Gosho no Yu (Kyoto-fu)
䏊̓ (s{)


Entrance fee : 800 yens
Bathing time from 15:00 to 23:00
Home page (official web page in Japanese with information on the seven bathhouses)
Phone : 0796-32-2230
Address :
Maps : Google

Number of baths









Spring information

Main spring : 62°C pH=7.3
Bath Temp : 44°C

Onsen in Kyoto-fu

Jizo Yu (Kinosaki Onsen)
Yanagi Yu (Kinosaki Onsen)
Ichi no Yu (Kinosaki Onsen)
Mandara Yu (Kinosaki Onsen)
Ko no Yu (Kinosaki Onsen)
Kurama Onsen (Kurama)
Sato no Yu (Kinosaki Onsen)
Gosho no Yu (Kinosaki Onsen)

Other prefectures in Kansai


Outside view of the building hosting one of the 7 public bathhouses of Kinosaki onsen; picture from the www.kinosaki-spa.gr.jp web site


(explanation on symbols)

Ratings   (explanation of our rating system)

Global rating :      
Beautiful from outside, the building hosting this bath follows the strict architecture of a shrine - a shrine built to celebrate onsen, on course! Upon entering in the main hall, visitors will notice a beautiful ceiling of paintings on a gold background.

Size :     
The inside bath is a large but classical bath. Because of the construction, made by tastily mixing concrete, glasses and wood, the room is extremely bright, opening on the small but pleasant rotenburo. In that room, apart the usual area reserved to wash yourself before soaking, you will also find a long bench on which hot water is flowing - a very pleasant way to relax while keeping your body warm. The outside bath, located next to a small waterfall, is also enjoyable. But the most interesting stuff is a vapor bath (hammam) facing the rotenburo, where you sit with your feet in about 10 centimeters of hot water!

View :    
The outside bath is just between the beautiful building hosting the inside bath and a small artificial waterfall. The view is not so special, but it is relaxing...

Area :     
One of the most interesting onsen town in Japan! Kinosaki onsen is in Kyoto-fu, but a little far from the old capital: it is located very close to the Japan Sea, and reachable by train from Osaka and Kyoto. There are lots of ryokan, most of them with onsen, but the town is famous for its "Soto-yu": 7 bathhouses featuring indoor and outdoor baths, saunas, hammams, Japanese and European type spas and even a cave bath. Staying overnight is strongly recommended, as you then can soak in those bathhouses for free (while it would be very expensive, around 4600 yens, to pay the separate entrances). In the evening, many guests walk around the town wearing yukata, and most shops are open until late; this makes the stay there a great experience... Using the cable car to get on the top of a nearby hill is also recommended.

   Visit the Secret Japan forum for a guide of Kinosaki