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Quaint Village

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ggreendd
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Orlando, Florida
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Japanese Charm

Kinosaki is such a charming, small town. It makes you feel like you are living in the Edo period... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Hawaiiwaves
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Redwood City, California
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Kinosakicho Yushima, Toyooka 669-6101, Hyogo Prefecture
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed April 22, 2017

The entire town is extremely charming for its ideal size, the laid back small village atmosphere, the food and of course the 7 onsens. The food in the eateries we ate at were all really good. We ate at Mikuni specializing in Tajima beef, Masuya...More

4  Thank jonathangohyongsing
VisitKinosaki, Owner at Street of Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2017

Dear jonathangohyongsing, Our apologies for the late reply. Thank you very much for extending your journey in Kyoto to Kinosaki Onsen and staying here for two nights. We are glad to know you enjoyed many charms of the town including food, ryokan, onsen, yukata, geta,...More

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Reviewed February 18, 2016

The streets of Kinosaki (or the main part of Kinosaki along the canal) are quite narrow and there is no designated sidewalk. With many tourists taking pictures, walking in groups next to each other, cars stopping on the sides, the streets become almost a one...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed June 11, 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

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VisitKinosaki, Owner at Street of Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 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 May 28, 2018

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

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VisitKinosaki, オーナー at Street of Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 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 May 24, 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

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VisitKinosaki, オーナー at Street of Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 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 May 22, 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

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VisitKinosaki, オーナー at Street of Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 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 April 7, 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

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VisitKinosaki, オーナー at Street of Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 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 February 16, 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

Thank Julie C
VisitKinosaki, Owner at Street of Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 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 January 6, 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

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VisitKinosaki, Owner at Street of Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 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

Reviewed November 26, 2017

The small streets near the river stream and the arched bridges are soo beautiful! I loved to walk the streets of Kinosaki Onsen with a yukata and geta stopping at a onsen, then going to a restuarant and then on to another onsen. Lovely experience.More

Thank Daniel V
VisitKinosaki, Owner at Street of Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2018

Dear DPVogler, Apologizes for the late reply. Thank you very much for your feedback. We are very delighted to know that you loved the townscape and tradition of wearing yukata. We hope your experience in Kinosaki Onsen made your journey unforgettable. We look forward to...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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