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Arimacho, Kita-ku, Kobe 651-1401, Hyogo Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This Alpine historical village is an hour's bus ride from Kobe. Blessed with hot springs, it has become something of a retro spa village, with quaint shops and many hotels, many on steep uphill slopes. Choose carefully!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank flyingdoc1
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place was recommended to get away from the crowds of Osaka. An hours bus ride and we were there. What a lovely little historic town. Beautifuk little shops and restaurants, hot water springs on the street to soak your feet in and a lo...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arima Onsen is a old famous hot spring with easy access from most places in Kansai- As an Onsen town it is maybe not so exciting, with shops in old style buildings.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank seven39
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great Onsen area with a main street to walk around. However the experience depend on which hotel you booked.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BobBobGolden
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The main activity in this town is eat, sleep and soak oneself in the golden colour onsen water. The golden onsen water is rejuvenating and very good for skin treatments. One can reach there by trains or JR bus from Sannomiya.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoy the traditional quiet simple town, with food and shops in the narrow lanes and old buildings. If one is not comfortable with the public bath, just try the foot bath to soothe the leg muscles.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

We came here on a day trip with a friend who suggested the arima onsen spa experience. While he preferred to go to the public spa (separated for men and women) we tried to find a private spa room for couples. It was impossible to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 10 December 2018

Took my son for a night in a traditional onsen. It was pleasant to unwind here on the start of our two week trip. Lovely small restaurants and a beautiful temple above a lovely market street. Highly recommended

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Chris V
Reviewed 8 December 2018

Many people would go to Kin no Yu or Gin no Yu in Arima Onsen. You might find that they were overcrowded and some tourists might not observed the rules of using public onsen. My suggestion is to go to hotels that open their baths...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

A cute village with sacred onsen bath, Highly recommend to vistit this place and go to a traditional japanese bath ritual.

Date of experience: December 2018
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13 August 2018|
Response from poh3 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! Taiko No Yu is the 2400 yen for a day pass onsen. I went there as well and enjoyed it! Consider looking online for package deals with Taiko No Yu as well. :)
Hien T
18 July 2018|
Response from bucketlisttravellers | Reviewed this property |
I’ve seen people do it, but you’re not supposed to and they have signs at the entry forbidding it. If it’s small enough to put a bandaid on it, then I suggest doing that.
aleka K
19 June 2018|
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Response from Eunicedou | Reviewed this property |
for onsen, easy put on clothes like one piece n slippers would be fine. there are also open air public onsen for foot then no changing clothes requires. enjoy