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Home - Travel - Sightseeing Guide - Kansai
Kinosaki Onsen 
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Kinosaki Onsen (艷) 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 (112 votes)
Visited by: 213 users
 2  Town Center
Other attractions of the pleasant town.
User rating: 83/100 (70 votes)
Visited by: 110 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 (32 votes)
Visited by: 64 users
  

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Kojinmari
The smallest & cozy onsen inn with only 4 guest rooms. Rates without meals from 7350Yen. 5min walk from Kinosaki Station.
Mikiya Ryokan
A wooden ryokan with over 300 years. Famous novelist for "At Kinosaki" Shiga Naoya stayed. Free pick-up and WiFi available.
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 140 users):
86/100
  recommended

Best rated destinations (out of 163):
32.  Niseko   86/100
33.  Nagasaki   86/100
34.  Yufuin   86/100
35.  Takachiho   86/100
36.  Hakone   86/100
37.  Kinosaki   86/100
38.  Kume Island   86/100
39.  Sado Island   85/100
40.  Himeji   85/100
41.  Shimokita Hanto   85/100
Most visited destinations (out of 178):
73.  Hiraizumi   315
74.  Hirosaki   315
75.  Yufuin   311
76.  Lake Hamanako   309
77.  Naruto   306
78.  Kinosaki   305
79.  Zao   294
80.  Gero Onsen   290
81.  Onomichi   288
82.  Lake Towada   286

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