Founded in 1937, Kamata Onsen embodies the essence of “Showa retro”. Once you see the large red sign at the entrance of the shopping street, you know you’re at the right place!
Despite the high quality of the onsen facility, the admission is quite reasonable. It’s definitely worth a try!
The black-water onsen is separated into the high temperature bath and the low temperature bath. There is an “electric bath” as well as a water bath, which you can use to cool off your body after a long sauna session.
If you dare to try, have a dip in the high temperature bath! If you want to know how “high” the high temperature bath actually is... Well, let’s just say it even surprises the Japanese people, who is known to prefer their bath water to be scorching hot ;)
If you’re not quite ready for the challenge, the low temperature bath is just as relaxing!
The black water at this onsen facility is rich with minerals and has quite a unique texture. It is considered to be beneficial for the skin, so soak those minerals up with a nice long bath!
In the great hall on the 2nd floor, you can enjoy a meal and even karaoke!
We highly recommend the kamameshi, which is a traditional Japanese rice dish cooked in an iron pot. It is so delicious that it will surely leave you wanting more!
Kamata Onsen has a nostalgic atmosphere of the Showa-era. It is quite an experience to be able to actually have bath in an onsen that looks as though it came straight out of an old Japanese movie.
If you’re into the atmosphere of “retro Japan”, you will certainly love this facility.
|2-23-2, KamataHoncho, Ota-ku, Tokyo|
|Bus departs from JR Keihin Tohoku line “Kamata” (蒲田) station
8 minutes on the Keihin Kyuko bus to “Haneda Shako” (羽田車庫), get off at “Kamata Honcho”
|Adult (Over age 12) 460 yen
Child (Elementary school children) 180 yen
Child (Under age 6) 80 yen