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Private Meat Sommelier Lesson and Tajima Beef Meal

Activities & Outdoor AdventuresArt, Culture & HistoryKinosaki Onsen

Learn the history of Tajima beef and watch a meat sommelier demonstrate beef cutting skills in a private dining space. Afterwards, grill and enjoy the beef with various sides.

Full Day Izushi Tour with Meditation & Meeting a Monk! (with local guide)

Activities & Outdoor AdventuresArt, Culture & HistoryDay Trips Around KinosakiIzushi

Chat with a Buddhist monk, participate in Zen meditation, and get your own personal tour of Izushi with an English-speaking guide.

Meditate, Drink Tea, and Chat with a Local Buddhist Monk (with local guide)

Activities & Outdoor AdventuresArt, Culture & HistoryDay Trips Around KinosakiIzushi

Travel to Izushi to chat with a Buddhist monk, participate in meditation, and more!

Straw Craft Workshop

Art, Culture & HistoryKinosaki Onsen

Fancy doing some arts and crafts during your stay in Kinosaki Onsen? The famous local craft is called Mugiwara Zaiku (straw craft). It is said that it was introduced to the region around 300 years ago, when a craftsman from Tottor……

Kinosaki International Arts Center

Art, Culture & HistoryKinosaki Onsen

Kinosaki International Arts Center (KIAC) is an Artist-in-Residence center focused on performing arts. Kinosaki has always had a deep relationship with the arts. It was here that the writer Naoya Shiga wrote his famous story 'In ……

Onsenji Temple

Art, Culture & HistoryKinosaki Onsen

The guardian temple of Kinosaki's hot springs. The main building is located midway up Mt. Daishi and houses the rare and sacred 11-headed Kannon Bodhisattva, a designated national treasure. In the days of old, visitors would be re……

Kinosaki Coastal Area

Art, Culture & HistoryDay Trips Around KinosakiKinosaki OnsenTakeno

There are two beaches near to Kinosaki which can be easily reached via rental bicycle or train, Takeno and Kei no Hama. There are lots of places to stay at both beaches, and many tourists flock there during July and August to enjo……

Zazen in Kinosaki

Activities & Outdoor AdventuresArt, Culture & HistoryKinosaki Onsen

Zazen is a type of seated meditation that starts with correcting your breathing posture, and originated in India. The doctrine of Zen Buddhism can be described as wordless communication, or expression without language. You can esc……

Oriental White Stork

Art, Culture & HistoryDay Trips Around KinosakiToyooka

This majestic creature, the Oriental White Stork, dances through the skies once again.

Museum for Wood Culture-A Tadao Ando Design

Art, Culture & HistoryDay Trips Around KinosakiBeyondMikata

Experience the powerful heavens in this building designed by Tadao Ando. Found in the forests of Mikata-gun in northern Hyogo on a 415 acre site and built by the internationally-acclaimed architect Tadao Ando. This museum was c……

Transcribing a sutra (Daijyo-ji Temple)

Art, Culture & HistoryDay Trips Around KinosakiBeyondMikata

Shakyo (写経) is a Buddhist practice to copy Buddhist scriptures. Though simple in scope, its meaning is profound. This activity is a way to develop a tranquil, bountiful state of mind.

Tracing a picture of a Buddhist image (Daijyo-ji Temple)

Art, Culture & HistoryDay Trips Around KinosakiBeyondMikata

Shabutsu (写仏) is a meditative practice of tracing a Buddhist image. It is not merely the act of tracing, but also a time to self reflect. During this type of meditation you’ll be able to find peace and be able to relax.