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Why LaQua is special ?
Spa LaQua is an onsen in the middle of Tokyo Dome City. They have multiple mineral pools, some with jets. There is a steam room, places to eat, get a massage, have your nails done, watch TV, and sleep. It is a great day spa. Massage, nails, and food are additional costs. They give you a bracelet that has a chip in it to keep track of your purchases.
1 Chome-1-1 Kasuga, Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan
The facilities are okay. It has bubble bath, an indoor large bath, outdoor two pools one cooler, another hotter. Two saunas, one medium hot and another extra hot. The facility is kept clean and has a nice relaxing atmosphere. With pricey body treatment zone than usual for Tokyo.The onsen hot springs water here is dug from 1,700 meters below ground, is a bit salty reflecting Tokyo's position, and brownish in color.When you check in, you are thoroughly reminded that people in tattoos are not allowed in. This is a general quite strict rule concerning onsen places throughout Japan. It is related to organized crime gangs bullying on the institutions to sneak out money, by citing discrimination against foreigners with tattoos being allowed but locals with tattoos (a marker of being in a criminal gang) not in. It's nothing personal, and it should be pretty obvious as it's written in countless guide books to Japan and reminded at the reception of this facility.So if you are with tattoos, you should go to another place, like Jakotsu-yu sento in Asakusa, which is significantly smaller but not bad, with similar onsen water. Local yakuza men and their apprentices are seen taking bath there, with remarkable tattoos.Why tattoos are associated with crime in Japan is a long story, but it's just local culture to respect and not hurt your body which is given by your parents. It's understood that things aren't that way overseas, but here it's Japan.Ignoring all this and going in without bandage over your tattoos would mean being politely asked to leave. Unlike some reviewers here, I don't think the institution is blamed for keeping a normal restriction so as to protect themselves. It's pretty decent.
The warm sake and the tempura was my favourite. The sake gives such a refreshing taste. The restaurant where I ate was Shanpu Banri.
I do think this sento is average although some people seem to have great things to say about it... I didn't get to spend much time in there or go to the roof because my friend had a tattoo which someone noticed and we got kicked out.
Great value 2565 yen and they open from 11am-9pm. Or if you go between 1pm-6pm it's 1890yen. It's additional 525yen to use healing rooms located on 8th & 9th floor. You take shows off at entrance and put in locker. Proceed to front desk on upper floor. Choose package and get key. Then go locker room and proceed to baths or healing rooms. Large room full of different baths and saunas. Natural spring water. 8th & 9th floor of extra 525yen was coed. Lounge chairs and sitting areas. Massages, pool, oxygen chamber (extra fee) and outside deck.