Welcome to Kinosaki Onsen
Kinosaki Onsen (城崎温泉), on the Japan Sea coast, is the Kansai region's signature onsen resort. A willow-lined canal runs through the town centre, and many of the ryokan and restaurants here retain their traditional charm. Best of all about Kinosaki, however, is its public bathhouse culture; you can splash out on the full ryokan experience or just hop between baths – both, ideally. Though most inns have their own onsen baths, overnight guests clip-clop around the canal to the public ones, in yukata (light cotton kimonos) and geta (wooden sandals).