Active & Outdoor Adventures

Benten Park

Active & Outdoor AdventuresArt, Culture & HistoryKinosaki Onsen

Benten Park is a hidden gem tucked away right in the center of town, unknown to most due to its discrete placement on most maps. Home to two beautiful shrines and an unbeatable view of Kinosaki and the Maruyama River, climbing th……

Yu No Yama Park

Active & Outdoor AdventuresArt, Culture & HistoryKinosaki Onsen

Yu No Yama Park is a secluded mountain viewpoint located right behind Ichino-Yu Hot Spring. A hidden gem unknown even to many locals, visitors will be rewarded with one of Kinosaki Onsen's best panoramic views after climbing the n……

Rice Field Art

Active & Outdoor AdventuresDay Trips Around KinosakiTanto

Since 2007, the farming village of Tanto southeast of Kinosaki Onsen has welcomed visitors every summer to view the various rice field art installments found throughout the town. Local residents come together every year to decide……

Izushi Castle Ruins

Active & Outdoor AdventuresArt, Culture & HistoryDay Trips Around KinosakiIzushi

Built in 1604, Izushi Castle has been a hallmark of the Tajima region for centuries. The town of Izushi was gradually built around Izushi Castle, where eventually a a scenic, traditional castle town was developed and allowed for v……

Tanto Flower Park

Active & Outdoor AdventuresDay Trips Around KinosakiTanto

The Tanto Flower Park is home to approximately 1 million tulips in spring and 500,000 sunflowers during summer. Since 1992, visitors have come to the yearly Tanto Tulip Festival every April to admire the hundreds of thousands of ……

Jinmusan Park

Active & Outdoor AdventuresDay Trips Around KinosakiToyooka

Jinmusan Park, equipped with various walking trails, a playground, and benches, is located in Central Toyooka atop of the ruins of Toyooka Castle. Known amongst locals for being one of the best spots in town for cherry blossom vi……

Dragon Palace

Active & Outdoor AdventuresArt, Culture & HistoryKinosaki Onsen

Just off the Hiyoriyama Coast north of Kinosaki Onsen, lies the Dragon Palace located on the uninhabited Nochigashima Island approximately 700 meters away from the coast. During the 1950s, various pavillions were built on Nochigas……

Bicycle Rentals

Active & Outdoor AdventuresDay Trips Around KinosakiKinosaki OnsenTakenoToyookaIzushiKannabe

Rental cycle options around Toyooka City.

Kannabe Hiking Trails

Natural WondersActive & Outdoor AdventuresDay Trips Around KinosakiKannabe

Come hike to the mouth of one of Kansai Region’s youngest volcanoes. You can stroll up to the top from the parking lot of the roadside rest area “Kannabe Kougen” in about 20 to 30 minutes. There are guided tours available for a ce……

Volcanic Trekking Lunch Experience

Natural WondersActive & Outdoor AdventuresDay Trips Around KinosakiKannabe

Enjoy a homemade lunch surrounded by the Kannabe wilderness.

Kukuhi Shrine

Active & Outdoor AdventuresArt, Culture & HistoryDay Trips Around KinosakiToyooka

Just north of the Hyogo Park Of The Oriental White Stork lies a shrine dedicated to Toyooka's protected natural treasure. Kukuhi Shrine hidden amongst the Toyooka countryside trees is known for receiving worshippers hoping for a ……

Higashiyama Park

Active & Outdoor AdventuresKinosaki Onsen

From the three-tiered observation tower located in the park's center, visitors can relax, watch trains, and admire the riverside views.

Mount Jaja

Natural WondersActive & Outdoor AdventuresDay Trips Around KinosakiTakeno

Mount Jaja is a small mountain with a paved path leading up to its summit, making it a perfect summertime course for those who are looking for a relaxed trek rather than an intense hike. Walking from the summit to the top takes ap……

Mount Kuruhi

Natural WondersActive & Outdoor AdventuresKinosaki Onsen

Mount Kuruhi just south of central Kinosaki is a popular climbing spot for local hikers and photographers. Depending on the weather, those who reach the summit viewing platform at 566.6 meters are awarded with either a gorgeous vi……

Kannabe Highlands BBQ (Tajima Beef)

Active & Outdoor AdventuresDay Trips Around KinosakiKannabe

Have an outdoor BBQ in the Kannabe Highlands!

Kannabe Beginner Skiing Lessons with English-speaking Instructor

Natural WondersActive & Outdoor AdventuresDay Trips Around KinosakiKannabe

Learn how to ski from an English-speaking instructor!

Rent-a-car from Kinosaki (Small Car)

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Enhance your trip with a rental car.

Rent-a-car from Kinosaki (Compact Car)

Natural WondersActive & Outdoor AdventuresArt, Culture & HistoryDay Trips Around KinosakiHot SpringsShoppingKinosaki OnsenTakenoToyookaIzushiKannabeTanto

Enhance your trip with a rental car.