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GETTING HERE

Kinosaki is located about 2.5 hours, by train, from Kyoto City.

WELCOME TO KINOSAKI

Kinosaki is located near the north shores of Hyogo prefecture, one train stop from the Sea of Japan. The town has its own train station located along the San’in line of the Japan Railway system, this means that a JR pass can be used to reach Kinosaki. You can also get here by car or bus just as easily and swiftly from Kyoto City, Osaka City, Kobe or Himeji.

GETTING TO KINOSAKI

Kinosaki can be reached by train, car or bus.
Choose your method of transportion for details

BY TRAIN

Kinosaki Onsen has its own train station location on the JR San-in Main Line. While there are no shinkansen that run directly to Kinosaki, JR Limited Express trains are just as convenient for access from JR Kyoto, Osaka, Sannomiya, Himeji. (The HAMAKAZE limited express trains are operated on a limited basis, please check the timetables in advance.) For accurate times and train listings please use WEST JAPAN RAILWAY COMPANY website to look up your train information.

You can also purchase a rail pass through Japan RailPass, an official vendor that offers the best rates online and free shipping to most countries.

JR-WEST TRAVEL INFO.
Train map

TRAIN LINE INFORMATION

FROM
KYOTO
From Kyoto
FROM
KIX /
OSAKA
From Kix/Osaka

BY BUS

There is a highway bus that offers quick, safe and affordable travel between Osaka – Kinosaki and Kobe – Kinosaki. Zentan Bus Company operates this bus. Click the “DETAILS” button below for an overview of the highway express buses available from Osaka and Kobe. For more detailed information you can visit SOZORO KINOSAKI ONSEN TOURIST INFORMATION center’s website. The access information is to their information center located directly in front of the Kinosaki Onsen train station.

Note: There are no highway bus services from Kyoto City. The best way to catch the bus would to be to travel to Osaka and get the bus from there.

BUS DETAILS
Bus map

From KOBE CITY

Bus stop location:

KOBE SHINKI SANNOMIYA BUS TERMINAL

MAP
Bus fare:
3,300 yen (one-way *as of Jan. 2018)
Kobe departure times:
12:30 / 17:30 / 18:45
Travel time to Kinosaki:
Approximately 3 hrs.

From OSAKA CITY

Bus stop location:

HANKYU SANBANGAI

MAP
Bus fare:
3,700 yen (one-way *as of Jan. 2018)
Kobe departure times:
7:20 / 9:20 /13:20 / 16:20 / 18:20
Travel time to Kinosaki:
Approximately 3 hrs.

BY CAR

With the extension of the highway nearing completion it is now faster to get to Kinosaki Onsen by car. With a valid driver’s license from your home country combined with a valid international driving permit it is possible to rent a car here in Japan. Driving in the country is also comparably easier and less stressful than the city thanks to wider roads and fewer traffic. Through Visit Kinosaki’s website you can also rent a car online to use during your visit to KInosaki and the area.

TOYOTA RENT A CAR
Car map
FROM KYOTO CITY (Kyoto Station)
  1. From Kyoto City, take ROUTE 9 towards
    FUKUCHIYAMA / KAMEOKA.
  2. Take the ramp onto the KYOTO JUKAN EXPWY (this is a toll road) and follow signs for KUTSUKAKE toll gate.
    NOTE: Toll roads have two types of gates, one for vehicles with an ETC device and one for vehicles that do not. If you do not have an ETC device go through the green ippan(一般) gate, stop and take a ticket. DO NOT lose this ticket. You will need it to get off the expressway and pay your toll.
  3. Merge onto the KYOTO JUKAN EXPWY.
  4. In approximately 4.8km keep right to continue on KYOTO JUKAN EXPWY.
  5. In another 500m follow signs for SHINO TOLL GATE and continue on KYOTO JUKAN EXPWY.
  6. In approximately 62.3 km follow signs for YAGI TOLL GATE.
  7. Keep RIGHT to CONTINUE ON
  8. From Kyoto City, take ROUTE 9 towards
    FUKUCHIYAMA / KAMEOKA.
  9. Take the ramp onto the KYOTO JUKAN EXPWY (this is a toll road) and follow signs for KUTSUKAKE toll gate.
    NOTE: Toll roads have two types of gates, one for vehicles with an ETC device and one for vehicles that do not. If you do not have an ETC device go through the green ippan(一般) gate, stop and take a ticket. DO NOT lose this ticket. You will need it to get off the expressway and pay your toll.
  10. Merge onto the KYOTO JUKAN EXPWY.
  11. In approximately 4.8km keep right to continue on KYOTO JUKAN EXPWY.
  12. In another 500m follow signs for SHINO TOLL GATE and continue on KYOTO JUKAN EXPWY.
  13. In approximately 62.3 km follow signs for YAGI TOLL GATE.
  14. Keep RIGHT to CONTINUE ON
FROM KOBE CITY (Sannomiya Station)
  1. From Kobe-Sannomiya Station head northeast on PREFECTURAL ROAD ROUTE 21(県道21号線) toward NATIONAL HIGHWAY ROUTE 2 (国道2号線)
  2. At SANNOMIYA HIGASHI(三宮東) in front of Mint Kobe department store, continue onto NATIONAL HIGHWAY ROUTE 2 (国道2号線).
  3. At the second traffic light, TURN LEFT at SHIN-IKUTAGWABASHI (新生田川橋) intersection toward HANSHIN EXPRESSWAY ROUTE 32 (阪神高速32号) and SHIN-KOBE TOLL ROAD & Tunnel (新神戸トンネル).
  4. Use the 2nd from right lane to take the ramp to HANSHIN EXPRESSWAY ROUTE 32 (阪神高速32号) and SHIN-KOBE TOLL ROAD & Tunnel (新神戸トンネル).
  5. Continue onto HANSHIN EXPRESSWAY ROUTE 32 (阪神高速32号) and SHIN-KOBE TOLL ROAD & Tunnel (新神戸トンネル).
  6. In about 8.2 km take exit for MINOTANI (箕谷) toward HANSHIN EXPRESSYWAY, MINOTANI TOLL STATION, HIMEJI, SANDA, TAKARAZUKA (阪神高速・箕谷料金所・姫路・三田・宝塚)
  7. Follow signs for MINOTANI TOLL STATION (箕谷料金所).
  8. Keep LEFT at the fork, follow signs for SANDA, TAKARAZUKA (三田・宝塚) and merge onto HANSHIN EXPRESSWAY ROUTE 7 & KITA-KOBE ROUTE (阪神高速7号北神戸線)
  9. In about 8 km continue straight to stay on HANSHIN EXPRESSWAY ROUTE 7 & KITA-KOBE ROUTE (阪神高速7号北神戸線) look for signs for SANDA, ROKKO KITA TOLL ROAD, GOSHA, SANYO EXPWY, CHUGOKU EXPWY, HIROSHIMA (三田・六甲北有料道路・五社・山陽道・中国道(広島)).
  10. In about 3.3 km Follow signs for ROKKO KITA TOLL ROAD TOLL STATION (六甲北有料道路料金所) and merge onto ROKKO KITA TOLL ROAD (六甲北有料道路).
  11. In about 6.4 km follow signs for ROKKO KITA TOLL ROAD (六甲北有料道路).
  12. In about 3.4 km Take exit 5-2 KOBE-SANDA (神戸三田) toward CHUGOKU EXPWY(中国自動車道).
  13. Follow signs for KOBE-SANDA TOLL STATION (神戸三田料金所).
  14. Keep RIGHT at the fork, follow signs for TSUYAMA & MAIZURU (津山・舞鶴) and merge onto CHUGOKU EXPWY. (中国自動車道)
  15. Take exit YOSHIKAWA JCT (吉川JCT) toward MAIZURU WAKASA EXPRESSWAY / SANDA NISHI / MAIZURU (舞鶴若狭道・三田西・舞鶴)
  16. Continue onto MAIZURU WAKASA EXPRESSWAY (舞鶴若狭自動車道) for about 35 km.
  17. Take exit KASUGA IC (春日IC) toward KITAKINKI TOYOOKA EXPRESSWAY / ASAGO / KASUGA EXIT / TANBA ( 北近畿豊岡道・朝来・春日出口・丹波)
  18. Follow signs for KASUGA TOLL STATION (春日料金所)
  19. Continue straight onto KITAKINKI TOYOOKA EXPRESSWAY for about 36 km.
  20. Exit at HIDAKA-KANNABE KOUGEN(日高神鍋高原)
  21. Turn right onto NATIONAL ROAD 482 at the light towards IZUSHI (出石).
  22. In about 650m turn left at NYOU(祢布) intersection and continue on Route 312 & follow signs for KINOSAKI / CENTRAL TOYOOKA (城崎 / 豊岡市街).
  23. Turn right at DOI WEST (土居西) instersection.
  24. Turn left at DOI (土居) intersection, just past the railroad tracks and go straight.
  25. Turn left at IKEGAMI (池上) intersection and continue on Route 312.
  26. Follow Route 312 along the river and signs for KINOSAKI (城崎) for about 16km.
  27. Stay to the left and cross the railroad tracks. TURN RIGHT after railroad crossing and continue onto KINOSAKI ONSEN STATION in about 500 m.
FROM OSAKA CITY (Osaka Station)
  1. From JR Osaka Station get onto HANSHIN EXPRESSWAY NO.11 IKEDA LINE / ROUTE 11 (阪神高速11号池田線/ルート 11). Stay on this expressway for about 11.9km
  2. Stay in the RIGHT 2 LANES, take EXIT 11-11 IKEDA (11-11 出口 池田) towards CHUGOKU EXP.
  3. In 700m you will be on NATIONAL ROAD 176 / PREFECTURAL ROAD 10. Stay in the RIGHT 2 LANES.
  4. In 90m go straight and follow the signs for CHUGOKU EXPWY and route 10 towards HANSHIN EXPWY / TAKARAZUKA / IKEDA(宝塚・池田). Go straight.
  5. In about 350m staying in the right lanes and go straight through the intersection following the signs for CHUGOKU EXPWY (中国自動車道).
  6. Merge onto the expressway and get over to the FAR 2 RIGHT LANES. In 600m you will take the off ramp for CHUGOKU EXPWY (中国自動車道) and HIROSHIMA (広島).
  7. Pass through the CHUGOKU-IKEDA toll station and continue onto the CHUGOKU EXPWY.(中国自動車道).
  8. Merge into the right and continue along CHUGOKU EXPWY. for about 30km.
  9. In about 30km stay in the left lane and follow signs for SANDA-NISHI / MAIZURU (三田西 舞鶴) and continue onto MAIZURU-WAKASA EXPWY (舞鶴若狭自動車道)
  10. Continue on MAIZURU-WAKASA EXPWY. for the next 36km.
  11. In 36km take EXIT 3 towards KASUGA / TANBA (春日/ 丹波) and KITAKINKI TOYOOKA EXPWY.
  12. Continue through the toll station and straight onto KITAKINKI TOYOOKA EXPRESSWAY for about 36 km.
  13. In about 36km exit at HIDAKA-KANNABE KOUGEN(日高神鍋高原)
  14. Turn right onto NATIONAL ROAD 482 at the light towards IZUSHI (出石).
  15. In about 650m turn left at NYOU(祢布) intersection and continue on Route 312 & follow signs for KINOSAKI / CENTRAL TOYOOKA (城崎 / 豊岡市街).
  16. Turn right at DOI WEST (土居西) instersection.
  17. Turn left at DOI (土居) intersection, just past the railroad tracks and go straight.
  18. Turn left at IKEGAMI (池上) intersection and continue on Route 312.
  19. Follow Route 312 along the river and signs for KINOSAKI (城崎) for about 16km.
  20. Stay to the left and cross the railroad tracks. TURN RIGHT after railroad crossing and continue onto KINOSAKI ONSEN STATION in about 500 m.