Located on the opposite side of Rokko Mountain from Kobe City, Arima Onsen is considered one of the top hot spring towns in Western Japan. With over 1000 years of history, it is also known as one of the oldest onsen in Japan. While you are there, do not miss out on bathing in the mineral rich waters Ginsen (Silver bath) and Kinsen (Gold bath) – these waters contain various types of minerals with super healing powers!
Aside from the main bathhouses, Arima Onsen is the perfect place to stroll around, enjoy a free foot bath, and experience a Kobe beef steak. Check out the Toy and Automata museum while you’re at it, or take a ropeway up to Rokko Mountain.