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Home - Travel - Sightseeing Guide - Kansai
Kinosaki Onsen 
# 78   of 178 destinations
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Kinosaki () is located in northern Hyogo Prefecture on the coast of the Sea of Japan. This pleasant town, built along a willow lined river, is one of the top onsen destinations of the Kansai Region.

Hot springs were discovered in Kinosaki around the 8th century and since then the town has developed into a charmingly old-fashioned onsen town. In the evenings guests of the local ryokan stroll about town in yukata and geta (wooden clogs), visiting the numerous public baths and nostalgic game arcades.

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Attractions
 1  Hot Springs
About the hot spring baths of Kinosaki Onsen.
User rating: 93/100 (110 votes)
Visited by: 210 users
 2  Town Center
Other attractions of the pleasant town.
User rating: 83/100 (69 votes)
Visited by: 108 users
 3  Stork Sanctuary
Sanctuary for the endangered Oriental Stork.
User rating: 75/100 (12 votes)
Visited by: 26 users
 4  Onsenji Temple
Dedicated to the founder of Kinosaki Onsen.
User rating: 66/100 (31 votes)
Visited by: 63 users
  

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Mikiya Ryokan
A wooden ryokan with over 300 years. Famous novelist for "At Kinosaki" Shiga Naoya stayed. Free pick-up and WiFi available.
Kojinmari
The smallest & cozy onsen inn with only 4 guest rooms. Rates without meals from 7350Yen. 5min walk from Kinosaki Station.
Shinonome-so
An authentic, family-run ryokan in the center of Kinosaki. Try the rock baths & a private bath. Free shuttle from station.
Nishimuraya Honkan
A traditional hotel with over 150 years of history. Onsen baths with Japanese garden view. Savor the crabs in winter.
Onishiya Suishoen
A modern Japanese hotel. Sauna, Jaccuzi and some Western style rooms. Offering free rental bicycle, WiFi and shuttle bus.

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User Rating (by 138 users):
86/100
  recommended

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80.  Gero Onsen   284
81.  Niseko   281
82.  Lake Towada   281

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