Kansai Onsen Experience – 4 Days

Onsen Experience – Kansai Region Short Trips

Independent Suggested Itinerary – 4 days – From $1,354 pp*

Relax, Rejuvenate, Recuperate

*twin share, all prices are subject to availability, weekend and seasonal surcharges may apply 

PACKAGE INCLUDES 

  • Kansai Wide Area Pass
  • 1 night at Nishimuraya Shogetsuei, Kinosaki Onsen (Japanese style room) 
  • 1 night at Hotel Nikko Himeji
  • 1 night at Arima Grand Hotel, Arima Onsen (Japanese style room)
  • 3 breakfasts, 2 dinners

 

 

DAY 1: KYOTO/OSAKA- SS KINOSAKI ONSEN (D)

Depart Osaka or Kyoto city bound for Kinosaki Onsen. On route, travel to lzushi town and stroll around the ruins of lzushi castle and explore the samurai residences. Overnight at Kinosaki Onsen.

POINTS OF INTEREST

Kinosaki Onsen Town
Discovered in 717AD, Kinosaki onsen has been welcoming guests for more than 1,300 years. As you explore the streets dressed in Yukata, admire the quaint, traditional town of Kinosaki.

Hot Spring Hopping – YUMEPA pass
Kinosaki is regarded as one of the top onsen destinations in Japan. Included in your accommodation rate is the YUM EPA pass, which allows you free access to the seven onsen facilities in Kinosaki!

Paradise for seafood lovers
During the winter season, the Sea of Japan provides the country with a diverse and plentiful selection of fresh seafood. One of the most popular delicacies in Kinosaki is the tender, juicy Matsuba Crab.

DAY 2: KINOSAKI ONSEN-HIMEJI (B)

Wake up and enjoy a soothing bath in
your favourite onsen then head out and explore more of the town. Travel to Himeji and overnight.

POINTS OF INTEREST

Kinosaki morning tour
Take a cable car ride up the mountain and get a bird’s eye view of Kinosaki, then
learn meditative calligraphy and explore Onsenji temple.

DAY 3: HIMEJI – ARIMA ONSEN (KOBE) (B, D)

Visit the elegant Himeji Castle, a large complex that was used between the 14th and 19th century. Before you head to Arima Onsen, make sure to see Koko-en gardens. Overnight in Arima Onsen. Enjoy onsen, dinner and breakfast at your accommodation.

POINTS OF INTEREST

ArimaOnsen
Little known by international tourists,
Arima Onsen is a hidden gem in the Hyogo prefecture. Known as one of the oldest in Japan, Arima Onsen has many nutrient rich hot springs for you to explore.

Eclectic Cuisine
Arima Onsen has a wide range of high quality restaurants spread through the small town. You can feast on anything from sushi to yakiniku (bbq). Many dishes feature the region’s specialty, Kobe beef.

DAY 4: ARIMA ONSEN (KOBE) (B)

Travel onto your next destination.

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