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.

Top attractions in Kinosaki

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Onsen

Hot Springs

About the hot spring baths of Kinosaki Onsen.
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Town/Neighborhood

Town Center

Other attractions of the pleasant town.
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Zoo/Wildlife

Stork Sanctuary

Sanctuary for the endangered Oriental Stork.
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Temple

Onsenji Temple

Dedicated to the founder of Kinosaki Onsen.
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Access and Orientation

Hotels around Kinosaki