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Along the Road Kinosaki Where Shiga Naoya Walked

Kinosaki Onsen in Hyogo prefecture's Toyooka city is a hot spring town with 1300 years of history. This is a course where you can enjoy the townscape and hot spring atmosphere familiar to many writers and artists, including Shiga Naoya.

Route map
Recommended Spots of Interest
1) Hachigoro Toshima Wetlands
A single oriental white stork descended on these wetlands preserving them and the memory of the oriental white stork. It is also a registered Ramsar Convention site.
2) Higashiyama Park
A park popular among the residents who come to enjoy the cherry blossoms in spring and autumn leaves in autumn. You can overlook the hot spring town from there.
3) Shisho Shrine
The town's high steward Hiu dedicated the shrine to the Munakata goddesses who are the guardian deities of the waters and Yuyama god of the hot springs.
4) Ropeway
Enjoy the Michelin Green Guide Japon 2-star view from the summit (231m).
5) Onsen-ji Temple
This ancient temple is the guardian temple of Kinosaki Onsen and was founded by the Buddhist priest Douchi Shonin who also founded the hot spring town 1300 years ago.
6) Mikiya Ryokan
A 300 year old ryokan found in the ancient and wonderful hot spring town. Shiga Naoya's "Kinosaki ni te (At Kinosaki)" was born at this ryokan.
Route Starting Point and Destination
Start: Hanakake Jizou statue
Destination: JR Kinosaki Onsen Station
Type of Activity
★☆☆ Flat course(Elevation gain less than 100m)or less than 5km.
★★☆ Slightly undulating course(Elevation gain less than 500m)or less than 10km.
★★★ Rugged course(Elevation gain more than 500m)or 11km.
Distance About 6km
Required Time Walking time of about 3 hours.
Start & Destination Start: Hanakake Jizou statue
Destination: JR Kinosaki Onsen Station
Getting Here By Train: Take JR train to Kinosaki Onsen Station
By Car: Park at public parking lot in front of Kinosaki Onsen Station
Road Conditions Asphalt & dirt
Signpost Presence None
Contact Contact: Kinosaki Onsen Tourism Association
Phone: 0796-32-3663
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