Voted the best onsen town in Japan, with a Michelin two-star rated panoramic view from the top of the ropeway, 7 tattoo-friendly hot springs, and is conveniently located only 2.5 hours from Kyoto
Kinosaki Onsen is famous for its 7 tattoo-friendly public hot spring bath houses. You can easily walk to all seven and with a day pass you can enjoy each one’s special features for a very affordable price.
Make friends with the sweeping willows of Kinosaki Onsen during a yukata-clad stroll around town.
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Goshono-yu, also known as the “Water of Beauty”, was built in the likeness of Kyoto’s…
The oldest bathhouse building in Kinosaki. Relax in the outdoor bath surrounded by lush natural…
Located next to the station, this onsen features a beautiful panoramic view from its outdoor…
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A hidden treasure in the back of town away from the crowded main street, Kiyamachi. A lovely tree lined path along the canal will take you on a quiet walk past some wonderful cafes.
EIRAKUKAN KABUKI THEATRE
Explore behind the scenes and under the stage of this beautifully preserved kabuki theatre that is the second oldest in the Kansai region.
Among one of 100 best beaches in Japan, this beautiful hidden gem along the northern coast of Hyogo prefecture is the perfect place for your Japan beach holiday.
The view from Mount Daishi at the top of Kinosaki Ropeway was awarded one star in the Michelin Green Guide Japan as a spectacular view.
GETTING TO KINOSAKI
Kinosaki Onsen has its own train station along the Sannin Main Line on the Japan Rail, so JR passes will get you here. You can get here in about 2.5 hours from Kyoto City.
The nearby airport will also get you here in no time from Tokyo, with a quick stop over in Osaka.
RYOKAN STAY IN KINOSAKI
A way to experience pure Japanese tradition, lifestyle, and hospitality.
Choose from dozens of ryokan ranging in size and price.