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Sato no Yu

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Best among the 7

Located just next to Kinosaki Onsen station Spread over 3 level Exit the train station turn... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2018
Western Australia, Australia
via mobile
Biggest and most modern of the onsens

This is the biggest of the onsens and provides the most facilities. Managed to only go to the... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2017
Johnathan T
Seremban, Malaysia
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Located just next to Kinosaki Onsen station Spread over 3 level Exit the train station turn right. There are many people having foot bath outside Level 1 It has a very neat entrance receptionist area . Everyone is require to place their shoe in a...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Happy258
Reviewed 26 November 2017

This is the biggest of the onsens and provides the most facilities. Managed to only go to the western themed part. Indoor pool, outdoor pool (overlooking the river) and jacuzzi available. Saunas and steam baths as well. Since it's located next to the train station,...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Johnathan T
Reviewed 17 August 2017

For lunch you can a ten course meal for 3800 JPY. You choose one of three possible "entrees" and it comes with tiny traditional Japanese side dishes and includes dessert. We thought we might still be hungry, but by the time we finished the tempura...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Amy S
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We visited Sato-no-yu during our stay in Kinosaki and enjoyed it very much. It's probably the best Onsen in town. Compared to other onsens, it's bigger and also offers a sauna and steam bath. There's a nice outdoor area, too. We particularly liked the view...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Heinz3001
VisitKinosaki, Owner at Sato no Yu, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2016

Dear Philipp H, We really appreciate your time and comment. Since Sato-no-yu is located right next to JR Kinosaki Onsen Station, it is the place to welcome many visitors stepping off the train. In addition, the footbath beside the entrance is available to everyone for...More

Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

There was two style of onsen here which are indoor style and outdoor The outdoor onsen just seem like a swiming pool, decorated by rock and open area But still good to visit becauce there were only 3 onsen which has outdoor onsen available and...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Hoon M
VisitKinosaki, Owner at Sato no Yu, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2016

Dear Hoon M, Thank you very much for your comment. Sato-no-yu has two main rooms. One is western style and the other is Japanese. The rooms alternate every day so we recommend visitors to come for two consecutive days. In Kinosaki Onsen, there are actually...More

Reviewed 10 October 2016

The brochure labels it as the Bath of Friendship. An appropriate name since it is the first onsen to greet visitors stepping of the JR train. It offers various saunas and jacuzzis. They open a 1 p.m. and are closed on Mondays.More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank DYA717
VisitKinosaki, Owner at Sato no Yu, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2016

Dear DYA717, Thank you very much for your thorough feedback. Since its location is very convenient, Sato-no-yu is popular and often used by day-trip travellers. In addition, for those who need to wait for the train before leaving Kinosaki, the footbath next to the entrance...More

Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Of all seven onsens in town, this one is definitely the best!! Large room and high ceiling, outdoor rooftop pools, sauna and steam rooms. The room alternates everyday - make sure to come back the next day to experience two different themes. Location is also...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank DioEkapoj
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Visited 5 public baths in Kinosaki. This one was best of them all. Almost didn't come here because it was furthest from our ryogan but luckily did. It has two floors and there was for example an outside bath, lots of different kind of saunas...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Hiesu
Reviewed 19 February 2016

located only a few steps from the train station, Sato no Yu is very generously built. It is large, has several saunas with different temperatures, a cold (inside) bath as well as a large inside bath. The outside bath is on the third floor, includes...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Larissa C
Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

Great location (opposite the train station), huge bathing area which alternates sides for men and women each day, and a number of gorgeous rooftop rotenburos (outdoor baths). If you only have time for one onsen visit in Kinosaki make this the one! (Grab a great...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Lord B
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