Bath in Hot Spring or Onsen is one the most pleasurable things to do in Japan. Being surrounded with volcanic mountains, Japan hosts around 3,000 Onsens in its’ arena and Tokyo too is embellished with many of them. Though bathing in natural hot spring gives immense satisfaction to body and eyes both, many architects have creatively designed small onsens to give you the bliss of bathing under natural surrounding with natural spring water at the convenience of your feet. Numerous hotels, inns and spas provide the Onsen bathing facility with minimal fee. Along with bathing, Onsen Tamago- a dish prepared by putting egg inside the hot water is also very popular. Do not miss it while you visit the best Onsens in Tokyo. Now it is time to acquaint you readers with the 15 most popular and best onsen in Tokyo which deserves your visit.
1. Niwa no Yu Onsen
This mega onsen, lies just beside the dreary Toshimaen amusement park. Designed exclusively to mark the presence of natural surroundings, this onsen serves duo tubs for male and female both. For a couple hand out session there is also central pool, sauna baths and Jacuzzis. Hot spring water rich in sodium chloride gives maximum relaxation to muscle stiffness and joint pains.
- Venue: Niwa no Yu
- Location: Nerima-ku, Tokyo
- Access: 1 minute distance from Toshimaen Station on Seibo Ikebukuro Line
- Opening Hours: Daily 10:00-23:00
- Fee: Adults- 2,250 yen (1.295 Yen after 18:00 on weekdays)
2. Tokyo Somei Onsen Sakura
This onsen suits to any season of the year but visit during cherry blossom season when the somei –yoshino trees has captured the entire premises makes it a heavenly place. At sakura the hot spring water is filter to remove the strong odour and convert it into more compatible and relaxing. This onsen bath house is featured with all demanding facilities and promises to comfort visitors with perfection.
- Venue: Tokyo Somei Onsen Sakura
- Location: Toshima-ku, Tokyo
- Access: Walking distance from Sugamo Station on Mita Line
- Opening Hours: Daily 10:00-23:00
- Fee: Adults- 1,296 Yen
- Children- 756 Yen
3. La Qua Onsen
Located inside the Tokyo Dome City, this stretched onsen draws natural hot spring water from the depths of ground. Enriched with natural sodium chloride which features the quality of relaxing muscles and joints, it is the ultimate destination to pamper your body from top to toe. Along with unique onsen bathing you may also benefit your skin with high end other facial and body treatments.
- Venue: Spa LaQua
- Location: Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
- Access: From Suidobashi Station on Chuo-Sobu, Mita Line
- Opening Hours: Daily 11:00-21:00
- Healing Baden 11:00-23:30
- Fee: Adults- 2,634 Yen
- Children- 1,944 Yen
- Healing Baden- 864 Yen (only Adults)
4. Yukemuri na sato Susukino Onsen
This onsen boasts the best features with minimal price range. The availability of around 15 baths along with massages, sauna and restaurant, it is the best onsen within the reachable range especially for those who cannot manage time to cover longer distances to attain mental peace..
- Venue: Yukemuri na sato Susukino
- Location: Yoohama-shi Aoba Susukino, Tokyo
- Access: free shuttle bus from Azamino Stationon Tokyo Denentoshi Line
- Opening Hours: Daily 7:00-12:00am
- Fee: 600 Yen
- 750 Yen (holidays)
5. Saya no Yu Dokoro
For a private and king size onsen experience this is onsen is ranked best amongst the other due to the facility of private rooms and you can also satisfy your appetite with great meals available here. Onsen Tamaga is the most happening ish to enjoy while you make your visit to onsen.
- Venue: Saya no Yu Dokoro
- Location:Itabashi-ku, Maenocho, Tokyo
- Access: 8 minutes of walking distance from Shimura-Sakoe Station on Mita Line
- Opening Hours: Daily 7:00-1:00am
- Fee: 800 Yen
- 1,000 Yen (holidays)
6. Myoujin no Yu Onsen
It is an ultimate destination with loads of other facility than the just onsen bath. Heavy discounts are also given as per their rules but the visitors are strictly guided to follow the onsen manners and do not disturb the fun of other visitors. Embellished with almost seven outdoor baths it attracts maximum visitors and the surrounding flora and fauna is worth appreciable.
- Venue: Myoujin no Yu Onsen
- Location: Adachi Yo, Oyata, Tokyo
- Access: From JR Kameari Station take a bus no. 25 or 27 to Oyata and then few minutes to walk
- Opening Hours: Daily and Always
- Fee: 900 Yen
- 1,200 Yen (holidays), 600 Yen (every 3rd Thursday), 700 Yen (every Tuesday for women), 1,400 Yen (married couples)
7. Oedo Onsen Monogatari
This elite onsen in Tokyo promises to experience you the most exotic hot spring bathing. Lined up with alluring features like indoor baths, outdoor baths and individual outdoor bath you can enjoy bathing in tub that contains water drawn from natural hot spring. Highly featured this onsen also comfort you with numerous saunas and massages session for which you need to pay more. The restaurant and the resting room will definitely change your mood to at-least spend one whole day here. It depicts the beauty of the Edo period and the visitors are suppose to wear yukata provided by the authority.
- Venue: Oedo Onsen Monogatari
- Location: Aomi, koto-Yu, Tokyo
- Access: there are shuttle buses free of cost and closest stations are Telecom Center Station on Yurikamome Line and Tokyo Teleport Station on Rinkai Line
- Opening Hours: Daily 11:00 am to 9:00 am (no entry after 2:00 am)
- Fee: 1,980 Yen
- 2,180 Yen (holidays)
8. Nagomi no Yu Onsen
Well if you wish to treat your inner muscles with hot spring water and pamper your body to kick-out the pains, it is a perfect one-stop destination. Either you wish to drench yourself in large outdoor bath or individual bath or want to give some time in indoor bath-tub; this onsen has all facility under one roof. The convenience and relaxation is at its’ best.
- Venue: Nagomi no Yu Onsen
- Location: Suginami-ku Kamiogi, Tokyo
- Access: 1 minute distance from JR Chuo Line Ogikubo Station
- Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 am to 9:00 am
- Fee: 2,150 Yen
- 1,950 Yen (every 26th of the month but not if it is a holiday)
- 1,200 Yen (5:00-8:30 am)
9. Takaban no Yu Onsen
This onsen gives you the very much pleasure of other expensive onsens but in retro style. Inspired by the retro age the interiors depicts the huge Edo period and is within the budget of maximum visitors for the reason it is associated with the Tokyo Hot Spring Association. Along with sauna there is also jet bath and herbal bath facility to immerse deeply.
- Venue: Takaban no Yu Onsen
- Location: Meguro-ku Takaban, Tokyo
- Access: 6 minutes walking distance from Gakugeidaikagu Station on Toyoko Line
- Opening Hours: Daily 15:00 to 1:00 am
- Fee: 385 Yen
10. Shimizu Yu Onsen
You cannot experience such lavish onsen bath in such minimal price anywhere else in Tokyo. Along with a relaxing onsen bath, Jacuzzi, electric bath, rock sauna and many more body comforting treatments are given here. Put aside all your tensions and along with the body relaxation session- relax your mind too. You can also enjoy the process of boiling your egg and enjoy after the bath at just the 50 Yen, a nice place to enjoy onsen bath and Onsen Tamago altogether.
- Venue: Shimizu Yu Onsen
- Location: Shinagawa-ku Kamaga, Tokyo
- Access: 5 minutes walking distance from Musashi Koyama Station on Toyoku Meguro Line
- Opening Hours: 12:00 midnight to 12:00 noon (weekdays)
- 8:00 am to 12:00 midnight (sundays)
- Closed: Mondays
- Fee: 450 Yen
11. Zaboo Onsen
Zaboo onsen tops the list of most expensive onsens in Tokyo but the internal structure deserves this cost. Here you will find combination of small and large bath tubs to warm your body and cool your mind. Foot bath tub near café is another major attraction for visitors who do not wish to drench themselves. If you can really afford, don’t miss it.
- Venue: Zaboo
- Access: Close to Rappongi Station on Toei Oedo Line and Hibiya Line
- Opening Hours: 10:30 am to 9:00 am
- Fee: 2`880 Yen
12. Seta Onsen Sanganoyu
Filled with traditional Japanese styles of bath, this onsen draws its water from deep underground around 17, 0000 meters deep; it is then cool down to make compatible for bathing. Inside tub there is rule to enter with swimming costumes, no naked bath is allowed here. Though under this roof you can also avail the facility of Jacuzzi and other massages but the onsen bath is the prime attraction.
- Venue: Seta Onsen Sanganoyu
- Location: Setagaya Ward, Tokyo
- Access: 10 minutes walking distance from Futako Tamagawa on Tokyu Denentenshi Line
- Opening Hours: 10:00 am to 11:00 pm
- Fee: 2`300 Yen
13. Hinode Mitsuzawa Tsuru-tsuru Onsen
Location of this onsen brings huge population towards it. It is situated near to cluster of small mountains where people come for hiking and a tiring day of hiking, they usually love to soak themselves in natural hot spring water. It stands as a major onsen to attract maximum travellers. It is a nice place to have fun and relaxation both under nature’s beauty.
- Venue: Hinode Mitsuzawa Tsuru-tsuru Onsen
- Location: Hinodemachi, Nishi-Tama-Gun, Tokyo
- Access: Travel by train from JR Itsukaichi Line to Musashi Itsukaichi Line then take bus to the Tsuru Onsen
- Opening Hours: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
- Closed: Tuesday
- Fee: 800 Yen (for 3 hours)
14. Jakotsu Yu
Being located very near to Asakusa Temple, its’ structure very much says the saga of history. It is another major attraction for tourists due to its location beside temple. After a day of sightseeing, tourists feel the urge to relax themselves inside a hot water pool and a near-by spot drives maximum customers.
- Venue: Jakotsu Yu
- Location: Taito-ku, Asakusa, Tokyo
- Access: Near Toei Asakusa Station (exit 1)
- Opening Hours: 13:00 to 12:00 am
- Closed: Tuesday
- Fee: 450 Yen
15. Matsu no Yu Onsen
Retro mural paintings are the main attraction of this onsen. Highly featured with all the basic facilities that are expected from a good onsen, it boasts bamboo outdoor bath that fascinates visitors hugely. It is a perfect stop to boost up energy from within. It is a worth visit for a significant healing therapy with hot spring water.
- Venue: Matsu no Yu
- Location: Shinagawa-ku, Togoshi, Tokyo
- Access: Near Nanakobu Station on the Tokyo Oimachi Line
- Opening Hours: 15:00 to 1:00 am 10:00-24:00 (Sunday)
- Closed: Monday
- Fee: 450 Yen
Tokyo is the right place where you can have the divine experience of soaking body into hot natural water. Tokyo is the right destination where you can heal and revitalize your body to the utmost level. I have listed few spots for you visitors to effortlessly find the place which suits your convenience.
Wish you have a soothing experience.
Have a good trip and travel!