The 15th part of the series, which conveys the charm of Hyogo Prefecture with photos, provides information on Arima Onsen, the oldest hot spring in Japan on the north side of Kobe, and Sanda City. Arima Onsen is a red-brown hot spring called Kinsen, showing the hot spring town and the source of the hot spring, Sanda tells about Arima Fuji Park as a tourist spot, Sanda Premium Outlet as a shopping spot, and strawberry picking .
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Arima Onsen, one of Japan’s three oldest springs, is called the Kansai Oku-zashiki, and it has been visited many times by Taiko Hideyoshi. There are two different hot springs called “Kinsen” and “Ginsen”.
“Kinsen” is a reddish brown iron-containing sodium chloride strong salt high hot spring, and “Ginsen” is a colorless and transparent carbonated spring or radon spring. Carbonated springs were used to make Arima’s signature carbonated rice crackers and cider.
There are seven hot springs in the hot spring town, and there are hot springs.
[Kin no Yu]
A public hot spring in the center of the hot spring town. The hot spring is “Golden spring” which is muddy in reddish brown. There are 3 baths for men and women, 2 baths for Kinsen and 1 bath for white water. Kinsen is divided into 44 degrees “Atsuyu” and 42 degrees “Nuruyu”.
It is a popular hot spring facility where you can have a line before opening.
There is a “Taiko no Ashiyu” (free of charge) outside the building. The “Taiko no Izumi” next to the entrance draws a silver spring, but you cannot drink it.
[Arima Onsen Town]
Arima Honkaido (Yumotozaka) is the alley between “Hankyu Bus Arima Information Center” and “Wakasa-ya” on Taiko Street. A wooden house with a lattice door with a round light bulb at the eaves makes a retro townscape.
Arima specialty souvenir shops and restaurants such as long-established tsukudani, bamboo crafts, carbonated rice crackers and doll brushes are lined up. There are many hills and stairs, but it is a small hot spring town, so you can enjoy a walk while visiting the hot springs, visiting the hot springs, and looking at souvenir shops.
There are fences around it, so you can’t approach it like Tenjin Sengen, but you can see the whole from the top of the slope. Gold spring of “Iron-containing sodium monochloride strong salt spring”.
If you go up Arima Hon-kaido (Yumotozaka), you will see a red torii gate and a small company. This is Uwanari Shrine and once a hot spring boiled from a nearby well.
When a beautifully dressed woman stands by her side, the hot water has melted and hot water has spewed out, so it is said to have been named Uwanariyu. Because the hot water of the well has withered, the shrine spring quality is a gold spring of iron-containing sodium and chloride strong salt high springs. A new source of Uwanari Sengen has been excavated behind.
A spring source in the precincts of Arima Tenjin Shrine. The steam rises from the chimney and you can hear a gurgling sound. It is a typical spring source among Arima Onsen. It is a strong salt spring that is pumped from 185m below the ground and is about twice that of seawater.
The spring quality is a gold spring of sodium-containing iron and chloride strong salt high springs.
It is behind the “Gin no Yu” hot spring. It is also known as “Wish of Hope”.
The spring quality is sodium-containing iron, chloride strong salt high hot spring, temperature: 94.3 ℃ gold spring.
There is a carbonated spring source at the carbonated spring source park at the foot of Mt. A carbonated spring springs from the bottom of a four-pillar building like the roof of a shrine.
It seems that Arima famous confectionery “Carbonated rice cracker” used this carbonated spring for making rice crackers in the Meiji period.
The quality of the spring is a simple carbon dioxide spring with a temperature of 18.6 ° C and a faucet for drinking water. It can be confirmed that it is carbonated water, but it contains a lot of iron.
[Onsenji and Onsen Shrine]
“Onsenji” is a temple that was built by Gyokishonin in 724 (first year of Kamikame) to “save people from illness with hot springs”. The main shrine is Yakushi Nyorai, the official name is “Onsen Zen-ji”, and it is a temple of the Obaku-shu (the Obaku-shu is one of Japan’s three Zen Buddhism along with the Rinzai and Soto Buddhism).
The wooden statues of Gyokishonin and Ninsaishonin of Chuko are enshrined. The statue of Hairadaishoryuzo and Kurourushizushi are designated as important cultural properties.
If you go through the torii on the right side of the parking lot under the hot spring temple and go up the stairs, you will find Tosenjinja, which is revered as the Arima no Ujigami and the hot spring guardian deity. The priests are the three gods, Onamuchi no mikoto, Sukunahikona no mikoto and Kumano kusubi no mikoto. It is also famous as a Kodakara Shrine.
[Nene Bridge and Nene Statue]
Nene Bridge is the red railing bridge over the Arima River in the center of the hot spring town. Hideyoshi’s main room “Nene statue” is at the base of the bridge.
Standing across the Arima River across the Hideyoshi Dazai statue at Yukemuri Square. Cherry blossoms in spring and autumn leaves and red railings are beautiful photo spots.
[Arima River Water Park]
This park is built along the Arima River that flows through the center of Arima Onsen. There are promenades on both banks between Dazai Bridge and Nene Bridge, so you can take a walk or play in the water.
[Yukemuri Square and Statue of Hideyoshi Dazai]
When you get off Arima Onsen Station and go to the right, you will find “Yukemuri Plaza”. In the center, there is a waterfall-like fountain that looks like a steam bath. On the right hand side is the statue of Taiko Hideyoshi, who loved Arima Onsen, facing the Nene statue across the Arima River.
The small “Kappa statue” standing in front of the fountain is a friendship statue presented to commemorate the 20 years of the partnership from Jozankei Onsen, Sapporo City, which has a sister relationship.
[Arima Fuji Park]
It is the largest city park in the prefecture, opened in 2001. In the park that makes use of the rich nature, there is a terraced field, a bird path, a waterside ecological garden, a grassland ecological garden, a thatched private house, a multi-purpose hall and a meeting room for play, and a hands-on nature learning facility There is also the Sanda City Arima Fuji Nature Learning Center. From “Garden Stairs”, you can see the Arima Fuji over Fukushima Oike.
[Kobe Sanda Premium Outlet]
West Japan’s largest outlet center built in the image of Pasadena, a luxury residential area on the outskirts of Los Angeles.
About 210 stores, including domestic and overseas famous manufacturers & brand select shops, outdoor, sports, shoes, interior, household goods, restaurants, etc., make up the streets of adults.
There is a connecting bridge to the adjacent AEON MALL Kobe Kita.
[Sanda strawberry picking]
It is carefully cultivated with high cultivation and clean. The strawberry is clean and the feet are clean. If you are an adult, you can pick it up while standing because the strawberry has a high waist.
The house with a beautiful contrast between red strawberries and green leaves is filled with sweet scents. Picking a big strawberry, everyone looks very happy. In addition, the freshly picked strawberry has a special taste.
The temperature inside the house gets quite high, so we recommend picking strawberries when the outside is cold. Strawberry picking season is from mid-January to early June. Every house needs a reservation.