Do you know real Arima Onsen?
Arima is counted among Thee Ancient Springs and is near big cities like Osaka and Kobe, and some of you may have been there.
However, this historical spa city is facing depletion of the water; therefore, there are few inns providing real hot springs in terms of water not artificially processed.
Walk-in Available Only in Short Time
Arima Onsen is over 1,000 years old so that the streets are so narrow.
The inn, Kamiobo is at Yumotozaka, the street crowded with many tourists.
The rate for walk-in is 1,000 yen.
Please be aware that walk-in is available only from 3 PM to 6 PM.
Encounter with real Arima Onsen
In contrast to the well-renovated appearance, the corridor to bathrooms looks rustic.
There are two tubs in the steamy room.
The left side is so-called Golden Spring, which they tap from Tenjin Sengen nearby.
The right side is filled with just tap water and not so-called Silver Spring, which is also popular among the area.
The water is hardly transparent, has metal odor and looks like richly textured soup that includes iron and salt.
So much material is contained that you will notice your body floating as if it were Dead Sea.
After a moment, you will feel intensely heated from inside.
Unique faucet pours 208 degrees water
It is completely magic that such hot water comes out from this non-volcanic area and we cannot help but celebrate the mystery of nature.
There are no artificial processes to cool the water to moderate temperature; the inn uses a bamboo with several holes and let water expose cool air bit by bit.
Still it is too hot for soaking so be careful!
Extremely hot and concentrated water
The bathroom is closed and therefore for enthusiasts
|Kamiobo, Arima Onsen, Hyogo, Japan|
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This looks bright like orange juice.
You can enjoy rich natural environment from the open-air bath and the water temperature is moderate; it must be one of the best choices for holiday-making.