Hi,I’m Keiko from Osaka!
Onsen is very important culture for Japanese.
Japanese people have loved onsen since ancient times not only for relaxation and comfort but also as an effective treatment for many chronic diseases.
I would love to stay at onsen ryokan in short trip in one night and two days.
But when I don’t have enough time to travel, I go to Onsen in Osaka.
It is so relaxing in a hot onsen bath!
Enjoying Onsen would be an unique cultural experience for you.
I would like to share with you Top 5 best Onsen(Hot Springs) in Osaka!
Local tells Top 5 best Onsen in Osaka!Enjoy Hot springs in the City!
1. Kutsurogi-no-Sato Yuraku/くつろぎの郷 湯楽I go to Kuturogi-no-Sato Yuraku twice a week.
Ir features big rotenburo with TV,jet bath, mizuburo,and bijinyu and “Dead Sea” Bath.
It is fun to try out “Dead Sea” bath which you can float on it, but it hurts little if you have a little cut on your skin.
I recommend you to try Bijin-yu(hot spring for beauty).The silky smooth it’s waters leave your skin very clean and it’s good for recovery from fatigue.
The hot springs effect on neuralgia and muscle pain and diseases relating to digestive and circulation,frozen shoulder,stiff shoulder,sensitivity to cold.
I like”Utahane(a laying hot spring) which takes a bath to bathe lying down. Jet bath has been vigorously ejected to massage your body!
Location:10 minutes walk from subway Yotsubashi Kitakagaya Station
Opening hours:10:00〜 2:00 (final acceptance 1:00)
Entrance fee: Mon-Fri Adults:720 yen,Child:310 yen
Sat,Sun,holidays:Adults 770 yen Children 360 yen
Tickets (adults, 11 sheets spelling) is available at 7,200 yen
2.Tennen Onsen Naniwanoyu Yuraku/天然温泉 なにわの湯Tennen Onsen Naniwanoyu Yuraku is conveniently located in front of Nagaranishi bus stop.
They uses the hot spring water springing out from 659 m below the ground and offers 100% free-flowing from the source of hot springs.
The spring is called “Bijin-yu” (hot spring for beauty)which will take old keratin and make your skin soft and beautiful.
The spring also heal neuralgia,muscle pain and diseases relating to digestive and circulation,frozen shoulder or stiff shoulder,sensitivity to cold, and recovery from fatigue.
You can enjoy the feeling of resort while you are in the city at Naniwanoyu Yuraku!
Address:1-7-31 Nagaranishi Kita-ku, Osaka
Location:Take Osaka municipal bus from Umeda station(Bus number 34 or 57 for Moriguchi shakomae) and get off at Nagaranishi stop.
Opening hours:Mon-Fri 10: 00〜25: 00 (the final acceptance 24:00) Sat, Sun 8:00～25:00
Entrance fee:Adult 800 yen,Child:400 yen,Infants:150 yen
Bedrock bath 600 yen (women only available)
Tickets (adults, A book of 11 coupons) is available at 8,000 yen
3.Capsule Hotel Daitoyo/カプセルホテル 大東洋
Capsule Hotel Daitoyo has been established in the center of Osaka since 1965.
It is conveniently located within walking distance from the JR Osaka station or Subway Umeda station.
They uses the hot spring water called “Man no yu” which is springing out from 1,000 m below the ground.
The spring has a medicinal effect on neuralgia, muscle ache, joint pain bruises, women’s problems, stiff shoulders,sensitivity to cold, and recovery from fatigue.
They offer a variety of hot springs and saunas such as waterfall shower,Finnish sauna and Rocky Sauna.
Adults can use bath, Spa, and Sauna but Capsule hotel is for men only.
They refuse that children who are younger than elementary school students enter the facility even if they are with their parents.
Address:Kankou Bldg.Daitoyo 2-1-9, Nakazakinishi, Kita-ku, Osaka
Location:10 minutes walk from JR Osaka Station,10 minutes walk from Midosuji Umeda station.
Phone: Daitoyo:06-6312-7522 Daitoyo Ladies:06-6312-7524
Opening hours:Mon-Sat: 12:00 〜the next 10:00
If Monday is a holiday, they close at 10 AM the following morning on Sundays, and at 23:00 on the Monday holiday.
Entrance fee:Regular course: 2,100 yen
60 minute course fee: 1,100 yen
Midnight course fee (After 23:00 excluding the 60 minutes course): 600 yen
Morning course fee(From 5:00〜10:00)：1,400 yen.
Next,let’s go to onsen which is located in a quiet residential area of Osaka!
4.Naniwa tennen onsen Hananoi/なにわ天然温泉湯元花乃井Naniwa tennen onsen Hananoi is conveniently located in a quiet residential area of Osaka.
It is a perfect location for not only business but also sightseeing.
They provide you with genuine Onsen in the center of Osaka.
The water pressure of the jacuzzi here is greater than other jacuzzis that I had experienced before.(No young child should be allowed in a jacuzzi because water pressure is so high).
Brown cloudy hot springs effects on neuralgia, muscle ache, joint pain bruises, stiff shoulders,sensitivity to cold, and recovery from fatigue.
It leave your skin clean and healthy, and warm your body to its core.
Experience genuine Onsen Experience at Hananoi!
Address:3-6-35 Edobori Nishi-ku Osaka
Location:8 minutes walk from Subway Sennichimae Line Awaza station Exit No.9, 8 minutes walk from subway Chuo Line Awaza station Exit.No. 3
Opening hours:Everyday 5：00～10:00（the final acceptance 9：30,11: 00〜26: 00 (the final acceptance 24:00)
Entrance fee:Adult 1,680 yen,Child:840 yen
5.Spa World/スパ ワールドSpa World is one of the most famous facilities which provides Onsen,Pool&Gym,and Ganban-yoku in Osaka.
You can enjoy 16 types of Onsen from 11 countries around the world which are divided into two sections:a European zone and an Asian zone.
The 4th floor European Zone features baths resembling Ancient Rome, Greece, Atlantis, and Italy’s Grotto Azzura.
The 6th floor Asian Zone features Japanese-style onsen, cedar tubs, an open-air bath.
Spa world doesn’t feel like a traditional Japanese Onsen because of its a large faciliy,but it will be a great experience to enjoy variety onsen!
Address:3-4-24 Ebisu Higashi,Naniwa-ku,Osaka
Location:5 minutes walk from Nankai Line Shin-imamiya Station,5 minutes walk fro subway Midosuji-line Dobutsuen-mae Station Exit No.5.
Opening hours:10:00 to 8:45 AM the next day
Entrance fee:From 16th of Jan to March 31 in 2017,special price of 1000 Yen.
Late night fee(12:00AM〜5:00AM):You have to pay an additional 1,300 yen as well as Entrance fee.
It’s really fun to try a variety of hot springs in the facility.
I hope you will refresh your body and soul, recharge your battery while soaking in hot springs in the center of Osaka!
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