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Mt. Rokko & Arima Hot Spring

by Mari
(45) Reviews
8h $ 249 Price up to 6 people


  • Arima Onsen Hot Spring
  • Arima Ropeway
  • Rokko Cable Car
  • Tenrandai Observatory

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249.20 USD

Price up to 6 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 31.15


If you are tired of hustle and bustle in the cities, why don't you visit Arima Onsen Hot Spring?
Arima Onsen is one of the oldest hot springs in Japan. The town is very small and has a traditional and friendly atomosphere.

The history goes back to the 7th century, and numerous big figures came to visit. It has the highest concentration of salt, and you can actually bathe in.

What to Expect

There are two routes to go to Arima from Kobe.
One is to take trains from Shin-Kobe station. (From Shin-Osaka station, it's 15 min. by Shinkansen bullet train to Shin-Kobe station. From Osaka station it's 20 min. by JR Special Rapid train to Sannomiya station.)
By this route it takes only about 30 min. and will have more time in Arima.

The other route is a little more complicated, but you will have a great view of Rokko Mountain Range.
You will take a bus from JR Rokkomichi station(It's 30min. by JR Rapid train from JR Osaka.) to Rokko Cable station. From there you will take a cable car up the mountain, and get to Tenrandai Observatory. On top of the mountain there are several restaurants, a garden and a museum; you may enjoy having lunch in one of the restaurants there. Then we will take a bus to the Arima ropeway station.
The ropeway ride is quite exciting; you cannot believe it's less than an hour away from the city.
From the Arima ropeway station, it's about 20 min. walk to the town of Arima.

Exploring a Japanese hot spring town is a lot of fun and relaxing. You can stroll taking a bath at Kinsen(Gold bath) or Ginsen(Silver bath), visiting some sources of hot spring where you see steams coming up, visiting a museum of Japanese toy collection, and eating local senbei crackers or soba noodles.
If you prefer to eat authentic Japanese cuisine, you can at a restaurant in a Japanese inn.

On the way back, we will take trains/subways to either Shin-Kobe or JR Sannomiya station.

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  • Arima Onsen Hot Spring
  • Arima Ropeway
  • Rokko Cable Car
  • Tenrandai Observatory


I'd recommend the second route for those people who don't mind walking.
The train fare for the first route is about 2,000yen.
The second route including a cable car ride and ropeway is about 3,000yen.

What‘s included
guide fee only
What‘s not included
transportation cost for you and guide
lunch for you and guide
entrance fees for you
Meeting Point
Shin-Kobe station or JR Rokkomichi station
Ending Point
Shin-Kobe or JR Sannomiya station
8 hours
Starting time
09:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 6 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.
Reviews ( 45 )
2 weeks ago |   by Maribeth

“ Kyoto and Osaka ”

We spent a day in Kyoto and a day in Osaka with Mari. Mari was very knowledgeable on both place. We wouldn’t have been able to do all the things we wanted to do without her! She was friendly and easy to get along with. I would definitely recommend Mari to anyone who would ask!!

3 weeks ago |   by Nicole

“ Kyoto area tour with our family ”

We enjoyed the most wonderful day with Mari. She greeted us exactly on time at our Ryokan in Kyoto. She had come up with a great plan for us as everything was in walking distance from where we were staying. She took time to explain historical facts with us and answered any questions we had. We were traveling with our two teenaged children and our 8 year old. She was very patient as it was a very hot day. Mari was especially helpful at lunchtime in ordering exactly what the children had in mind. We highly recommend Mari, she made our time in Kyoto very memorable. I must also add that the communication before our arrival was excellent.

2 months ago |   by Stephan

“ Beautiful day in Kyoto! ”

We had a wonderful day in Kyoto with Mari! She has put together an individual tour according to our wishes. We visited various temples, beautiful ZEN-gardens and had a very good lunchtime with traditionally food. Everytime the tour was very well planned and Mari has always given interesting informations to us. Thank your Mari for this beautiful day with you!

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2 months ago |   by Mark

“ Great half-day tour of Kyoto ”

Mari was efficient and kept us informed up until the time we met for the tour. She arranged an interesting agenda based on our desires. We had a GREAT time and would recommend Mari to anyone looking for a qualified guide. Thanks Mari!!

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2 months ago |   by Pam

“ Very Nice Kyoto Tour ”

Mari was a very professional and knowledgeable guide for my families one day tour of Kyoto coming in from Tokyo. She communicated with me several times as our trip approached to understand what our interests were and then tailored the tour accordingly. She was very pleasant to work with and I would recommend her without hesitation for others looking to book a tour of Kyoto.

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