Soak Up the Charm of Kinosaki Onsen
Don a yukata and explore this ultimate hot spring resort destination
Tucked away in a lush mountain valley in San’in Kaigan National Park, Kinosaki Onsen is an ancient hot spring town exuding nostalgic charm. This Kansai oasis in Hyogo Prefecture is the perfect spot to escape the city in summer and warm up in winter.
Watch bathers clad in traditional cotton yukata robes stroll along the willow-lined canal, illuminated by lanterns. Admire historic architecture in the town's streetscapes. Enjoy free access as an overnight visitor to seven public baths within walking distance of the town’s center.
Kinosaki Onsen's traditional ryokan inns provide guests with their own yukata and geta clogs. For a more personalized touch, head to IROHA Yukata Shop & Rental for a variety of high-quality yukata—from brightly colored floral fabrics to more subdued and modern geometric patterns.
Those looking to explore the area further can pop into one of the town's retro arcades, or catch a gondola up to pray to the guardian of the sacred waters at Onsenji Temple.
IROHA Yukata Shop & Rental
449 Yushima, Kinosaki-cho, Toyooka-shi, Hyogo-ken