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Tsuruya Ryokan at Kinosaki Onsen


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 hurs.

Location/Contact Info

Address: Kinosaki cho, Kinosaki gun, Hyogo Prefecture
Tel: 0796-32-2924
Fax: 0796-32-3704
Web: www.kinosaki-tsuruya... Japanese Only


10 Japanese rooms without bathroom and 2 Japanese rooms with bathroom.
Price: Start 5,000 yen without meals and starts 12,000 yen with dinner and breakfast.
Days Closed: No
Day Visit Option: No
Credit Cards: No

The Water

Onsen Specifics: Two indoor bathing rooms (one for woman, one for man). You can reserve a indoor bathing room for an hour.

This is a family owned small ryokan. There is no long history or remarkable architecture, but there are abundant of kind and friendliness in the ryokan. The ryokan is located in front of Kouno-yu, one of the seven traditional public onsens in the area. You will get good start for Sotoyu Meguri (Going around public onsens).

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.

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Onsen in Southern Kinki

Hyogo Prefecture

Ryokan Rakuzan

Ashigaru Ryokan $$

Tsuruya Ryokan $

Ryokan Sensui $$ 

Wakayama Prefecture

Minshuku Sakino-ya $ 

Hotel Himeyuri  $$ 

$ = under Y8,000 per person
$$ = between Y8,000 and Y14,500
$$$ = above Y14,500
= mixed-bathing onsen
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