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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 5 February 2019

Beautiful and quaint little community. I came into Kinosaki by train from Osaka which was a long and uneventful ride. Maybe around 3 hour travel time. The scenery on the trip over was gorgeous as the city centers dip and gave way to rural Japan....More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank herescathy
Reviewed 31 January 2019 via mobile

I loved my Onsen trip experience to Kinosaki . It takes 3 hours by train from Osaka city. I stayed hotel called “ Gozaemon hotel” it was lovely Japanese style entrance and the location was central of town. There was 1 convenience store. We had...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 10 January 2019 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.More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank puahph
VisitKinosaki, オーナー at Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear puahph, Thank you very much for your review and lovely pictures! Those eggs look super tasty. As you said, Kinosaki Onsen tries to combine both an authentically traditional atmosphere with up-to-date technology fit for our current guests. If you would like to experience more...More

Reviewed 7 January 2019 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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VisitKinosaki, オーナー at Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Go_See_Write_000, We’re so delighted to hear that you had such a wonderful experience! You’re right about our 7 public bathhouses and the pass we provide so that guests may have access to all them during their stay. We recommend that guests do try out...More

Reviewed 29 December 2018 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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VisitKinosaki, オーナー at Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear atw0rld, Thank you for your response, we really appreciate it. We’re happy to hear that you enjoyed many sights and landmarks that Kinosaki has to offer. If you ever find yourself coming back to the area, we recommend that you also check out nearby...More

Reviewed 25 December 2018 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 16 January 2019

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 16 January 2019

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
1  Thank pandc958
VisitKinosaki, オーナー at Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2019

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
2  Thank carpediem156
VisitKinosaki, オーナー at Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2019

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 15 January 2019

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

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graciezhotel
27 February 2019|
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Response from herescathy | Reviewed this property |
I forgot which bathhouse it was, but one of the 7 big ones have a hot spring pool just for kids. It was in the corner of the women's wing.
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graciezhotel
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Response from carpediem156 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure if small children are admitted to the onsens. On the contrary, the Japanese go there for relaxation in a peaceful, quiet atmosphere. You are not supposed to splash around or be noisy - quite apart from the fact... More
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Response from pandc958 | Reviewed this property |
The Konbinis like Family Mart stay open 24/7. When we came out of the onsen around closing time, the only place opened was the Family Mart. Good thing they carried wine and liquor, as well as beer. As for the pubs, I have... More
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