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Kinosaki Onsen

357-1 Kinosakicho Yushima, Toyooka 669-6101, Hyogo Prefecture
+81 796-32-3663
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Worth a trip

The village of Kinosakionsen is already worth a visit just for its beauty. There are several small... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marquitoz
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Zurich, Switzerland
via mobile
can we have tattoos?

sorry I dont know how to ask a question without writing a review....are tattoos a problem here? my... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rebbie S
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Madison Heights, Michigan, United States
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Kinosaki Onsen is a traditional Japanese hot spring town located 2.5 hours from Kyoto and Osaka by JR express train. The town boasts 7 public hot springs and over 80 ryokans (traditional inns). Guests staying a ryokan get a free pass to the onsens. They can experience wearing traditional yuakta and strolling around this quaint town.
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“onsen town” (19 reviews)
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357-1 Kinosakicho Yushima, Toyooka 669-6101, Hyogo Prefecture
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+81 796-32-3663
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The village of Kinosakionsen is already worth a visit just for its beauty. There are several small bridges and lamps along the small river. 90 % of the people walk around in their yukata, great!

Thank Marquitoz
Reviewed 1 week ago

sorry I dont know how to ask a question without writing a review....are tattoos a problem here? my husband has a whole sleeve and I know that can be an issue in onsen

Thank Rebbie S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This onsen town was very quaint and a a good refreshing change compared to the bustling cities of Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka. At around 4-5pm in the evening, you start to see people walking around in the Yukatas to get to the nearby onsens. The...More

Thank MinnNugget
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel you will be staying at will provide onsen passes. Take the passes, weat the ukata they provide, take your favorite shampoo and conditioner and first head to the onsen near the train station. This one has 3 Sona ( two hot and one...More

1  Thank Paris M
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

A delightful place for 2-3 days. Quaint old town with good restuarants and shops amidst 7 public onsens. The train stops has two very helpful tourist information offices, one across the road ( info on onsens) and one the right with wider information and coffee...More

Thank Jimson C
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

i liked the atmosphere, with hotel guests walking around town in kimonos after 3pm. the town itself was lovely, a canal in the middle and a scenic view of the mountains in the background. the main attraction was the 7 hot spring baths you could...More

Thank Claire Y
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Fairytale town - just what we needed after the madness of Kyoto. Perfect mix of onsens and gorgeous cherry blossoms. Couldn't ask for more.More

Thank brendalah
VisitKinosaki, Owner at Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Dear brendalah, Apologizes for the late reply. Thank you very much for your kind words about Kinosaki Onsen. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your onsen experience and the view of the cherry blossoms. As you saw, the cherry trees stand side by...More

Reviewed 10 April 2017

After several days of extensive sightseeing around Osaka and Kyoto, our next stop was at Kinosaki Onsen. We only stayed a night but had a relaxing trip exploring the streets of Kinosaki. It was our 1st visit to Japan and we wanted to do lots....More

Thank AliciaCLPhang
VisitKinosaki, Owner at Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Dear AliciaCLPhang, Apologizes for the late reply. We appreciate your time and feedback. And thank you very much for visiting Kinosaki Onsen on your first trip to Japan. As you said, Kinosaki Onsen is full of authentic Japanese culture, such as onsen, yukata, ryokan, temples,...More

Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely shops and beautiful cherry trees make this a wonderful place for a couple of days in April. Onsen are lovely but I personally found the temperature hard to get used to (hot).More

Thank Robert R
VisitKinosaki, Owner at Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Dear Robert R, Apologizes for the late reply. Thank you very much for choosing to visit Kinosaki Onsen for this occasion. The cherry blossoms of Kinosaki have two different faces that are both equally beautiful: the one they show during the day and the one...More

Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

This is is beautiful town where instead on bar hopping you Onsen hop, really fun, pretty town very friendly people great food and very easy access, stay 2 nights is perfect and everything is 5 minutes from the kinosakionsen train station, best to visit march...More

Thank FibreFil
VisitKinosaki, Owner at Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Dear FibreFil, Apologizes for the late reply. Thank you very much for your kind message about Kinosaki Onsen.As you said, Kinosaki Onsen is easy to get by using the JR line from Kyoto (approx. 2.5h). Also, Kinosaki Onsen offers a great view throughout the year;...More

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adore-adora
4 July 2017|
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Response from FibreFil | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are with 2-3 minutes from the station there is many places good luck
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Kirsty O
12 February 2017|
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Response from VisitKinosaki | Property representative |
Dear Kirsty O, Thank you for your inquiry. People with decorative tattoos are basically allowed into all of the seven public hot springs in Kinosaki. Please visit Ko-no-yu which is believed to bring you happiness in your... More
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Nils H
9 February 2017|
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Response from VisitKinosaki | Property representative |
Dear Nils H, In summer, there are various kinds of fireworks in and near Kinosaki Onsen. This year in Kinosaki from July 22nd to August 22nd (except for the August 11th,14th,15th Bon period ) , a 200-shot-firework will be... More
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