The spa town of Kinosaki lies along the Otanigawa River, a tributary of the Maruyama River. Boasting a history beginning some 1,400 years ago, Kinosaki offers visitors a variety of exciting experiences, such as touring the area’s seven hot springs (public baths) including Kouno-yu and Mandara-yu. A beloved hot spring destination for writers, the city became known throughout Japan as the setting of Naoya Shiga’s “At Cape Kinosaki.” In 2008, the opening of the Kiyamachi-koji shop district brought a lineup of charming stores offering healing services, food, and souvenirs with the motto of creating “Japanese prosperity” in the spa town.
|Address||〒 Yushima, Kinosaki-cho, Toyooka City, Hyogo 669-6101|
|Contact||Kinosaki Hot Spring Tourist Information Center|
|Opening hours||Mandara-yu/Yanagi-yu: 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm, Kouno-yu/Goshono-yu/Ichino-yu/Jizou-yu: 7:00 am – 11:00 pm (Admission until 10:30 pm at all hot springs) Satono-yu: 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm (starting Apr. 1)|
Hot spring admission: 600–800 yen (Elementary school and under: 300–400 yen)
|Public transportation access||Via JR Kinosakionsen Sta.|