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Address: 828 Arimacho, Kita-ku, Kobe 651-1401, Hyogo Prefecture
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A Must See Near Kobe

We stayed at the Arima Onsen Ryuusenkaku - a very traditional Ryoken nestled in the upper reaches of Arima Onsen. A beautiful hotel, with lavish rooms (complete with rice doors... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Salt Lake City, Utah

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Arima Onsen Ryuusenkaku - a very traditional Ryoken nestled in the upper reaches of Arima Onsen. A beautiful hotel, with lavish rooms (complete with rice doors), gorgeous views of the surrounding area, and of course the onsens (hot springs). This hotel features an interior and exterior onsen, with mineral rich water and a very relaxing atmosphere.... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Only a short trip from downtown Kobe by bus, train, or even cable-way, Arima seems like a world away. The town is full of hot spring baths, but only two, Gin no Yu and Kin no Yu, are open to the day visitor not staying in one of the hotels. We enjoyed sightseeing, dining, and bathing at Gin no Yu.... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a delightful hour soaking in a hot spring terracotta bath this afternoon. A lovely local lady took the time to show me the traditional sequence of washing , soaking , soaping , scrubbing and soaking in a small hot spring . It was a very small bath house recommended by the information centre close to the centre of town,... More 

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Florence, Italy
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

No tatoo allowed, is very nice place you have 3-4 small pool outside in which 8 people fit in. Than you have 3 big pool inside, also sauna, Turkish bath and resting warm place. All people are naked.

Thank Marc D
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

I had the pleasure of enjoying this traditional hot spring experience while I was traveling in Kobe during the winter time. Snow capped mountains, ice melting on the sidewalk, and this quaint little hot spring situated in the middle the mountain town. It was a great first experience for me to bathe with the locals completely in the nude, and... More 

1 Thank Mark I
Kobe, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The Arima Onsen is a well-known hot spring in northern Kobe, Japan. It is a quaint, old Japanese town. The streets are narrow, barely wide enough for a car, let alone two. It is a favorite tourist spot and many big tour buses come here. The shops on the main street are close together; many of them family businesses. They... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

A small, classical, cute Onsen town near Kobe. You can take a JR Express but from Sannomiya (Kobe) station for only 770 yen and takes only 30 minutes. Try the public hot spring (Gold & Silver) hot spring in town for 880 yen. You can purchase the towel there. Great for a day trip.

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Tokyo, Japan
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

Even if you do not have time to stay, you can enjoy "Sotoyu (Onsen can be enjoyed per pay with reasonable fee, public bath)". Kinsen (meaning gold hot spring) is must to be visited. If you have time, we recommend staying hotel or Ryokan there though charge is not cheap. You must budget $200 approx.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

It is easy to get to the Arima Onsen. From Shin Kobe subway, take one stop to Tanigami station via the Kobe Subway Seishin Yamate line. This takes 8 minutes. Then change to the train on the opposite platform bound for Arima Guchi station, which takes 11 minutes and then change to the only train from the Arima Guchi station... More 

2 Thank aadroit
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Reviewed 12 January 2017

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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