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Arima Onsen is a small and cozy hot spring resort with a long history. It is easily accessible from Osaka, Kobe, and Kyoto, making it an ideal place for those who want to enjoy hot springs. In particular, the area around the hilly main street known as Yumotozaka, narrow alleyways in Arima Onsen, are lined with traditional wooden buildings and houses with lattice doors, creating walking paths full of historical atmosphere and charm. Cafes, restaurants, souvenir shops, and general stores line the streets, making it very enjoyable just to take a stroll and look around. The steam from steaming hot spring buns and the smell of crispy fried beef croquettes will make you hungry. Other items for sale included freshly baked bread, handmade gelato, tofu oven-baked cream puffs, tofu doughnuts, karinto buns, pork miso soup, and soda crackers. We hope you will find a store to your liking.
The stores around Yumonzaka close in the evening unless there is a special event such as cherry blossom or autumn foliage lighting or a summer festival. During the day, the area is crowded with tourists, but at night most souvenir shops, restaurants and cafes close their shutters and become deserted with few pedestrians. If you plan to have dinner at a restaurant around here, it is advisable to make a reservation in advance.