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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Hot Springs

About the hot spring baths of Kinosaki Onsen.

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Town Center

Other attractions of the pleasant town.

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An authentic, family-run ryokan in the center of Kinosaki. Try the rock baths & a private bath. Free shuttle from station.


Nishimuraya Honkan

Traditional ryokan in heart of Kinosaki with large Japanese garden. Member of Relais & Chateaux, awarded "best onsen ryokan" in Japan.


Onishiya Suishoen

A modern Japanese hotel. Sauna, Jaccuzi and some Western style rooms. Offering free rental bicycle, WiFi and shuttle bus.


Mikiya Ryokan

A wooden ryokan with over 300 years. Famous novelist for ''At Kinosaki'' Shiga Naoya stayed. Free pick-up and WiFi available.

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