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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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did not take the plunge

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
New York City, New York

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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 3 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 

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 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

nice place, nice to go a little bit outside of kobe. very easy access from sannomiya by bus. great to taste a lot of different food and love arima cider. great place to walk and visit alot of temples and shrines. had a really sunny day.

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Livermore, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Loved the town and the few shrines we saw. Of course the hot springs are the draw, and they did not disappoint. We enjoyed the local beer, cider, and numerous other treats as well as a nice lunch. If you do not want to commit to the full hot springs dip, there is a small stream going through town which... More 

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