[Overseas Visitors Only] Kobe Arima Onsen Taiko-no-Yu Ticket & Railway Package

Overview

Escape to the ancient Arima Onsen in Kobe, known for its therapeutic ‘kinsen’ (gold) and ‘ginsen’ (silver) waters! This package includes a ticket to Taiko-no-Yu (Arima's largest hot-spring facility) and 1-day passes for the Kobe City Subway, Kobe City Railway, and your choice of the Hankyu or Hanshin Railway.

Highlights

  • Visit Japan’s revered hot spring town, Arima Onsen, and bathe in its precious “gold” and “silver” waters
  • Enjoy 26 types of bathing and bedrock-bathing experiences at Taiko-no-Yu, Arima Onsen's largest hot-spring facility
  • Refresh in natural recuperative hot springs — Arima Onsen's waters are said to have therapeutic qualities
  • Convenient and hassle-free — the 1-day passes included in this package cover transportation between Osaka/Kyoto and Kobe, and within Kobe

Key Information

Description

Nestled near Mt. Rokko, Arima Onsen is a charming, well-preserved town in Kobe that dates as far back as the 8th century. It's famous for gold and silver waters (known as 'kinsen' and 'ginsen' in Japanese), both of which are therapeutic and abundant in minerals Due to its relative proximity not only to Kobe's city center, but also to neighboring cities such as Kyoto and Osaka, Arima Onsen is a popular location for a day trip or weekend getaway for those in western Japan's Kansai region. For a day of relaxation, book this package for a day's worth of unlimited transportation on selected railways and admission to Taiko-no-Yu, the largest hot-spring facility in Arima Onsen! For your gateway to Kobe, choose between the Hankyu or Hanshin Railway. The former has stops in Osaka, Kyoto, and Takarazuka (another well-known city in Hyogo Prefecture, of which Kobe is part); the latter stops at Umeda and Namba, two of Osaka's major stations. Both railway lines have Sannomiya — Kobe's main station — as the endpoint. You'll get not only a day's worth of unlimited rides on either line, but also on the Kobe City Subway (between (Sannomiya and Tanigami) and the Kobe Electric Railway (Tanigami–Arima Onsen). With your transportation to and from Arima Onsen and around Kobe all sorted out, you can relax and enjoy a relaxing dip in the waters of Taiko-no-Yu, which offers 26 different types of kinsen and ginsen bathing, as well as bedrock baths. Kinsen, with its iron deposits and salt content, is said to ease chronic symptoms such as muscle pain and arthritis, as well as moisturize the skin. Meanwhile, ginsen contains elements said to boost blood circulation and relieve muscle and joint ailments. Immerse in the delightful Taiko Rock Bath, an open-air bath with free-flowing kinsen waters, restored for the first time in over hundreds of years. Warm yourself up in the carbonated ginsen hot springs or the herbal baths. For an extra cost, you can dip into a steamy bedrock sauna or experience a luxurious open-air stone sauna and footbath at the same time. Book now to pamper yourself at Arima Onsen!

How it works

General Guidelines 1. Once your booking is confirmed, we will send you an email with a QR code, which will serve as your e-voucher. Your QR code is valid for 1 year from the date it was purchased 2. Regardless of which package you chose (Hankyu or Hanshin), present your QR code and passport (with a valid short-stay tourist visa) at the Osaka-Umeda branch of Hankyu Tourist Center to redeem your physical ticket 3. Once you have received your physical ticket, it is valid for the following duration: • For physical tickets redeemed from January 1–March 31: until April 30 of the same year • For physical tickets redeemed from April 1–December 31: until April 30 of the next year 4. Within the validity period, your physical ticket can be used for entry to Arima Onsen, as well as unlimited transportation within the specified zones, for 1 day of your choice 5. Please note, however, that Arima Onsen closes for maintenance and other reasons a few days a year. For 2022 and early 2023, it will be closed on the following dates: • 2022: April 11, July 4–5, October 3 • 2023: January 10 Opening hours are subject to change without prior notice, so please check the official website before you visit Valid Travel Zones for Your Pass: 1. Either package includes 1 day's worth of unlimited transportation on the following railways and within the following zones: • Kobe City Subway (Sannomiya–Tanigami) • Kobe Electric Railway (Tanigami–Arima Onsen) 2. The Hankyu version of this package covers 1 day's worth of unlimited transportation between the Osaka/Kyoto/Takarazuka area and Sannomiya (in Kobe) 3. The Hanshin version of this package covers 1 day's worth of unlimited transportation between the Osaka-Umeda/Namba area and Sannomiya (in Kobe)