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Address: 833 Arimacho, Kitaku, Kobe 651-1401, Hyogo Prefecture
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small and steamy

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2016
Pom0128
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Vancouver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

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 was hot and the room was super steamy so an hour was all I could... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

I was here two years ago and it was great, especially after I was tired from traveling around Kansai. This place is a good place for bathing to relax.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

It is one of two general useable Onsen it is small and loud. You will may not be there than one houre. For tattood people it is the only posble onsen herr

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

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 you put your shoes in the shoe locker and get the key (free). Then you... More 

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GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

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 beautiful and has some neat shops and places to eat.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

It was our first onsen visit and we really enjoyed it - the place was much nicer, cleaner and friendlier than a Sento we visited recently! They are also tattoo friendly if that concerns you.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

There is a normal Onsen I think but I still feel comfortable and related! Maybe I am foreign and walked harder! It's a great experience and good memory this year!

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Thank dhfeng
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is first onsen that we visited, we had visited the sento when we are in Nara and kyoto Last year. But this experience is of a different quantum. Partly because it's fed by natural hot spring that is "gold" in colour (sulphuric) i presume. But the experience is a truly Japanese experience that we would definitely return for another... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

The Kansai Thru Pass allows access to Arima Onsen, one of the region's premier onsen towns. We went to the Kin no Yu for a short dip rather than shelling out on the admittedly more expensive ryokans and hotels there by staying overnight. Kin no Yu is a short way from the train station (closer than the Gin no Yu)... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

We were a bit disappointed, since it's just like a normal Japanese onsen, and a bit on the small side. We didn't see any milk sold there, though. Nice for a short soak. The onsen was very hot, and we couldn't stay in there for too long.

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