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Kinosaki Onsen

357-1 Kinosakicho Yushima, Toyooka 669-6101, Hyogo Prefecture
+81 796-32-3663
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Kinosaki Hot Spring with Delight Crab Dishes
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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%
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“onsen town” (26 reviews)
“one night” (11 reviews)
“crab” (11 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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"onsen town"
in 26 reviews
"one night"
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"crab"
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"hot springs"
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"public onsens"
in 7 reviews
"wide area"
in 6 reviews
"train station"
in 11 reviews
"onsen experience"
in 8 reviews
"walk around"
in 6 reviews
"day trip"
in 8 reviews
"beef"
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"seafood"
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"kaiseki dinner"
in 3 reviews
"cherry blossoms"
in 5 reviews
"open air bath"
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"bring your own"
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"onsen etiquette"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I came here twice; consecutive Thursdays. I stayed at Kinsui, then Oedo Monogatari. Kinsui breakfast was cute and delicious! Oedo monogatari had buffets at breakfast and dinner. The breakfast spread had kurobuta pork bacon. It was so delicious, I was over the moon. I liked...More

Thank Julie C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Book at one of the ryokens and get a all you can use onsen pass! You can scan at the front and go as many times as you want! The town itself is beautiful in any season and nothing beats chilling back at your hotel...More

Thank Michael X
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in Japan you must visit this place and stay in a traditional ryokan, We rented a bike and explored the first day and afterwards we enjoyed the hot onsen. Highly recommendable if you go in winter or during cherry blossom time in...More

Thank Marija G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The outdoor onsen at Goshono Yu is unbelievably wonderful . To sit in a hot spring looking at a three story waterfall with snow falling on you was just unforgettably beautiful

Thank Paul W
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

Planned a Ryokan Stay plus Kiseki Dinner and to try out the public baths. It was AMAZING! I went straight to Goshonoyu Bath as I saw the photos on their website, it was really beautiful inside. Plus towards end of Dec, it is starting to...More

2  Thank little_foot_sk
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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Lovely old feel town with willow trees. Managed to try 5 onsens, if u don’t hv time, go straight to the ones with waterfall n satonoyu. Each has different settings or blessings. The town retire early thus plan to go for your dinner by 6pm....More

4  Thank daphnecll
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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Kinosaki Onsen, northern Hyogo Prefecture on the coast of the Sea of Japan. Winter season, the white snow is covered the town. it’s so beautiful area. We can enjoy the fresh crab and Meat Tajima Steak here. If you have time, I recommend you to...More

3  Thank Joysan0512
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Reviewed 14 December 2017 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

4  Thank Ha P
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VisitKinosaki, Owner at Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Ha P, We apologize for the late reply. Thank you very much for your comment. We are very glad to know that you enjoyed your first onsen experience in the town. The waters in Kinosaki Onsen are regulated by each public bath to around...More

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

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.More

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

Dear Xiao Q, We apologize for the late reply. We appreciate your comment. We hope you spent a good time in the town while enjoying lots of the charm that Kinosaki Onsen has to offer, such as onsen-hopping, delicacies, traditional townscape, kaiseki dinner at a...More

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Reviewed 6 December 2017

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

2  Thank alesyad1
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VisitKinosaki, Owner at Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear alesyad1, We apologize for the late reply. Thank you very much for your feedback. We are surprised to know that you went to 5/7 public baths within a few hours! If you have a chance to come back, please visit Kinosaki on weekends as...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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