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Experience 1,300 Years of Kinosaki’s History

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Kinosaki Onsen has been loved by locals and travelers for over 1,300 years and counting. But what sets it apart from other onsen towns is its many public onsen, which were each spa……

Spend an unforgettable night in Kinosaki Onsen

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Enjoy some of Kinosaki Onsen’s finest hours, with a plan curated by one of our local experts...

Come for a visit, but don’t do a thing?

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At Kinosaki Onsen, the idea of “staying in your ryokan” may not be a standard way of spending your vacation here. As for us, the owners of the ryokan, it is custom for us to tell y……

Japanese ryokan meals are nothing to snub.

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Japanese inns basically have two meals, dinner and breakfast. This is the traditional style of a Japanese inn, and a chef specializing in a ryokan cooks a cuisine devoted to "local……

Snack Bars, the night culture of the hot spring town.

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Kinosaki Onsen’s night. Eat your fill at your ryokan and then go out to visit some of the bathhouses with your geta echoing at your feet as you walk down the streets. What to do ne……

Don’t think, just relax and get naked.

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Understandably, getting naked with a bunch of strangers for the first time, especially when it is not part of your culture or something that you are not accustomed to, will be di……

“Yukata” You’ve just got to try one on.

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Putting on your yukata is the first step to truly experiencing Kinosaki Onsen

“Onsen Manju” A must-buy on your trip to Japan

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For Japanese people, there’s a custom of buying souvenirs whenever they travel somewhere. “Omiyage”, or souvenir, refers to goods or gifts that are associated with the traveler’s d……

Sightseeing destination where local community is still alive and well.

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Wooden three-story ryokan and other buildings stand with swaying willow trees along the Ootani River. This is where I was born and raised, and now I run my own ryokan. In town tour……