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Kinosaki Onsen

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Address: 357-1 Kinosakicho Yushima, Toyooka 669-6101, Hyogo Prefecture
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Kinosaki Onsen is a traditional Japanese hot spring town located 2.5 hours...

Kinosaki Onsen is a traditional Japanese hot spring town located 2.5 hours from Kyoto and Osaka by JR express train. The town boasts 7 public hot springs and over 80 ryokans (traditional inns). Guests staying a ryokan get a free pass to the onsens. They can experience wearing traditional yuakta and strolling around this quaint town.

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A step into Japanese tradition

A delightful place for 2-3 days. Quaint old town with good restuarants and shops amidst 7 public onsens. The train stops has two very helpful tourist information offices, one... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jimson C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A delightful place for 2-3 days. Quaint old town with good restuarants and shops amidst 7 public onsens. The train stops has two very helpful tourist information offices, one across the road ( info on onsens) and one the right with wider information and coffee machine (fill up a survey for free coffee) There is a free shuttle bus from... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

i liked the atmosphere, with hotel guests walking around town in kimonos after 3pm. the town itself was lovely, a canal in the middle and a scenic view of the mountains in the background. the main attraction was the 7 hot spring baths you could visit - some just next to the station, others quite a distance walk away. being... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Fairytale town - just what we needed after the madness of Kyoto. Perfect mix of onsens and gorgeous cherry blossoms. Couldn't ask for more.

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

After several days of extensive sightseeing around Osaka and Kyoto, our next stop was at Kinosaki Onsen. We only stayed a night but had a relaxing trip exploring the streets of Kinosaki. It was our 1st visit to Japan and we wanted to do lots. Among some of our to-do list, we managed to cross off several items during our... More 

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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely shops and beautiful cherry trees make this a wonderful place for a couple of days in April. Onsen are lovely but I personally found the temperature hard to get used to (hot).

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Piedmont, Canada
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Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

This is is beautiful town where instead on bar hopping you Onsen hop, really fun, pretty town very friendly people great food and very easy access, stay 2 nights is perfect and everything is 5 minutes from the kinosakionsen train station, best to visit march thru November before its to cold, enjoy !!!

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed at Kinosaki onsen for a night at Morizuya, and had an amazing time. The ryokan was lovely and had it's own pretty onsen but it was so fun going out in our yukata and visiting the 7 public ones in town. The town itself has lots of nice little shops and we had a delicious lunch and tried... More 

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VisitKinosaki, Owner at Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this review

Dear siglet, Thank you very much for your kind message about Kinosaki Onsen. We are very glad to know you gained a feeling of satisfaction from enjoying many attractions of Kinosaki Onsen. Quick correction here: it takes approximately 1 hour 40 minutes from Himeji if you take a limited express train. To tell you more about the town’s gourmet, Tajima... More 

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Reviewed 3 March 2017

If you are looking for a place to go back in time !!!, This place might answer you need !! City near the mountain, Full of onsen and Authentic Japanese Games Shop around the city but let me tell you first those shops will be closed at 11PM

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VisitKinosaki, Owner at Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this review

Dear Kritsada B, Thank you very much for your kind words about Kinosaki Onsen. We are very delighted to know that you spent a memorable time in the town. As you said, Kinosaki Onsen is full of authentic Japanese traditions such as onsen, ryokan, yukata (light cotton kimono), etc. We look forward to welcoming you again! More 

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Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place for relaxation. The whole town is lovely, clean and perfect. Everyone is polite. Food is great. Hotels are better than everywhere else. Nice food, ice cream, layer cakes & nice sweets to eat. Walking around in yukata was the best feeling. Stayed at Kawaguchiya River Side hotel. Best service, clean, staffs speak English, free wifi, free yukata and... More 

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VisitKinosaki, Owner at Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this review

Dear 430murielk, Thank you very much for your kind message about Kinosaki Onsen. We are very delighted to know that you had a relaxing time and gained a feeling of satisfaction from enjoying many attractions of Kinosaki Onsen. As you said, onsen, yukata, Japanese traditional inn, gourmet, seasonal sceneries, etc. are what Kinosaki Onsen has to offer. Receiving a massage... More 

Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Remember to bring your own towel. 10minutes walk from station. 600 Yen for adult. Good place to relieve your stress.

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VisitKinosaki, Owner at Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this review

Dear Ooi65, Thank you very much for your comment. Just for a bit of information: For day trip visitors, a one day pass is available for 1,200 YEN to enjoy all of the seven public baths. A small towel that they are expected to take with them into the shower area and dry off excess water before returning to the... More 

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