My family stayed in Hotel Green Plaza Tojoko for a night in late December 2018. We used the hotel as a midway stop between Kobe and Kinosaki. The hotel building was a prominent structure in the countryside area and could be easily seen far away. It was well-maintained. The reception staff spoke little English. We had booked a maisonnette room, and it was on the top floor. The lower floor was a Japanese room and the upper was a western room with twin beds. It was really spacious and all our lugguage cases could be fully opened. The room was clean and offered a good forest view. There were two small lifts and little waiting time was required during mealtimes. Our plan included buffet dinner and breakfast plus four “super passes” to the Toy Kingdom theme park next to the hotel. During mealtimes the restaurant was filled with local families with pre-school kids. We had to be very cautious when taking hot food as young kids were everywhere. The food was mainly Japanese ones. Several kinds of freshly blended coffee were available! The restaurant staff did not speak any English. They always smiled anyway.
After dinner I tried the hotel onsen. Again the changing room, bathhouse, and onsen pools were occupied by parents and their young kids. Solo users were minimal. Perhaps the biggest disappointment was the water temperature. Probably due to the presence of young kids, the onsen water was lukewarm – as indicated by a screen display, the water temperature of the indoor pool was set at most 39C (in winter time!). The showering water of bathhouse was also lukewarm. Nevertheless the onsen pools were very large and all users were adequately accommodated. The outdoor pool looked great.
In the evening we had to set the two futon beds. Contrary to our expectation, staff should set them during our dinner time.
The air-conditioning was an old-fashioned central one and we could only adjust the strength of airflow but temperature. As measured by the room thermometer, the temperature was kept at 24-25C. It was too warm for us.
The hotel offered free car parks to users. We could leave our car in the hotel car park in next morning when visiting the Toy Kingdom.
I think the Hotel Green Plaza Tojoko is a good one for its reasonable price and physical settings. It seems that it is specialized for local families with young kids. It at least deserves a 4-point rating if we were one of them. I may not recommend it to solo or couple travelers. However it definitely fits families with young kids.