Kobe has the mountains and the sea. It is a refined city with a tranquil side that is surrounded by nature. The Kobe Area Guide contains information for you to experience these various sides of Kobe.
Walk around this elegant town with many hot springs
Arima Onsen is a popular tourist destination where visitors can experience Japanese culture, walking around this elegant town with many hot springs, shrines and temples. The changing seasonal scenery and the local cuisine makes Arima an appealing destination.
(Hot Springs & the Source)
- Arima Onsen, one of the three oldest hot springs in Japan, has two kinds of springs: reddish-gold springs containing iron and salt called 'gold springs,' and colorless springs containing radium and carbonate called 'silver springs' that are popular with women for making their skin smooth. The two hot springs open to the public are Arima Hon-Onsen "Kin-no-yu", and Arima Onsen "Gin-no-yu". Arima also has ryokans that allow day visitors to soak in their baths, and the Arima Onsen Taikounoyu hot spring theme park with 24 varieties of baths to enjoy. After walking around Tenjin Spring and the other six springs, soak your feet in the free foot bath beside Kin-no-yu.
(Historical & Cultural Facilities, Gourmet & Souvenirs)
- Arima offers the visitor many sights not available elsewhere, such the Taiko no Yudono Museum that displays a bathtub made by general Toyotomi Hideyoshi as it was found, the unique collection at the Arima Toys and Automata Museum, the The Philatelic Culture Museum, as well as the various shrines and temples.
The cuisine features local ingredients, such as Tajima beef and mountain vegetables.
The sweet soda crackers and Arima doll brushes are perfect souvenirs of your visit.