Respond to Review of Keigetsu
by Brummie Steve
Review: Our experience was very different. We saw this listed on your website and inquired at the tourist info office at Shinkobe station. They called the restaurant and established that it was entirely vegetarian except for fish stock in the Miso soup. We made a booking and they offered to collect us from Arima Onsen station and take us back after the meal. We had the 2010 yen set which includes soba noodles, rice, various pickles and vegetables, tempura vegetables with a dipping sauce - delicious and very filing. The people were charming and helpful though with little English. The shuttle bus driver spoke very good English though. Kiegetsu is a small restaurant in the grounds of a large hotel/onsen - Kosenkaku. It wasn't busy when we went but it seats about 14 or 16 and is out of town on a busy road with no footpath so booking and a free rise in a shuttle bus was a good idea. Saw no evidence of beer on offer but didn't ask. Tea seemed right.