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the best place for the trip

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

Reviewed 5 days ago
viviennesupervisor9
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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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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 days ago via mobile

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

Thank viviennesupervisor9
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

2  Thank Lorraine Y
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

Thank momo T
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

1  Thank Emily2018_G_Scott
VisitKinosaki, Owner at Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We apologize for the late reply. Thank you very much for sharing your experience. To finish all 7 onsen, we recommend to stay at least 2 nights. We would like to introduce all the benefits of each onsen to you here: Ko-no-yu for happiness in...More

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.More

Thank Gan_Intl_Travel
VisitKinosaki, Owner at Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We apologize for the late reply. Thank you very much for your kind words about Kinosaki Onsen. We are glad to know you experienced several public bathhouses. We hope you found your favorite. We look forward to welcoming you back on your future trip to...More

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
VisitKinosaki, Owner at Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear siln_798, Thank you very much for your kind feedback. We are glad to know that you felt the hospitality of the town and enjoyed a pleasant bike ride to a nearby beach. We hope to welcome you again!

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

3  Thank mitaleek08
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

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
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

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

3  Thank allemun22
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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Do not eat at Gubi Gabu , the size of the meal is an insult, do not eat at Gubi Gabu
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i used kansai wide pass to go to kinosaki onse n station from osaka station.
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