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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...more
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357-1 Kinosakicho Yushima, Toyooka 669-6101, Hyogo Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this quaint small town. Went onsen hopping with its 7 public onsens. It was a rural feel and yet modern in its facilities. Do check out making of your own onsen egg. It’s located right at the foot of the ropeway.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kinosaki Onsen Town is famous for it’s 7 Hot Springs bath. You can purchase a pass to have access to all which are located on the same street and if you happen to stay in a Ryokan then you gain free access to all of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kinosakionsen is a very small cosy village close to the coast. Japanese people love it for its Onsen culture as well as for the food..., particular the special crab to get here from November to the end of March. There is a small cable car...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing quaint little town that transports u out of the big cities. Nice onsens and out of this world feel. Nice place to spend winters at with the amazing onsens to soak in.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tnyh
VisitKinosaki, オーナー at Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear tnyh, Thank you for your feedback. Yes, Kinosaki Onsen is a hidden place where you can relax and enjoy the quietness. We are looking forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

It is pretty accessible with a JR station in the town. After getting off, you will see a Main Street with eateries n omiyage shops at both sides. Our first stop was the seafood restaurant and we had our first crab n seafood lunch there....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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VisitKinosaki, オーナー at Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear jonih916, Thank you very much for your feedback and your beautiful pictures. Glad to read that you enjoyed the crab here, and that you could try so many public baths! We are looking forward to seeing you again !

Reviewed 24 November 2018

We stayed at a ryokan overnight when we visited Kinosakionsen. The town is very quaint and beautiful, especially at night. Lots of great places to eat on the main street, especially the restaurants above the seafood markets. My ryokan provided a pass to seven of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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VisitKinosaki, オーナー at Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear pandc958, Thank you very much for your feedback. We are glad to know that you appreciated Kinosaki Onsen. All the ryokan in Kinosaki provide the YUMEPA PASS, to visit the onsen as many times as wanted until 10 am of the checkout day. Please...More

Reviewed 6 November 2018

Kinosaki Onsen is a charming place with lots of public hot spring baths plus the ones that the hotels offer. People walk around town in their yukata and wooden sandals (that most hotels provide) experiencing one bath after the other. Find time to look in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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VisitKinosaki, オーナー at Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear carpediem156, Thank you for your nice comment. In fact, many hotels (depending on their size) offer their own hot spring baths. The hot spring water is the same but the atmosphere and scenery are different so we recommend experiencing more than one hot spring...More

Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

This is our second visit to Kinosaki Onsen. The town is so very charming, with 7 public onsens, shops of great quality, restaurants and cafes. Fun evenings at the old style arcade, with mechanical pachinko games and target shooting games! I was able to try...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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VisitKinosaki, オーナー at Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear WhereisMyHammock, We are extremely glad to hear that you went back to Kinosaki, and you still enjoyed it so well. It is a very good idea to experience kaiseki dinner at ryokan and the next trip try the local restaurants! Kinosaki is located just...More

Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

we really like this place and we would be back again for sure. beautiful view and town. good fresh seafood.More

Date of experience: October 2018
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VisitKinosaki, オーナー at Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2018

Dear viviennesupervisor9, Thank you for your nice comment and your pictures. We can see that you probably took the ropeway to climb to the top. The view from the top of the Mount Daishi was awarded one star by Michelin Green Guide Japan in 2013....More

Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Many different types of onsen to try and ryokans to choose from. Stayed at tajimaya ryokan which had great service and food, would highly recommend that. On this same trip we went to arima onsen near kobe, tamatsukuri onsen at matsue and dogo onsen too....More

Date of experience: June 2018
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VisitKinosaki, オーナー at Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2018

Dear Lorraine Y, Sorry for our late reply and thank you for your kind feedback. In fact, Kinosaki Onsen is probably the most bustling onsen town, full of different activities, particularly related to art. For example, you can enjoy experiencing workshops of straw craft, the...More

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25 November 2018|
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Response from Gan_Intl_Travel | Reviewed this property |
Onsen is without clothes, and you can only bring a small towel in with you. There are strict onsen etiquette and I would suggest that you Google the rules, and make sure you read it before you enter. Some places allow kids... More
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