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WELCOME TO
SEVEN ONSEN TOWN
OF KINOSAKI

Kinosaki is a 1300 year old onsen (hot spring) town famous for 7
different public hot springs and a charming atmosphere.

WELCOME TO KINOSAKI
SEVEN ONSEN TOWN

A 1300 year old onsen (hot spring) town.

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{FREE TRIAL TOUR} Zen Meditation, Buddhist Sermon, & Matcha at Gokurakuji Temple

Kinosaki Onsen's Gokurakuji Temple is in a secluded part of town, and is home to a peaceful rock garden, zen meditation practice, …

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{FREE TRIAL TOUR} Zazen & Matcha + Private Nursery School Tour (with English guide)

First, you'll meet your local English-speaking guide at Kinosaki Onsen Station. Then you'll set out on a guided walking tour throu…

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{FREE TRIAL TOUR} Straw Craft Activity and Craftsman Workshop Tour

Straw craft, called mugiwara zaiku in Japanese, is a unique, traditional handicraft with vibrant colors and intricate patterns tha…

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Kannabe Beginner Skiing Lessons with English-speaking Instructor

The Kannabe Highlands become covered with snow in the winter, making for both a picturesque vacation spot and the perfect place to…

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Snowshoeing in the Kannabe Highlands

Try snowshoeing with Kannabe Nature School this winter! Head to the top of Mt. Kannabe, an extinct volcano with a giant crater, wi…

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Straw Craft Activity and Craftsman Workshop Tour (with English guide)

Straw craft, called mugiwara zaiku in Japanese, is a unique, traditional handicraft with vibrant colors and intricate patterns tha…

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Onsenji Temple Hot Spring Therapy Origins Tour

Onsenji is a temple in Kinosaki Onsen with rich history regarding the town's hot spring waters. Built in 738 AD, Onsenji Temple's …

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Oriental White Stork Observation Tour (with private English guide)

The once-extinct Oriental White Storks were last seen flying in the skies of Japan right here in Toyooka City. To save the Orienta…

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Zazen & Matcha + Private Nursery School Tour (with English guide)

First, you'll meet your local English-speaking guide at Kinosaki Onsen Station. Then you'll set out on a guided walking tour throu…

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Zen Meditation, Buddhist Sermon, & Matcha at Gokurakuji Temple

Kinosaki Onsen's Gokurakuji Temple is in a secluded part of town, and is home to a peaceful rock garden, zen meditation practice, …

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Kinosaki Picturesque Riverside Cycling Tour

Discover breathtaking landscapes located just a short bike ride away from Kinosaki Onsen in this one-of-a-kind cycling tour! On th…

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Kannabe Highlands Cycling with Local Picnic

Cycle along vast rice fields, cultivated farmlands, and villages in between broad-leaved trees, together with a guide who has exte…

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Memorable Professional Photo Shoot in Kinosaki

Capture your favorite memories of Kinosaki Onsen! Meet up with a professional photographer in Kinosaki Onsen and choose some sc…

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Forest Adventure in Kannabe Highlands

This activity, created by Forest Adventure OkuKANNABE in June 2016, is an outdoor obstacle course in the trees. Go through travers…

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Izushi Kimono Rental

Let's change into kimono and thus explore the town of Izushi in a different way! ●Choose from about 170 kimonos for your favorite…

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Full Day Izushi Tour with Meditation & Meeting a Monk!

Take this chance to explore the castle town with an English-speaking local AND to casually chat with a Japanese Buddhist monk! The…

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Private Izushi Castle Town Tour, from a Local Guide!

Take a local bus from Kinosaki Onsen to Izushi, where English speaking guides will give you local tour of their own hometown. Izus…

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Rent-a-car from Kinosaki (Compact Car)

Enhance your trip with a rental car from Wataki Automobile Co., Inc. / Alternativa Ltd. Rental cars are great for getting aroun…

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Cultural Experiences: Tea Ceremony, Flower Arrangement, Koto

Travel back to the Edo era by experiencing traditional Japanese culture while you're in a traditional onsen town. You can choose b…

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Cultural Experiences: Calligraphy

Travel back to the Edo era by experiencing traditional Japanese culture while you're in a traditional onsen town. Learn how to do …

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Meditate, Drink Tea, and Chat with a Local Buddhist Monk

Take this chance to casually chat with a Japanese Buddhist monk in his own house! His name is Yudoh Kohara, and he has been the mo…

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Meditate, Drink Tea, and Chat with a Local Buddhist Monk (with local guide)

Take this chance to casually chat with a Japanese Buddhist monk in his own house! His name is Yudoh Kohara, and he has been the mo…

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Volcanic Rock Trekking in Kannabe Highlands

Go trekking on a lava flow formation which erupted from Mt. Kannabe about 25,000 years ago, and then hardened over time. While co…

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Yukata Rental in Kinosaki Onsen

IROHA Yukata Shop & Rental is a chic yukata rental and sales shop located in the heart of Kinosaki. Both women and men can choose …

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Rent-a-car from Kinosaki (Small Car)

Enhance your trip with a rental car from Wataki Automobile Co., Inc. / Alternativa Ltd. Rental cars are great for getting aroun…

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Hot Air Ballooning over the Kannabe Highlands!

"Kannabe Soland", the only permanent hot air balloon in the Kansai region, was just born in the Kannabe Highlands! This activity i…

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Outdoor Cooking in Kannabe Highlands!

Kannabe Nature School organizes many camping programs, and among them, they offer cooking outdoors. They prepare dishes and lunche…

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Traditional Crab Lunch in Kannabe

Enjoy a delicious crab lunch at the restaurant Waraku in the Kannabe Highlands! Take in the traditional atmosphere of Waraku, a re…

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