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Kinosaki in Toyooka, Hyogo, is an area that was developed with Kinosaki Onsen as its center. As the main activity of Kinosaki is yumeguri (bath-hopping) of seven outdoor baths, the town developed around the areas connecting these seven baths. There are numerous arcades and souvenir shops where you can have fun after bathing. On the outskirts, there are also many spots where you can interact with nature, such as a geopark and an aquarium. The area has gained popularity as a place to enjoy a typical Japanese onsen town.
- 357-1 Kinosakicho Yushima, Toyooka-shi, Hyogo
- Contact No.
- Get off at JR Kinosaki Onsen Station
- Official Website
- Time Required
- Half day
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Be the First in Line?! Bath-hopping
At Kinosaki Onsen, there are seven outside baths; Ichinoyu, Jizo-yu, Sato-no-Yu, Mandara-Yu, Gosho-no-Yu, Ko-no-Yu and Yanagi-Yu, and a popular activity is to go bath-hopping between them. For overnight guests, there is a "bath-hopping pass," which you can pay for at your accommodation, or for a day trip, there is also a one day pass. Every bathhouse gives out a "No.1 certificate" for the first person to get in every day, which will make a great souvenir for your trip.
Kinosaki Marine World
Kinosaki Marine World is an aquarium located in the Tamba coastal area. Aside from the dolphin and sea lion shows and stellar sea lion diving shows, it is popular for its unusual programs; for example, you can fish inside the aquarium and they will fry a tempura with your freshly caught mackerel.
Genbudo Park: Artwork Created by Nature
Kinosaki is an area with abundant nature, surrounded by the ocean and mountains. Especially here at Genbudo Park, you can see five caves, formed by magma from volcanic activities 1.6 million years ago. This is a registered national natural monument and its sight is quite impressive.