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Address: 828 Arimacho, Kita-ku, Kobe 651-1401, Hyogo Prefecture
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$288.00*
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Private Day Trip to the Kobe Mountains, Gardens and Hot Springs from Osaka
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I enjoyed this onsen. I cannot forget it. The staff doesn't speak English very well, but that's not a problem. Don't forget to bring towels, you can also buy before entering the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Serpil K

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed this onsen. I cannot forget it. The staff doesn't speak English very well, but that's not a problem. Don't forget to bring towels, you can also buy before entering the hot spring. You are reborn after visiting this hot spring!

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Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

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.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

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 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

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 November 8, 2016 via mobile

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

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016 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 

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

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.

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1 Thank Noelle303
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

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 

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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 

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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!

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