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SUMMER

A great time to head to the beach for a swim at Takeno Beach or Kehi Beach. At Takeno you can enjoy various marine sports in the Sea of Japan, including kayaking, SUP, snorkeling and more.
One of the most lively seasons, from mid July to mid August you will find small and large summer festivals happening almost every weekend. You can also enjoy action and adventure sports at Kannable Highland.  Read More >

  • ITINERARY LENGTH:
    3 DAYS & 2 NIGHTS
    OVERVIEW
    Stay in Kinosaki at a ryokan, explore and relax in Kinosaki's hot spring town on your first day after arriving. On your second day travel to Kannabe Highlands. Here you challenge yourself on the Forest Adventure's ropes course, take a ride in a hot-air balloon, cook outdoors, or go paragliding.
  • ITINERARY LENGTH:
    3 DAYS & 2 NIGHTS
    OVERVIEW
    Explore the seaside town and beaches of Takeno. Takeno is only 1 train stop north of Kinosaki and is known for its pristine beaches and crystal clear waters. Take a sea kayak tour along the coastal waters and enjoy a BBQ with Takeno's eco-tour.
  • ITINERARY LENGTH:
    3 DAYS & 2 NIGHTS
    OVERVIEW
    Explore the nearby castle town of Izushi. Walk the town, enjoy the well preserved Edo era architecture, visit a samurai house, take a tour of Kansai's oldest working kabuki theatre and have the local specialty, sara soba or buckwheat noodles, for lunch. With options for a self-guided cycle tour to Kehi Beach, Genbudo Museum & Park and other areas along the Maruyama River.
  • ITINERARY LENGTH:
    3 DAYS & 2 NIGHTS
    OVERVIEW
    Visit the homeland of the Oriental White Stork in Toyooka. Join the Oriental White Stork Watching Tour to learn about and see firsthand the lives of Toyooka's famous storks. Learn the story of their reintroduction into the wild. You will also have plenty of free time to enjoy the town and hot springs of Kinosaki.
  • ITINERARY LENGTH:
    6 DAYS & 5 NIGHTS
    OVERVIEW
    Visit Japan's best beaches, stroll the old world style hot spring town of Kinosaki Onsen, kayak along the coast, and try your hand at traditional net fishing. Best from July to September.
  • ITINERARY LENGTH:
    6 DAYS & 5 NIGHTS
    OVERVIEW
    Experience an old castle town in full kimono dress, practice Zazen (seated meditation), ride to the top of the ropeway for panoramic views, and visit the beautiful hot spring town of Kinosaki Onsen. Best time to go is from April to July.

AUTUMN

Considered, by locals, to be one of the more favored seasons because temperatures are comfortable, the mountains turn beautiful reds and golds, and there are lots of good eats to be had.
There are lots of places to see the famed fall foliage of Japan because we are blessed to be surrounded by mountains. Some of our favorite spots to go and see the fall foliage is Ase Ravine in Kannabe, Onsenji Temple in Kinosaki Onsen, ginkgo trees near Yutorogi Onsen in Kannabe among some.   Read More >

  • ITINERARY LENGTH:
    3 DAYS & 2 NIGHTS
    OVERVIEW
    Explore the nearby castle town of Izushi. Walk the town, enjoy the well preserved Edo era architecture, visit a samurai house, take a tour of Kansai's oldest working kabuki theatre and have the local specialty, sara soba or buckwheat noodles, for lunch. With options for a self-guided cycle tour to Kehi Beach, Genbudo Museum & Park and other areas along the Maruyama River.
  • ITINERARY LENGTH:
    3 DAYS & 2 NIGHTS
    OVERVIEW
    Visit the homeland of the Oriental White Stork in Toyooka. Join the Oriental White Stork Watching Tour to learn about and see firsthand the lives of Toyooka's famous storks. Learn the story of their reintroduction into the wild. You will also have plenty of free time to enjoy the town and hot springs of Kinosaki.
  • ITINERARY LENGTH:
    6 DAYS & 5 NIGHTS
    OVERVIEW
    Best for travel between October and the start of December. See brilliant colors of gold and red color the mountains. The cooler weather makes this an enjoyable time to walk through the old castle town, hike the mountain trails to magnificent waterfalls and the hot springs become even more enjoyable during the cool, crisp autumn nights.

WINTER

Winter makes for a great time to enjoy the snowy sight of Kinosaki Onsen's willow lined river, or for the adventurous among you, to enjoy the many ski resorts that can be found in Kannabe Highlands. Winter in Japan is also snow-crab season, and being so close to the sea, Kinosaki Onsen is a popular place for foreign and local crab fans alike to get their fill of fresh crab.  Read More >

  • ITINERARY LENGTH:
    6 DAYS & 5 NIGHTS
    OVERVIEW
    A winter vacation plan for travel from mid January to mid May. Savor the area's specialty crab, warm yourself in the hot springs of Kinosaki Onsen, and sip on locally-brewed sake. Hit the nearby mountains for snowboarding, skiing, sledding, or snowshoeing.

SPRING

Without a doubt the stars of spring are the cherry blossom trees. Come and see the famous cherry-blossom-lined Kiya-cho Doori street of Kinosaki, or the beautiful cherry blossoms that surround the ancient Izushi castle. Tanto is also popular in spring for it's annual tulip displays.  Read More >

  • ITINERARY LENGTH:
    3 DAYS & 2 NIGHTS
    OVERVIEW
    Stay in Kinosaki at a ryokan, explore and relax in Kinosaki's hot spring town on your first day after arriving. On your second day travel to Kannabe Highlands. Here you challenge yourself on the Forest Adventure's ropes course, take a ride in a hot-air balloon, cook outdoors, or go paragliding.
  • ITINERARY LENGTH:
    3 DAYS & 2 NIGHTS
    OVERVIEW
    Explore the seaside town and beaches of Takeno. Takeno is only 1 train stop north of Kinosaki and is known for its pristine beaches and crystal clear waters. Take a sea kayak tour along the coastal waters and enjoy a BBQ with Takeno's eco-tour.
  • ITINERARY LENGTH:
    3 DAYS & 2 NIGHTS
    OVERVIEW
    Explore the nearby castle town of Izushi. Walk the town, enjoy the well preserved Edo era architecture, visit a samurai house, take a tour of Kansai's oldest working kabuki theatre and have the local specialty, sara soba or buckwheat noodles, for lunch. With options for a self-guided cycle tour to Kehi Beach, Genbudo Museum & Park and other areas along the Maruyama River.
  • ITINERARY LENGTH:
    3 DAYS & 2 NIGHTS
    OVERVIEW
    Visit the homeland of the Oriental White Stork in Toyooka. Join the Oriental White Stork Watching Tour to learn about and see firsthand the lives of Toyooka's famous storks. Learn the story of their reintroduction into the wild. You will also have plenty of free time to enjoy the town and hot springs of Kinosaki.
  • ITINERARY LENGTH:
    6 DAYS & 5 NIGHTS
    OVERVIEW
    Experience an old castle town in full kimono dress, practice Zazen (seated meditation), ride to the top of the ropeway for panoramic views, and visit the beautiful hot spring town of Kinosaki Onsen. Best time to go is from April to July.
  • ITINERARY LENGTH:
    6 DAYS & 5 NIGHTS
    OVERVIEW
    Scenic routes along the Bridge to Heaven and traditional boat houses that look as if they float on the water's edge. Hike along old lava flows, see dolphins and sea lions at the aquarium, explore the old castle town of Izushi, and more. Best time to go is from April to June.
  • ITINERARY LENGTH:
    6 DAYS & 5 NIGHTS
    OVERVIEW
    Enjoy the beauty of the cherry blossoms away from the crowds at several hidden spots along your journey.

ALL SEASONS

  • ITINERARY LENGTH:
    3 DAYS & 2 NIGHTS
    OVERVIEW
    Stay in Kinosaki at a ryokan, explore and relax in Kinosaki's hot spring town on your first day after arriving. On your second day travel to Kannabe Highlands. Here you challenge yourself on the Forest Adventure's ropes course, take a ride in a hot-air balloon, cook outdoors, or go paragliding.
  • ITINERARY LENGTH:
    3 DAYS & 2 NIGHTS
    OVERVIEW
    Explore the seaside town and beaches of Takeno. Takeno is only 1 train stop north of Kinosaki and is known for its pristine beaches and crystal clear waters. Take a sea kayak tour along the coastal waters and enjoy a BBQ with Takeno's eco-tour.
  • ITINERARY LENGTH:
    3 DAYS & 2 NIGHTS
    OVERVIEW
    Explore the nearby castle town of Izushi. Walk the town, enjoy the well preserved Edo era architecture, visit a samurai house, take a tour of Kansai's oldest working kabuki theatre and have the local specialty, sara soba or buckwheat noodles, for lunch. With options for a self-guided cycle tour to Kehi Beach, Genbudo Museum & Park and other areas along the Maruyama River.
  • ITINERARY LENGTH:
    3 DAYS & 2 NIGHTS
    OVERVIEW
    Visit the homeland of the Oriental White Stork in Toyooka. Join the Oriental White Stork Watching Tour to learn about and see firsthand the lives of Toyooka's famous storks. Learn the story of their reintroduction into the wild. You will also have plenty of free time to enjoy the town and hot springs of Kinosaki.
  • ITINERARY LENGTH:
    6 DAYS & 5 NIGHTS
    OVERVIEW
    A winter vacation plan for travel from mid January to mid May. Savor the area's specialty crab, warm yourself in the hot springs of Kinosaki Onsen, and sip on locally-brewed sake. Hit the nearby mountains for snowboarding, skiing, sledding, or snowshoeing.
  • ITINERARY LENGTH:
    6 DAYS & 5 NIGHTS
    OVERVIEW
    Best for travel between October and the start of December. See brilliant colors of gold and red color the mountains. The cooler weather makes this an enjoyable time to walk through the old castle town, hike the mountain trails to magnificent waterfalls and the hot springs become even more enjoyable during the cool, crisp autumn nights.
  • ITINERARY LENGTH:
    6 DAYS & 5 NIGHTS
    OVERVIEW
    Visit Japan's best beaches, stroll the old world style hot spring town of Kinosaki Onsen, kayak along the coast, and try your hand at traditional net fishing. Best from July to September.
  • ITINERARY LENGTH:
    6 DAYS & 5 NIGHTS
    OVERVIEW
    Experience an old castle town in full kimono dress, practice Zazen (seated meditation), ride to the top of the ropeway for panoramic views, and visit the beautiful hot spring town of Kinosaki Onsen. Best time to go is from April to July.
  • ITINERARY LENGTH:
    6 DAYS & 5 NIGHTS
    OVERVIEW
    Scenic routes along the Bridge to Heaven and traditional boat houses that look as if they float on the water's edge. Hike along old lava flows, see dolphins and sea lions at the aquarium, explore the old castle town of Izushi, and more. Best time to go is from April to June.
  • ITINERARY LENGTH:
    6 DAYS & 5 NIGHTS
    OVERVIEW
    Enjoy the beauty of the cherry blossoms away from the crowds at several hidden spots along your journey.