Being one of the oldest hot springs in Japan, Arima Onsen is regarded as one of the country’s three most famous hot springs. It is also well known as the spring cherished by Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1537-1598), and recently the remains of his bath have been found. It has two individual qualities: One utilizes hot water of a red-brown, ferruginous base called “Kinsen (gold spring)” and the other is a colorless carbonate spring called “Ginsen (silver spring).” At Tansan-sengen-koen Park (a carbonate spring park), you can drink cold carbonate water, from which some say that Japan’s very first soda pop was made. It is conveniently located and easily accessible from Osaka (1 hour) and Kobe-San-no-miya (30 min).
- Exit at Arima-onsen Station (Kobe Electric Railway).
Arima-cho, Kita-ku, Kobe, Hyogo