Discover Kinosaki Onsen

Kinosaki Onsen is a resort town in the mountains with several public hot springs. A bit further ahead you will find some excellent beaches to relax at as well. Kinosaki Onsen has the best of both worlds. 

Things to see and do

Tours and Activities


Getting around in Kinosaki Onsen

The easiest way to get around in Kinosaki Onsen is by car, but most major sights and attractions are accessible by a combination of trains and busses. If you decide to rent a car, it is advised to do so from the nearest airport in the vicinity. You can use our car rental widget in the FAQ menu below. 

Getting to Kinosaki Onsen

Public transportation:

Travelers who want to visit the historic town, need to get off at Kinosakionsen station. For those interested to hit the beaches, either Takeno station or Satsu station will bring you within walking distance of the beaches nearby. 


Valid rail passes:


Nearest airport: 

The nearest and most convenient airport is Tottori Airport. 

  • by car: approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes

  • by public transport: approximately 3 hours and 20 minutes


Rental cars:

How long to stay in Kinosaki Onsen

We recommend staying here between one and two days.

Hotels in Kinosaki Onsen

Flights to Kinosaki Onsen

The nearest and most convenient airport is Tottori Airport. 

  • by car: approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes

  • by public transport: approximately 3 hours and 20 minutes

Seasonal information

Scenic rides:


    Kinosaki Onsen Ropeway: click here to go to the official website



The hiking season in this area typically runs from Spring until Autumn.


The swimming season on mainland Japan is usually between July and August. 

Festivals in Kinosaki Onsen

There is one famous festival in this area. Please be advised that the following info is based upon previous entries of the festival and that the dates might have changed for the following year. It is also possible that the entire festival is cancelled in the case of heavy rainfall or a natural disaster. Please check with the official organisers' website for the most up-to-date information. 
For the exact location of the festival, you can consult our map above by clicking on the icon in the upper most corner of the map to open the map legend. Festivals are hidden by default but can be made visible by clicking on the "Festivals" checkbox in the map legend.


  • Kinosaki Onsen Summer Story Yumehanabi

    • Date: July 26th until August 25th

    • Time: 20:00 - 21:30 (Fireworks: 20:00 - ???)

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Day trips from Kinosaki Onsen

The famous sandbar, covered in pine trees and over 3 km long, connects two sides of Miyazu Bay and is one of Japan's three scenic views.

Travel time:

Distance, km: 41.20

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This stunning stretch of coastline offers sandy beaches and crystal clear waters ideal for swimming and snorkeling. Take a coastal cruise or sea kayak to marvel at marine eroded geological ...

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Distance, km: 41.74

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Funaya is a small, well-reserved fisherman's village with some scenic sights. The best way to see Funaya is to go on one of the boat tours near the village or ...

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Distance, km: 48.78

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Tottori is most famous for it's unique sand dunes that cover over thirty square kilometres. Visit the Sand Museum to see some amazing sand sculptures as well. 

Travel time:

Distance, km: 49.07

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