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Arima Onsen

828 Arimacho, Kitaku, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture 651-1401, Japan
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Ranked #1 of 22 Activities in Kobe
Type: Onsen Resorts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Such a beautiful place. We stayed at a ryokan there for one night. One of the highlights of our trip to Japan.

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Kobe, Japan
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16 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I went to Arima for the sole purpose of taking a quick dip in an Onsen to restore my energy. I looked up the public Onsen's online and headed out with my two towels. I live in Japan and have been to a variety of different Onsens. They can be pretty intimidating if you're not familiar with the whole "process".... More

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Uncasville
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11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The onsen was one of my favorite parts of my trip to Japan. It was so relaxing and so different from America. You had to wash in a bath house before going into the springs and each spring had different minerals in the water and everything smelled so nice. I wish I could go to something like this again!

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Hong Kong
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21 reviews 21 reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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38 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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34 helpful votes 34 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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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
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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17 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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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