Arima onsen town is an acclaimed hot spring location that is well-known for its various health benefits from the rich, natural environment. It also has a long history of both imperial families and aristocrats visiting Arima for this purpose since old Japan. Taiko-no-yu is the largest onsen facility in Arima that artificially reproduces the highly concentrated carbonated spring – which assists in blood circulation and relieving fatigue. In addition, Taiko-no-yu also features kinsen and ginsen, which are also renowned springs that promoted health benefits.
Kinsen (gold spring) is cloudy brown in color and contains more salt and iron within the water. It is said that it’s highly effective in retaining heat and moisture, which is good for treating sensitivity to colds, back pain and skin diseases.
In contrast, the ginsen (silver spring) is clear and colorless and has a pleasant, smooth feel to the water. It helps assisting your metabolism and in the recovery of hypertension and chronic skin diseases.