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Kinosaki Onsen

357-1 Kinosakicho Yushima, Toyooka 669-6101, Hyogo Prefecture
+81 796-32-3663
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One of the top experiences of my three weeks in Japan

I LOVE this place. I hesitate to chime into the reviews attesting to how magical Kinosakionsen is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
geheus
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New Haven, Connecticut
Magic Place

One of those magic places that Japan has. We were here in low season so we really enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Lauryn G
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Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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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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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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“onsen town” (20 reviews)
“crab” (10 reviews)
“one night” (8 reviews)
LOCATION
357-1 Kinosakicho Yushima, Toyooka 669-6101, Hyogo Prefecture
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+81 796-32-3663
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I LOVE this place. I hesitate to chime into the reviews attesting to how magical Kinosakionsen is, for fear that it will become overcrowded like many tourist attractions in Japan, but I wanted to write a review because I know someone at the Tourist Bureau...More

Thank geheus
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

One of those magic places that Japan has. We were here in low season so we really enjoyed the place. Not many tourists and the onsen were easily accessible. I think is worth the trip, easier access from Kyoto.

Thank Lauryn G
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was at Kinosaki from 6/10/17 to 7/10/17 Due to the short stay, I manage to visit four public onsen on a one day pass which was made available from my stay at Mikuniya. I would recommend trying out the onsens in the following sequence...More

Thank Yap90
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You should visit this small town for its excellent Ryokans, Onsens and the real feel of urban Japan! You can get away from the hustle of the big cities and relax at the Onsens, feel like a Japanaese with the yukatas, eat amazing food!

Thank Gizem E
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Worth the train ride. Wish I had stayed longer than one day. Beautiful location and relaxing spas. Go when it is warm outside so you can easily walk through the town. The dinners at your hotel are with paying the extra money. It is a...More

1  Thank Karen L
VisitKinosaki, Owner at Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Dear Karen L, We appreciate your comment. Thank you very much for choosing to visit Kinosaki Onsen. As you indicated, there are many things to do in the town; strolling through the town in yukata, visiting the onsen as many times as you want using...More

Reviewed 2 August 2017

We stayed in Toyooka as we found it more reasonable. It was an easy 10 minute train ride 1/2 stops to Kinosaki. We arrived to find this wonderful quaint village. it was all that I was hoping for having seen the pictures. Of course I...More

1  Thank wing6rider-Australia
VisitKinosaki, Owner at Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Dear wing6rider-Australia, Thank you very much for giving us your feedback and sharing us your experience. Kinosaki Onsen is one of the towns in Toyooka City. We are glad to know that you were exposed to both downtown Toyooka and traditional Kinosaki Onsen. In our...More

Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

The village of Kinosakionsen is already worth a visit just for its beauty. There are several small bridges and lamps along the small river. 90 % of the people walk around in their yukata, great!

2  Thank Marquitoz
VisitKinosaki, Owner at Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Dear Marquitoz, Thank you very much for giving us your kind feedback about Kinosaki Onsen. We are glad to know you found this town beautiful. Walking in yukata is one way to treat yourself to an unforgettable experience. We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 13 July 2017

sorry I dont know how to ask a question without writing a review....are tattoos a problem here? my husband has a whole sleeve and I know that can be an issue in onsenMore

14  Thank Rebbie S
VisitKinosaki, Owner at Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Dear Rebbie S, Thank you very much for your inquiry. People with tattoos are allowed at all of the seven public bath houses in Kinosaki. However, in case you want to use a communal bath in your accommodation, please check their rule regarding its use...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017

This onsen town was very quaint and a a good refreshing change compared to the bustling cities of Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka. At around 4-5pm in the evening, you start to see people walking around in the Yukatas to get to the nearby onsens. The...More

2  Thank MinnNugget
VisitKinosaki, Owner at Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Dear MinnNugget, Our apologies for the late reply. Thank you very much for giving us your kind feedback about Kinosaki Onsen. We are glad to know that you enjoyed a relaxing onsen experience. The waters in Kinosaki Onsen were discovered around the 8th century. There...More

Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

The hotel you will be staying at will provide onsen passes. Take the passes, weat the ukata they provide, take your favorite shampoo and conditioner and first head to the onsen near the train station. This one has 3 Sona ( two hot and one...More

3  Thank Paris M
VisitKinosaki, Owner at Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Dear Paris M, Apologizes for the late reply. Thank you very much for your kind words about Kinosaki Onsen, especially about Sato-no-yu. Sato-no-yu has two main rooms. One is western style and the other is Japanese. The rooms alternate every day so we recommend visitors...More

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Joysan0512
11 October 2017|
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Response from Yap90 |
If you have the time and like onsens hopping, I would recommend you stay for 2 nights. December should be cold, my one day stay at Mikuniya was good with brekfast and dinner all in.
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Joysan0512
11 October 2017|
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Response from Gizem E | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we were there on August so I don't know the weather on December but I assume it will be snowy and cold. We have stayed at the Kinosaki Onsen Nishimuraya Honkan and I strongly suggest the hotel. If you are curious about... More
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santjordi
26 September 2017|
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Response from Gizem E | Reviewed this property |
I haven't been to Tottori. Have you checked HYPERDIA? (the web site) You can write down the destinations you want to visit and check the trains and durations.
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