Reminiscing: Trip to Arima Onsen(2008)
We didn’t plan to go to Arima onsen but I thought we should be a bit adventurous. It’s a nice town to visit if you are in Osaka or in Kobe. One of the onsens has a free footbath outside so you can soak your feet if you are tired from walking around. Visit Arima onsen if you’re in the Osaka/Kobe area for a day trip! :)
More about Arima Onsen:
Arima Onsen (有馬温泉) is a famous hot spring town within the city limits of Kobe, but on the opposite side of Mount Rokko from the city center. The town lies in a natural mountain setting, yet is close enough for Kobe and Osaka residents as an easy and popular day trip or weekend getaway.
Although Arima Onsen has a modern look today and is pretty built up, one can still find several narrow lanes and wooden buildings when strolling around the center of town. Due to its compact size, the small town can be explored entirely on foot, and there are several hot spring sources, nice temples and shrines and a small hot spring museum (200 yen) to be discovered.