Kinosaki Area Departure Tours

Heart of Kinosaki Course

Legend has it that after 1,000 days of prayer by the Buddhist monk Douchi Shonin, the spring waters came forth and Kinosaki was founded as a hot spring town. Visit the temple dedicated to the monk and see what the heart of Kinosaki is all about where the town began. 
  • Take a cable car ride up the mountain 
  • Enjoy the Michelin star view of town 
  • Learn sutra copying, a meditative calligraphy practice
  • Explore Onsenji temple 
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Course Schedule
Depart from SOZORO (09:00)
Ride the Ropeway to Onsenji (9:30 - 9:35)
View the Temple and Learn How to Write Sutras (9:45 - 10:45)
Ride the Ropeway to the Top (10:55 - 11:00)
Take in the View of Kinosaki Town (11:00 - 11:40)
Ride the Ropeway back down to Town (11:50 - 12:00)
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Tour Fee
Price Per Person 
Adults: 2,980 yen
Children: 2,500 yen 
Prices include the following:
Ropeway roundtrip ticket, Onsenji entrance fee, Sutra copying lesson
Payment Methods
1. Pay by credit card using our third party online mailing system (only accepts VISA, Mastercard, AmericanExpress, JCB, and Diners). 
2. Pay by cash at Kinosaki Tourist Information SOZORO counter before your tour (Operating hours 8:45 - 18:00).
Important Information
Term of Use: April 2021 to March 2022 
Blackout Dates: Every 2nd & 4th Thursday, April 29 - May 5, August 1- 31, September 17 - 25, December 29 - January 5 

Minimum required participants:  2 participants
1. In the case this tour is sold out or over booked, further reservations may not be possible.
2. There are times the tour is canceled due to inclement weather or the participating facilities' operations. 
3. There is no meal included in this tour price.
4. There is no tour conductor on this tour. 
5. All cancellations require notification in advance. Please note that a cancellation fee may be due. Check the tour contract details below. 
Representing Company
Zentan Bus Co.,Inc.
113-1 Yoka, Yoka-cho, Yabu-shi, Hyogo Prefecture 667-0021
TEL: 079-662-2136

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Tour Information           *For more details, please see the complete Terms and Conditions
 This tour is produced and operated by Zentan Bus Co. Ltd. and all participants enter into contract with said company in an agent-organized tour. In addition to the details listed below, the complete terms and conditions are provided in a separate document, as well as a finalized itinerary and contract. Please read the terms and conditions before applying for any tour.
 Application and Contract Process
  1. Please fill out all areas indicated on the application form and pay the application fee. The application fee is part of the tour fee and will be appropriated to the cancellation fee if necessary.
  2. In the event of phone, mail, or fax application, the participant must hand in an application form and pay the application fee within a three day period starting on the day following initial contact with the tour provider.  
  3. The contract between the tour provider and participant is made upon receipt of the application fee by the tour provider. 
Cancellation Fee
Once you have entered into a contract for an agent-organized tour, participants are obligated to pay a portion of the tour fee in the case of a cancellation. The percentages are listed below and are varied based on the date of cancellation in relation to the tour date.
Cancellation Date Fee
Prior to the tour date 21 days or more in advance (11 days or more in advance in the case of a day trip) 0% of tour fee
8 to 20 days in advance (8 to 10 days in advance in the case of a day trip) 20% of tour fee
7 to 2 days in advance 30% of tour fee
The day before the tour date 40% of tour fee
Tour date Same day cancellation (before the start time) 50% of tour fee
After the start time or without participant contact 100% of tour fee

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