About Northern Kansai

Kinosaki Onsen
"BEST ONSEN TOWN"

Come see why Kinosaki is considered one of the best onsen towns in Japan. You will be swept away by its atmosphere and hospitality.

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Map of Kinosaki Onsen
Yukata Village

Many visitors enjoy walking around this traditional town and visiting the public hot springs while dressed in "yukata" (light cotton kimono).

Strolling Around Kinosaki

In Kinosaki Onsen, an atmosphere of the good old days still remains. Here, you can experience true Japanese culture, first hand.
Or slip on a comfortable yukata and stroll around the town enjoying the quaint traditional stores or hot springs.

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Onsens (Hot Spring Baths)

In Kinosaki's Onsen Town, there are 7 public hot spring bath houses called "sotoyu".
Each hot spring has its own distinct atmosphere and style. You can experience the ultimate in relaxation and comfort.

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Jizou-Yu
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Yanagi-Yu
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Ichino-Yu
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Goshono-Yu
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Kouno-Yu
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Map of Onsens

Each of the seven bath houses in Kinosaki are all different with unique features. Whether it’s an outdoor cave bath, or an ice sauna, you can try them all!
As an overnight guest at a ryokan in Kinosaki, you can receive a free pass to all of them!

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"SOZORO" Tourist Information
If you have any questions, please feel to contact the tourist information in Kinosaki Onsen Town.
There are English speaking staff here who can help you.

Open daily 9a.m. to 6p.m.

Services: currency exchange, free-wifi, rental bicycles, coffee, souvenirs, optional local tours, bus information.

Foods

At most ryokans in Kinosaki Onsen, traditional washoku meals are served for breakfast and dinners.

Crab
Crab
The best winter food is the local snow crab.
Tajima Beef
Tajima Beef
Kobe Beef is a world famous luxury food. The stock cattle of Kobe Beef are cows bred in the Tajima region, which includes Toyooka City.
Accommodations
kinosaki hotel accommodation ryokan
Stay in one of the several traditional wooden ryokan located throughout this town with beautiful townscape of old times is preserved.