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Kinosaki Onsen

357-1 Kinosakicho Yushima, Toyooka 669-6101, Hyogo Prefecture
+81 796-32-3663
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Nice little onsen town

I got there at 7pm and was only planned to stay for one night and headed out early the next day so... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ha P
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Ontario, Canada
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Beautiful and Little Onsen Town

Stay at Kinosaki Onsen Ryokan Kawaguchiya for 1 night on July 17, not many foreign tourists... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Xiao Q
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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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“onsen town” (21 reviews)
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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 via mobile

I got there at 7pm and was only planned to stay for one night and headed out early the next day so I didn’t get the one day pass and just got the single ticket to Gosyonoyu onsen. It was my first onsen experience and...More

Thank Ha P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stay at Kinosaki Onsen Ryokan Kawaguchiya for 1 night on July 17, not many foreign tourists visited this town. Lovely ryokan, big and comfort room,The public bath was great,The 7 Onsens in town has different styles and are know of different properties.

Thank Xiao Q
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was here for only a few hours, but had a great experience. You can buy a pass for all 7 public baths for 1,200 yen (roughly $11 USD). I went to 5/7 as the other 2 were close (check the days of closure for...More

Thank alesyad1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are after a unique traditional Japanese experience, then go to an onsen resort town. Kinosaki onsen town has seven public bath houses that you can walk to and from with restaurants and souvenir shops in between. Make sure that you book yourself into...More

Thank DPVogler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My stay here was the first time in an onsen town, and I literally fell in love wt Kinosaki. It is beautiful and feels so peaceful. The click-clacking of visitors in yukata walking around in clogs heading to one of the onsens... such a quaint...More

Thank Johnathan T
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

I am glad I stayed one night in this little spa town with 7 onsens (public baths). It is easily reachable by train in little over 2 hours from Kyoto. The 7 onsen have hot thermal water which comes from a spring in the village....More

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VisitKinosaki, Owner at Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear stephan j, We appreciate your kind feedback. Thank you very much for extending your journey to Kinosaki Onsen. As you said, visitors staying at hotels get a free pass to all the seven public baths. It can be used between checkin time and checkout...More

Reviewed 18 October 2017

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
VisitKinosaki, Owner at Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Dear geheus, We appreciate you taking the time to give us a kind message about Kinosaki Onsen. Thank you very much for rating the town as one of your top experiences in Japan. It is good to know that signage placed at the bathhouses helped...More

Reviewed 15 October 2017 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.More

Thank Lauryn G
VisitKinosaki, Owner at Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Dear Lauryn G, Thank you very much for giving us your kind feedback about Kinosaki Onsen. We are very glad to know you enjoyed the tranquil atmosphere of the town. The peak season of the town is between November and March due to its delicacy...More

Reviewed 13 October 2017

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

1  Thank Yap90
VisitKinosaki, Owner at Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Dear Yap90, We appreciate your feedback. And thank you very much for taking the time to visit four public bathhouses in Kinosaki. At each of the seven public bathhouses, the first guest on each day can get a wooden tag saying number 1 in Japanese....More

Reviewed 16 September 2017 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!More

Thank Gizem E
VisitKinosaki, Owner at Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Dear Gizem E, Thank you very much for your kind words about Kinosaki Onsen. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay while experiencing ryokan, onsen, and yukata. As you said, Kinosaki Onsen is the perfect place to make a break from the...More

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Pirata P
29 October 2017|
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Response from Jimson C | Reviewed this property |
Cherry blossom usually starts from late March to early April . Depends on each year’s climate, the peak of the season can vary - good to check with Kinosaki tourism for the forecast
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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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