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Kinosakionsen is a popular mineral spring spa town in Hiyogo Prefecture near Toyooka. It is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
pandc958
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Quaint Village

Wonderful stay, walking around Kinosaki in our kimonos, each hotel has their own colors and... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2018
Ggreendd
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kinosakionsen is a popular mineral spring spa town in Hiyogo Prefecture near Toyooka. It is compact and very walkable. There are numerous ryokans in the town, as well as seven public onsens. The center of the town is a river crossed by numerous bridges and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Wonderful stay, walking around Kinosaki in our kimonos, each hotel has their own colors and patterns, although I chose to wear my own shoes as we covered a few kilometers walking to the seven onsens. A memorable part of our time in Japan.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 24 October 2018

Kinosaki is such a charming, small town. It makes you feel like you are living in the Edo period. Loved seeing everyone wearing yukatas and gatas. The quiet town is a contrast to the hustle and bustle of Tokyo.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

This place is amazing and to walk the whole street in winter is the most peaceful experience. We stayed overnight in Kinosaki and Visited 2 public onsens. And then the next day, we visited another 2 onsens. Although we didn’t try all 7 onsens, we...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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VisitKinosaki, Owner at Street of Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Dear Gan Intl Travel, Thank you for your kind feedback. We are glad to hear that you would like to come back to Kinosaki to test the last 3 onsen! They all have their uniqueness, so the fun part of a trip in Kinosaki is...More

Reviewed 28 May 2018

A beautiful stream runs through the main street of the town; bridges crossing every 100 feet...stores and restaurants line each side.

Date of experience: May 2018
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VisitKinosaki, オーナー at Street of Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

Dear Randy Mullock, Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to know you found this town beautiful. We are looking forward to welcoming you again!

Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

Walking along the streets you hear the click clacking of Geta in the cobbles. It’s very easy to find your way about whisky walking along the canalMore

Date of experience: May 2018
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VisitKinosaki, オーナー at Street of Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

Dear Lovehols4, Thank you for your comment. Please do not hesitate to come again to Kinosaki Onsen and visit also its surrounding area, like Izushi with its castle ruins, Toyooka with its oriental white stork story, or Takeno with its turquoise beach ! A lot...More

Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

Even if it's raining, the streets are charming. You can see a lot of people walking around, many wearing traditional yukata although seeing this on western people seem quite off, sometimes even clumsy. Nevertheless you can experience all and the calmness of the onsen town....More

Date of experience: May 2018
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VisitKinosaki, オーナー at Street of Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

Dear Bárány B, Thank you very much for you comment and your great pictures of Kinosaki. When it is rainy, it becomes another reason to go to the hot springs, no more excuses ! You are right, Kinosaki is a little city town, around 3400...More

Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Very pretty riverwalk, great for pictures and for a stroll, there are a lot of spuvenir and traditional crafts stores around the area, as well as public baths.More

Date of experience: April 2018
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VisitKinosaki, オーナー at Street of Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

Dear Angélica O, Thank you for your kind comment about Kinosaki. Yes, we have some stores where you can find traditional crafts like “Mugi wara zaiku”, which is straw craft. You can see this craft only in Kinosaki, where a few craftsmen are still making...More

Reviewed 16 February 2018

The best Onsen Town in all japan! Take the trains from Kobe, Osaka, or Kyoto. Leave your luggage behind and take an overnight bag to bring back Tajima Sake!More

Date of experience: October 2017
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VisitKinosaki, Owner at Street of Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2018

Dear Julie C, We apologize for the late reply. Thank you very much for your kind comment about Kinosaki Onsen. The town has good access from Kobe, Osaka, or Kyoto. We hope you enjoyed the contrast between the city life and the beauty of the...More

Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Lovely place. It's not as other onsen towns that are only pedestrian, but in Kinosaki Onsen cars are allowed in almost every street. Still, everything is beautiful, peaceful and photogenic. Lovely town.More

Date of experience: November 2017
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VisitKinosaki, Owner at Street of Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2018

Dear PanamanianWanderlust, We apologize for the late reply. Thank you very much for your review. There are some traffic in the town in spite of the town’s narrow streets. In fact, almost all the streets of the town are set as “Zone 30” that doesn’t...More

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The peak times are late-March to early-April, so it may be too late. Any time in Spring should be very pretty there, though. Enjoy.
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