As of 1 October 2010, the Kinosaki district of Toyooka had an estimated population of 3,778.
Kinosaki is a resort area, with onsen (Japanese hot springs). The Onsen town has a history of 1,300 years. In 1913, the writer Shiga Naoya came to Kinosaki and stayed there for three weeks. Kinosaki provided the inspiration for his short story, “Kinosaki ni te” or “In Kinosaki