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15 Mar 2002
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Kinosaki Onsen

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Kinosaki Onsen (城崎温泉) is one of the oldest onsen resorts in Japan with a history that dates back to the 8th century. Kinosaki is located in northern Hyōgo Prefecture and was merged with Toyooka City (豊岡市) in 2005. The hot springs of Kinosaki are said to be of healing effect, a fact that was discovered when storks were observed healing their wounds in the onsen waters.

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View on Kinosaki Onsen and Maruyama River

The picturesque town is relatively small and can be discovered on foot.

Sights and things to do

Staying at a ryokan and visiting some of the seven onsen in Kinosaki

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To get the classic Kinosaki Onsen experience, visitors can stay in a traditional ryokan and go onsen-hopping. The ryokan here have a serene, peaceful atmosphere with gardens, both delicious and beautiful meals,...

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