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Mt. Rokko & Arima Hot Spring

by Mari
(74) Reviews
8h $ 291 Price up to 6 people

Highlights

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

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291.20 USD

Price up to 6 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 36.40
Extra person.
$ 9.10

Overview

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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Highlights

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

Important

I accept a tour request until 2 days prior to the tour date and a group of 2 persons up to 10 persons.

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,
hotel pick up
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
Duration
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 in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 74 )
Susan Susan United States ( Solo )
Excellent
4 days ago

“ Touring Kyoto with Mari ”

Mari is friendly, professional and enthusiastic about sharing cultural and historical information. I learned a lot from her stories and from her little white board notes. I would highly recommend Mari.

Mari:

Dear Susan, Thank you for your tour review. I had a wonderful time with you! I also learned a lot from you about other countries. Mari

Chirag Chirag United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Memorable day in Kyoto ”

With cheerful disposition, Mari shared wonderful stories and history of Kyoto with our family that made our visit very memorable. Thank you

Mari:

Dear Chirag, Thank you for a nice tour review! It was my pleasure showing you around Kyoto. I also enjoyed taking pictures of your family at various places. Mari

Trang Trang Australia ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Great tour guide with great flexibility ”

Mari was very well spoken and easy to understand. Had great recommendations for lunch and was very flexible in changing the tour dates due to bad weather. Attentive to detail and always willing to help for any queries. Highly recommend Mari

Mari:

Dear Trang, Thank you for your tour review. It was fortunate that we didn’t have to have a tour on a rainy day. I had a great time with your family in Osaka, Kyoto and Nara. Mari

Becky Becky United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Walking tour of Kyoto using subways and buses ”

Mari gave us an amazing tour!.. Her English was excellent and she was clear in her explanations. ( She even included diagrams and drawings for further clarification. ) We were able to see the incredible Fushimi Inari Shrine, Gion, Kiyomizu, Hagashiyama-ku, Tenryo-ji Temple and the Bamboo forest. We highly recommend Mari as an excellent guide. She easily navigates Kyoto using public transportation. (Mari also took us to a lovely teahouse and restaurant. ) Becky and Carlos, Atlanta, GA (2/12/19)

Mari:

Dear Becky & Carlos, Thank you for your review. I’m so glad to know you enjoyed the tour! I had a wonderful time with you too, and thank you for listening to my explanations closely. Mari

Michelle Keiko Michelle United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Temples of Kyoto ”

My husband and I booked a 5 hour tour around Kyoto with Mari. She created an amazing itinerary based on the specific temples we wished to see. Mari was very informative, providing history lessons along the way. She even assisted me in purchasing headache medication at the local drugstore. We plan to visit Japan again and will definitely book another tour with her! Thank you so much Mari! - Michelle & Erick

Mari:

Dear Michelle & Erick, Thank you for your tour review. It was my great pleasure guiding you to the temples you wished to see. I will wait for you to come back to Japan for a holiday! Mari

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