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  • Odaiba Tokyo Ooedo-Onsen Monogatari
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Tokyo Koutou-ku Aomi 2-6-3
    This is an onsen facility in Koto City’s Aomi area that opened in 2003 as an onsen theme park. Both the exterior and interior have been designed to recreate the appearance of an old Edo town, and inside events are held each day such as shuriken-throwing competitions and yo-yo fishing (Japanese game of fishing for balloons). The large onsen, foot bath, and open-air bath that use natural hot spring water coming up from the ground below Odaiba allow you to relax and forget that you are in the heart of the city. There is also accommodation on site.
  • Shima Onsen
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gunma Agatsuma-gun Nakanojomachi Shima
    Shima means 40,000, and according to legend the miraculous waters of this hot spring district, surrounded by natural beauty, can cure 40,000 illnesses. The development of this area into a hot spring destination is said to have begun when Sakanoue no Tamuramaro bathed here while setting out as shogun in command of a force sent to conquer the Emishi region in the north. In 1954, this health resort was one of the first in Japan to be designated a National Hot Spring Health Resorts, alongside Sukayu Onsen in Aomori and Nikko Yumoto Onsen in Tochigi. The area's 42 source springs generate an abundant 3,500 liters of piping hot water every minute. The springs are sodium, calcium chloride, and sulfate springs. In ancient times, it is believed that people came here to soothe their sore skin after bathing in the highly acidic waters at Kusatsu Onsen.
  • Spa Resort Hawaiians
    1 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Fukushima Pref. Iwakishi Joubanfujiwaramachi Warabidaira 50
    With an area six times the size of Tokyo Dome, this is a giant leisure facility complete with heated swimming pool, onsen, golf course, and a hotel. There are spots for people of all ages to enjoy, including entertainment featuring Hawaiian shows and other events, and a beauty salon. This was the set of the movie “Hula Girls” and it is often visited by fans of the movie.


  • Hottarakashi Onsen Acchi-no-yu and Kocchi-no-yu
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Yamanashi Pref. Yamanashishi Yatsubo 1669-18
    With Mt. Fuji straight ahead and the Kofu Basin down below, great views can be had while taking a bath in this hot spring. The bath opens one hour before sunrise so opening hours vary depending on the season. The spring water in the Kocchi-no-yu bath is completely colorless and transparent while the freshly poured bath water in the Acchi-no-yu bath is a clear and bright yellowish brown color. The water is said to be good for those who are overly sensitive to the cold, those who have nerve pains, and also aids fatigue recovery. The new water sources make it more difficult to catch a chill after the bath and cause little irritation to the skin so it is good for children or the elderly. As well as hot spring baths, there are souvenir shops, snack bars, restaurants and outdoor viewing terraces on site.
  • Noboribetsu hot spring
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Hokkaido Noboribetsushi Noboribetsuonsenchou
    This onsen, which is consistently ranked at the top of Japan's Top 100 Onsen each year, is in the tourist onsen area called Jigokudani Valley, and is known as the Onsen Department Store for its nine different kinds of hot spring waters. In addition to the onsen of Jigokudani, there is also the Noboribetsu Bear Ranch nearby.
  • Dogo Onsen Honkan
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Ehime Pref. Matsuyamashi Dougoyunomachi 5-6
    This is a public bathhouse of the historical Dogo Onsen. The three-tiered wooden building has been designated as an Important Cultural Property of Japan. It sprung to fame after it was mentioned in Natsume Soseki’s novel, Botchan. The dark interior with its pillars, beams and wooden lockers oozes with antiquated charm. The Honkan has two indoor baths, the Kami no Yu and the Tama no Yu, where visitors can relax and enjoy a pleasant soak. At extra charge guests can use the resting room complete with a hired yukata and some tea and cake. The nearest station is Dogo Onsen Station.
  • SpaWorld Onsen hot springs resort
    767 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Osaka Osakashi Naniwa-ku Ebisuhigashi 3-4-24
    SpaWorld Onsen is a hot springs facility located in the Naniwa Ward of Osaka City. The facility is divided into an Onsen (Hot Spring bath) area and a swimming pool area. The Onsen area is further divided by theme into an Asian-style baths section and a European-style baths section; it includes a wide range of bath types, including outdoor pools that recreate the scenery of a mountain stream, and baths modeled on ancient Roman public baths. The swimming pool area features three exciting water-slides. There is also a bedrock bath, a gym, a food court, and a hotel. *The water slides are currently undergoing maintenance work, but are scheduled to reopen on April 21, 2017.

    We travelled with kids and me and my wife really wanted to try the Onsen experience. Not all Onsens accept kids though. We found SpaWorld on the web and it was the best thing we could have found...

  • Hakone Kowakien Yunessun Inn
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kanagawa Pref. Ashigarashimogunhakonemachi Ninotaira 1297
    It is an all-weather hot spring theme park located in Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture. In the amusement zone where you can have fun with your bathing suits on, there is a collection of unique baths which can be enjoyed by both adults and children such as the “Gods’ Aegean Sea” and the “Authentic Coffee bath”. In the open-air bath “Mori no Yu” which brims with Japanese style, you can melt into the magnificent nature of Hakone in the open-air baths and you can relax comfortably in the bath where the walls, floor and ceiling are clad in Hinoki cypress. Coming for a day trip is of course possible, but as there are also four official hotels it is also feasible to stay.
  • Tokyo Dome Natural Onsen Spa LaQua
    3 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Tokyo Bunkyou-ku Kasuga 1-1-1 Laqua Building
    This spa is located within the La Qua shopping complex in Tokyo Dome City. In the spa zone, which uses natural hot spring water bubbling up from deep underground, one can enjoy open-air baths, various indoor baths and a sauna. The Healing Baden zone with the low temperature sauna and relaxation space is a soothing area that looks like a resort in a tropical paradise. The spa also includes body care services and restaurants.

    11月3連休の中日に行きました。劇混みでした。女湯の露天の炭酸泉はスペース空くのをひたすら待つ。 女性の脱衣場には、ラクーア独自の化粧品があり、質も良かったです。100円で試せるメイク品コーナーもそれなりに使う人がいました。 モロッコ風エステがありますが、高いです。 おしゃれな感じがある都会のスパですが、ゆっくり入る湯じゃないから、もう行かないかなぁ

  • Ryusenjinoyu Hachioji Minamino Store
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Tokyo Hachioujishi Katakuramachi 3505
    This day-trip onsen facility located in the Katakuramachi district of Tokyo’s Hachioji City operates a free shuttle bus from four nearby train stations. The highly-concentrated carbonic acid hot spring that is popular for its comfortable and stimulating ambience features three categories of baths comprised of indoor baths, open air baths, and baths in which guests can lie down. There are saunas and 16 types of baths for guests to enjoy including a rock-enclosed bath with fantastic bluish-white light, a jacuzzi that helps massage the body for beauty and weight loss, and a bath for children who are still wearing diapers. In addition to its restaurant and complete offering of relaxation facilities, there is also a ganbanyoku (stone sauna) that is popular among women.
  • Oedo Onsen Monogatari, Urayasu Mangekyo
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Chiba Pref. Urayasushi Hinode 7-3-12
    Oedo Onsen Monogatari, Urayasu Branch, is a hot spring facility that offers sodium - chloride strong saline spring baths, which are effective in curing nerve pain, muscle soreness, sensitivity to cold, and fatigue. In addition to four outdoor baths and seven indoor baths, there are eleven baths where men and women can bathe together as long as they are wearing swimwear. This facility also contains a full range of amenities, including a restaurant, relaxation areas, and body care services. It can even be used as overnight lodging.
  • Arima Hot Spring Taiko no Yu
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Kita-ku Arimachou Pond bottom 292-2
    A day trip hot spring bath facility located in Kobe’s Kita Ward in the Arima Hot Spring area, famous as being a favorite relaxation destination for the Imperial Regent Toyotomi Hideyoshi. The spacious facility offers 26 different types of baths using waters from the “Gold Spring” and “Silver Spring” hot spring sources as well as a manmade carbonated spring. There is also a stone sauna, restaurant, and rest area in this fully outfitted hot spring resort. The facility’s various areas created with connections to Toyotomi Hideyoshi are also a worth seeing, such as the “Golden Steam Bath,” modeled after Hideyoshi’s golden tea room; the “Stone Bath of the Regent,” and the “Supreme Ruler Bath.” Visitors can also walk the “Kanbee Kodo” in the front garden and learn about the history of the area during their stroll.
  • Thermae-Yu
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Kabukichou 1-1-2
    This is a day spa facility where you can enjoy a natural open-air hot spring bath “Jindai-no-yu” using water from Nakaizu, and Kanto’s largest highly concentrated carbonated water bath. There are various relaxation facilities and a lounge that can be used to take a rest in the large, luxurious facility. It is a popular dating spot for couples and also with female customers. The facility also includes an Izakaya (Japanese-style pub), an ethnic restaurant and a juice stand. It is convenient as a spot to stay after the last train because it is open from 11 am to 9 am the following morning. The nearest station is Shinjuku Station.
  • Jozankei hot spring
    175 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Minami-ku Jouzankei Hot spring
    This valley is in Sapporo's Minami Ward. In addition to Jozankei hot springs there are also tourist attractions like Hoheikyo Onsen, Jozankei Dam, and Hoheikyo Dam. It's also a great place to enjoy the fresh green of spring and autumn leaves. Many visitors come for walks on the walking paths along the valley.

    Visited on 2 Dec 2018. Travelled 70 mins by bus from Sapporo. Quiet and no crowd when we were there. There is a free foot bath which you can try. It is not a big place. You can spend a couple of...

  • Ryusenji no yu Tsurugamine Branch
    44 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Asahi-ku Shirane 8-8
    One of the largest day trip hot spring bath facilities in the Kanto region. Ryusenji no yu offers a variety of hot spring bath types as well as a sauna. There’s also a hanjunmaku, a traditional Korean sauna facility for promoting beauty and health. Other facilities include a stone sauna and aromatherapy. Ryusenji no yu also offers Japan’s first “aroma salts” space. Mineral rich water steam and aromatherapy fragrances are used to promote bodily health. Finally, there’s a restaurant and children’s play area.

    無料の駐車場があり、広いですが、週末の午後は混みます。 中の炭酸泉も広々してて気持ちいいです。 屋内の休憩所もまあまあのスペースがあり、それなりに回転もするようで ちゃんと休憩できます。

  • Shuzenji Onsen
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Shizuoka Izu-shi Shuzenji
    A renowned hot spring district which records say was discovered by the great monk Kobo Daishi in 807. It is considered one of Japan's 100 most renowned hot spring districts alongside the famous Three Ancient Hot Springs of Izu. This area was also the site of the famous power struggle which took place in the Minamoto clan in the Kamakura period, and the town is dotted with historic sites connected to the clan such as the Shigetsuden, the oldest wooden structure in Izu. The alkaline waters of the simple springs found here are said to aid recovery from fatigue and promote health in addition to helping relieve muscle soreness, chronic digestive diseases, sensitivity to cold, and other ailments.
  • Andaz Tokyo
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Tokyo Minato-ku Toranomon 1-23-4 Toranomon Hills
    This lifestyle hotel is located between the 47th and the top 52nd floor of Toranomon Hills. A Hyatt affiliate, it offers a sophisticated, top-quality hotel experience with various services to provide their guests with a comfortable at home environment. Soft drinks and snacks from room minibars, local phone calls, and WiFi are available free of charge. All the guest rooms have a magnificent view of Tokyo, as well as large bathtubs. They have the highest independent chapel in the city, an event space, and a spacious restaurant for their guests’ dining pleasure.
  • Umi Jigoku
    581 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Oita Pref. Beppushi Kannawa 559-1
    Umi Jigoku boasts of being the largest among the Beppu Jigoku hot springs. The beautiful cobalt blue color is due to iron sulphate in the hot spring water. Royal water lilies and tropical water lilies are cultivated using the heat from the hot spring and the flowers will be at their best from early May until early November. At the Bon Festival event, lower grade elementary school children (up to 20 kilograms) can get on the leaves of the royal water lilies that float in the pond. There is also a footbath. The hot spring has been designated as a National Place of Scenic Beauty.

    The highlight of this place is a giant hot spring where you cannot go in and take a bath. You can tell it's really hot so don't try it. However, there are some smaller hot spring towards the left...

  • Miyazawa Lake Hot Springs Kirari Villa
    55 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Saitama Pref. Hannoushi Miyazawa 27-49
    The Miyazawa Lake Hot Springs Kirari Villa is famed for its open-air hot springs overlooking Lake Miyazawa and the Chichibu Mountains. Its facilities are not for visitors under elementary school age. The facility offers heated cells and bedrock bathing, which is popular with women primarily for its detox and cosmetic effects. The buffet restaurant is a refined calming space where local seasonal vegetables are boutifully offered.

    As a foreigner using this onsen I sadly felt like an exhibit in a zoo and I'm not easily made to feel uncomfortable. The young staff were super unfriendly. I always make a point when using an onsen...

  • Manza Prince Hotel
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gunma Prefecture Agatsuma-gun Tsumagoi-mura Manza Onsen
    This is the sister hotel of the Manza Kogen Hotel and is located at an altitude of around 1,800 meters. It is located approximately 80 minutes from the Joshin-etsu Expressway Usui-Karuizawa Interchange. Visitors can enjoy the three hot springs, including the Komakusa no Yu, with its view of the mountains and the star-filled sky, and the Shakunage no Yu, which is a roofed outdoor bath reserved for women only. The spring water is a characteristic cloudy color with its high sulfur content. It is an acidic, sulfuric magnesium sodium sulfur chloride spring. It is said to have a skin cleansing effect and to be effective for nerve pain, sensitivity to cold, recovery from fatigue, etc. All of the guest rooms have free Wi-fi and it is also possible for non-guests of the hotel to use the baths.

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