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Best things to do in Nishinomiya

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Baseball Stadium
“Even if you are not a fan of baseball, or have only seen it in its American incarnation, a Japanese baseball game, especially one with the Hanshin Tigers and their fanatical fans (like Chicago Cubs or Boston Red Sox fans) is something that should be experienced if even only once. ”
22 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Arima Onsen is one of Japan's oldest and famous hot spring town, popular among Kobe and Osaka residents just for a day trip or a weekend getaway. This town is so small you can explore it just on foot. Though it looked modern, you can still find narrow lanes and wooden buildings along the town, accompanied by a natural mountain setting as the background. The two types of hot spring waters, the Kinsen (gold water) belief to be good for skin and aid muscle pain; the clear Ginsen (silver water) is said to cure different muscle and joint ailments.”
7 locals recommend
Bar
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“JR芦屋駅から徒歩3分、桜並木のそばにたたずむ洋館【アマレーナ 芦屋本店】。創業時から人々に愛されるイタリア菓子店パスティッチェリア、エスプレッソやお酒を気軽に楽しめるバンコ(立ち飲みカウンター)、春には美しい桜を一望できるテラス席、本格イタリアンを堪能できるオステリアが一体となった、芦屋の名店です。イタリアの絵皿や雑貨が飾られた店内を包み込むのは、お菓子が焼き上がる甘い香りと、香ばしいエスプレッソの匂い。心地よい音楽が流れるなかで味わうお料理は、イタリアの伝統と日本ならではの旬の食材が織りなすハーモニーが、口いっぱいに広がります。芦屋にいながら、まるで異国を訪れたかのようなひと時を楽しめます。”
1 local recommends
Sublocality Level 4
“The fifth Kidzania theme park opened in 2009 at the LaLaport Koshien. 1st. Shift: 9:00am - 3:00pm. 2nd Shift: 4:00pm - 9:00pm. ”
1 local recommends
Museum
“(walking distance from Hankyu Mikage station 御影駅 or Sumiyoshi station 住吉駅), ☎ +81 78-822-8907. 9:30AM-4:30PM, closed Mon. Hakutsuru is a nationally-known sake brand and this museum is inside a former brewery, and features traditional tools, dioramas and English-language videos to explain the sake-making processes. At the end, you can sample some sake, which is non-pasteurized, presumably because it doesn't have to travel far from the factory. Write your name on a piece of paper provided by the guard and return that at the end. Free entry, free sake..”
2 locals recommend
Establishment
“Opposite to Japanese traditional Kabuki theater where all casts are performed by make actors, the Takarazuka Revue is a Japanese all-female musical theater troupe. Female actress play all roles in lavish, Broadway-style productions of Western-style musicals, and sometimes stories adapted from shōjo manga and Japanese folktales. ”
6 locals recommend
Spa
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“スパ水春では天然温泉のほか、計13種の多彩なお風呂が用意されています。温泉のほか、岩盤浴、レストラン、リラクゼーション、エステ、ホットヨガ、カフェなど、一日ゆったりと過ごせるラグジュアリーなスパ施設です。 In addition to natural hot springs, there are totally 13 kinds of various baths are prepared in Spa Suisyun. It is a luxurious spa facility where you can spend a day relaxing, including rock bathing, restaurant relaxation, beauty treatment, hot yoga and cafe, etc. ”
1 local recommends
Natural Feature
“Mount Rokko is the highest peak (931 meters) in the Rokko range. The panoramic views of Kobe and Osaka can be enjoyed from the mountain and are particularly spectacular around sunset. There is an observation deck and also a music box museum, a pasture with flowers and sheep, a golf course and a complex with some restaurants and shops.”
7 locals recommend
Spa
“Arima Onsen (有馬温泉) is a famous hot spring town within the city limits of Kobe, but on the opposite side of Mount Rokko from the city center. The town lies in a natural mountain setting, yet is close enough for Kobe and Osaka residents as an easy and popular day trip or weekend getaway.Although Arima Onsen has a modern look today and is pretty built up, one can still find several narrow lanes and wooden buildings when strolling around the center of town. Due to its compact size, the small town can be explored entirely on foot, and there are several hot spring sources, nice temples and shrines and a small hot spring museum (200 yen) to be discovered.”
8 locals recommend
Hot Spring
“Arima Onsen, located near Kobe, is renowned as Japan's oldest hot springs. Kinsengen and Ginsengen, the hot waters are prized both for their therapeutic qualities. In addition to relaxing your exhausted body, you also can eat really nice Japanese traditional food there. I definitely can say Arima is one of the nation's most popular hot spring.”
1 local recommends
Theatre
“It was a songwriter composed solely of unmarried women who gained popularity even today after performing the first performances in 1914.”
3 locals recommend
Corner Shop
Point of Interest
“KidZania Koshien キッザニア甲子園 The fifth Kidzania theme park opened in 2009 at the LaLaport Koshien. 1st. Shift: 9:00am - 3:00pm. 2nd Shift: 4:00pm - 9:00pm.”
3 locals recommend