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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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    • Nishimuraya Honkan
      Luxury
      Boasting a 150-year history and a beautiful garden, Nishimuraya Honkan offers hot-spring baths and Japanese rooms just 1 km from Kinosaki-Onsen Train Station. A gallery with traditional artwork is featured. This hotel was selected as one of Top 25 B&Bs and Inns in Japan by TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Award 2013. Rooms at Nishimuraya Honkan Ryokan have traditional futon bedding and tatami (woven-straw) floors. Each is air-conditioned and comes with a tea maker, flat-screen TV and private bathroom. Kinosaki Ropeway and Kinosaki Museum are both a 10-minute walk. Sato-no-yu Outdoor Hot Spring is 900 metres away. Guests can tour nearby hot springs wearing Japanese yukata robes and geta sandals. Seigetsuro Lounge pairs European and Chinese furniture with lovely Japanese garden views. Free WiFi and wired internet are provided in the lobby. Bicycles can be borrowed for free. Dinners usually feature wagyu-beef, and fresh crab in the winter. Japanese-style breakfast is also served in the guest rooms.
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    • Japanese Guesthouse Kinosaki Wakayo (Female Only)
      Budget-friendly
      Well situated in the Kinosaki Onsen district of Toyooka, Japanese Guesthouse Kinosaki Wakayo (Female Only) is set 2.9 km from Kinumaki Shrine, 4.3 km from Seto Shrine and 5 km from North Disaster Earthquake Monument. Featuring a garden, the 1-star guest house has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a shared bathroom. Local points of interest like Hiyoriyama Coast Observation Deck and Hiyoriyama Hot Spring are reachable within 4.2 km and 4.4 km, respectively. Kehi Shrine is 5 km from the guest house, while Futakata Kamaboko Seto Store is 4.1 km away. The nearest airport is Tajima Airport, 13 km from Japanese Guesthouse Kinosaki Wakayo.
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    • Kinosaki Yamamotoya
      Mid-range
      Yamamotoya is a 7-minute walk from JR Kinosaki Onsen Station and a free 2-way shuttle is provided. It offers Japanese-style accommodation with a brewery, a hot-spring bath and free Wi-Fi. Guests can experience Japanese tea ceremony (needs a reservation, extra charge) and try on traditional Yukata robes. Guestrooms offer both heating and air-conditioning facilities, and futon bedding is provided on a traditional tatami (woven-straw) floor. Each room comes with green tea leaves, an iPod dock and a flat-screen TV. Rooms share a bathroom with other rooms. Guests can purchase a range of Yukata robes at the property. Massage services can be arranged. Luggage storage can be found at the 24-hour front desk. Breakfast and dinner will be served in room. Guests can enjoy local beer at the brewery. Yamamotoya is an 8-minute walk from Kinosaki-Onsen Ropeway Station and Gokuraku-ji Temple. It is within a 12-minute drive from Genbu-do (Genbu Cave) and a 15-minute walk from Kinosaki Museum. Free parking is provided on site.
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    • Kinosaki Onsen Hanakouji Saigetsu
      Mid-range
      Situated in Toyooka, 2.8 km from Kinumaki Shrine, Kinosaki Onsen Hanakouji Saigetsu features accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking. This 3-star ryokan offers a concierge service. The property is allergy-free and is set 4.2 km from Seto Shrine. At the ryokan, rooms come with a desk, a flat-screen TV and a shared bathroom. The rooms at Kinosaki Onsen Hanakouji Saigetsu have air conditioning and a wardrobe. The accommodation offers a ? la carte or Asian breakfast. Kinosaki Onsen Hanakouji Saigetsu offers 3-star accommodation with a hot spring bath. North Disaster Earthquake Monument is 5 km from the ryokan, while Kehi Shrine is 5 km from the property. The nearest airport is Tajima Airport, 13 km from Kinosaki Onsen Hanakouji Saigetsu.
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    • Morizuya
      Luxury
      Facing the central shopping street of the Kinosaki Onsen hot spring area, Morizuya offers authentic Japanese-style accommodation, hot spring baths and Japanese dining. Guests can wear colourful yukata robes at the property. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout. Morizuya is a 10-minute drive from Kinosaki Marine World, and a 6-minute walk from Kinosaki Onsen Station. A shuttle service to/from the station is offered. The historical Castle Town Izushi is a 30-minute drive away. Rooms come with futon bedding on tatami (woven mat) flooring and a comfortable seating area. They feature either city or mountain views, and are fitted with an LCD TV, a mini-fridge and a safe. Bathroom facilities are shared and have free toiletries. Guests at Japanese-style hot spring hotel Morizuya can relax in the public indoor and outdoor hot spring bath, including an unique cave-style bath. They can be reserved for private use on weekdays. They can enjoy neighborhood fireworks in Summer. Luggage storage services are offered at the front desk before checking in/after check-out. A Japanese breakfast and a traditional multi-course dinner with local dishes are served in the privacy of the guestroom.
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    • UTSUROI Tsuchiya Annex
      Mid-range
      Offering private natural hot-spring baths, UTSUROI Tsuchiya Annex is 1 km from Kinosaki-Onsen Train Station. The Japanese rooms include futon beds and a flat-screen TV. An onsite cafe is available featuring a gallery for free. Each air-conditioned room at Ryokan Tsuchiya has tatami (woven-straw) flooring. All rooms have a tea maker and an en suite toilet. Bathrooms are shared. Kinosaki Onsen Ropeway Station is just 200 metres away. Kinosaki Museum is a 10-minute walk, and Kinosaki Marine Park is a 15-minute drive. Hot spring baths for private use can be used for free.
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    • Kinosaki Onsen Nishimuraya Hotel Shogetsutei
      Luxury
      Set in the woods by Mount Kuruhi, Hotel Shogetsutei is 5 minutes from Kinosaki-Onsen Train Station on the free shuttle. It features beautiful outdoor hot-spring baths and a spa. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property. The air-conditioned rooms at Nishimuraya Hotel Shogetsutei feature nature views. Each has a private bathroom, tea maker and flat-screen TV. Some rooms have tatami (woven-straw) floors and shoji paper screens. Kinosaki Onsen Ropeway Station is 650 metres away, and Kono Yu Hot Spring is about a 10-minute walk. Sister hotel Nishimura Honkan, which has additional free-use hot-spring baths, is 700 metres away. Free-use bicycles are provided. Guests can relax at the hot tub or sauna, enjoy a massage or sing at the karaoke bar. In late summer, the outdoor pool is open. Dinners usually feature wagyu-beef, with crab served instead in the winter. A Japanese-style breakfast is also available at the dining room.
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    • Miharaso
      Budget-friendly
      Set in Toyooka, 600 metres from Kinumaki Shrine, Miharaso offers accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking. The property is situated 1.7 km from Kehi Shrine, 2.8 km from Seto Shrine and 1.5 km from Hyogo Prefectural Maruyamagawa Kouen. The property is allergy-free and is located 1.4 km from North Disaster Earthquake Monument. The units in the ryokan are fitted with a kettle. The shared bathroom is equipped with a bidet, slippers and a hairdryer. At Miharaso, all rooms are equipped with air conditioning and a flat-screen TV. The accommodation offers a continental or ? la carte breakfast. Guests at Miharaso will be able to enjoy activities in and around Toyooka, like hiking. Futakata Kamaboko Seto Store is 2.6 km from the ryokan, while Hiyoriyama Coast Observation Deck is 2.7 km away. The nearest airport is Tajima Airport, 15 km from Miharaso.
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    • Koyado Enn
      Mid-range
      A 3-minute walk from JR Kinosaki-Onsen Station, Koyado Enn offers hot spring baths for private use, a caf? and a restaurant. Free WiFi is provided, and yukata robes are available at the reception. This is a non-smoking, adults-only ryokan. Modern, comfortable rooms come with a Japanese interior, and offer either traditional futon bedding on a tatami (woven-straw) floor, or Western beds. They are fitted with a flat-screen TV, a fridge and a personal safe. All rooms have an attached toilet, while bathing facilities are shared. Guests at Koyado Enn can relax in a hot spring bath featuring wood or bamboo. The ryokan offers luggage service and laundry services, and free parking is available nearby. A Western breakfast is served at the caf?, and the restaurant offers Japanese meals for dinner. Ryokan Koyado Enn is a 15-minute drive from each Kinosaki Marine World and the Genbudo cave.
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    • Oyado Hayakawa
      Mid-range
      Oyado Hayakawa features indoor hot spring baths, a Japanese garden and Japanese-style rooms with mountain views as well as garden views. Free WiFi and a free-use internet PC are available at the lobby. Rooms have relaxing interior with low furniture on a tatami (woven-straw), traditional futon bedding and a flat-screen TV. Amenities include a fridge, yukata robes and complimentary green tea. All rooms have a private toilet and a washbasin, while guests can enjoy bathing at many of the hot spring baths in Kinosaki Town. The Hayakawa Oyado offers luggage storage, and 1 parking space is available for every room, free of charge. The public hot spring baths are separated per gender, and offer free-use toiletries, lockers and slippers. There are several restaurants, cafes and supermarkets within a 5-minute walk from the property. The property is a 5-minute walk from Kinosaki Onsen Station. Guests can reach Higashiyama Park in 4 minutes on foot and Mihashira Shrine in 15 minutes on foot. Kinosaki Museum is a 6-minute drive from the property. Kounotori Tajima Airport is a 30-minute drive away.
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