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Kinosaki Onsen

357-1 Kinosakicho Yushima, Toyooka 669-6101, Hyogo Prefecture
+81 796-32-3663
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The onsen near the kinosaki station is the best

The hotel you will be staying at will provide onsen passes. Take the passes, weat the ukata they... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paris M
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San Diego, California
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A step into Japanese tradition

A delightful place for 2-3 days. Quaint old town with good restuarants and shops amidst 7 public... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2017
Jimson C
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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” (19 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 1 week ago 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

Thank Paris M
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

A delightful place for 2-3 days. Quaint old town with good restuarants and shops amidst 7 public onsens. The train stops has two very helpful tourist information offices, one across the road ( info on onsens) and one the right with wider information and coffee...More

Thank Jimson C
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

i liked the atmosphere, with hotel guests walking around town in kimonos after 3pm. the town itself was lovely, a canal in the middle and a scenic view of the mountains in the background. the main attraction was the 7 hot spring baths you could...More

Thank Claire Y
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Fairytale town - just what we needed after the madness of Kyoto. Perfect mix of onsens and gorgeous cherry blossoms. Couldn't ask for more.More

Thank brendalah
VisitKinosaki, Owner at Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear brendalah, Apologizes for the late reply. Thank you very much for your kind words about Kinosaki Onsen. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your onsen experience and the view of the cherry blossoms. As you saw, the cherry trees stand side by...More

Reviewed 10 April 2017

After several days of extensive sightseeing around Osaka and Kyoto, our next stop was at Kinosaki Onsen. We only stayed a night but had a relaxing trip exploring the streets of Kinosaki. It was our 1st visit to Japan and we wanted to do lots....More

Thank AliciaCLPhang
VisitKinosaki, Owner at Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear AliciaCLPhang, Apologizes for the late reply. We appreciate your time and feedback. And thank you very much for visiting Kinosaki Onsen on your first trip to Japan. As you said, Kinosaki Onsen is full of authentic Japanese culture, such as onsen, yukata, ryokan, temples,...More

Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely shops and beautiful cherry trees make this a wonderful place for a couple of days in April. Onsen are lovely but I personally found the temperature hard to get used to (hot).More

Thank Robert R
VisitKinosaki, Owner at Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Robert R, Apologizes for the late reply. Thank you very much for choosing to visit Kinosaki Onsen for this occasion. The cherry blossoms of Kinosaki have two different faces that are both equally beautiful: the one they show during the day and the one...More

Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

This is is beautiful town where instead on bar hopping you Onsen hop, really fun, pretty town very friendly people great food and very easy access, stay 2 nights is perfect and everything is 5 minutes from the kinosakionsen train station, best to visit march...More

Thank FibreFil
VisitKinosaki, Owner at Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear FibreFil, Apologizes for the late reply. Thank you very much for your kind message about Kinosaki Onsen.As you said, Kinosaki Onsen is easy to get by using the JR line from Kyoto (approx. 2.5h). Also, Kinosaki Onsen offers a great view throughout the year;...More

Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed at Kinosaki onsen for a night at Morizuya, and had an amazing time. The ryokan was lovely and had it's own pretty onsen but it was so fun going out in our yukata and visiting the 7 public ones in town. The town...More

Thank siglet
VisitKinosaki, Owner at Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2017

Dear siglet, Thank you very much for your kind message about Kinosaki Onsen. We are very glad to know you gained a feeling of satisfaction from enjoying many attractions of Kinosaki Onsen. Quick correction here: it takes approximately 1 hour 40 minutes from Himeji if...More

Reviewed 4 March 2017

If you are looking for a place to go back in time !!!, This place might answer you need !! City near the mountain, Full of onsen and Authentic Japanese Games Shop around the city but let me tell you first those shops will be...More

Thank Kritsada B
VisitKinosaki, Owner at Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2017

Dear Kritsada B, Thank you very much for your kind words about Kinosaki Onsen. We are very delighted to know that you spent a memorable time in the town. As you said, Kinosaki Onsen is full of authentic Japanese traditions such as onsen, ryokan, yukata...More

Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place for relaxation. The whole town is lovely, clean and perfect. Everyone is polite. Food is great. Hotels are better than everywhere else. Nice food, ice cream, layer cakes & nice sweets to eat. Walking around in yukata was the best feeling. Stayed at...More

Thank 430murielk
VisitKinosaki, Owner at Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2017

Dear 430murielk, Thank you very much for your kind message about Kinosaki Onsen. We are very delighted to know that you had a relaxing time and gained a feeling of satisfaction from enjoying many attractions of Kinosaki Onsen. As you said, onsen, yukata, Japanese traditional...More

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Kirsty O
Hello, I have a large tattoo on my arm which cannot be easily covered would I be turned away at any of the onsen? We are visiting Japan for our honeymoon and read that there is an onsen in this area for newly wed couples for good luck (separate baths i know). I tried asking at the Kinosaki onsen tourist page but haven't received a reply. We'll be day tripping from Kyoto and i wouldn't want to get all the way up there only to be turned away!
13 February 2017|
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Response from VisitKinosaki | Property representative |
Dear Kirsty O, Thank you for your inquiry. People with decorative tattoos are basically allowed into all of the seven public hot springs in Kinosaki. Please visit Ko-no-yu which is believed to bring you happiness in your... More
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Nils H
Hello, we are interested in visiting in Summer 2017. Does the town has firework every night? or just Monday to Friday nights? We are trying to plan accordingly. Thank you!
9 February 2017|
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Response from VisitKinosaki | Property representative |
Dear Nils H, In summer, there are various kinds of fireworks in and near Kinosaki Onsen. This year in Kinosaki from July 22nd to August 22nd (except for the August 11th,14th,15th Bon period ) , a 200-shot-firework will be... More
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funmail192
Some of the rooms have shared bathrooms. Does that mean that the toilet is private?
30 December 2016|
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Response from VisitKinosaki | Property representative |
Dear funmail192, Apologizes for the late reply. Thank you very much for your inquiry. In the case of inns in Kinosaki Onsen, shared bathrooms often mean a large communal bath that you share with other guests. And each room... More
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