How to go from Kinosaki Onsen to Kyoto ?
Kinosaki Onsen and Amanohashidate with a Japan Rail Pass
Kinosaki Onsen is a pleasant town, built along a willow-lined river and is one of the most popular onsen destinations of the Kansai Region. Let's study the itinerary between Kyoto and Kinosaki Onsen which includes a stop in Amanohashidate.
Travel from Kinosaki onsen to Kyoto
Kinosaki Onsen is a pleasant town, built along a willow-lined river and is one of the most popular onsen destinations of the Kansai Region. Hot springs were discovered here around the 8th century and since then the town has developed into a charmingly old-fashioned onsen town.
To reach Kyoto Station, you can ride the Limited Express Kinosaki or change in Fukuchiyama.
0 KM - Kinosaki Onsen Station
69 KM - 1H04 - Fukuchiyama Station
This is the second oldest city in the Kyoto Prefecture. It is a castle town, dating from the late 1500s.The castle now houses a museum. Nearby is the Sandanike Park Recreation Area, which is home to a science museum and planetarium, as well as a beautiful lake and gardens. 10 min by Kyoto Koutsu Bus from the station.
- A Trip To Amanohashidate
Just 35 minutes from Fukuchiyama by direct train is Amanohashidate, and it is well worth the detour!
Listed as one of Japan’s three most scenic views, Amanohashidate is a pine-covered sandbar spanning the mouth of Miyazu Bay.
Viewed from the mountains at either end of the bay, it looks like a pathway between heaven and earth, which is the literal meaning of its name.
158 km - 2H28 - Kyoto station
Kyoto may have lost its status as a national capital and imperial home in 1868, at the time of the Meiji restoration but nobody could dispute its title of modern day tourist capital; a heaving capital most of the time as well.
Discover Kinosaki onsen
What to see ?
Scenic Riverside Street
Kinosaki is well known for its picturesque, tree-lined river that runs through one part of the town. Unlike ryokan in the rest of Japan, in Kinosaki your ryokan will lend you a colorful cotton kimono to wear as you stroll through town.
Onsenji Temple was created to honor the founder of Kinosaki Onsen, hence the temple’s name! You can take a ropeway up the mountain to see the temple, which also offers spectacular views of the town, its river and the Sea of Japan.
Where to Stay ?
Built in the Edo period and recently renovated, this ryokan is a national cultural property. It offers traditional Japanese style rooms, a natural hot spring bath and free Wi-Fi in public areas, in a central location.
487 Yushima, Kinosaki-cho, Toyooka, Hyogo, 669-6101
Tel : 07-9632-2031 /www.kinosaki-mikiya.jp/sp
A simple and clean ryokan with helpful sta . Very close to the station, the scenic riverside street and the restaurant area.
876 Yushima, Kinosaki-cho, Toyooka, Hyogo, 669-6101
Where to eat ?
Kinosaki Onsen is really close to the Sea of Japan; naturally, it’s well-known for crab! Okesho offers crab in every form you can imagine — steamed, fried, raw, boiled...all of it delicious. From the station, head straight down the main road (route 9). The store is on the second floor of a building on the le corner, before the next intersection.
Open daily, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Kiman 生萬 As you make your way down the street in your yukata, stop for a sweet treat at Kiman, which serves delicate puddings and crème brûlée made from local eggs boiled in the hot spring waters!
267 Yushima 1F, Kinosaki-cho
Open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 8.30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Closed Thursdays.
Tel : 07-9632-2241 /www.kiman.jp