One of the oldest hot spring towns of Japan lies in Kita Ward, Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture. The town is considered one of Japan's three oldest hot springs, there are descriptions of the town in "Nihon Shoki" and "Makura-no-Soushi." The town is said to host "kinsen" or "gold spring," as well as "ginsen" or "silver spring." The mixture of mineral rich onsen are very rare, which marks this town as a unique location in the country. This hot spring town, which is surrounded by the natural beauty of Mt. Rokko, offers historical treasures in various places. You might catch a glimpse of a geisha heading to Zashiki.
Arima-cho, Kita-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo