西村屋までの道

469 Kinosakicho Yushima, Toyooka, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan 669-6101
TEL: +81-796-32-2211 FAX: +81-796-32-4456
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Kansai International Airport (KIX) Information

last updated: 15 October

Kansai International Airport (near Osaka) suffered damage from Typhoon Jebi in early September 2018. However, as of 21 September both terminals have been re-opened and flights are operating at normal levels.

What are current access options to Kinosaki Onsen from Kansai International Airport (KIX)?
Currently, from Kansai International Airport you can access to Kinosaki Onsen with these options:

(1) Take train. Train operations to and from Kansai Intl. Airport resumed on 18 September. From Kansai International Airport there are many routes but an easy one is to take the JR Limited Express Haruka train to Shin-Osaka or Kyoto station. From there, transfer to limited express train for Kinosaki Onsen. It takes about 5 hours to reach Kinosaki from Kansai Airport. You should arrive on morning flight to allow enough time to transfer to Kinosaki Onsen.

(2) Take airport highway bus to Osaka and transfer to highway bus for Kinosaki Onsen (Zentan Bus) or JR trains to Kinosaki Onsen. See: http://www.kate.co.jp/en/

(3) Bay Shuttle to Kobe Airport
- Take bay shuttle boat to Kobe Airport
- Transfer to Kobe Airport Station (short bus ride)
- Take JR Port Liner to JR Sannomiya Station (transfer by foot, 5 min)
- Take JR train to Kinosaki Onsen (Hamakaze is convenient express train)
* Reservation for bay shuttle recommended (online booking possible)

(4) Taxi or professional private care hire.

(5) Rental car or personal car. NOTE: due to repair work on the bridge connecting KIX to the mainland, traffic congesition and delays are predicted. When possible, recommend using trains.

IMPORTANT Notes:

  • Morning flight arrival recommended for transferring to Kinosaki Onsen.
  • Check train routes here
  • Check Kansai Airport web site for latest information
  • Express train/shuttle bus schedule for Kinosaki Onsen available here
  • NOTE: last dinner start time is 19:00
  • Please call us if your arrival is delayed: +81-796-32-2211 / 0796-32-2211

Was Kinosaki Onsen or Toyooka affected by Typhoon Jebi?
The Toyooka area and Kinosaki Onsen received no damage from the recent Typhoon Jebi. The town, all public hot springs and our ryokan are operating normally. The trains & roads to and from Kinosaki Onsen are also operating normally.
My flight plans include Kansai International Airport (KIX), do I need to make changes?
As of 21 Sept flights have resumed to at or near normal levels, but you can consult with your airline for status of your specific flight. Japan has several international airports and many options exist (see "alternative airports" question for more details). Kinosaki Onsen enjoys convenient access by train and road. We regularly welcome guests staying the night before in cities/places such as Kyoto, Osaka, Nagoya, Tokyo, Takayama, Kanazawa, Hiroshima, Kobe, Himeji, Naoshima, Miyajima, Okayama, Matsue and Tottori.
What are alternative airports to use?
The following are some of the international airports often used by guests staying in Kinosaki Onsen. We recommend to stay the night before in a major city near Kinosaki or the airport before arriving to Kinosaki. In addition to direct flights to the above airports, it is often possible to easily transit to Japan utilizing airports such as Incheon International Airport (ICN), Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE), Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) and Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK)

Additionally, the Japanese government has begun planning to allow international flights to use nearby Osaka Itami Airport (ITM) and Kobe Airport (UKB). Monitor this web page and news for developments regarding the special flights.
How do I access Kinosaki Onsen from Nagoya Chubu Centrair Airport (NGO)?
It takes about 4-5 hours by train from the airport to Kinosaki Onsen (approximately same time as normal transfer from Kansai International Airport to Kinosaki Onsen). Take train to Nagoya Station and transfer to shinkansen (bullet train). Change to limited express train in Kyoto, Shin-Osaka or Himeji for Kinosaki Onsen. Recommend depart airport by 12:00 PM to arrive Kinosaki Onsen by 16:50. Search routes here.
Can I change my reservation dates without fees?
In general, yes. If you have difficulty rebooking or changing, please contact us for assistance.
How do I access Kinosaki Onsen from Tokyo area?
From Central Tokyo it takes about 5-6 hours to reach Kinosaki Onsen. In general, the easiest route it to take the Shinkansen (bullet train) to Kyoto or Shin-Osaka and then change to a limited express train for Kinosaki Onsen. Search routes here.
How do I access Kinosaki Onsen from Kyoto or Osaka?
Take a limited express train. It takes about 2.5-3 hours. The regular schedule is here. Search routes here.
How do I access Kinosaki Onsen from Nagoya?
It takes about 4 hours on average by train from JR Nagoya Station to JR Kinosaki Onsen Station. Take a shinkansen bullet train from Nagoya to Kyoto or Himeji and change to express train bound for Kinosaki Onsen. Search routes here.
How do I access Kinosaki Onsen from Hiroshima?
It takes about 4-5 hours to reach Kinosaki Onsen from JR Hiroshima Station by train. Take a shinkansen (bullet train) to Himeji Station, and change to the Hamakaze Limited Express train heading directly for Kinosaki Onsen. Search routes here.
How do I access Kinosaki Onsen from Okayama/Naoshima?
It takes about 4-5 hours to reach Kinosaki Onsen from JR Okayama Station by train. Take a shinkansen (bullet train) to Himeji, Shin-Osaka or Kyoto and change for limited express train to Kinosaki Onsen. The transfer from Naoshima to JR Okayama takes approx 1.5 hours. Search routes here.
How do I access Kinosaki Onsen from Matsue?
It takes about 5-6 hours to reach Kinosaki Onsen from Matsue Station by train. Search routes here.
How do I access Kinosaki Onsen from Tottori?
It takes about 2.5 hours from Tottori Station to Kinosaki by train. For guests staying in Yonago, from Yonago Station take an express train to Tottori Station (1-1.5 hours). Search routes here.
Was there any effect from the earthquake in Hokkaido?
The recent earthquake in Hokkaido was located several hundred kilometers from our region. There was no affect to Kinosaki Onsen or Western Japan.
Were any other areas of Japan affected by the typhoon/earthquake?
Please see Japan Guide for information about affected areas.
I have questions. Can I contact you?
Please use our contact form to send us a message. For urgent matters please call us (phone number is on our contact page).

By JR Train

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By JR Train

By JR Train

JR Train Access

Kinosaki Onsen station is easily accessed by JR trains from all of the major train stations in the Kansai Area of Western Japan. Holders of the JR rail pass or Kansai Wide Area pass can access Kinosaki Onsen on JR lines for free.

Access from Kyoto / Osaka / Kobe / Himeji

The fastest and easiest way to access Kinosaki Onsen is by limited express train. Many limited express trains go directly to Kinosaki Onsen with no transfer needed. Check the table above for suggested trains. Limited express train time schedules are available here and you can also search for train times/routes on Hyperdia. Check-in time for Nishimuraya Honkan is 2:00 pm.

Access from Kansai International Airport (KIX)

From Kansai International Airport, take a train or bus to Osaka, Shin-Osaka, Kyoto, or Kobe (Sannomiya Station) and transfer to limited express train for Kinosaki Onsen.

Access from Tokyo

Take a bullet train (shinkansen) to Kyoto or Shin Osaka and transfer to a limited express train for Kinosaki Onsen. Please note that rail passes cannot be used on the fastest Nozomi bullet trains (use the Hikari bullet train, instead). It takes about 5:30 from Tokyo to Kinosaki Onsen.

Access from Hiroshima / Okayama / Kyushu

If you are coming to Kinosaki from the direction of Hiroshima / Okayama / Kyushu, take a bullet train (shinkansen) to a major city like Himeji, Kobe (Sannomiya), or Osaka and change to a limited express train for Kinosaki Onsen.

How do I get tickets for limited express trains?

Tickets can be bought from special limited express ticket machines or ticket offices located at any major JR station. If you have a valid rail pass, go to a ticket office and show your pass to get a ticket.

Free Bus to Nishimuraya Honkan Free Shuttle Bus to Nishimuraya Honkan
The Ryokan Association operates a complimentary shuttle bus from Kinosaki Onsen Station to all participating ryokan in Kinosaki. The shuttle bus departs after arrival of certain limited express trains. On arrival, tell the waiting shuttle stuff that you are staying at "Nishimuraya Honkan". Contact us with your train arrival time before your check-in day.
* see this schedule for shuttle availability.

Walking to Nishimuraya Honkan
Baggage check (09:00-17:00 / 200 JPY per item) available at Ryokan Service Center across street from the station. It takes about 15-20 minutes to walk from Kinosaki Onsen Station to Nishimuraya Honkan. Here is a walking map of Kinosaki Onsen.

By Car

By Car

By Car

* From Hidaka-Kanabekogen IC to Kinosaki Onsen it takes about 35 minutes.
* During the winter, chain/winter tire requirements and road closures are sometimes enforced.
* Always check road conditions before departing.
* We provide complimentary valet parking service at Nishimuraya Honkan
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By Airplane

By Airplane

By Airplane

There are usually two flights per-day between Osaka International Airport (Itami) and Tajima Konotori Airport. During the winter, especially, flights can be delayed or cancelled due to weather conditions. Check flight conditions before departure.
* Travel times are approximate. Always confirm your schedule before departure.