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Kinosaki Onsen

357-1 Kinosakicho Yushima, Toyooka 669-6101, Hyogo Prefecture
+81 796-32-3663
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Great onsen experience

Many different types of onsen to try and ryokans to choose from. Stayed at tajimaya ryokan which... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2018
Lorraine Y
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Singapore, Singapore
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Beautiful but crowded

Like many tourist destinations in Japan, Kinosaki onsen is beautiful, quaint and unique and can be... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2018
momo T
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Los Angeles, California
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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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357-1 Kinosakicho Yushima, Toyooka 669-6101, Hyogo Prefecture
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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

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Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Like many tourist destinations in Japan, Kinosaki onsen is beautiful, quaint and unique and can be relaxing if not for the hordes of other people there. I loved wearing the yukata around town. Our ryokan was in town and the food was delicious. I do...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2018

The city itself is so charming and one definetly should have done Onsen-Hopping once in his lifetime.

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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

Went to Kinosaki onsen for 2 days 1 night visit, thinking that I will have time to explore all 7 onsens. Unfortunately, i can cover 3 onsens. My favourites are Kouno-yu; Goshono-yu and Ichino-yu. Tips: Wear the yukata provided by your hotel or ryokan, it’s...More

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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Tried 3 out of the 7 public baths in Kinosaki Onsen during winter. This place is one of the best onsen towns in Japan. We certainly enjoyed our stay here.

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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

When you leave the train station you are greeted by a friendly lady from the tourist office who helps you to find your hotel or ryokan. We rented electric bikes at the tourist office which went fine although the english is a bit limited. The...More

Thank siln_798
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

Do visit this place if you have taken JR Pass or Wide Area Kansai Pass. Limited express trains running between Kyoto & Fukuchiyama are bit costly without a pass. Town is more scenic when cherry blossoms are in full bloom. its a picturesque scene of...More

2  Thank mitaleek08
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VisitKinosaki, Owner at Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Dear mitaleek08 , Thank you very much for your thorough feedback. We are surprised to know that you noticed the stork statue near Kinosaki Onsen Station. The Oriental White Stork, which is known as “Kounotori” in Japanese, is the bird of happiness and deeply related...More

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Reviewed 26 May 2018

I visited Kinosaki Onsen for a day trip from Osaka and it was one of the highlight of my trip. There are 7 onsens here and the one that I tried was the Satono-yu Onsen which was one of the largest here. Kinosaki onsen is...More

Thank Sarah J
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VisitKinosaki, Owner at Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2018

Dear Sarah J, Thank you very much for your kind message about Kinosaki Onsen. We are glad to know that you visited the town for a day and enjoyed the onsen experience at Sato-no-yu. If you have a chance to come visit again, please consider...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

There are 7 onsens to try here. If you intend to visit 2 or more onsens, it is worth it to buy the onsen day-pass at about JPY1,200. There are lots of snow crab dishes here.More

Thank allemun22
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VisitKinosaki, Owner at Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2018

Dear allemun22, Thank you very much for your feedback. 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 free pass which...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Beautiful destination to relax, enjoy traditional Japanese culture and eat fresh food. There are many traditional ryokans to stay in, as well as regular occidental hotels. Its very common to see people wearing a yukata (traditional Japanese relaxed outfit) . These are provided by some...More

Thank Angélica O
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VisitKinosaki, Owner at Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2018

Dear Angelica O, We appreciate you for taking your time to give us a comment. Thank you very much for choosing Kinosaki Onsen as one of your destinations. We hope the town took you back in time to the beautiful old days of Japan. We...More

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30 March 2018|
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Response from Paul W | Reviewed this property |
Do not eat at Gubi Gabu , the size of the meal is an insult, do not eat at Gubi Gabu
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Response from little_foot_sk | Reviewed this property |
i used kansai wide pass to go to kinosaki onse n station from osaka station.
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Agni O
24 February 2018|
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Response from Lorraine Y | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can visit each onsen but without the onsen pass from a ryokan just means that you need to pay at each one you visit.
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