Natural Wonders

Kannabe Shrine

Natural WondersActive & Outdoor AdventuresArt, Culture & HistoryDay Trips Around KinosakiKannabe

Kannabe Shrine is located just beside the mouth of Mount Kannabe, an inactive volcano. It is a guardian shrine for Mount Kannabe, travellers, and the town below, with ceremonies held annually to pray for the safety of those visiti……

Kannabe Ski Resorts

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Up Kannabe, Oku-Kannabe, and Manba Ski Resorts

Arikoyama Castle Ruins

Natural WondersActive & Outdoor AdventuresDay Trips Around KinosakiIzushi

The Arikoyama Castle Ruins are located atop of Mount Arikoyama in Izushi. Built in 1574, Arikoyama Castle was ruled by the Yamana Clan and was designated as a fortress of the Tajima Province (now the modern-day Tajima Region in N……

Kannabe Highlands Cycling Tour

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Explore a waterfall and learn about the highlands of kannabe while on a cycling tour.

Kannabe Hiking Trails

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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……

The Spring of Longevity

Natural WondersDay Trips Around KinosakiTanto

The farming village of Tanto located in southeastern Toyooka is home to plentiful nature and valleys rich in biodiversity and nutrients. The Sakano Valley, home to the Spring of Longevity, is known to locals as a valley abundant i……

Volcanic Trekking Lunch Experience

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Enjoy a homemade lunch surrounded by the Kannabe wilderness.

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……

Moto-Yu

Natural WondersKinosaki Onsen

Moto-yu (literally meaning original hot water) is the source of Kinosaki Onsen's hot spring water, and makes for a spectacular natural sight to visit while strolling through town. Visitors are able to view this natural wonder for ……

Kannabe Beginner Skiing Lessons with English-speaking Instructor

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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.

Snowshoeing in the Kannabe Highlands

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Snowshoe to the top of an extinct volcano with a local guide and enjoy a warm snack while overlooking the Kannabe Highlands.

Geopark Sea Kayaking Adventure

Natural WondersActive & Outdoor AdventuresDay Trips Around KinosakiTakeno

Kayak on crystal-clear waters in the Sea of Japan and explore the coastline!

Geo Stand Up Paddleboarding (G-SUP)

Natural WondersActive & Outdoor AdventuresDay Trips Around KinosakiTakeno

Try stand up paddleboarding (SUP) on the clear, blue waters of the Japan Sea in Takeno!

Kinosaki Picturesque Riverside Cycling Tour

Natural WondersActive & Outdoor AdventuresKinosaki Onsen

Discover breathtaking landscapes located just a short bike ride away from Kinosaki Onsen in this one-of-a-kind cycling tour!

Oriental White Stork Observation Tour (with private English guide)

Natural WondersActive & Outdoor AdventuresToyooka

Through this tour, learn about the ecology of the storks and the city's commitment to fulfilling their promise of returning the Oriental White Storks to Japan's skies.