VisitKinosaki.com | Official Tourism Site of Toyooka City

Find a Room

River & Port Area

Area encompasing Hiyoriyama, Tsuiyama, Kehi & Maruyama River

River and Port Area view from Hiyoriyama

Along with the beauty of the Maruyama River that cuts through the mountains and the rugged coast where the river leads you out to, come see and taste the wonders of the sea.

You can follow the Maruyama River from Kinosaki and visit the riverfront park of Maruyamagawa Koen, up to the little beach town of Kehi, over and through a fishing town and port famous for its crab and fresh catches called Tsuiyama. Then finally up the coastal road and mountains to Hiyoriyama where you can have a close encounter with our sea life friends at Marine World.

ABOUT THE RIVER & PORT AREA

Let our local expert show you around
Master Local Expert of Port & River
PROFILE

Growing up around the sea my friends and I gained an afinity with the sea and its inhabitants. I encourage you to stretch your legs beyond Kinosaki so that I can share this same love of the sea with you.

Marine World Aquarium Hiyoriyama

Marine World in Hiyoriyama

Located on the cliffs overlooking the Japan Sea, Marine World first began as a fishing attraction where you could come and catch your own aji (a type of Japanese mackerel) and then have staff cook it up right there for you to eat. Although that attraction is still around, and little kids love it, we have expanded our facilities and number of marine residents. It is still considerably smaller than most major aquariums, but this is also one of our charms. Because of our smaller and more intimate settings, guests are able to interact closely with the staff and animals in our keeping. The “Dive”, a stage that lowers visitors into the center of one of our tanks, tide pool, and “dolphin touch” options let visitors interact closer with the marine life.

Aquarium Marine World dolphin show fishing
  • Hiyoriyama Ryu-gu-jo Dragon Palace

Off the coast you can see a castle sitting on a small island. This is the mythical Ryugu-jo or Dragon Palace from the Japanese folklore of Urashima Taro. Locals believe that the area has ties with this story and so have built the castle out on the rocks. There is a mystical feel about it, especially when the fog rolls in around it.

  • Backstage tours of marine world, penguin walks and dolphin touch
Best time to visit:
Right at opening or on a weekday.

Get here early in the morning on the weekends or try to come on a weekday when crowds are small. This will give you chance to talk with the trainers, as they tend to have more time to brag about their little friends.
The upside of arriving early is that you can also sign up for the backyard tours and other special encounters, like dolphin touch, before they sell out for the day.

If your timing is really good and there isn’t a crowd, some trainers will give you a mini private show, as long as their friends feel up to it.

Sunset over the Maruyama River marshes
TAKE THE SCENIC ROUTE

Part of the pleasure is in the journey

For visitors staying in Kinosaki Onsen, don’t be afraid to wander outside of the hot spring village. There are all kinds of hidden scenic spots just a short bike ride or walk away. If you head north along the big river, Maruyama, you will find Maruyamagawa Park, Kehi Beach, and Tsuiyama before heading up the hill to Marine World.

Maruyamagawa Park is a nature school, art museum and athletic park. Here you can enjoy swimming in the outdoor public pool in the summer and then in the winter they turn the pool into an ice-skating rink.

Kehi Beach is the closest swimming beach and camp site to Kinosaki Onsen. It is less known than Takeno Beach, but that makes it less crowded during the beach season. Here you can also camp along the shore and BBQ (Kehi being one of the few beaches in the area that lets you do so).

Further up just before Hiyoriyama, the location of Marine World, is Tsuiyama Fishing Port and town. This is where the majority of the fish and crabs that you probably get to enjoy at your ryokan in Kinosaki comes from. The town is older and has a classic feel. Very little traffic makes walking the narrow streets easier. If you go early in the morning, you might be able to spot the local fishermen offloading their daily catch and auctioning it off to the local ryokan.

Kehi beach and Tsuiyama fishing port town

ACCOMMODATIONS

This property type is:

This property is located in:
KINOSAKI ONSEN

Yamamotoya

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

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

This property type is:

This property is located in:
KINOSAKI ONSEN

This property type is:

This property is located in:
KINOSAKI ONSEN

Nishimuraya Hotel Shogetsutei

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

Some Available Plans
Fresh Matsuba Crab Full Course DETAILS
Seasonal Kaiseki Dinner DETAILS

This property type is:

This property is located in:
KINOSAKI ONSEN

En

The Japanese – style auberge only for adults.

Some Available Plans
Stay with no meals plan DETAILS
Tajima Beef (Kobe Beef) Steak Plan DETAILS

This property type is:

This property is located in:
KINOSAKI ONSEN

Nishimuraya Honkan

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

Some Available Plans
Seasonal Kaiseki Dinner Included DETAILS
Superior Fresh Matsuba Crab & Tajima Beef Kaiseki DETAILS

This property type is:

This property is located in:
KINOSAKI ONSEN

Tsuchiya

UTSUROI TSUCHIYA ANNEX is newly opened in October 2018.

Some Available Plans
One Night Lodging Without Meals DETAILS

This property type is:

This property is located in:
TAKENO

Uminone

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

Some Available Plans
Standard Crab Dinner Plan DETAILS BOOK
"Raku-course" Plan with Bento Style Dinner (Check-in time: ~10pm) DETAILS BOOK

This property type is:

This property is located in:
TOYOOKA

Toyooka Park Hotel

LOCATION: Toyooka; 10km from Kinosaki Onsen. Accessible by train (Toyooka Sta.). Conveniently located...

Some Available Plans
Twin Room with no meals DETAILS BOOK
Double Room with no meals DETAILS

This property type is:

This property is located in:
KINOSAKI ONSEN

Suigou

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

Some Available Plans
One night lodging with no meals (Included a free pass to the seven public onsen) DETAILS BOOK

This property type is:

This property is located in:
KINOSAKI ONSEN

Sennen no Yu Koman

Kinosaki Onsen's founding hot spring inn. Composed of tradition, hot springs, and wooden structures c...

Some Available Plans
The best of Kinosaki. Different cuisine every month.(April~October) DETAILS
Crab Hot Pot Plan DETAILS

This property type is:

This property is located in:
KINOSAKI ONSEN

Shinonomesou

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

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

This property type is:

This property is located in:
KINOSAKI ONSEN

Kinosaki Tourism Hotel Higashiyamasou

The cool breeze rustles through the open-air hot spring bath at Higashiyama Sou, a Kinosaki hot sprin...

Some Available Plans
Most popular! Tajima Beef and Crab Kaiseki Style Plan DETAILS BOOK
Winter Limitation! Up Graded Crab full course(Shabu-Shabu) Plan DETAILS BOOK

This property type is:

This property is located in:
KINOSAKI ONSEN

Morizuya

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

Some Available Plans
Standard Winter Crab Hot Pot Full Course Meal Plan DETAILS BOOK
Chef's recommendation. Traditional banquet style full course DETAILS BOOK

This property type is:

This property is located in:
KINOSAKI ONSEN

Okeshou

This traditional Japanese inn has Japanese style rooms with a living room and bedroom (2room) layout,...

Some Available Plans
One Night Stay without Meals  DETAILS BOOK
One Night Stay with Breakfast DETAILS BOOK

This property type is:

This property is located in:
KINOSAKI ONSEN

Tokiwa Bekkan

Gardens, cuisine, and an open air bath. A relaxing stay for each individual guest. Many have come bac...

Some Available Plans
One Night Stay with Full Course of Crab Dinner DETAILS BOOK
Standard Dinner and Breakfast Plan DETAILS BOOK

This property type is:

This property is located in:
KINOSAKI ONSEN

Kobayashiya

In front of 'Ichi no Yu' open-air bath in the middle of Kinosaki Onsen, the inns wood gives off a war...

Some Available Plans
<Chef's Recommendation> Different Cuisine Every Month DETAILS BOOK

This property type is:

This property is located in:
KINOSAKI ONSEN

This property type is:

This property is located in:
KINOSAKI ONSEN

Tsutaya

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

Some Available Plans
Crab Kaiseki Course Meal Featuring A Boiled Whole Crab (~3/22) DETAILS BOOK
Wagyu Beef Steak and Sea Bream, Katsura Kaiseki Course(4/1~) DETAILS BOOK

This property type is:

This property is located in:
TAKENO

Guesthouse & Bar Hitotomaru

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

Some Available Plans
One Night Stay Without Meals DETAILS BOOK

This property type is:

This property is located in:
KINOSAKI ONSEN

Ookawa

Renovated in July of 2008 with the theme of quiet calmness. An inn with meals homemade with the good ...

Some Available Plans
Weekday Special Plan with Crab Kaiseki DETAILS BOOK
Brand Matsuba Crab Full Course DETAILS BOOK

This property type is:

This property is located in:
KINOSAKI ONSEN

yamayoshi

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

Some Available Plans
Full Course Meal Featuring Crab Hot Pot ! Using Tagged Shibayama Crab DETAILS BOOK

This property type is:

This property is located in:
KINOSAKI ONSEN

Ginka

LOCATION: Toyooka; 4km from Kinosaki Onsen. Accessible by car (Shuttle service available from Kinosak...

Some Available Plans
Basic Kaiseki Dinner Plan for Spring! Tajima Beef included.<Akatsuki>(4/1~5/6) DETAILS
Full Course of Brand Tsuiyama Crab Dinner Plan/1.5 Crabs per Guest DETAILS

This property type is:

This property is located in:
KINOSAKI ONSEN

Mikiya

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

Some Available Plans
Kaiseki Dinner Plan Featuring Brand Crab and Tajima Beef DETAILS

This property type is:

This property is located in:
KINOSAKI ONSEN

Kourakuen

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

Some Available Plans
(WinterPlan-A) Tajima Beef and Kasumi Crab Dinner Plan DETAILS BOOK
(WinterPlan-B) A Whole Fresh Kasumi Crab Dinner Plan DETAILS BOOK

This property type is:

This property is located in:
KINOSAKI ONSEN

Kinsui

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

Some Available Plans
Simple lodging only plan. No meals included. DETAILS

This property type is:

This property is located in:
KINOSAKI ONSEN

Kawaguchiya Kinosaki Riverside Hotel

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

Some Available Plans
<Most Popular!> Full Course of Brand Crab Kaiseki Dinner Plan DETAILS BOOK

This property type is:

This property is located in:
KINOSAKI ONSEN

This property type is:

This property is located in:
TANTO

This property type is:

This property is located in:
KANNABE

Blue Ridge Hotel

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

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

This property type is:

This property is located in:
BEYOND

Totoya

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

Some Available Plans
One night lodging without meal DETAILS BOOK
One night lodging plan with breakfast DETAILS BOOK

This property type is:

This property is located in:
KINOSAKI ONSEN

Hotel Kinparo

LOCATION: Toyooka; 4.5km from Kinosaki Onsen. Accessible by Bus.

Some Available Plans
Variety Crab Kaiseki and Beef Steak Dinner Plan. DETAILS

This property type is:

This property is located in:
TAKENO

Nekozaki

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

Some Available Plans
One night lodging with no meals DETAILS

This property type is:

This property is located in:
KINOSAKI ONSEN

Tajimaya

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

Some Available Plans
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

This property type is:

This property is located in:
KINOSAKI ONSEN

This property type is:

This property is located in:
KINOSAKI ONSEN

This property type is:

This property is located in:
TAKENO

Kamemasa Inn

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

Some Available Plans
One Night Lodging Without Meals DETAILS BOOK

This property type is:

This property is located in:
KANNABE

Albireo

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

Some Available Plans
One Night Lodging with French Cuisine DETAILS

This property type is:

This property is located in:
BEYOND

Wada

LOCATION: Kyotango, Kyoto pref.; 18km from Kinosaki Onsen. Accessible by train (Kumihama Sta.) and bus.

Some Available Plans
Overnight Stay with Meal Excluded DETAILS BOOK
Overnight Stay and Breakfast Included DETAILS BOOK

This property type is:

This property is located in:
BEYOND

This property type is:

This property is located in:
BEYOND

New Marutaso

LOCATION: Kyotango, Kyoto pref.; 30km from Kinosaki Onsen. Accessible by train (Amino Sta.) and bus.

Some Available Plans
<Most Popular!>Full Course of Crab Cuisine with Funamori Sashimi DETAILS BOOK

This property type is:

This property is located in:
BEYOND

Shotenkyo Minatosou

LOCATION: Kyotango, Kyoto pref.; 20km from Kinosaki Onsen. Accessible by train (Kumihama Sta.) and bu...

Some Available Plans
Full Course of 2.5 Snow Crabs with Funamori Sashimi DETAILS

This property type is:

This property is located in:
KANNABE

This property type is:

This property is located in:
BEYOND

Chinsenro

All of the rooms overlook the Miyama river and each rooms has its own beautiful view.

Some Available Plans
<Let's Discover Miyama!>The Japanese Style Dinner "Satoyama Kaiseki" Plan. DETAILS

This property type is:

This property is located in:
BEYOND

Kigusuriya

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

Some Available Plans
One Night Stay with Chicken Sukiyaki Plan DETAILS

This property type is:

This property is located in:
BEYOND