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Hot springs of Arima Onsen and the first sake

Hot springs of Arima Onsen and the first sake

“On the 11th day, the Emperor went to the hot springs of Arima.” Nihon Shoki (The Chronicles of Japan) Scroll 25, Emperor Kotoku I was planning our first trip to Japan and was trying to find a place to relax between busy Tokyo and imperial Kyoto. The hot springs of Arima Onsen piqued my interest immediately after reading about it. I liked its ancient, mysterious and divine aura as it is one of the oldest hot spring resorts in Japan…

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