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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ACCOMMODATIONS

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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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 160 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

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TAKENO

Uminone

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

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Rejuvenated “Yu-course“ Plan with Basic Kaiseki-course. DETAILS BOOK

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Suigou

Surrounded by gardens, stop a while and calm your mind at our affordable Japanese family style inn.

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One night lodging with no meals (Included a free pass to the seven public onsen) 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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Red snow crab, smallish steak and luxurious sashimi boat plan DETAILS BOOK
logding with no meals 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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Tsukimotoya

Purely old Japanese style inn with the image of Kinosaki. Great location surrounded by the public hot...

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Plan with one night lodging and two meals included. (Includes free onsen pass) Standard Kaiseki meal 会席 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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Tajima Beef Sukiyaki (Hot Pot) Course (~11/6) 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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Chef's special seafood dinner with free private baths. DETAILS BOOK
Local Cuisine with 2 Tajima Beef Dishes and Grilled Rosy Seabass DETAILS BOOK

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Mikiya

Once visited by the late literary master Naoya Shiga. Yukari Inn's wooden design is purely Japanese a...

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Seasonal Kaiseki Dinner Plan Featuring Brand Tajima Beef DETAILS

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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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Kinsui

Inside we\'ve created soothing surroundings with sunken fireplaces and a salon.

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【Free private bath with outdoor hot spring tour pass】 Plan can enjoy Tajima's seasonal ingredients! 【Check out 11:00】 DETAILS

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TAKENO

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TANTO

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Blue Ridge Hotel

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

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One Night Lodging with All-you-can-eat Dinner Plan DETAILS
One Night Lodging with Breakfast DETAILS

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Tajimaya

A lovely inn centrally located in the heart of Kinosaki Hot Spring town. A popular and stylish inn am...

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Tajima Beef Full Course Plan one night lodging and two meals included. DETAILS
Seasonal Kaiseki Cuisine Plan with one night lodging and two meals included. DETAILS

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Yamatoya

Tsuiyama brand crab, located directly in the middle of the tour route for the seven famous open-air b...

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One night Lodging with Breakfast★Free Parking★Free Wi-Fi DETAILS
One night Lodging Room Only★Free Parking★Free Wi-Fi DETAILS

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Albireo

From the Kitakinki Toyooka Expressway exit at the Hidaka-Kannabekogen IC and turn left. Drive on Nati...

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One Night Lodging with French Cuisine DETAILS

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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

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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

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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.