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Arima Onsen

828 Arimacho, Kitaku, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture 651-1401, Japan
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Ranked #1 of 17 activities in Kobe
Type: Onsen Resorts
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Vancouver, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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44 helpful votes 44 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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Singapore, Singapore
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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47 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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Sandakan, Malaysia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Arima Onsen is a place where you can find lots of onsen-s to choose from.... either public or private with higher price. When we reached the train station of Arima Onsen, coincidentally there's a shuttle bus to a private onsen. So, we just had a free-ride to the onsen. It's more pricey. So, we walked around to the near-by public... More

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