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Arimacho, Kita-ku, Kobe 651-1401, Hyogo Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a cute town to wander around before or after a spa. But be mindful that in winter the surrounding mountains can make the walk quite cold. There are a number of cafes, shoe and fashion stores all selling expensive items or charging prices...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 9, 2019 via mobile

Passing through this onsen town en route to Rokko mountain. We had a quick walk round the onsen street. There was a free foot onsen outside the gold onsen. We spent 20min enjoying having our feet in hot water, it was about 10 degree c...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 19, 2019 via mobile

With breathtaking views and amazing onsen scattered around the area, it's a great place to relax and literally soak in your surroundings.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Raz B
Reviewed January 15, 2019

This Alpine historical village is an hour's bus ride from Kobe. Blessed with hot springs, it has become something of a retro spa village, with quaint shops and many hotels, many on steep uphill slopes. Choose carefully!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 13, 2019 via mobile

This place was recommended to get away from the crowds of Osaka. An hours bus ride and we were there. What a lovely little historic town. Beautifuk little shops and restaurants, hot water springs on the street to soak your feet in and a lo...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 26, 2018

Arima Onsen is a old famous hot spring with easy access from most places in Kansai- As an Onsen town it is maybe not so exciting, with shops in old style buildings.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 23, 2018

A great Onsen area with a main street to walk around. However the experience depend on which hotel you booked.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

The main activity in this town is eat, sleep and soak oneself in the golden colour onsen water. The golden onsen water is rejuvenating and very good for skin treatments. One can reach there by trains or JR bus from Sannomiya.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 14, 2018

Enjoy the traditional quiet simple town, with food and shops in the narrow lanes and old buildings. If one is not comfortable with the public bath, just try the foot bath to soothe the leg muscles.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ZestyZandy
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

We came here on a day trip with a friend who suggested the arima onsen spa experience. While he preferred to go to the public spa (separated for men and women) we tried to find a private spa room for couples. It was impossible to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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March 6, 2019|
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Response from zh0ngyic | Reviewed this property |
i just visited there for few hours.
August 12, 2018|
Response from poh3 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! Taiko No Yu is the 2400 yen for a day pass onsen. I went there as well and enjoyed it! Consider looking online for package deals with Taiko No Yu as well. :)
Hien T
July 18, 2018|
Response from bucketlisttravellers | Reviewed this property |
I’ve seen people do it, but you’re not supposed to and they have signs at the entry forbidding it. If it’s small enough to put a bandaid on it, then I suggest doing that.