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Main temple is halfway up the mountain

The main gate is at the bottom of the hill, close to the Kinosaki Ropeway. There are temple... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2016
DYA717
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Honolulu
Average temple

It's a free temple that worth visiting since you already in town. Located within walking distance... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2015
TimOey
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Foothills of Kinosaki”
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“Amazing First Temple Visit in Japan”
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

This is great for a morning walk through the town first thing in the morning. i took a lot of videos, so I don't have enough stills to show. You'll have to take my advice and stay in Kinosaki Onsen, Onsen -Ji translates into Onsen...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Julie C
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Though I had previously visited a Japanese graveyard in Tokyo, this temple was the official first temple visit and in by no means average, though the temples of Japan themselves are very similar and each entrancing in their own manner. Onsenji Temple was an exception...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Emad S
Reviewed 10 October 2016

The main gate is at the bottom of the hill, close to the Kinosaki Ropeway. There are temple buildings but the main temple is helfway up the mountain. There is a steep stairway/trail one can hike up. Or, you can take the ropeway and get...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank DYA717
Reviewed 10 June 2016

I would recommend a visit to the mountain top via cable car and remember to look around the hotel reception area for a coupon that gives you some discount on the cable car tickets. I enjoyed visiting the Onsen-ji (Onsen temple) at the mid-point stop...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank yu_take
Reviewed 30 May 2016

The temple itself is old. All the info boards are in Japanese so we didn't know the significant or history of the place. It does serve as a good rest stop while walking up the mountain. There are quite a number of locals visiting the...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank starfire888
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Comparing the temple with others in Japan, the Osenji Temple, doesn't strike as anything exceptionally beautiful or interesting. Due to the name I would have expected there being a large spring or something to see on the temple grounds. The best thing about though are...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Larissa C
Reviewed 18 April 2015

It's a free temple that worth visiting since you already in town. Located within walking distance from town centre, this temple will complete the city layback atmosphere.

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank TimOey
Reviewed 14 November 2014

I stopped for a quick look around on the way up to the top of the mountain. Can be reached on foot, but it is a very steep climb. I recoment the ropeway.

Date of experience: November 2014
Thank Maggie S
Reviewed 4 August 2014

Nice tram ride up the mountain. Stopped at temple in the middle and went all the way to top of mountain. Great view from both stops and nice, quiet temple to visit.

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank Brad V
Reviewed 10 January 2013

This temple is dedicated to the monk who prayed 1000 days for onsen water to surge at Kinosaki and is worth a visit to soak up the peaceful atmosphere in contrast to the quiet bustle of downtown with yukata-clad tourists wandering around in their noisy...More

Date of experience: December 2012
Thank brancusirocks
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