Arima Onsen Taikounoyu Spa


Dip in to Japan's oldest onsen with 1300 years of history

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  • 1 Day(s) Duration
  • Japanese
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  • Meet Up With Guide
  • Discover the ancient streets of Kita-ku with a history spanning over 1400 years
  • Take a dip in the Arima Onsen's largest springs at the Taikou-no-yu spa
  • Travel conveniently to the onsen from Kobe just a short train ride away
  • Choose the Arima Onsen Taikou-no-yu admission only ticket, or choose the extra skin treatment and sauna zone package for added luxury
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  • 27 Nov 2018
    Nice and fun experience for tourist who like onsen. Experienced various type of onsen and free green tea ice cream after the relaxing time. Located near a peace and calm town of Kobe.

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What To Expect

At the base of a scenic valley, Arima Onsen, Japan's most famous hot spring town, lies deep in the north of the Rokko Mountain range behind Kobe city. It is the oldest onsen (hot spring) town in Japan, founded 1300 years ago. Since the days of old, it has been well known as a timeless spa resort where Emperors, court nobles, samurai, and other great minds visited. Furthermore, the town's classic Japanese architecture and its numerous historical temples, shrines, and houses have fortunately been well preserved and make a great place to stroll through some of Japan's oldest streets and to take a dip it some ancient hot springs at the fantastic Taikou-no-yu spa. With access from Kansai International Airport and Kyoto within two hours, Arima Onsen makes for a great day trip with convenient access to the nearby cities.

Japan Arima Onsen
The Arima Onsen is one of Japan's oldest with 1400 years of history
Japan Arima Onsen
Discover some of Japan's best onsens (hot springs)
Japan Arima Onsen
Select the package to suit you and treat yourself with some extra spa treatments
Japan Arima Onsen
Visit the darkish-red spa waters rich in iron content and a number of other health benefits
Japan Arima Onsen
The perfect experience to enjoy either with a loved one or with friends and family
Activity Information


  • You will receive a confirmation email and voucher instantly after booking
  • In the event that you do not receive an email from us, please check your Spam folder or notify us via email
Insider Tips

Insider Tips:

Golden Spring (Kinsen):
  • Make sure you visit the darkish-red spa waters rich in iron content. High in thermal insulation and moisturising effects
Silver Spring (Ginsen):
  • In direct contrast to Kinsen, the waters here are silky and translucent
  • Health benefits include helping accelerate metabolism and stimulating one's appetit
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Pregnant women will need to show evidence of doctor's consent
  • Children and infants are not allowed to enter some of the facilities on site
  • According to the regulations, people with tattoos or who are under the influence of alcohol will not be allowed to enter the onsen
How To Use
  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity
  • The voucher is valid only on the date and time specified
  • Please present the QR code on the voucher to the staff at the entrance
  • Opening Hours: 10:00am-11:00pm (last admission 10:00pm)
  • Steam bath & stone sauna zone opening hours: 10:00am-10:30pm (last admission: 10:00pm)
  • Address: 池の尻-292-2 Arimachō, Kita-ku, Kōbe-shi, Hyōgo-ken 651-1401, Japan

How To Get There:

From Osaka:
  • Take the Hanyu,Hanshin Railway from Umeda Station to Sannomiya Station
  • Transfer to the Hokushin Kyūkō Electric Railway going to Tanigami Station
  • From there, take the Kobe Electric Railway to Arimaguchi Station
  • Hop on a train on the Kobe Electric Railway Arima Line going to Arima Onsen Station
From Kobe:
  • Take a train from Sannomiya Station to Hokushin Kyūkō Electric Railway's Tanigami Station
  • From there, take a train fon the Kobe Electric Railway to Arimaguchi Station
  • Then hop on the Kobe Electric Railway Arima Line to Arima Onsen Station
  • A shuttle bus runs between the Kobe Railway Arima Onsen Station and Taiko-no-yu. From the station, it takes 10 minutes on foot to reach Arima Onsen. The boarding point is the bus stop for the loop bus. The shuttle bus times may change depending on the season
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Reviews (155) 4.4
  • Connie 27 Nov 2018
    Nice and fun experience for tourist who like onsen. Experienced various type of onsen and free green tea ice cream after the relaxing time. Located near a peace and calm town of Kobe.
  • Kaewlangka 3 Aug 2018
    Very good Onsen in Kobe. Can stay Arima Onsen all day.
  • MA ANTONETTE 28 Jul 2018
    We loved the unique experience of the traditional open-air bath. Will definitely book again!
  • Melanie 17 Jul 2018
    arima onsen is ok, but difficult to find and get to. it is clean and the experience was new and unforgettable. it's good to try but i am not sure if i want to return next time.
  • Kimberly 27 Jun 2018
    very Far and remote area..hard to find :( the host at the place was cranky too...
  • Nguyen Khoa Nam 28 May 2018
    It was amazing to get there in winter (January) and we saw the snow flowers outside like the stunning picture.
  • Richard 22 Mar 2018
    After a long tiring day travelling it's a great to have dip on this onsen; but it's pricey and hard to go to here but the activity is great!
  • tien her 21 Mar 2018
    This is our first experience for Public Onsen.. its a very good experience and enjoyable.. and the facilities there are great.. Superb experience.. i will defintely recommend my friends to this place and i will come back again..
  • Jian Han 2 Mar 2018
    Great experience to have traditional onsen. But advice to go as early as possible to avoid the crowded
  • PHATTHARIN 27 Feb 2018
    easy to redeem out door onsen is cool dont be shy

Activity Q&A

Q: Is there a time limit for the steam bath and stone sauna zone inside the onsen?

A: Yes. There is a 30 min time limit for this zone. You will be allowed to enter once for a 30 min session. If you would like to spend more time in this zone, you can extend the time limit by 10 min for JPY 310. You can extend up to 3 times for a maximum total time of 60 min inside the steam bath and stone sauna zone.

The normal opening hours for this zone are 10:00am-10:30pm (last admission at 10:00pm). The onsen is also closed on certain days for cleaning. Please check the official schedule to make sure the onsen is open before you visit. Arima Onsen Taikounoyu Spa's official website

Q: Can I wear a swimsuit in the onsen?

A: Swimsuits are not allowed. You are expected to bathe in the nude and only allowed a small towel inside the bathing facilities. In addition, guests with tattoos may be denied entry into the onsen due to local regulations.

Q: Are the bathing facilities gender-separated or is this a mixed bathing onsen?

A: This onsen has gender-separated bathing facilities.

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