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Three traditional springs of Arima Onsen

Arima Onsen is Japan’s oldest hot springs, appearing even in the Nihon Shoki and Kojiki, Japan’s oldest written chronicles.
Along with Kusatsu Onsen in Gunma Prefecture and Gero Onsen in Gifu Prefecture, Arima Onsen is considered among the three greatest.
The large public bath at Arima View Hotel Urara lets you experience the traditional Kinsen and Ginsen springs that are signature to Arima Onsen.
Taiko-no-yu, available for free admission during your stay, also has a manmade carbonated spring.


Kinsen is a nationwide symbol of Arima Onsen and has a brick red color due to its iron and sodium content.
Each liter of water is rich in nutrients, boasting some of the finest water quality in Japan.
This bath warms up the body from the core and helps treat 20 conditions that include neuralgia, cold extremities, and chronic gynecological conditions.

Where to enjoy Taiko-no-yu: Kinsen Steam Bath, Kinsen Rock Baths, etc.
Benefits Treats cuts, burns, rheumatism, weak children, chronic gynecological conditions, and more.


Ginsen is a transparent and colorless water with a soft feel.
It contains faint, trace amounts of radioactivity that stimulate the metabolism and promote good health.

Where to enjoy Taiko-no-yu: Ginsen Kutsurogi Baths, Nene’s Steam Baths, Ginsen Rock Baths, etc.
Benefits Treats chronic skin diseases, gout and uric acid, arteriosclerosis, high blood pressure, chronic liver and biliary tract ailments, post-traumatic disorders, etc.


These manmade carbonated springs (Tansan-sen) are infused with a high density of carbon dioxide gas.
Your body is swaddled in bubbles when you enter, and this stimulates the blood pressure, relieves fatigue, and helps tighten pores.

Where to enjoy Taiko-no-yu: Nene’s Baths
Benefits Promotes circulation, curbs fatigue, treats high blood pressure, cold extremities, stiff shoulders, lower back pain, etc.

Taiko-no-yu historic theme park

Arima View Hotel Urara offers direct access to Taiko-no-yu, western Japan’s largest historic hot springs theme park!
Free admission for hotel guests for two days from date of stay to next day.

Golden Steam Baths

Japan’s first! The Golden Steam Baths let you enjoy a steam bath that combines both the Ginsen and Kinsen springs.

Ginsen Maku-yu Rock Foot Baths

Japan’s first outdoor hot stone treatment!
Enjoy the steam of the Kinsen springs and seasonal aromas as you soak in these foot baths.

Experience the famous Kinsen and Ginsen hot springs of Arima, along with a manmade carbonated spring, in 26 different types of baths, along with a hot stone area, at the Taiko-no-yu historic theme park.
Also enjoy a rich array of dining and body care facilities.

Bathing Etiquette

Do you go into the tub without rinsingyourbody first?

Before entering the tub, it is polite to rinse your body by splashing yourself with the kakeyu water. This rinsing removes grime from your body while preparing it for entering the hot water, reducing the shock to your heart and blood vessels that can occur if you go in too suddenly.

Do you let your towel touch the water?

Many people are going to use the hot water, so it only makes sense to do everything possible to keep it clean. Do not allow facecloths to touch the water, and do not enter the tub with a bath towel wrapped around you.

Are you eating or drinking in the tub?

Food and drink are prohibited in the bathing area. Do not bring any food or drink in areas other than facilities intended for replenishing water in your body, such as the sauna.

Do you go into the tub with soap still on your body or with shampoo in your hair?

The hot spring is special because of the great amount of clean hot water you can use. If the water isn't clean, how would you feel? Please make sure you thoroughly rinse off all soap suds before you go in.

Are you swimming or diving into the tubs?

The hot spring is a public facility for use by men and women, young and old. Please avoid selfish actions such as swimming, diving, or splashing in the tubs.

Are you walking around the change room while your body is still wet?

If you just go straight from the tub to the change room the floor will get slippery and wet as you walk around.
We wouldn't want any elderly people to fall over so when you get out of the tub, make sure you dry your body at the entrance to the bathing area.

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Before stepping into the bathtub, be sure to tie your hair or wear a shower cap so your hair won't get into the water.

Do not leave your belongings by the shower or bathtub.

Do you have tattoos?
Please note that visitors with tattoos are not allowed to enter this facility.