Let's Enjoy Kinosaki and the surrounding areas together!
In order for guests to get the most out of their visit, we have formally trained local guides to be ready to support you during your stay. While being accompanied by a local guide, guests can gain a better understanding and appreciation of Kinosaki Onsen and the surrounding areas.
- Who are our local guides?
- Our local guides are English speakers that are trained in conducting detailed tours throughout Kinosaki Onsen and the greater Kinosaki Onsen area. All registered guides have completed training administered by the Toyooka Tourism bureau.
- Available languages
- Guidable areas
- Kinosaki Onsen
Izushi Castle Town
Toyooka's Oriental White Stork Conservation Zone (Hyogo Park of the Oriental White Stork, Oriental White Stork Museum, Hachigoro Toshima Wetlands)
- There is a fee associated with the booking of a local guide. For more details please contact the Toyooka Tourism Bureau.
Activities with a local guide included
Private Izushi Castle Town Tour, from a Local Guide!
Take a local bus from Kinosaki Onsen to Izushi, where English speaking guides will give you local tour of their own hometown. Izushi is Toyooka's quiet castle town that has retro stores, memorable attractions, and unique specialties.
Oriental White Stork Observation Tour (with private English guide)
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. Visit environmental agriculture sites that aim to create a rich natural environment where storks can live. You will also get to try organic rice and vegetables that positively impact the ecosystem.
Zazen & Matcha + Private Nursery School Tour (with English guide)
Take a glimpse into both traditional and contemporary Japanese life and culture through this tour. The tour will help clear your mind and warm your heart.