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Stroll one of the oldest Japanese hot springs resort & panorama from 3,000ft. above sea level

Area: Hyogo
  • Adventure & Outdoors
  • Relaxation
  • Romantic
  • Sightseeing
  • Meet the Locals
  • Unique Escapades
  • Local Cuisine & Food
  • Art & Culture

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This small town at the foot of the mountain is one of the Japanese oldest hot springs resort , and is easily accessible from Osaka and Kyoto.
Residents from Kobe and Osaka area come here to take a bath, visit temples and stroll in the town as well as many tourists from domestics and foreign countries who stay at Ryokans.

It is said the springs of this town are very various, and their quality is also superior to other hot springs in Japan.
The biggest feature is “Kinsen (Gold Spa ) “ with chestnut brown color , which cannot be seen at any other hot springs in Japan.
For those reasons,this hot springs resort used to become very popular among royal families, upper class people in old days and a famous samurai warrior loved this town so deeply .

 Also, there are historical Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines and a nostalgic souvenir town as well as hot springs .
Furthermore, some production spots of traditional crafts are inside the townsite. So, you can enjoy various kinds of attractions by taking this walking tour.

In addition, there is a mountain of 3,000ft.(900m) above sea level behind this town and can ride by a ropeway in around ten minutes.
You can enjoy a snow scene in winter with splendid colored leaves in autumn while enjoying hiking.

 In this self guided walking tour, you can see 7 hot springs , experience a foot bath, taking a bath in a small spa house, which is unkown , but popular among Arima Onsen lovers, and visiting some traditional craft shops.
Furthermore, in the latter half of this course, is the 30 min.-short hiking on a mountain top.

Let’s Go up to the mountain top of 3,000ft.(900m) above sea level from the town by 10 min.ropeway ride and let's overlook the Gulf of Osaka and Kobe.
Not to mention USJ, you can even watch Kansai Airport in the distance.

After having enjoyed a view, let's enjoy the hiking of around 30 minutes to the station of the cable car.
Quiet hiking hearing birds singing can be enjoyed in the evening when there are few walking people.

For people thinking that it might be a tough work , there is a bus service on the mountaintops, so you can take it to the cable car station.

I was born and grew up at the foot of this mountain in Kobe. and I have been guiding in this small hot springs resort town and walking around this mountain like my second home.
So I can surely say to you I am one of the best guides in this area .
You can easily recognize how high the cost performance of this course is, compared with other courses.

I can make arrangement with additional charges for further requests below
1. A break in Japanese tatami room
2. A lunch of Japanese cuisine and a private bath only for your group of 2 - 4 people.
3. An experience of making soba
4. a trip to enjoy the night view from the mountain top

Don’t hesitate to ask any questions.

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Extra fees paid on the spot

$50.24 - $68.50

Price

$45.67~

Recommended length of visit

10hours, 1day

Included in extra fees paid on the spot

・Kobe(Sannomiya) → Arima( Onsen) : JR Highway Bus
・Arima Onsen
・Taiko Yudono Kan entrance fee,
  ・Lunch at Arima No Kobo
  ・One-day hot springs facilities "Koki" (incl.:bathing, rental bath towel , and selling hand towel )
・Arima Onsen → Mt. Rokko : Rokko Arima Ropeway
・Mt. Rokko → Kobe(Sannomiya) :
Rokko Sanjo Bus, Rokko Rokko Cable Car, Kobe City Bus and JR
・ Guide’s expense when you hire a real guide
all transportation fare , admission fee, meal and so on.

Buy a discount ticket ,at a ticket office at Arima Onsen Eki Station of Rokko Arima Ropeway,
for ; ・planning to use a bus service from Mountaintops - Rokko Cable Car , instead of take a hike
  ・planning to see a splendid night views during summer season,
though you have to wait for more than 2hours until sunset.


 "六甲・有馬片道乗車券, Rokko Arima One-Way Ticket, including; the fares of
Rokko Arima Ropeway, Rokko Sanjo Bus, and Rokko Cable Car




Not included in extra fees paid on the spot

Transportation Fare to Kobe Sannomiya Bus Terminal ( One way );
・ Tokyo to ShinKobe ; " Nozomi " of Tokaido Shinkansen bullet train 14,900 yen &taxi 700 yen
 ・ Kyoto to JR San No Miya Eki station ; Shin Kaisoku, new express of Tokaido Honsen line 1,080 yen
 ・ Osaka to JR San No Miya Eki station ; Shin Kaisoku, new express of Tokaido Honsen line 410 yen
 ・ Your ship at the port of Kobe to San No Miya Mint Kobe Bus Terminal 700 yen

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Note

 Recommended season:
・ Early Spring (March)-Autumn (November)
 Mornings and evenings are cold in March, but a tourist may see unusual snow here, too.
The last departure time of the ropeway to climb up to Rokko-san (Mt. Rokko) from Arima is 4:00 p.m., so please judge whether you can
go to TzuminoTaki Waterfall Park before leaving townsite of Arima.
  You can see the splendid night view in 1hour or so waiting. After seeing the view, Take the Sanjo Bus to Sanjo Station of Rokko Cable
Car, though you can't take a quiet hike to Sanjo Station of Rokko Cable Car.
Or You can enjoy both a quiet hike and a night view at another night view spot by the cable car station, without waiting for sunset.

・Spring and Summer (April-September)
 The climate is mild for the most part. Arima is in the north side of Rokko Mountains, so it isn't too hot for summer and the top of the mountan is also cool. The last departure time of the ropeway extends to be later .
The cable car time schedule also changes to summer one for tourists who are going up to the mountain to see the splendid night view, one of the 3 famous night view spots in domsetic Japan!
But, you have to wait for more 2hours to see the view at the mountaintop and have to give up a quiet hike.
It might be a better plan that you start 30min.-hiking before sunset, and see the smaller-scaled night view by the Sanjo Station of Rokko Cable Car.

・Autumn (October and November)
  The last departure time of the ropeway is the same as one like early spring, but it's possible to enjoy colored leaves.
You can see the splendid night view in 1hour or so waiting. After seeing the view, Take the Sanjo Bus to Sanjo Station of Rokko Cable
Car, though you can't take a quiet hike to Sanjo Station of Rokko Cable Car.
Or You can enjoy both a quiet hike and a night view at another night view spot by the cable car station, without waiting for sunset.

Notice;
・ Please use footware because of the paved slopes walking in Arima and mountain-top hiking on unpaved road in Mt.Rokko are included in this walking tour.

・ Get ready for one more clothing for unexpected weather change and the difference of temperature of Arima and Mt.Rokko.

・ Strict prohibition matter in a public bath;
1) No clothing including bathing suits in the bath room and No attach a towel to the bathtub.
2) No entry to the bath room by People with the tattoo . No pets allowed ,either.
3) When you with the tattoo,

・ Way of the bathing
1) When you enter the bathtub, squat down to prevent you from splashing hot water to other people and to pour hot water over your body by which the stains of your body is removed and the hot spring of the bathtub is prevented from becoming dirty.
2) Soak in a bathtub. do Not attach a towel to the bathtub and do Not use a soap or a shampoo in the bathtub.
3) Wash your body and hair at a faucet of the warm and cool water out of the bathtub.
4) Enter the bathtub again in the manner mentioned above after washing body and a hair.
5) When you leave the bathtub and go out of the bathroom, please take an attached shower, to wash the hot spring's ingredients which might damage your skins, and to wash the stains in the bathtub away.



In this tour, Taking a bath in a small public bath house with the capacity of 7-8 people is included.
I recommend that take this tour by 5-6 people because of that.

I cannot accept your request for a real guide leading over 6people for that reason above.

Recommended length of visit

10hours, 1day

Travel time from nearest major city

To Sannnomiya Bus Terminal at Mint Kobe
・ 3hrs from Tokyo, by " Nozomi " of Tokaido Shinkansen bullet train
 ・ 60 min. from Kyoto , Shin Kaisoku, new express of Tokaido Honsen line
 ・ 30 min. from Osaka , Shin Kaisoku, new express of Tokaido Honsen line
 ・ 10 min. from your ship at the port of Kobe , taxi

Recommended starting time

・ 06:16 Tokyo to ShinKobe ;  " Nozomi 3 " of Tokaido Shinkansen bullet train
 ・ 08:15 Kyoto to JR San No Miya Eki station ; Shin Kaisoku, new express of Tokaido Honsen line
 ・ 08:48 Osaka to JR San No Miya Eki station ; Shin Kaisoku, new express of Tokaido Honsen line
・ 09:15 your ship at the port of Kobe , taxi

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Eric0101
Golden Hot Spa!!
This hot spring town is awesome. This is how they lived in old style Japan and was view of old style restaurants with real authentic food.
The Onsen is real Hot spring Water and not as very often with Minreals added. I could enjoy shopping, food and hiking, too. This self-guiding plan helped me a lot.
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