Kinosaki Onsen

1300 year old hot spring town

Kinosaki Onsen at night

Nestled in a valley, surrounded by mountains and sea, this hot spring town is filled with the tradition and culture of old Japan. Gazing at the classic architecture as you stroll along the willow and cherry blossom lined river, it’s easy to understand why Kinosaki attracts both Japanese and foreign visitors seeking to experience a piece of history and culture. The nostalgic ambience greets you the moment you arrive. The entire town feels like one large singular ryokan. The station is your entrance, the streets the hallways. The inns are your rooms and the hot springs your bath. Slip on your yukata and indulge in some total relaxation in one of the largest ryokans you will ever visit.

Master Local Expert of Kinosaki Onsen
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I hope I can express to you how special my town is. A town that I feel is one of a kind, a miracle onsen town, and is beautifully suited for yukata.

7 NATURAL HOT SPRING BATHHOUSES

Kinosaki Onsen’s Crowning Glory

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Sleep on a plump and soft futon, savor a lavish full course kaiseki meal, and take in the beautifully simple surroundings during your stay in a traditional ryokan.

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Yamamotoya

Centrally located in the hot spring town, perfect for touring the public hot springs. Great place to ...

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Plan with one night lodging and two meals included. DETAILS BOOK

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Nishimuraya Hotel Shogetsutei

Renovated 2017! Luxurious hotel & ryokan with private onsen baths & free shuttle.

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Seasonal Kaiseki Dinner DETAILS

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Nishimuraya Honkan

With 150 years of history, member of Relais & Châteaux and rated as the "Best Onsen Ryokan" in Lonely...

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Seasonal Kaiseki Dinner Included DETAILS
Breakfast-Only DETAILS BOOK

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TAKENO

Uminone

LOCATION: Takeno; 9km from Kinosaki Onsen. Accessible by train (Takenoa Sta.) and bus.

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Crab Dinner Plan "Matsuba-Kani-Sahi" , "Kasumi-Kani-Yude" , "Kani-Shabu" DETAILS BOOK

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Shinonomesou

Public stone bath in main building and private baths in second building. Beautiful wooden furniture. ...

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Standard Crab Dinner Plan!!! During Winter Only! DETAILS
Seasonal meal recommended by chef with Shabu-shabu DETAILS

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KANNABE

Nashikisou

LOCATION: Kannabe; 30km from Kinosaki Onsen. Accessible by train (Ebara Sta.) and bus.

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No Meals Plan. DETAILS BOOK

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Seri

Enjoy traditional Japanese course meals and views of Maruyama River and the rolling mountains from th...

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Seasonal Cuisine and Tajima Beef Shabu-shabu with free open-air private bath DETAILS
Full Course of Brand Tsuiyama Crab Dinner Plan. (inc. free bath for private use)  DETAILS BOOK

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Morizuya

Cave bath carved from the mountain, a favorite with female guests. In the middle of Kinosaki with an ...

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Chef's recommendation. Traditional banquet style full course DETAILS BOOK

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Tsutaya

Beautifully constructed of wood, this 3 story Ryokan blends into Kinosaki Onsen's elegance.

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Wagyu Beef Steak and Sea Bream, Katsura Kaiseki Course(4/1~) DETAILS BOOK

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yamayoshi

Awarded "No.1 satisfied with dinner in kinki and hokuriku area in Mar. 2014 by a Japanese website for...

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A Cuisine with 2 Tajima Beef Dishes and Grilled Rosy Seabass DETAILS BOOK

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Kourakuen

Enjoy relaxing hot springs and delicious meals worth their price at this tranquil inn.

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(Plan-A)Tajima Beef and Kasumi Crab Dinner Plan. DETAILS BOOK
(Plan-B)A Whole Fresh Kasumi Crab Dinner Plan DETAILS BOOK

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Kawaguchiya Kinosaki Riverside Hotel

Our ryokan aims to provide the best service and hospitality to our guests. We are located on the rive...

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One Night Stay without Meals (inc. free pass to the seven public onsen) DETAILS BOOK

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KANNABE

Blue Ridge Hotel

LOCATION: Kannabe; 30km from Kinosaki Onsen. Accessible by train (Ebara Sta.) and bus.

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One Night Lodging without Meals DETAILS BOOK

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BEYOND

Totoya

LOCATION: Kyotango, Kyoto pref.; 45km from Kinosaki Onsen. Accessible by train (Amino Sta.) and bus o...

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One night lodging without meal (NOT covered by the Go To Travel Campaign) DETAILS BOOK

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Snow Land

LOCATION: Kannabe; 30km from Kinosaki Onsen. Accessible by train (Ebara Sta.) and bus.

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Well-reputed Plan! A Full Course Meal with Tajima Beef. DETAILS BOOK

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Kigusuriya

This traditional Japanese inn "Kigusuriya" has a welcoming, friendly atmosphere, large spacious priva...

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One Night Stay with Chicken Sukiyaki Plan DETAILS
ACCESS

This lovely hot spring town is about a 2.5 hour train ride from Kyoto Station and is located on the JR train line so those with a JR Pass will find it even easier to get to.