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Mt. Rokko & Arima Hot Spring

8 hours
up to 6 people
English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)

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.


Feel free to personalize this offer with Mari.

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

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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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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point Shin-Kobe station or JR Rokkomichi station
Ending Point Shin-Kobe or JR Sannomiya station

Inclusions & Exclusions

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


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.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

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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Reviews ( 108 )
4.7 (108) Reviews
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Anthony Anthony United States ( Solo )
1 week ago

“ Wonderful day with Mari ”

We had a wonderful day touring Kyoto with Mari. She is an outstanding guide. She planned our day to maximize our experience. We give her our highest recommendation.


Dear Anthony, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I also had a great time with you. I was so glad I could show you the shiniest Golden Pavilion yesterday! Mari

Zachary Zachary United States ( Couple )
2 weeks ago

“ Thank you very much! ”

Mari was very prompt and thorough with all communications, and did a great job guiding!


Dear Zachary, Thank you for your nice comments! I really enjoyed sharing time with your clients. Thank you for all your support.

Caroline Caroline Australia
3 weeks ago

“ Absolutely wonderful tour guide! ”

Mari arranged a wonderful 2 day tour for my family and I in Kyoto. Mari went out of her way to plan the details of our 2 days in advance to ensure we would get the most of our trip, down to ensure dietary requirements would be met during lunch each day. Mari is very warm and friendly, speaks wonderful English and had much knowledge to teach us about Japan history, culture, and the various sites we visited during the tour. I highly recommend you book your tour with Mari!


Dear Caroline, Thank you so much for your wonderful tour review! I had a great time with you in those 2 days. First day was quite busy, but I’m glad you were all energetic. Also your smile always made me relaxed! Thank you, Caroline! Mari

Barry Barry United States ( Family )
1 month ago

“ When in Osaka ”

Mari is a Great choice for a guide in Osaka. She is attentive, knowledgable, patient and accommodating. She know's the history of the cultural sites we visited, and that really made our experience enjoyable and interesting. Know's good places to eat too. Thank you Mari.


Dear Barry, Thank you so much for your very nice comments! I had a great time with your family. You taught me a lot about fishing too. Thank you for letting me share time with you. Mari

Bernd Bernd Germany ( Couple )
1 month ago

“ 1 Day KOBE and OSAKA ”

Maria prepared our tour perfectly in Advance, so we had a very interesting full Day visiting both towns. Mari spoke perfect english and she organised a very comfortable Car and Driver. All in all a 5* service.


Dear Bernd, Thank you for your wonderful comments. I had a very nice time with you and your wife. Your friendliness made me feel very comfortable for the whole tour. Mari

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