Land Only Package

Historical Himeji Castle & Authentic Onsen Experience in Kinosaki (2days/1night)

  • Heritage
  • Onsen
  • Castle
  • New Tour

per person

Take a short trip from Osaka to explore must-see historical sites in Kansai region of Japan. Visit Himeji Castle,a UNESCO heritage sight. This castle and its grounds are beautifully preserved and a great destination for any history buff. The famed hot spring town of Kinosaki Onsen famous for its nostalgic atmosphere and seven public bathhouses with 100% natural hot spring water. Spend a night and day exploring this town and the hot springs.

Day 1: Osaka - Himeji - Kinosaki Onsen

Depart from Shin-Osaka Station.
Boad on JR Shinkansen Train for Himeji. 
Arrive at Himeji Station. Enjoy self-sightseeing. 
• Himeji Castle
The iconic castle at the heart of Himeji is arguably the most impressive and best-preserved in all of Japan. Its status as one of Japan’s 12 remaining original castles makes this fortress a must for anyone interested the history of Japan.
Depart from Himeji Station for Kinosaki Onsen on JR Limited Express train. 
Arrive at Kinosakionsen Station. Explore the historical town. 
• Strolling the onsen town
Kinosaki Onsen, one of many famed onsen towns in Japan, is situated in northern Hyogo
Prefecture. Whilst the town is small in size, it is easily accessible by foot and boasts old-fashioned charm including wispy willow trees that line the Otani river flowing through the town’s center. This becomes particularly picturesque at night when the river reflects the lighting of both the lanterns and neighboring stores. 
• Kinosaki Ropeway
The view from Mount Daishi at the top of Kinosaki Ropeway was awarded one star in the Michelin Green Guide Japan as a spectacular view.
• Onsen-ji Temple
A hot spring’s guardian temple in Kinosaki Onsen with rich history regarding the town’s hot spring waters.
Stay at ryokan in Kinosaki Onsen (Onishiya Suishoen or similar) 
Enjoy dinner at ryokan.

Day 2: Kinosaki Onsen - Osaka

Enjoy breakfast at ryokan. 
Take a stroll in town until your departure.
• Genbudo Park & basalt caves
Genbudo Park is a national natural monument designated in 1931. The park contains five caves, which feature unique hexagonal columns of basalt rock.
Depart from Kinosakionsen Station to Osaka on JR Limited Express train.
(180 min.)
Arrive at Shin-Osaka Station. 

These attractive destinations are situated in Kansai region of Japan. Would you like to find out more about these areas and the region ? 



Type of travel arrangement

Independent Excursion Package


• 1 night at a ryokan (Onishiya Suishoen or similar) • 1 breakfast & 1 dinner • JR West Kansai Wide Area Pass


Independent Excursion Package

For an independent minded traveler, we can make it easy to plan your vacation with this program. If you are looking for memorable experiences and a different Japan, why not let JTB be your assistance.


JR West Kansai Wide Area Pass

For the travelers who are planning to travel around wide Kansai area, the JR West-Kansai WIDE Area Pass is the most economical and useful pass. Compared to the Kansai Area Pass, this pass offers you unlimited ride to much larger area.


The JR West Pass is a special pass, only available to travelers visiting Japan from foreign countries for sightseeing. You must hold a passport issued by a foreign government and enter Japan as a “Temporary Visitor”, which is a status of residence defined under Japanese immigration law.

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Pricing & Accommodation

The price shown on the website is per person, based on double occupancy for weekday stay in low or sholder seaon and subject to change depending on seasonality and availability. 

Upgrading or other selection of accommodation is available. 


<Onishiya Suishoen>

*Standard accommodation (Japanese style room) 

This inn is built in the traditional Sukiya architectural style around a courtyard with a small stream that flows through. At sunset, there are Noh and bonfire performances, creating a lovely atmosphere for guests. 

Please contact JTB Reservation Center for the pickup service to assembly place.
JTB Reservation Center : Tel 1(800) 223-6104, email

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