Visit Kinosaki Onsen

A cozy hot spring town renowned for its hot springs and atmosphere

Active & Outdoor Adventures

Snowshoeing in the Kannabe Highlands

Natural WondersActive & Outdoor AdventuresDay Trips Around KinosakiKannabe

Snowshoe to the top of an extinct volcano with a local guide and enjoy a warm snack while overlooking the Kannabe Highlands.

Geopark Sea Kayaking Adventure

Natural WondersActive & Outdoor AdventuresDay Trips Around KinosakiTakeno

Kayak on crystal-clear waters in the Sea of Japan and explore the coastline!

Geo Stand Up Paddleboarding (G-SUP)

Natural WondersActive & Outdoor AdventuresDay Trips Around KinosakiTakeno

Try stand up paddleboarding (SUP) on the clear, blue waters of the Japan Sea in Takeno!

Kinosaki Picturesque Riverside Cycling Tour

Natural WondersActive & Outdoor AdventuresKinosaki Onsen

Discover breathtaking landscapes located just a short bike ride away from Kinosaki Onsen in this one-of-a-kind cycling tour!

Kannabe Highlands Cycling with Local Picnic

Natural WondersActive & Outdoor AdventuresDay Trips Around KinosakiKannabe

Cycle along vast rice fields, cultivated farmlands, and villages in between broad-leaved trees, together with a guide who has extensive knowledge on the Kannabe Highlands.

Oriental White Stork Observation Tour (with private English guide)

Natural WondersActive & Outdoor AdventuresToyooka

Through this tour, learn about the ecology of the storks and the city's commitment to fulfilling their promise of returning the Oriental White Storks to Japan's skies.

Uncovering the Secrets of Kobe Beef’s Deliciousness Tour

Natural WondersActive & Outdoor AdventuresArt, Culture & HistoryDay Trips Around KinosakiYabu

View Ojiro, the beautiful village that is the birthplace of Tajima cattle, which makes Kobe beef. Try all 41 parts of this beef afterwards!

Hot Air Ballooning over the Kannabe Highlands!

Active & Outdoor AdventuresDay Trips Around KinosakiKannabe

Enjoy a tethered balloon ride in the Kannabe Soland, the only permanent hot air balloon in the Kansai region.

Kannabe Highlands Cycling with Apple Picking & Organic Lunch

Natural WondersActive & Outdoor AdventuresDay Trips Around KinosakiKannabe

Cycle along vast rice fields, cultivated farmlands, and villages in between broad-leaved trees, together with a guide who has extensive knowledge on the Kannabe Highlands.

Forest Adventure in Kannabe Highlands

Natural WondersActive & Outdoor AdventuresDay Trips Around KinosakiKannabe

Complete an obstacle course in the trees of the Kannabe Highlands.

Full Day Izushi Tour with Meditation & Meeting a Monk! (with local guide)

Active & Outdoor AdventuresArt, Culture & HistoryDay Trips Around KinosakiIzushi

Chat with a Buddhist monk, participate in Zen meditation, and get your own personal tour of Izushi with an English-speaking guide.

Volcanic Rock Trekking in Kannabe Highlands

Natural WondersActive & Outdoor AdventuresDay Trips Around KinosakiKannabe

Go trekking on a lava flow formation which erupted from Mt. Kannabe about 25,000 years ago, and then hardened over time.

Uchiyama Beech Forest

Natural WondersActive & Outdoor AdventuresKyotango

“Uchiyama Beech Forest,” located in Omiya City, is the largest beech forest in the Northern Kinki region, spanning across a slope of over 450 meters in altitude. This forest is a treasure chest of nature, being the home to not onl……

Isanagosan Mountain

Natural WondersActive & Outdoor AdventuresKyotango

Isanagosan Mountain, located in Mineyama Town, has a height of 661 meters, and is famous for being the mountain where the “Swan Maiden,” one of the 7 beauties in Kyotango, landed. This mountain is the origin for the oldest Japan……

Kirifuri Waterfall

Natural WondersActive & Outdoor AdventuresKyotango

Kirifuri Waterfall is a waterfall located at the mountain valley of Shinjo, Amino Town along the Kumihama direction of National Route 178. The waterfall has a width of 4 meters, and height of 21 meters. The falling water hits agai……

Tenyo no Sato Village

Natural WondersActive & Outdoor AdventuresKyotango

Tenyo no Sato Village is an interactive facility located at the base of Mt. Isanago, the land of the Swan Maiden, the oldest legend in Japan. The traditional village-house style cottages and the campsite serves as the center for r……

Kabutoyama Park Campsite

Natural WondersActive & Outdoor AdventuresKyotango

“Kabutoyama Park Campsite,” located in Kumihama City, is a campsite at the base of Kabutoyama mountain with Kumihama Bay around its perimeter. This location hosts various activities, such as camping, auto-camping, barbecue, fishin……

Tenkitenki Mura Auto Campsite

Natural WondersActive & Outdoor AdventuresKyotango

Camping Season: From April to October Summer Season Camping Fees: From 4,000 yen / site Winter Season Camping Fees: From 1,000 yen / site Reservations: Required