Kinugawa Onsen's Charms in One Day

Recommended Length: 1 Day

Enjoy the top attractions of this riverside hot spring town, from bathing to boating, with a stop at Tobu World Square for an international experience.

Day 1

Tobu World Square Station

Theme Park

Tobu World Square

In this theme park, you can see everything from the Great Pyramids to the Burj Khalifa—at 1:25 scale. There are models of 102 famous structures from around the world—46 of them World Heritage sites—all created with impressive craftsmanship and attention to detail. Dotted around the park are over 20,000 real bonsai trees and plants where you can experience the changing seasons, and in the colder months the models are beautifully illuminated after dark.

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Entertainment & Leisure

By train

5 minutes by train to Kinugawa-Onsen Station

Hot Spring

Kinugawa Onsen

Kinugawa Onsen is actually made up of two hot springs—Taki Onsen on the west bank of the Kinugawa River, and Fujiwara Onsen on the east. It’s known for its relaxing properties and it attracts many travelers each year. Currently Kinugawa Onsen has over 80 hotels and ryokans, ranging from traditional Japanese style to modern Western style.

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On Foot

5-minute walk

Boat Ride

Kinugawa River Boat Tour

Experience the Kinugawa River on a motorless boat guided by a skillful boatman. During the 40-minute ride, enjoy gentle stretches, thrilling moments on rapids, views of changing seasons, and diverse rock formations.

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Water Activities

On Foot

Short walk

Kinugawa-Onsen Station