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During the end of the 14th century, the highly ranked Shogun, Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, who ministered Japan with full authority during that period, visited Arima Onsen, and stayed at “Yuguchiya”. Following this historical event, the Inn was called “Gosho”, meaning “Imperial”.
Zuikei Shuho, who was the 50th chief priest of the Shōkoku-ji temple in Kyoto, and who served Muromachi Shogunate’s 6th general Ashikaga Yoshinori and 8th general Ashikaga Yoshimasa, also visited Arima Onsen in April of the first year of the Kyotoku era (1452), as recorded in his travel diary where he wrote about the historical origin of the designation of “Gosho”.