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Arima Onsen

828 Arimacho, Kitaku, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture 651-1401, Japan
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Ranked #1 of 19 activities in Kobe
Type: Onsen Resorts
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Hong Kong
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21 reviews 21 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

The hotel location is great and all facilities are on par. Onsen is excellent. There are 3 onsens to choose from and the gold onsen is excellent for my tired feet after shopping. The dinner with kaiseki meal with kobe beef. Great is the word!

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We went in mid January. You can take a bus to Arima from Umeda for 1300-1400yen. Arima's a small town. For the most part, you're pretty much just there to relax and unwind. In addition to that....I guess there's the free outdoor foot bath for tourist. You can also buy pretty Arima writing brush and deliciously sweet Tansan Senbei's there.... More

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Kuala Lumpur
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Stayed one night at Arima Grand Hotel with the Kaiseki Dinner & breakfast package. Dinner was good & various choices for the buffet breakfast. Shuttle van available to pick up guest from bus station and drop off during departure. Driver was efficient to look for guests with the hotel banner. Hotel staff can speak simple English & always greet with... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

the city is small, but the onsens are not that easy to find, everything is in japanese. take a good, detalied map and plenty of time. Absolutely nothing to do besises bathing and eat, the city is not for walking around.

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Tokyo, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Arima Onsen was a nice day to spend a day. However, much of that was due to the perfect weather making it comfortable to be anywhere outside. The village is quite small, and the streets at the heart of it are lined with various shops and eateries. As I expected, the place was quite crowded on the weekend day I... More

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Romanshorn, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

we bought the 1 day arima-rokko pass for 2,300 yen. took the train from sannomiya station to rokko station (15 min.) then with the bus no. 16 to rokko cable shita station (20 min. last stop). took the rokko cable car (10 min.) great panoramic view, nature pure, this was the best part. then took the bus no. 1 to... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Had a day trip from Kyoto to Kobe mainly for the Kobe beef and decided to move on the Arima Onsen . Have not gone out to a small town in Japan apart from Furano and wanted to experience the mineral spa that this town was so famous for and then take the cable car down to Kobe with the... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

Very nice nature sight. Can try onsen ryokan for overnight or just go for sento at kin or gin. Free foot spa outside gin. Very small town. Night closed early and not much with only a few pubs. It's a best place to relaxed, onsen and nature.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Arima Onsen is the oldest spa area in Japan. The springs here containing lots of minerals and natural ingredients. The town is not big, no shopping here but we can taste the rice cracker and a special kind of soft drink here. And our feet can enjoy a free hot spring beside the Kin-no-yu. It's interesting and relaxing! Actually, we'd... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

45 min away from Kobe/Sannomiya. It's about 900 yen from there. In Arima, there are many onsens public Kin and Gin and private/hotel ones too. You can walk around the little town for views of the spring source too! We visited the Kin Onsen, had the foot spa outside it and drank the spring water too! Honestly, I am not... More

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