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Kinosaki Onsen

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Address: 357-1 Kinosakicho Yushima, Toyooka 669-6101, Hyogo Prefecture
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Kinosaki Onsen is a traditional Japanese hot spring town located 2.5 hours...

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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quiet and worth visiting onsens

The locations is easily reached by trains, we actually came all the way from osaka once we arrived the Kansai airport. It took around 4 hours to get there, it's breathtaking once... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The locations is easily reached by trains, we actually came all the way from osaka once we arrived the Kansai airport. It took around 4 hours to get there, it's breathtaking once u reached the town. There are lots of local onsen hotels to choose and they all with walking distances. The 7 public spas are something you shouldn't miss.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cute spa town about two hours by train from Kyoto. You can walk around in your yukata at night visiting the different onsen. Feels fairly undiscovered (at least among non-Japanese). We were one of the few foreigners in the onsens. But there were plenty of young and old Japanese walking in the quaint streets. Make sure you read up on... More 

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VisitKinosaki, Owner at Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this review

Dear Ken S, Thank you very much for your kind words about Kinosaki Onsen. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay while experiencing onsen, and communicating with local inhabitants. As you said, Kinosaki Onsen is the perfect place to make a break from the bustle of city life. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

We came to kinosakionsen after 5 days in Kyoto and Osaka, which made for a lovely break from the hustle and bustle of the city. It was raining on our first night, and the whole town was closed by 7pm besides for the various onsens. Food options were almost non-existent, and we had our dinner in Family Mart (which wasn't... More 

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VisitKinosaki, Owner at Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this review

Dear Michelle F, Thank you very much for your feedback. Please allow me to add details about Kinosaki Onsen. In the center of the town, many shops are open until around 11 pm after their break time 6pm-8pm when visitors have dinner in their ryokans. Also, there are restaurants, cafes, and pubs around the town. Regarding Wi-Fi, if you download... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

This is quite a unique onsen town. With the pass issued by your ryokan, you get to use 7 public baths. There are plenty of good food around and I fond the seafood and beef here reasonably priced and of high quality. The down side, the streets are narrow and cars blocked pedestrians, making it quite an adventure to walk... More 

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VisitKinosaki, Owner at Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this review

Dear Chin Kiat C, Thank you very much for your feedback and time. Your feedback will help us improve the town. We are sorry to learn that you felt scared of cars on the streets. There is a lot of traffic in the town, especially on weekends, in spite of the town’s narrow streets. In fact, almost all the streets... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We took the train from Kyoto to Kinosaki onsen ( 2.5 hours , covered by JR pass ) Kinosaki onsen is a nice small village with a lot of Onsen , you can purchase a ticket ( 1200 yen ) with that ticket you can visit most of the onsen without paying extra. By the way we had the best... More 

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VisitKinosaki, Owner at Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this review

Dear Sven E, Thank you very much for your comment. As you said, it is easy to get to Kinosaki Onsen by a direct train from Kyoto. For day travelers, one day pass that you mentioned is a good deal if you go to more than two public bathhouses. On the other hand, guests staying at a ryokan receive a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

This was just gorgeous. Pretty little town, beautiful stream down the centre, can only imagine how pretty in winter. Hot baths were very hot, the bars were cute, the pachinko was a losing game. We had a lovely lovely time here on honeymoon!

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VisitKinosaki, Owner at Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this review

Dear James C, Thank you very much for choosing Kinosaki Onsen as one of your honeymoon destinations. We hope your stay in Kinosaki became special through onsen experience and the beautiful townscape. One of the characteristics of Kinosaki hot springs is high temperature. If it feels too hot, you may want to refresh by sitting outside in one of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

The whole point of this town is onsen. So if you're not an onsen person, there is no point. It has essentially one Main Street lined with public onsen houses and ryokans. And every visitor is intent on onsen hopping dressed in a yukata. Expect the public onsens to be crowded and busy. It won't be the tranquil experience but... More 

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VisitKinosaki, Owner at Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this review

Dear weiwei_sg, Thank you very much for your feedback. We are glad to know you had a good time in Kinosaki Onsen. The town is busy, especially in the crab season from the beginning of November to the end of March. We are sorry to hear you couldn’t experience the tranquil atmosphere of the town because of this. If you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful city with 7 different onsens of which 5 are always open. Typical japanese expirence you shouldnt miss for a good price. Its managable to go there back and forward from Kyoto in one day with train. Very nice city to walk through and eat something great. I dare you to hold on in any onsen for longer than 30... More 

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VisitKinosaki, Owner at Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this review

Dear Kamil B, We appreciate your time and comment. Please allow me to add details about onsen in Kinosaki. Each seven public bath house has a day off on weekdays and all of them are open on weekends. And they are available within their opening hours. As you said, the town is filled with Japanese culture, such as onsen, yukata,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

There were 7 onsens here but the most beautiful were Gosho no Yu and Ichi no yu which had outdoor onsen available Gosho no yu was like waterfall style onsen and Ichi no yu is cave style It was raining when i was there but it was so perfect feeling that you feel cold from the rain then go for... More 

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Thank Hoon M
VisitKinosaki, Owner at Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this review

Apologies for the late reply. Your comment is highly appreciated. We are glad to know you truly enjoyed onsen experience in Kinosaki. Fun fact: during the winter months, the town is covered in pure white snow and is very beautiful. We hope you come back again and enjoy winter onsen at Kinosaki! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Kinosaki Onsen is a fantastic place located north side of the kansai prefecture. Is a small town full of Hot Spring Bath (japaneses Onsens), ryokans (typical japanese accomodation) whose all prepare breakfast and dinner in your japanese style room. You can walk around for the small village in Yukata (japanese kimono) and go inside the 7 pubblic bath by spending... More 

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VisitKinosaki, Owner at Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this review

Dear The13Rock, Thank you very much for your kind words about Kinosaki Onsen. As you said, Kinosaki Onsen is the best place to escape from the cities and refresh your mind and body. Quick correction here: it takes approximately 2.5 hours from Kyoto, and including the connection time, it would take around 5 hours to get to Kinosaki Onsen from... More 

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