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We got to the gold onsen (Kin no Yu) at 9:50am and planned to stay there until 11:30am. When we entered the onsen we found there were only 3 pools there and no outdoor area and realised we'd allowed way too much time there. There...More
My daughter loves taking the watersand this is reputed to be the best of the accessible bathing places in Arima. We went on a weekday just after the New Year holidays.
It was busy, busy, busy. It seems a lot of people bathe here each...More
Kin no Yu is a small place so when I did my research on Arima Onsen, many reviews said it gets overcrowded. Therefore, I decided to go after 6 pm and ta-da, at one point I was the only person in the pool! The water...More
My brother and I visited here after doing Mt Rokko, and it was great. The people inside were really nice and there is enough English signage to get the general idea of how it works. Basically you walk in and take your shoes off. Then...More
Me and a few friends went on a day hike up to the top of Mount Rokko and then down into Arima Onsen. The hike was tough, but the Kin no Yu really fixed all the tired and achy muscles. The little town is also...More
Response from urbantazan | Reviewed this property |
I saw a man, who is maybe Japanese, Korean or Chinese, had tattoo of 2 dragons on his chest in Kin no Yu last month. So possibly you can take the bath. But you should email to ask its bathhouse, just in case. Recently I saw... More
I saw a man, who is maybe Japanese, Korean or Chinese, had tattoo of 2 dragons on his chest in Kin no Yu last month. So possibly you can take the bath. But you should email to ask its bathhouse, just in case. Recently I saw TV news reported some of bathhouses take measures, that seal for hide, for tourists who have tattoo. Have a good time!
Can anyone confirm Arimahon Onsen Kin no Yu is tattoo friendly?
December 12, 2017|
No; this is always a crap shoot in Japanese baths. I have a small upper arm tattoo and have only once been asked to leave a public bath. There are bandages that are flesh colored, and a lot of folks (Japanese and foreign) use those to cover the tattoos. And if the tattoo is large or really visible it could present a problem. Personally I would go ahead and know that there is a small chance that they will say something; but unless there is a really obvious sign saying "No Tattoos" (in which...More