Cheap but fancy! Enjoy Japanese bathing culture at Super Sento in Osaka.
Japanese people, who love bathing, consider bathing time as a relaxing moment that not only helps to have a good sweat but also heals body and mind. There are paid public bathhouses called Sento and Super Sento, which provides more extensive facilities. Super Sento has various types of baths including open-air-bath as well as dining hall and you can enjoy it as a recreational activity. It is a place for social interaction where you can associate with local people. You should try Super Sento when you feel your hotel bathtub is not good enough.
The open-air-bath with a view of romantic night sky Natural Spa Naniwanoyu
Natural Spa Naniwanoyu is an urban type of Super Sento located on the top floor of a building near the longest shopping street, Tenjinbashisuji. They have 13 different types of baths, which is the largest number in Osaka. The open-air-bath area surrounded by tropical trees has a wide night sky view above and provides an open feeling, which makes you forget that you are in the middle of a city. It is also great that various types of baths are designed to make people relaxed without making feel dizzy; they include seat bath and bed-bath and bed-bath makes you feel relaxed with water flowing under your back. Salt sauna makes your skin smooth and is recommended for woman.
Relaxing, Japanese garden style open-air-bath Tennen-rotenonsen Spa Suminoe
Japanese garden style open-air-bath is popular. It is so green that you cannot believe it is located in the middle of a city. Morino-tsuboyu, a rock bath surrounded with trees and shrubs is a refreshing space where you can enjoy the changes of four seasons. Chikurinnoyu covered with a simple arbor gives a fantastic atmosphere with bamboo stems lighted up at night. You can heal your tired body with 6 different types of Jacuzzi spas. Spa Suminoe is family friendly spa and equipped with child-friendly small water playground with low water level baths.
Located in a walk distance from the city of night, Namba Togenkyo Taiheinoyu Namba
Taiheinoyu Namba is located in the entertainment district, Namba and you can easily drop by after enjoying food and shopping. The main feature of the spa is the open-air-bath, which helps you refresh your body and mind with concentrated carbonate spring that used to be used for medical treatment spa in Germany and East European countries. The nanobubbles in the while silk bath gives smooth and soft texture like silk. You can enjoy their unique baths including the bath of the day and Shigaraki ware pot bath, especially the benefit of occupying the pot bath. The spa is in the same site of the Osaka-Kizu Wholesale Market. The restaurant is popular because you can enjoy fresh seafood directly delivered from the market.
Inexpensive, tattoo friendly, local public bath Yumeno-koshuyokujo Goshiki
Goshiki is a public bath with a 30-year history and has been loved by local people. It has an extensive range of baths despite the inexpensive price. Many of the baths are health-effective baths including Denkiburo (electricity bath), which is popular in Kansai area, Yakusoburo (herb bath) filled with natural aroma and massage bath and there is also an open-air-bath with a Mt. Fuji painting on the wall clad with ceramic tiles. As the spa opens 24 hours, it is easy to fit in your sightseeing schedule. It is also a tattoo friendly public bath while many in Japan do not allow people with tattoo. The spa represents the spirit of Osaka people, who seek for good and cheap.
Convivial entertainment Onsen amusement park Ooedo-Onsen-Monogatari Minoh Onsen Spa Garden
Minoh Onsen Spa Garden is an Onsen where you can enjoy in a convivial atmosphere. There are two big baths; Ooedo-Hyakuninburo and Ooedo Akafujiburo. Walking through the aisle with red Torii gates, you can see a large red Fuji painting and wooden tower, which produce Japanese atmosphere and create special atmosphere combining modern and retro. You can enjoy night time discount after 6 p.m. on weekdays. They offer a set of amenities and all you have to is just bring yourself. You can choose your favorite Yukata at the entrance as a gown for the use in the facility and enjoy Japanese plays and music shows in the theater for free.