Tenjin Sengen (Source Spring)
"Arima Onsen is said to have been discovered by Onamuchi and Sukunahiko no Mikoto in mythic times. It is located just thirty minutes from Kobe by train, yet you’ll find yourself setting foot into another world where ""gold"" and ""silver"" springs bubble up.
This onsen is one of Japan’s three famous ancient springs and was a favorite of Hideyoshi Toyotomi and visited by many other historical figures. During the Edo period, it took the highest spot on the ranked list of hot springs.
At Arima Onsen, two kinds of spring water bubble up: the reddish brown “gold spring” and the colorless, clear “silver spring.” For two different kinds of spring water to well up from a single onsen is exceedingly rare, and these waters contain seven of the nine main components specified for medicinal spring water.
During the spring, you can enjoy the lovely scenery of kobus magnolias blooming on the mountains and a “tunnel” of flowers created by magnificent roadside cherry trees and weeping cherries. In summer, the sal trees bloom and fireflies flit around. Autumn brings maples wreathed in deep red, and in winter, though the area is blanketed in snow, the steam of the hot springs will warm you up.
Another distinctive amusement in Arima Onsen is being able to eat your fill of its sophisticated cuisine.
We hope you’ll enjoy the appeals of Arima Onsen’s natural beauty, history, and culture."
AddressArima-cho, Kita Ward, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture