Since ancient times, the Japanese are known for their love for Onsen. These hot springs are used for relaxation and treatment of different ailments.
If you plan to travel to Osaka Japan, you can’t afford to leave without relaxing in one of the famous Onsen in the city.
Below are five of the best Onsen in Osaka that you can sample during your next visit.
1. Spa World Osaka
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This beautifully built Onsenis found near the Imamiya Station. The facility has two different spa floorswith different country’s themes. Theone on the 4th floor has a European theme, while the one on the 6th floor has anAsian theme. The spas are gender segregated by floorwith the separation being switched in each month.
Be ready to relax as theOnsen has huge spring baths and saunas that are a delight to any guest. You’llalso enjoy thescrub massage provided by the friendly staff.The facility further has a mini water park and swimming pools that have water slides.
If you have kids, this Onsen accepts kids, and there are activities on the kid’s play area that will keep them busy as you enjoy yourself. The food served at the restaurant is mouthwatering.
In addition, you will be blown away by the beautiful interior of the place, and if you love working out, there is a gym with ample equipment. You can also visit the salon for some tanning.
As you leave, remember to buy a souvenir from the souvenir shop as a reminder of the wonderful time you had here.
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2. Minoo Onsen Spa Garden
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This Onsen complex is found inMinno Park. It is just five minutes’ walkfromMinoh Station, and you can also access it from Umeda Station.
It is the largest theme park in the West of Japan. It isfamous for its beauty and its saline sodium bicarbonate and chloride springs. Locals and tourists alike flock the garden to take a dip in the pools whose waters are said to smoothen and beautify the skin. The pools are set at the right temperatures to ensure you enjoy a relaxing, calm soak.
At one time, the garden was ranked first on the Jalantravel site. Although it may have dropped in ranking over the years, this Onsen is still a reputable and popular place to enjoy a saline bath.
On the topmost floor, you’ll enjoy a breathtaking view of Osaka, and the view is even more magnificent at night. In the afternoons you get to enjoy some entertainment at the theater. Other entertainment options at the hotel include karaoke and table tennis. You can also listen to jazz music as you enjoy your bath.
If you want to enjoy free spa services, you’ll need to be a guest at the hotel. Otherwise, if you are just dying tohave some spa time without staying at the hotel, the price is 3500 yen,which is about $32 for two hours.
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3. Kamigata Onsen Ikkyu
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This simple hot spring bath place is loved by many due to its pure hot spring water that has a variety of minerals. This water comes directly from its natural source with all the eight baths having 100% natural waters.
The outdoor bath or rotenburo, which is the largest in the Kansai region, is another notable attraction in this Onsen. The facility has two areas, the stone bath and the wood bath where you can enjoy an authentic bathing experience.
You also get to have a sunbath as there is an outdoor area where you can relax as you sunbathe. There are also a steam room and two saunas. The staffshere are very friendly.
It is located on your way from the famous Universal Studios Japan, and it’s hard to miss. It is the perfect place to relax after a tiring trip at the Universal Studios Japan.
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4. Amami Onsen Nantenen
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This beautiful hot spring resort is found 40 minutes from Osaka and close to the train station. It is famous for its natural green beauty and the welcoming nature of its staff.
The staffs are kind enough to welcome you with free colorful yukatas that you can wear as you have a good time at the facility.You also get to enjoy incredible service from everyone here, and they’ll be happy to suggest nearby places you can visit before you leave.
The traditional Japanese architecture and thequiet atmosphere here willfree your mind from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Be sure toindulge in the facility’s clean and relaxing Onsen, which has a separate male and female area. If you need a massage, let the staff know, and they’ll organize one for you.
Don’t leave without enjoying the sights of the facility’s small garden. Further, take a walk on the resorts beautiful walkaways and enjoy the natural green beauty of this facility.
If you are not familiar with the Japanese language, don’t fret as almost all the employees at the resort speak English. Don’t forget to try the resort Kaiseki dinner and the Japanese breakfast, which are bothsumptuous.
We are sure that if you visit this Ryokan, you’llundoubtedly have a memorable experience.
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5. Niji No Yu
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This Onsen is found South of Osaka just 20 minutes from the Namba station. The facility has both private and open bath areas.
The open-air bath found near an artificial waterfall is a must try especially at night. You’ll enjoy the amazing night view of Osaka, in addition to the view of the cascading waterfall just next to the Onsen.The pot bath just near the bath-tub is another popular area. You’ll be able to relax in this egg shaped bath as you enjoy the nice view of the facility.
If you are yearning for some privacy, be sure to book for private baths on the first floor. The public baths are located on the second floor. The facility also has a salt sauna area and a restaurant that serves great meals. There is also a women’s powder room for ladies.
The staffs here are friendly and extremely helpful, and the rooms are spacious and sparkling clean. The facility which is relatively new has a beautiful modern hotel ambience.
It is also affordable as at only 750 Yen, you’ll get to enjoy some memorable Onsenbathing experience.
Highly recommended by both locals and foreigners, this is a wonderful place to enjoy a hot spring bath if you are in Osaka.
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