Onsenji is a temple in Kinosaki Onsen with rich history regarding the town's hot spring waters.

Built in 738 AD, Onsenji Temple's main hall used to be a pilgrimage site for those looking to visit the onsen.

There they would pray to the hot spring’s guardian for a blessing to be healed by the waters before entering the sacred hot springs.

On this tour, learn about ancient bathing rituals, Onsenji Temple's history, the founder of Kinosaki Onsen, and more!

Start by heading up the stone steps, halfway up the mountain to Onsenji Temple.

There you will see the temple's ancient religious objects and learn about the temple and its story from a local English-speaking guide.

Afterwards, take the ropeway up to the top of the mountain, where you can see a breathtaking view of the entire town.

From the top of the mountain you can try kawarake nage, clay disc throwing.

Try to hit the target with your clay discs.

They say if you are able to hit the target, then your wishes will come true.

DETAILS

REGISTRATION START
2019/09/01
RESERVATION DEADLINE
7 days before activity
ACTIVITY OPTIONS
  • Morning Tour (10:00-12:00)
  • Afternoon Tour (15:00-17:00)
SCHEDULE
(Some times may differ)
・Hike up to Onsenji Temple from Yakushido Hall
・Learn about the history of the temple, the origin of the onsen waters, and the ancient onsen prayer rituals
・Receive a hand towel with bathing ritual instructions written on them
・Ride the ropeway up to the summit, enjoy the landscape, try clay disc-throwing
・Ride the ropeway back to the bottom
・End of tour
ACCOMPANYING GUIDE
(INCLUDED OR NOT)
Included
MINIMUM NUMBER OF PEOPLE
2
AGE REQUIREMENT
None as long as there is an accompanying adult
MEETING PLACE
Kinosaki Onsen Motoyu, 857 Yushima, Kinosaki-cho, Toyooka-shi, Hyogo
PRICES
(Per person unless otherwise noted)
Number of People Participating in Total Price per Adult Price per Teen (13-15 years old) Price per Child (6-12 years old)
2-6 people 8,000 yen 2,700 yen 2,000 yen
INCLUDED IN THE PRICING
entrance to Onsenji Temple, hand towel souvenir, disc-throwing, Ropeway rides, English-speaking guide
CANCELLATION FEES
Day of Cancellation Cancellation Fee (% of activity price)
The day of 100%
The day before 50%
2-7 days before 30%
8+ days before 0%
ACCEPTED PAYMENT TYPES
Pay by credit card (VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX, DC) via an activity confirmation link in an e-mail that we will send to you following your reservation.
OPERATOR NAME
Toyooka Tourism Innovation
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Customer Reviews

  • Iryna

    Canada

    Great experience, spiritual knowledge about history of the city & bathing meanings. Made the whole stay here way more meaningful, highly recommend to take this tour!!!

    Date of visit: 2019.11.01

  • Priscille

    France

    Very interesting afternoon. I learned about Kinosaki Onsen's origin.

    Date of visit: 2019.11.27

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