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Street of Kinosaki Onsen

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Address: Kinosakicho Yushima, Toyooka 669-6101, Hyogo Prefecture
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Charming Small Village Street

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... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
jonathangohyongsing
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 famed for Kinosaki soba, Moa for the house burger and Inaba for their dons, and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kinosakionsen's claim to fame is its 7 onsens (hotspring spas). Most ryokans give you an onsen pass so you can soak in any of the spas you choose around the small town any time of day and lend you a yukata (cotton kimono), a tanzen (traditional jacket) if it's cold and small basket with tiny towels. In the early evening,... More 

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Reviewed 7 April 2017

The entrancing beauty of this natural hot springs town is only enhanced with the architecture that makes up the aesthetics of the town. Many amazing opportunities to take pictures of various angles along this street and only a short distance away from the mountain and ropeway.

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Piedmont, Canada
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Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

You can visit the entire town in a day and if you want to see it more quickly you can rent bikes for 500 yen for 2 hours and every additional hour is 200 yen at the information centre beside the train station...in 2 hours you can go around the entire town and then some....this is a must see for... More 

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VisitKinosaki, Owner at Street of Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this review

Dear FibreFil, Thank you very for your comment. Kinosaki Onsen is famous for its seven public hot springs, with a history of 1,300 years. If you have time to explore the area surrounding Kinosaki Onsen, cycling to the Kei Beach (approx. 15 min) or to Genbudo Caves Park (approx. 30 min) are some options. We are glad to know you... More 

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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

The street is beautiful and the food was delicious too. We ate the most amazing crab there. The highlight of Kinosaki is the many onsen that you can visit. Unfortunately I had a reaction to the water, so I could only visit one. I think it's important to note that if you have sensitive skin and it's not used to... More 

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VisitKinosaki, Owner at Street of Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this review

Dear Bauabu, Thank you very much for your comment. We are sorry to hear you had a reaction to the water. The water of Kinosaki Onsen includes sodium, calcium, and chloride. The water quality is hypotonic, neutral, and high temperature. It is thought to be gentle to the skin. We recommend people with sensitive skin to shower the components off... More 

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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We arrived on the day Kinosaki saw the most snowfall of the season (we were told by staff at our hotel), and got to enjoy its main street, with the river, bridges, and onsens covered in a 40cm white blanket. Very nice!

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VisitKinosaki, Owner at Street of Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this review

Dear Irina H, We appreciate your comment. We are very glad to know that you enjoyed your snow experience in Kinosaki Onsen. For sure, that timing was the best snow of the year. Just for a bit of information: There is a ski resort, Kannabe Highlands, which is about 30 km away from Kinosaki Onsen, and where you can enjoy... More 

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Reviewed 13 February 2017

make sure you look at the manholes cover, you will be surprised and you will like to take a picture of it.

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VisitKinosaki, Owner at Street of Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this review

Dear Myra T, Thank you very much for your comment. We are surprised to learn that you noticed this small detail and that it surprised you! We hope you had a good time in the town and look forward to welcoming you again. More 

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Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Very pretty town, with canal side walks, shops and restaurants, and Japanese and foreigners strolling the streets with some wearing Yakata and clogs. Plenty of eating options - especially fish, crab and prawns - as well as nice coffee shops.

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VisitKinosaki, Owner at Street of Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this review

Dear acash2016, Thank you very much for your kind message about Kinosaki Onsen. As you said, the town offers a wide variety of local food, such as Matsuba Crab, Tajima Beef, Kinosaki local beer, onsen eggs, etc. We hope you enjoyed a lot of charms that Kinosaki Onsen has to offer. We look forward to welcoming you again. More 

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Reviewed 31 December 2016

I really enjoyed the beauty of this town, and how you were part of everyday life for the people here. Make sure you take a walk through the town at different times of the day, it is always changing. Great little coffee shops and tea houses as well as the hot springs. The wooden clogs can be difficult to negotiate,... More 

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VisitKinosaki, Owner at Street of Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this review

Dear bjn888, Thank you very much for your kind words about Kinosaki Onsen. As you said, the town is charming by day, but very beautiful by night as well. Also, Kinosaki Onsen offers a great view throughout the year; cherry blossoms in spring, fireworks and green willows in summer, colored leaves in autumn, pure white snow in winter, etc. We... More 

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Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Small village , easy to reach by train, 2.5 hours from Kyoto , lot of shops to buy souvenirs und restaurants to have a good bite

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VisitKinosaki, Owner at Street of Kinosaki Onsen, responded to this review

Dear Sven E, Many thanks for your comment. And thank you very much for dropping by Kinosaki Onsen as one of your destinations. We hope you relaxed and felt at peace in the town. We hope to see you again. More 

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