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Great relaxation and scenery

We stayed at a ryokan overnight when we visited Kinosakionsen. The town is very quaint and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
pandc958
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
charming and relaxing experience

Kinosaki Onsen is a charming place with lots of public hot spring baths plus the ones that the... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
carpediem156
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Brussels, Belgium
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Kinosaki Onsen is a traditional Japanese hot spring town located 2.5 hours from Kyoto and Osaka by JR express train. The town boasts 7 public hot springs and over 80 ryokans (traditional inns). Guests staying a ryokan get a free pass to the onsens...more
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357-1 Kinosakicho Yushima, Toyooka 669-6101, Hyogo Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at a ryokan overnight when we visited Kinosakionsen. The town is very quaint and beautiful, especially at night. Lots of great places to eat on the main street, especially the restaurants above the seafood markets. My ryokan provided a pass to seven of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Kinosaki Onsen is a charming place with lots of public hot spring baths plus the ones that the hotels offer. People walk around town in their yukata and wooden sandals (that most hotels provide) experiencing one bath after the other. Find time to look in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank carpediem156
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

This is our second visit to Kinosaki Onsen. The town is so very charming, with 7 public onsens, shops of great quality, restaurants and cafes. Fun evenings at the old style arcade, with mechanical pachinko games and target shooting games! I was able to try...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

we really like this place and we would be back again for sure. beautiful view and town. good fresh seafood.More

Date of experience: October 2018
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VisitKinosaki, オーナー at Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear viviennesupervisor9, Thank you for your nice comment and your pictures. We can see that you probably took the ropeway to climb to the top. The view from the top of the Mount Daishi was awarded one star by Michelin Green Guide Japan in 2013....More

Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Many different types of onsen to try and ryokans to choose from. Stayed at tajimaya ryokan which had great service and food, would highly recommend that. On this same trip we went to arima onsen near kobe, tamatsukuri onsen at matsue and dogo onsen too....More

Date of experience: June 2018
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VisitKinosaki, オーナー at Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Lorraine Y, Sorry for our late reply and thank you for your kind feedback. In fact, Kinosaki Onsen is probably the most bustling onsen town, full of different activities, particularly related to art. For example, you can enjoy experiencing workshops of straw craft, the...More

Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Like many tourist destinations in Japan, Kinosaki onsen is beautiful, quaint and unique and can be relaxing if not for the hordes of other people there. I loved wearing the yukata around town. Our ryokan was in town and the food was delicious. I do...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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VisitKinosaki, オーナー at Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Momo T, Sorry for our late reply and thank you for your kind feedback. In fact, we do recommend visiting the onsen from 8-9 am to 1-2 pm which is less crowded in general. Depending on the season, we have peaks of foreign tourists,...More

Reviewed 12 June 2018

The city itself is so charming and one definetly should have done Onsen-Hopping once in his lifetime.

Date of experience: May 2018
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VisitKinosaki, オーナー at Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Sigsiko, Sorry for our late reply and thank you for your kind feedback. Do not hesitate to talk about our town to your friends and family ! We look forward to welcoming you back.

Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

Went to Kinosaki onsen for 2 days 1 night visit, thinking that I will have time to explore all 7 onsens. Unfortunately, i can cover 3 onsens. My favourites are Kouno-yu; Goshono-yu and Ichino-yu. Tips: Wear the yukata provided by your hotel or ryokan, it’s...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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VisitKinosaki, Owner at Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

We apologize for the late reply. Thank you very much for sharing your experience. To finish all 7 onsen, we recommend to stay at least 2 nights. We would like to introduce all the benefits of each onsen to you here: Ko-no-yu for happiness in...More

Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Tried 3 out of the 7 public baths in Kinosaki Onsen during winter. This place is one of the best onsen towns in Japan. We certainly enjoyed our stay here.More

Date of experience: February 2018
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VisitKinosaki, Owner at Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

We apologize for the late reply. Thank you very much for your kind words about Kinosaki Onsen. We are glad to know you experienced several public bathhouses. We hope you found your favorite. We look forward to welcoming you back on your future trip to...More

Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

When you leave the train station you are greeted by a friendly lady from the tourist office who helps you to find your hotel or ryokan. We rented electric bikes at the tourist office which went fine although the english is a bit limited. The...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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VisitKinosaki, Owner at Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Dear siln_798, Thank you very much for your kind feedback. We are glad to know that you felt the hospitality of the town and enjoyed a pleasant bike ride to a nearby beach. We hope to welcome you again!

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Vu N
25 November 2018|
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Response from Gan_Intl_Travel | Reviewed this property |
Onsen is without clothes, and you can only bring a small towel in with you. There are strict onsen etiquette and I would suggest that you Google the rules, and make sure you read it before you enter. Some places allow kids... More
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Do not eat at Gubi Gabu , the size of the meal is an insult, do not eat at Gubi Gabu
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