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  • Kobe-Sanda Premium Outlet
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    4.0
    562 Reviews
    Shopping
    Hyogo Pref. Koubeshi Kita-ku Koududai 7-3
    Kobe-Sanda Premium Outlet is representative of an outlet mall in Kobe and is located inside the precinct of Kobe Research Park Kozudai in Kita Ward, Kobe. This outlet’s modern and open design is modeled on Pasadena, an exclusive residential area in the outskirts of Los Angeles city. The outlet mall boasts of being the second largest in Japan, and many shoppers visit the restaurants and the roughly 210 high class brand shops from Japan and around the world which are lined up within the mall. Also there are a lot of nature and sightseeing spots located in the outskirts such as Arima Hot Springs and Kobe Fruit & Flower Park, and you can enjoy it together with shopping.

    I always though that Rinku is the outlet store for Osaka. Then I heard abour Kobe Sanda outlet which is same distance but has more exclusive brands like Prada, Montblanc, Tumi and other. Ialso has...

  • Hyoe KOYOKAKU
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    4.0
    331 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Kita-ku Arimachou 1904
    "You can reach this hot spring hotel in Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture by taking the Kobe Electric Railway's Arima Line to Arima Onsen Station and walking for five minutes. This kinsen (golden) hot spring has a unique copper color like iron rust and is thought to aid nerve pain and recovery from fatigue. They have various kinds of baths: Japanese style bathing area ""Ichinoyu,"" Roman style bathing area ""Ninoyu,"" large bathing area ""Sannoyu"" that bring a mountain resort to mind, and a foot bath. The large bathing area ""Sannoyu"" has private outdoor baths with attached Japanese gardens available with a reservation. The hotel has a day plan that includes the baths, use of their therapy room and light chiropractic service, and a superb meal."

    Loved the hot springs here, went in 2016, this review is long overdo! Would come back here again, highly recommended! In a very quaint area, all staff are extremely friendly and helpful/hospitable...

  • Arima Hot Spring Kin no Yu
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    4.0
    201 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Hyogo Pref. Koubeshi Kita-ku Arimachou 833
    A municipal day trip bathing facility located in the Arima Hot Spring area, a famous hot spring site favored by the Imperial Regent Toyotomi Hideyoshi. This renowned public bathhouse, long operated here, was remodeled and reopened in 2002. The facility’s reddish brown waters come from the “Gold Spring” source. The bathhouse has men’s and women’s indoor baths as well as a rest lobby. The outdoor footbath and spring water station are free to use, and many like to stop here for a quick break during a walk. The closest station is Arima Onsen Station.

    very lovely place, inexpensive, you can buy a ticket to this one and Gin No Yu (across the street) at the same place. The staff will instruct you on lockers and etc. I brought my own towel but you...

  • Arima Hot Spring Taiko no Yu
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    3.5
    219 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Kita-ku Arimachou Pond bottom 292-2
    A day trip hot spring bath facility located in Kobe’s Kita Ward in the Arima Hot Spring area, famous as being a favorite relaxation destination for the Imperial Regent Toyotomi Hideyoshi. The spacious facility offers 26 different types of baths using waters from the “Gold Spring” and “Silver Spring” hot spring sources as well as a manmade carbonated spring. There is also a stone sauna, restaurant, and rest area in this fully outfitted hot spring resort. The facility’s various areas created with connections to Toyotomi Hideyoshi are also a worth seeing, such as the “Golden Steam Bath,” modeled after Hideyoshi’s golden tea room; the “Stone Bath of the Regent,” and the “Supreme Ruler Bath.” Visitors can also walk the “Kanbee Kodo” in the front garden and learn about the history of the area during their stroll.

    This is our first time experiencing an onsen in Japan. Initially we thought it’s a traditional and natural hot spring but were surprised that it’s actually a modern complex with man made outdoor dip...

  • Mentai Park Kobe Sanda
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    3.5
    99 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Kita-ku Akamatsudai 1-7-1
    A mentaiko pollock roe company's very own theme park located right next to the Kobe-Sanda interchange. Operated by Kanefuku, a long standing mentaiko company, visitors can watch mentaiko actually being made in a factory on the grounds. In addition, there's a company shop filled with fresh products made that day in the factory. There's a free sample corner as well as a food corner serving things like mentaiko onigiri rice balls and mentaiko soft serve ice cream. In the adjoining park, visitors can play games and learn all about mentaiko.

    とても小さくてめんたいこパークは500yen掛かりました。平日は人が居なくて寂しい感じです。お土産のエリアが多過ぎて買わせる目的に思いました。ここで売られてる明太子は子供には辛いかもです。子供は楽しめません。

  • Arima Hot Spring Gin no Yu
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    3.5
    66 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Hyogo Pref. Koubeshi Kita-ku Arimachou 1039-1
    This is a city-managed day trip bathing facility in the Arima Onsen area, famous as a place loved by chancellor Toyotomi Hideyoshi. It is located in a quiet spot a little removed from the town and surrounded by many temples and shrines. The building is rich with Japanese-style onsen atmosphere, and inside one can enjoy Arima’s famous carbonated radium hot spring Ginsen. The nearest station is Arima Onsen Station. At the Tansan Sengen Koen park just a five-minute walk away, there is a place where one can drink carbonated spring water.

    There was just one pool, a sauna and a pressure shower. The pool had silver coloured water. It was quite nice and the water was bubbling up at one end of the pool. There were far fewer people in this...

  • Kobe Municipal Arboretum
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    4.0
    54 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hyogo Pref. Koubeshi Kita-ku Yamadachoushimotanigami 1-2
    This arboretum sits on an extensive area which covers 142.6 hectares in total, and is located on Mt. Rokko in Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture. They raise and exhibit various plants at the arboretum, focusing on a total of roughly 1,200 species of Japanese and foreign woody plant, and the areas are divided up based on their place of origin such as Asia, Europe and North America. It is famous for its seasonal flowers such as it having 25 varieties and 350 species including 50,000 hydrangea plants, roughly 4,000 rhododendron, azalea and cherry trees. You can also enjoy the leaves changing colors in autumn with such as Hananoki (Japanese Red Maple) and Iroha Momiji (Japanese Maple). There is a free shuttle bus from Kita Suzurandai Station.

    It is nice to take a stroll in the autumn for a few hours just to see the foliage which was turning in to various shades of red, orange, yellow and green. We went in November and the driving is...

  • Sandaya Honten Yasuragi no Sato (Kobe Sanda Premium Outlets Restaurant)
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    3.5
    57 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Kita-ku Koududai 7-3
    A restaurant which serves hearty steaks located in the Kobe-Sanda Premium Outlets Food Gallery in Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture. Here customers can enjoy Sandaya Honten's choice ham, high quality Japanese beef steaks, and other dishes self-service style in a casual atmosphere. In addition to steaks, the restaurant also offers salads and croquettes. An easy place to drop by in between outlet shopping, this popular establishment sees an unending stream of customers.

    This is a fast food outlet. No ambience to talk about. Service is efficient. Food is cheap. For the value, the beef tasted ok.

  • Arima Toy Museum
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    4.0
    46 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hyogo Pref. Koubeshi Kita-ku Arimachou 797
    This is a museum in the Arima Onsen area of Kita Ward, Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture, which displays and introduces its collection of toys domestic and imported. The 4,000 articles in the collection are displayed in four themed areas. Here both children and adults can enjoy tin-sheet toys, railway dioramas, nutcracker dolls, traditional German toys, and modern European toys. There is also a space where toys can actually be played with. On the fourth floor is the British mechanical doll “Automata” through which one can learn about current techniques and craftsmanship.

    We visited Arima toy museum during our stay in Arima Onsen. This is a nice, well displayed museum with many different collections. We found out from the local map and tried that out and we were glad...

  • Kutsurogiya
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    4.0
    39 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hyogo Pref. Koubeshi Kita-ku Arimachou 839-2
    At Arikamameshi Kutsurogiya, diners can enjoy Kamameshi (a rice, meat and vegetable dish served in a small pot) made using fish and seafood delivered straight from Awaji Island and various mountain delicacies, while relaxing in a traditional zashiki (tatami room) dining environment. The Kutsurogi (“Relaxation”) Kamameshi, the ingredients of which include sea-bream, octopus, salmon and mountain vegetables, is especially popular. Arikamameshi Kutsurogiya also offers multi-course meals and set meals that combine Kamameshi with sashimi and kobachi (side dishes), as well as special seasonal and limited-period offerings. Arikamameshi Kutsurogiya is located around five minutes’ walk from Arima Onsen Station on the Kobe Electric Railway line.

    This restaurant is recommended by our hotel staff and you can also find the logo of Michelin star at the waiting room. The food are really good, one of the best Kamameshi in Japan.

  • Mitsumori Main Store
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    4.0
    36 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hyogo Pref. Koubeshi Kita-ku Arimachou 290-1
    This is an old Japanese-style confectionery shop in the Arima Onsen area of Kita Ward, Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture, known for their famous Arima Tansan-Sembei (carbonated rice cracker) and “Yoiyu-Manju” (hot water steamed yeast bun). The Tansan-Sembei, first made at the end of the Meiji period by the shop’s founder with carbonated spring water, has remained a much-loved souvenir for hot spring visitors to this day. It is also a healthy sweet with absolutely no additives. The shop has a number of other sweets too, and in the adjacent tea corner one can enjoy a quiet moment with a tea and steamed Yoiyu-Manju.

    有馬温泉の土産といえばほんのり甘いサクサクの炭酸煎餅。今ではゴマ入りなどいろいろな種類があって、こちらでは試食もあるので、好きな味を食べてから選べます。炭酸煎餅は薄くて軽いので、あっという間にたくさん食べれてしまいます。

  • Café De Beau
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    3.5
    29 Reviews
    Shopping
    Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Kita-ku Arimachou 835
    This café and Western-style sweets shop is about a five-minute walk from Arimaonsen Station and is inside a white building with a Western ambience. It makes one think of a café that a French person opened in Arimaonsen, and features antique furniture and stylish terrace seating, as well as Japanese rooms that really capture the hot spring town atmosphere. The main offerings are cakes with fruit and French sweets, though there's also tanba kuromame (black bean) pudding and other Japanese sweets. The “Arima rolls,” which use hot spring salt from Arima's Kaneizumi spring, are particularly popular.

    Visited here on a rainy day at lunchtime. Had the pizza special so we got a soup and then a pizza which was pretty decent value. Has a lovely conservatory where you can sit and look out into the...

  • Beer Restaurant on the Hill
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    4.5
    18 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Kita-ku Akamatsudai 2-1-1 Kirin Brewery Co., Ltd. Kobe Factory
    This brew pub and restaurant is in Kirin's Kobe Factory in Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture. You can reach it with either a free shuttle bus or regular bus from Kobe Electric Railway or JR Sanda Station, getting off at the Kirin Beer Kobe Factory stop. They serve renowned Kirin brews straight from the factory, including their special Ichiban Shibori Premium, Kirin Braumeister, Heartland, and Lager. Their menu features meals that go great with the libations, such as beer simmered beef stew, hamburger steaks, and Hyogo Yukihime brand pork brochettes.

    土曜日の午後3時頃に遅いランチをいただきました。神戸三田アウトレットに行く前に利用しました。メイン料理にサラダバーとパンの食べ放題が付いているので大変お得です。車で行ったのでビールを飲めなかったのが残念でした。

  • Zenjuan Gonsoba
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    4.0
    15 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Kita-ku Arimachou 1019 Arima Studio 1F
    A soba restaurant located in the Arima Onsen hot spring district. Depending on how they will be eaten, the restaurant makes its noodles with flours made from two different varieties of buckwheat-Shinshu Shinano No. 1 and Dattan Soba. Both varieties are used to make juwari soba noodles made with 100% buckwheat flour and ni-hachi soba noodles made with 80% buckwheat flour and 20% wheat flour, giving customers the opportunity to taste, compare, and choose their favorite mix. In order to allow customers to further enjoy the flavor of the noodles, the restaurant's cold zaru soba noodles are garnished with salt in addition to a dashi dipping sauce. The restaurant offers a free soba noodle making class and, with an advance reservation, customers can choose to make either juwari or ni-hachi noodles and then boil and eat them on the spot.

    有馬の街を散策していると、あちこちにごんそばのアナウンスが。気になって行ってみました。お昼時は過ぎているけど中々の混み具合。少しだけ待って入りました。 忙しいからか、愛想がないと思いましたが、 お待たせしたので、とおでんを1つずつプレゼント。そんな心遣いで、すっかり満足です。 温かい天ぷら蕎麦を頼んだら、ミニざるそばも付いていて、お腹いっぱい。美味しかったです。

  • Tsuzumigataki Park
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    4.0
    14 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hyogo Kobe-shi Kita-ku Arimacho
    A park located in Arima-cho, Kita Ward, Kobe City. The park was built around the Tsuzumigataki Waterfall, the sound of whose falling waters was likened to that of a tsuzumi hand drum. Visitors can take in the beauty of the fall's clean waters, which come from Mt. Rokko; lush forest; and, in early summer, fireflies.

    We stopped by this park after doing a little rainbow trout fishing in a near by park. This park has a cafe next to the water fall, which serves tea, Japanese snacks, soft drinks and coffee. Cafe also...

  • Arima Trout Pond
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    4.0
    7 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Kita-ku Arimachou 1688-2
    This rainbow trout fishing facility is in Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture. You can reach it by taking the Kobe Electric Railway to Arima Onsen and walking south for about 15 minutes. They have two fishing areas, a spot for smaller trout and a spot for larger ones. You can eat your catch of smaller trout fried or salt-grilled on the premises. Larger trout can be cleaned and taken with you in a cooler. From mid-May to mid-October, visitors can try catching rainbow trout with their hands. Visit their Masu-no-Chaya to feast on fried or salt-grilled rainbow trout with seasonings like curry.

    We visited Arima onsen area on a hot hot summer day. We wanted to escaped the city sounds and experience nature and rural Japan abit. Found this fish and eat place for the family to experience. This...

  • Yuge Farm
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    5.0
    4 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Kita-ku Yamadachoushimotanigami Nishimaruyama 5-2
    This tourist farm in Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture is ten minutes by taxi from either Hokushin Kyuko Railway and Kobe Railway's Tanigami Station. Their Cheese House Yargoi showcases ways to make cheese tastier still, featuring their own fromage frais and camembert, as well as full cheese courses for you to try. They also offer cheese making seminars, guided farm tours, and workshops and tours for kids. Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more.

    住宅地にある弓削牧場の手作りチーズを使ったレストランで ランチ・デザートを美味しく頂けます。 ランチメニューではシチューやチーズフォンデュとピッツア、 カフェメニューではフロマージュ・シフォンケーキが大きめに書かれています。

  • Aina Satoyama Park
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    4.5
    4 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Kita-ku Yamadachouaina Tashiro
    A national park located a 20-minute walk from Aina Station on the Kobe Electric Railway in Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture. Park facilities include three old thatched roof Japanese homes moved to the grounds, a thatched roof farm village stage used for traditional performing arts, terraced fields and paddies where visitors can experience farming for themselves, and a pond where visitors can observe the creatures that live there. The park offers different rural lifestyle activities every day and, depending on the season and weather, visitors can experience things like farm work, making wildflower tea, cutting firewood, and gathering seasonal vegetables.

    There is traditional Japanese farmers house,rice terrace,and forest. Very cool sightseeing! and you can come in farmers house,play farming everyday. But there is no restaurants,cafe,and something...

  • Roadside Station Kobe Fruit & Flower Park Ozo
    Travel / Tourism
    Hyogo Pref. Koubeshi Kita-ku Ozouchou Kamiozou 2150
    At this roadside station in North Kobe you'll find a spacious middle-ages European style building surrounded by nature along with a flower theme park where you can enjoy the beauty of flowers throughout the different seasons and a shop selling local goods. From Summer to Autumn you can pick fruit from the large orchard and with a play area for children as well as a restaurant, BBQ area, and hot-spring bath house there are options for the whole family to enjoy.
  • Haifukiya Nishidafudeten
    Shopping
    Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Kita-ku Arimachou 1160
    A shop which carries ningyo fude doll brushes, a local Arima craft. Ningyo fude are Japanese writing brushes wrapped in silk thread woven to create beautiful patterns and capped at one end with a cute doll figurine. The history of ningyo fude dates back to the distant Muromachi period (1336-1573) when Emperor Kotoku, the 36th emperor of Japan, who had long struggled to produce an heir, was blessed with a child upon visiting Arima Onsen; doll brushes such as those sold here were created to celebrate the emperor's good fortune. The brushes are covered with silk thread woven in one of four traditional geometrical patterns-ichimatsu check, yagasuri arrow feather, seigaiha wave, or uroko scale. A variety of attractive color combinations are on offer for customers to choose from.

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