Forest Rokko Mountain Hiking & Arima Hotspring

This is my most favorite trekking course in Kansai area.
Crossing over Rokko Mountain range to Arima hot spring is a very dynamic and exciting way because normally people go to Arima by bus or train(sometimes rope-way).

You begin from the south part of Rokko Mt and start climbing to the north with Setonai-sea in the backside, and then passing by the highest point, walk down to the other part of the mountain, where scenic Hotspring town of Arima is located. If the weather is clear you will see a panorama view of Osaka town and sea from the top.
Approaching Arima by your own foot makes you touched for sure.

Many of my friends and guests are so impressed with this route actually, who went Arima by bus or train before.

Rokko Mt is very huge with many local trekking course without any english sign, though I well know about this mountain area and how to enjoy it.

Arima hotspring is one of the three oldest hotspring in Japan, which already exist at 631 known as the emperor stayed for 3 months on that time. I have been there for plenty of time, with my family, friends, guest because its scenic atmosphere is very attractive and its spiring quality is very special.

Price

12,000 yen / 1 person
(Up to 8 people)

Duration

08:00 – 19:00 (11 Hours)

Meeting Point

Umeda-Hankyu Station (In front of Bigman-screen).

Includes

Food

Hot soup.
Guide will provide a cup of hot soup(Miso or Onion) in the mountain.

Drinks

One drink and some Snacks.
We provide One of your favorite drinks and some snacks at a Bar in Arima town. ※Japanese soba(noodle) is another option.

Tickets

Hotspring Entrance Fee.
Enjoy relaxing soak at traditional scenic Hotspring. Soap,shampoo provided. ※Skipping Hotspring is OK. You can enjoy town.

Notification

Applying Travel Insurance is highly recommended in case of injure caused by slip, stumble, hit with rock and so on.

■Not included■
Train ticket from Umeda station to Ashiyagawa Station (going 280yen).
Bus ticket from Arima hot spring to Umeda station (return 1370yen).
Second, Third…drink at the bar.

This is a medium-level hiking course, guests required to be experienced hiker.

Equipment

Comfortable Cloths

Hiking Shoes

Rainwear

Backpack

Lunch Box(You can buy at the convinence store in Ashiyagawa station)

Drinking water(at least 1L)

Towel and Changing cloths for Hotspring (swim suit is no need)

Camera or smart phone.

Cancellation policy

7 days or more Full refund
3~6 days 20%
2~2 days 50%
0~1 days Non-refundable

Reviews

Forest Rokko Mountain Hiking & Arima Hotspring

As an experienced mountaineer, Ken was an amazing leader for our Mt. Rokko hiking experience. He lead us on a challenging, but very fun and meaningful trek up to the highest peak of Mt. Rokko, and during the entire hike we had plenty of rest breaks with snacks and hot tea. We shared stories about our different cultures -- what it's like to be in a fraternity, how much taxes do people in Japan pay, housing costs, favorite foods, travel experiences from different countries, and so much more. And at the end of the long hike, we got a chance to bathe in an uncrowded, all-natural hot springs (both "gold" and "silver") in Arima, and then Ken took us to a soba noodle shop where I ate the freshest, chewiest, most delicious soba noodles meal of my life. My friend and I finished this experience wishing we could spend another day on the mountain. The next time I'm going to Japan, I'll definitely be hitting Ken up for a recommended experience.

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