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Address: 828 Arimacho, Kita-ku, Kobe 651-1401, Hyogo Prefecture
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Private Day Trip to the Kobe Mountains, Gardens and Hot Springs from Osaka
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It is a small town with many onsen/hotel with hot spring facility (if you want to spend a night here). There is also public bath house where you can go for a dip too at a minimal... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is a small town with many onsen/hotel with hot spring facility (if you want to spend a night here). There is also public bath house where you can go for a dip too at a minimal charge. This place is beautiful in autumn as you will be able to see different colors of red/yellow/green leaves.

Thank akanel
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This town was similar in feel to Takayama but there didnt seem to be many foreign tourists when we were there...as a result, this is a little bit more local in terms of atmosphere. Remember to buy the Tansan Senbei which is the BEST senbei i've ever eaten before in Japan. we got them off a small little shop/production place... More 

Thank silverspire
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

there are 2 hotels in Arima that offer private onsen if you book EARLY (i think one is first come first serve, the other you can reserve online,,! i found that out the hard way after arriving Japan thinking i could definitely get something during my 12 day stay , nop.. dead wrong... book as early as possible if you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent 2 days, walking, using spa, enjoying, eating well:-),we were very satisfied with everything there.

Thank Drahomíra T
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the Arima onsen area and decided to take my time and spend a whole day. The small shops are interesting and quaint with lots of good souvenirs. I bought a fish cake on a stick for breakfast and it was really tasty. They are famous for the tansen senbei, really crispy wafer like biscuits that use the spring... More 

1 Thank EmilyFS
Seoul, South Korea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the color of the hot spring here is yellowish and mudlike. quite repulsing at first, but loved it right after I went in. My skin felt much smoother after the spa.

Thank Noelle303
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This nice little village is in the mountains surrounded by high summits and offers good connection to Kobe town, Mount Rokko and all attractions. Numberous hotels are adding onsen possibilities to the public onsen, different price categories. The Shopping street through the center has lots of pittoresk shops and shopping to offer. If not car available, best is the direct... More 

Thank Katharina19
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

There are lots of transport recommendation from Osaka/Kobe, including train and express shuttle. This time I took subway and train from Sannomiya, almost 45min, ¥930, easy for foreigners. When I left Arima, I found that the bus is a good, faster and cheaper option. The bus stop is opposite to the train station of Arima Onsen, around 35min, ¥700, the... More 

1 Thank Oswens
Luzon, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a natural hot springs and this is the place to be. You can try one of their onsens for a good bath experience. They sell this arima onsen water which taste different. Also try the kobe pork gyoza. Try to go to this place with one whole day! So worth it!

1 Thank JettA570
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely lovely. More modern than I wanted but the various.baths made up.for it. Suffered from.severe mosquito bites but this visit cured it . Lovely experience and the town is so cute

1 Thank koonlan1955

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