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Hyogo perfection consisting of ‘5 provinces’, including Settsu, Harima, Tajima, Tamba, and Awaji has many hot springs that have long since been used for healing by Japanese people. Arima Hot Spring located approximately 30 min from Kobe and Osaka is renowned as Japan's oldest hot spring, and has been used by Japanese well-known figures for healing. Kinosaki Hot Spring located in the Tajima area is a popular hot spring resort with 7 outdoor baths. At Yumura Hot Spring, visitors can cook eggs to make "onsen tamago" or "slow-boiled eggs" in the 98℃ water that gushes forth from the springs. Many other unique hot springs welcome you, such as hot springs looking out over the sea, and hot springs lying along ravines.

Arima Hot Spring

Arima Hot Spring is one of Japan’s oldest hot springs. It is a famous Japanese hot spring resort. The site can be reached by car in 30 min from Osaka and Kobe, and in less than 1 h from Kyoto. The hot springs here that are referred to as “gold springs” have a very high iron content so are a reddish brown color. A walk through the resort with its souvenir shops and restaurants is recommended. Delicious local meals can be enjoyed at the Japanese inns.

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Kinosaki Hot Spring

Kinosaki Hot Spring is said to have been discovered by an Oriental stork around 1400 years ago. The willow trees that line the banks of the Otanigawa River are a sight of uplifting beauty. With wooden Japanese inns, the site remains a traditional Japanese hot spring resort. Kinosaki Hot Spring resort style offers 7 public baths rather than baths in Japanese inns. Visit the 7 public baths wearing a yukata (light cotton summer kimono).

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Sumoto Hot Spring

Sumoto Hot Spring is a largest hot spring resort on Awaji Island. In 1993, new hot springs were discovered. The open-air baths of the Japanese inn enable you to bathe in the hot spring while looking out at the sea. The hot spring water is clear, and considered very good for the skin. The Japanese inns and hotels offer fresh and delicious seafood caught on Awaji Island to enjoy.

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