Local Train Station: Kinosaki Station From Osaka : Take JR express train, Kitakinki or Hamakaze, from Osaka station to Kinosaki station. They will take you directly to Kinosaki Onsen area.
Travel Time: About 3 hrs.
Address: Kinosaki cho, Kinosaki gun, Hyogo Tel: 0796-32-3244 Fax: 0796-32-3233 Web: www5.nkansai.ne.jp/h... Japanese only
Price: Start from 10,000 yen (including breakfast and dinner) Days Closed: No Day Visit Option: No Credit Cards: No
Onsen Specifics: Two indoor bathting rooms (one for woman, one for man).
This is a small and homey Japanese style Inn, located on the small hill in the mountain. Since family owned small operation, owners are very preised about hosting guests, especially about preparing for food. Handmaid tofu udon, and soi-source using special mineral water from hot spring have special tastes.
Tradition of Kinosaki is to try all seven public bathes, which has different benefit. Ryokan will provide you yukata (Japanese Summer Cotton Kimono) so that you can put it and take it out very easily. Read about Kinosaki's seven public onsens.
Kinosaki onsen is known for providing inspiration for well-known artists, writers, and calligraphers. The famous author Shiga Naoya also came to Kinosaki and stayed for three weeks in 1913. He wrote a short story, Kinosaki Nite.
[No one has commented on this onsen yet. Be the first by using the link below].