Art, Culture & History

Shisho Shrine

Art, Culture & HistoryKinosaki Onsen

Shisho Shrine, one of the most well-known Shinto shrines in the area, is located in the center of Kinosaki Onsen next to Goshono-yu. It has been said since the shrine's reported founding in 708 AD that guardians of Kinosaki Onsen'……

Oyojikan

Art, Culture & HistoryDay Trips Around KinosakiTakeno

Oyojikan, originally the home of Takeno's village leader and Kitamae ship owner, is now a free museum and rest space in Takeno that houses temporary exhibitions, a vintage photo gallery, and permanent exhibitions about Takeno's hi……

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……

Yoshio Toui Memorial Hall

Art, Culture & HistoryDay Trips Around KinosakiTanto

The Yoshio Toui Memorial Hall is a small museum and library located inside Toyooka City’s branch building in Tanto. Detailing the accomplishments of Yoshio Toui, a teacher and writer from modern-day Tanto, the exhibits tell of hi……

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……

Japan Mongolia Folk Museum

Art, Culture & HistoryDay Trips Around KinosakiTanto

Experience Mongolian culture and activities in the Tanto countryside.

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……

Kinosaki Museum of Art

Art, Culture & HistoryKinosaki Onsen

Tucked away amongst the lush forest, the Kinosaki Museum of Art lies a few meters away from Onsenji Temple. Also known as the Onsenji Treasure Museum, visitors are welcome to appreciate the precious ancient antiques from Kinosaki ……

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……

Willow Crafting Experience and Boat Ride at Genbudo Museum

Art, Culture & HistoryDay Trips Around KinosakiToyooka

Learn the art of willow craft, the roots of Toyooka's bag-making industry.

Yurisan Gallery

Art, Culture & HistoryDay Trips Around KinosakiToyooka

Yurisan Gallery is a free art gallery located on Caban Street in Toyooka, created in the hopes of providing shoppers and strollers with something artistic and unique to stop and appreciate during their busy day of walking around T……

Sozoro

Art, Culture & HistoryKinosaki Onsen

A tourist information center with rental bicycles. Michelin sport bicycles are available for rent from 9am to 5pm. Prices start at 500 yen for 2 hours and go up to a maximum fee of 1,000 yen for one day use. You can bike to Kei be……

Kitamaekan

Art, Culture & HistoryDay Trips Around KinosakiHot SpringsShoppingTakeno

Kitamaekan is a building situated right next to Takeno Beach housing a variety of attractions. The building receives its name from the Kita Mae ships that were active from the Edo period to the Meiji era, setting sail from Hokkaid……

Kinosaki Literature Museum

Art, Culture & HistoryKinosaki Onsen

A two-story museum dedicated to Kinosaki's relationship with the arts.

Shinkoro Clock Tower

Art, Culture & HistoryDay Trips Around KinosakiIzushi

The oldest Japanese clock tower in the world.

Book Cafe Un

Art, Culture & HistoryShoppingKinosaki Onsen

Relax at a cafe inspired by Kinosaki's relationship with the arts.

Otagaki Shiro Museum

Art, Culture & HistoryKinosaki Onsen

A tiny building sits right beside the Kinosaki Ropeway entrance, housing a free museum documenting the life and achievements of Otagaki Shiro, the first president of Kansai Eelectric Power. Originally from Kinosaki, Mister Shiro u……

100% Buckwheat Soba-Making Activity (With Mortar Experience)

Art, Culture & HistoryDay Trips Around KinosakiIzushi

Create your own 100% buckwheat noodles while experiencing each step in the creation process.