Most famous hot spring facilities in Tokyo
Oedo Onsen Monogadari, which is located in Odaiba, Tokyo, is one of the most famous hot spring facilities in Tokyo. It is an “onsen theme park”, in which the interior offers the feel of the Edo Period, popular among tourists from within and outside of Japan. Here, you can experience a little time slip to the Edo Period!
Relax your mind and body in a natural hot spring
Natural hot spring, drawn from 1400 meters underground, can help relax your body, which may be quite worn out after days of sightseeing in Tokyo. The facility houses both indoor and outdoor hot springs. Mist saunas and outdoor “Okeburo”s (Japanese wooden bath for one-person use), are also available to women.
If you are reluctant to take a bath with strangers, we recommend a stay at the joint accommodation facility, Iseya (伊勢屋). Rooms with private outdoor hot springs and mist saunas are available in this facility.
Keep your eyes peeled for the rock salt sauna as well, which is rare even within Japan!
This low-temperature sauna uses a natural Himalayan rock salt from as long as 3 hundred million years ago. If you are looking to find some relaxing time, this sauna is worth trying out. The sauna also benefits your skin, which is always a plus. You will surely melt with absolute relaxation!
Choose your own “Yukata”!
The great features of Oedo Onsen Monogatari are not limited to the hot spring facilities!
The service, which lets you to choose and wear your favorite “yukata” (a light cotton kimono) from the selection of 7 designs, is very popular here at Oedo Onsen Monogatari. Dressing appropriately for this Edo Period themed park will help you get right in the mood!
While wearing the yukata, you can also enjoy food and drinks within the facility and even play a selection of games. In the game of “Shuriken Gekijo”, you throw a “shuriken” (a traditional Japanese weapon also known as ninja stars) at a target, and in “Ninja Hukiya”, you use a “hukiya” (a traditional Japanese weapon in which one blows into a small tube with an arrow inside, thus pushing the arrow towards the target), both a fun game to play with family, friends, partners etc. You also have a chance of winning prizes, so why not give them a try?
There are also shops selling Edo Period accessories and goods, along with sweet shops selling Japanese traditional snacks and sweets.
Food court complete with sushi, yakitori, and ramen
In the food court, there is a variety of Japanese food such as sushi and yakitori, as well as a wide selection of noodles, such as ramen and udon. A bowl of ramen after a nice relaxing day of onsens and saunas is delicious on a whole new level!
If you are into sweets, “kakigori” (Japanese shaved ice) and “anmitsu” (Japanese traditional sweets consisting of jelly, azuki bean paste, fruits, and mochi balls) are the way to go.
This facility has it all – the onsen, the games, and the food. If one day is not enough, staying overnight is always an option.
You will be sure to enjoy all of what Oedo Onsen Monogatari has to offer!