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Kinugawa Onsen
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Kinugawa Onsen (S{쉷) is a popular hot spring resort town along the Kinugawa River in Tochigi Prefecture. The town is centered around the large hotel ryokan lining the riverbank, and offers many amusements such as the Tobu World Square and Nikko Edomura theme parks in addition to its hot spring baths.

Kinugawa was extensively developed in past decades, when many of the large ryokan complexes were built. Several of these have gone out of business over the years, leaving behind abandoned buildings on the riverbank. In response, the town has stepped up efforts in recent years to beautify the riverfront by removing some of the abandoned buildings while adding nature trails, parks and footbaths.

Kinugawa Onsen is close to Nikko, and is included in the free travel zone of many of the Tobu rail passes to the area. The town is a good place to overnight when visiting Nikko and can add a little fun and relaxation to complement the culture and nature of Nikko.

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Attractions
Central Kinugawa
 1  Grand Maze
Takes an average of 40 minutes to complete.
User rating: 80/100 (6 votes)
Visited by: 22 users
 2  Nikko Edomura
Theme park about feudal Japan
User rating: 78/100 (53 votes)
Visited by: 120 users
 3  Tobu World Square
Landmarks from across the world in miniature.
User rating: 78/100 (33 votes)
Visited by: 83 users
 4  Hot Springs
Hot spring baths of Kinugawa Onsen.
User rating: 81/100 (61 votes)
Visited by: 165 users
 5  River Cruise
With wooden boats down the Kinugawa River.
User rating: 73/100 (12 votes)
Visited by: 28 users
 
Further back in the valley
 1  Okukinu Onsen
Remote, rustic hot spring with excellent baths.
User rating: 82/100 (10 votes)
Visited by: 30 users
 2  Yunishigawa Onsen
Remote hot spring town known for its winter festival.
User rating: 88/100 (10 votes)
Visited by: 28 users
 
Other Nearby Attractions
 1  Nikko
Site of Nikko Toshogu, Ieyasu's mausoleum.
User rating: 91/100 (1163 votes)
Visited by: 2365 users
  

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User Rating (by 120 users):
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  recommended

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English Links
Kinugawa Kawaji Tourism Association
Official English website.

Japanese Links
Nikko Tabinavi
Official website by the Nikko Tourism Association.
Nikko City
Official website.

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