours
9:30am to 5:00pm (entrance into the grounds is allowed until 4:30pm) • Ryūfū-tei Tea-room: 9:00am to 8:00pm
Entrance Fee
Adults (high-school students and up): ¥200 • Middle-school students: ¥100
Closed Days
Every Monday (or if it falls on national holiday, the following day), New Year’s holiday break
Parking
Free

A Representation of Ono City’s Good Eats

Since 1955, “Onokoi Horumon Yakisoba (fried noodles with offal)” started to gain popularity among the metal-workers and abacus-makers in Ono City who frequented the yakiniku shops (grilled meat). The sweet and fragrant fats from the offal and the delightfully slippery noodles transformed this dish into a favorite and always sells well among the people within the city. “Onokoi Horumon Yakisoba” has been supported and held up by the The Ono City Tourist Association.

The following shops all offer their unique take on “Onokoi Horumon Yakisoba”. Please try different tastes offered by all the various shops!

KANPAI Okonomiyaki Family Dining

Address
555−8 Kashiyamachō, Ono
Phone
0794-62-1890
Hours
11:30am - 7pm
Closed
Tuesday
Parking
12 spots

KOMACHI Okonomiyaki

Address
1 Chome-14-10 Mukonoso, Amagasaki
Phone
06-6436-0806
Hours
4pm - 11pm
Closed
Sunday
Parking
7 spots

Flower Cabbage Okononomiyaki & Hiroshimayaki

Address
1523 Ichibacho, Ono
Phone
0794-63-2638
Hours
11am - (last order at) 1:30pm • 5pm - (last order at) 8:30pm
Closed
Monday
Parking
30 spots

HONOKA Okonomiyaki

Address
974 Yamadacho, Ono
Phone
0794-62-3773
Hours
11:30am - 2pm • 5pm - 8pm
Closed
Monday, Tuesday
Parking
8 spots

Kaoru-chan Keishoku (light-meals)

Address
1276-1 Shimogishicho, Ono
Phone
0794-62-5407
Hours
11:30am - 7pm
Closed
Monday
Parking
10 spots

Kuruma Yakiniku Shop

Address
29-4 Kamihonmachi, Ono
Phone
0794-62-5838
Hours
5pm - 12am (lunch-time requires reservations; please contact the day before)
Closed
None
Parking
17 spots

Go-nin Bayashi

Address
417-56 Shinmeicho, Ono
Phone
0794-62-5778
Hours
11:30am - 1pm / 5pm - 10pm
Closed
Tuesday
Parking
6 spots

Charcoal-grilled Yakiniku YUME-SHICHIRIN

Address
679-4 Ojicho, Ono
Phone
0794-62-9016
Hours
5pm - 11pm
Closed
Mondays (open on holidays) / Luches require reservations
Parking
7 spots

Teppan Tavern WARAIYA

Address
80-31 Kurokawachō, Ono
Phone
0794-62-2133
Hours
6pm - late night
Closed
No set days
Parking
Available

Yakiniku Irifune

Address
1252-1 Kawainishichō, Ono
Phone
0794-66-5150
Hours
11:30am - 10:00pm
Closed
Tuesday
Parking
15 spots

Yakiniku TAKEDA

Address
791 Aochō, Ono
Phone
0794-66-2232
Hours
11:30am - 9:00pm
Closed
Thursday
Parking
20 spots

Yakiniku FUKURO

Address
1817 Fukuicho, Ono
Phone
0794-66-7933
Hours
5pm - 9pm
Closed
Wednesday
Parking
60 spots

Yuyu-no-sato Kashiyama

Address
493 Kashiyamachō, Ono
Phone
0794-69-0031
Hours
10am - 3pm
Closed
Thursday
Parking
8 spots

Let’s Stay In Ono City Lodging Info

Ono Himawari Hotel

Surrounded by lush greenery offering a peaceful atmosphere. This hotel is located in the Industrial & Kyōdai Techno-plaza area. Easy to access, near Road No. 175.

We can, of course, accommodate for business meetings and more. Within the hotel we have our “Himawari Eatery” proficient in Western cuisine, suitable for parties and celebrations.

Address
7 Takumidai, Ono, Hyogo 675-1322
Telephone
0794-64-2020
Price
1 night (quick breakfast included) ¥6,700 • 1 night (two means included) ¥8,700 (tax included)
Accessibility
Generally accessible. Baths and toilets have steps
Parking
70 parking spots

Kawashima Ryokan (Business Hotel Inn)

Located conveniently in Ono City’s downtown area.
A perfect inn to enjoy your stay for business, leisure or sightseeing.
The Western-style rooms are equipped with ethernet cables for internet access, clean and comfortable for your stay.

Address
179-2 Kamihonmachi Ono, Hyogo 675-1379
Telephone
0794-62-3056
Price
1 night (with two meals) ¥5,300 • 1 night (breakfast included) ¥4,500 • 1 night (no meals) ¥4,300 (prices don't include tax)
Accessibility
No data, but attendants are on hand.
Parking
22 parking spots

Jukōan Guest-house

Separated from the main road by a bamboo tunnel. Spend your time and relax an enjoyable pace here.

We accept reservations by telephone, FAX, and email. Whichever way you make your reservation, please include the following information.

• Name
• Date of stay & number of people
• Telephone number we can contact you at
• Requests or questions

We will get back to you by 9pm the same day.

TEL・FAX: 0794-73-8320
Email: zyukou_ann@yahoo.co.jp

Check-in: after 4pm・Checkout: 9am

Address
791 Tenjincho, Ono, Hyogo 675-1316
Telephone
TEL・FAX: 0794-73-8320
Price
1 night only, starting at ¥3,240~ (please pay upfront with cash)
Parking
5 parking spots

Hotel Route Inn Ono City

This 10-story high Hotel Route Inn Ono City was built upon invitation from the city itself. There is a restaurant and public bath on the first floor, with the remaining floors housing 204 rooms.
A convenient base-camp for those sightseeing the eastern Harima area.
A single room for one night is ¥6,950 (excluding tax). However, rates may vary depending on the season and day of the week.

Address
1503-1 shikichityo Ono, Hyogo 675-1367
Telephone
050-5847-7777 or 0794-64-8001
Price
1 night (with breakfast) ¥6,950 (prices vary depending on the season and day of the week)
Accessibility
The S1 rooms are barrier-free (at the room doorways and thresholds)

Kofuku (business hotel)

Located in the center of of Ono City, perfect for business or sight-seeing visits, with spacious and comfortable rooms.

For meals and dining, please try the "Fukuju Diner" located next door.

Address
937-18 Ōjichō Ono, Hyogo 675-1378
Telephone
0794-62-2518 FAX: 0794-63-2285
Price
1 night (no meals) ¥4,500 (single) • 1 night (no meals) ¥5,000 (twin)
Accessibility
Not available

Ono City’s Traditional Crafts

そろばん

Soroban (Japanese Abacus)

The abacus (known as soroban in Japanese) is a device made of sets of beaded rods for assisting in calculation.

Known as “the world’s best calculation device”, the abacus has been gaining popularity in Europe, America and the countries of Asia.
Appointed in 1976 as one Japan’s traditional craft makers, Ono City is the country’s largest producer of abacuses (at a 70% market share).

そろばん一覧
播州刃物

Banshu Area Knives & Scissors

Ono City primarily focuses on making knives, scissors and kama (hand-held weed cutting scythes) for household use.

Razor-sharp and ergonomically designed, these knives, scissors and kama are gaining popularity abroad. Treat yourself to a high quality Banshu knife, scissor or kama.

生地と播州刃物
たちばさみ101
にぎりばさみ101
播州刃物の一覧

How to Get to Ono City

For those traveling by car

Chūgoku motorway

About 20 minutes from the "Takino-yashiro" interchange

Sanyo Expressway

About 15 minutes from the "Miki / Ono" interchange

For those traveling by bus

Shinki Bus

From the JR "San-no-miya" station towards "Nishiwaki". At about 1 hour in, get off off at the "Ono" stop.
From in-front of the JR "Akashi" station towards "Yashiro". At about 50mins, get off at the "Ono" stop.

Express Bus

From JR Osaka Station, the Chugoku Highway Bus headed towards the "Nishiwaki Tsuyama" area. (Nishi-nihon JR Bus, Shinki Bus)

For those traveling by train

JR

From JR "Sannomiya" until "Ao" Station (about 1 hour). Alternatively, from "Kakogawa" until "Ao" station (about 30 minutes).

Kōbe Dentetsu Railway Co.

From "Shinkaichi" until "Ao" station (about 1 hour)