Attraction 2-57 Aomi, Koto, Tokyo Prefecture 135-0064, Japan Published on: 26-02-2016
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Why Oedo-Onsen-Monogatari is special ?
Ooedo-Onsen-Monogatari, located in the popular Daiba area, opened in 2003 as Tokyo’s first and only onsen (hot springs) theme park. Inside the building, constructed in traditional Japanese style, there are baths fed by natural hot springs pumped from 1,400 meters underground, open-air baths perfect for enjoying fine weather or starry night skies, a foot bath set in a large Japanese-style garden, and plenty of other bathing facilities. There is also a re-creation of a traditional street from the days when Tokyo was called Edo to offer visitors an authentic onsen experience that is sure to be one of the highlights of their trip to Japan.
What to explore at Oedo-Onsen-Monogatari?
In addition to housing natural hot spring baths, open-air baths, saunas and more, this Edo era onsen theme park also does a line in festivals, fortune telling, places to drink and dine, shopping, and even overnight accommodation.
Oedo Onsen Monogatari houses six different type of baths, including one in which you can lie down (‘neyu’), a lukewarm bath ideal for summer (‘nuruyu’) and a special bath for dogs (‘Tsunayoshi Bath Tub’). The water is rich in sodium and chlorine ions, drawn from 1,400m underground, and the thermal baths here are thought to be effective in relieving nerve, muscle and joint pain.
One special attraction can be found out in the Japanese garden – a 50m long foot bath, styled after an old ukiyo-e classic depicting the famed Edo-Kyoto highway. For visitors who enjoy strolling barefoot, there’s even a ‘Doctor Fish’ foot bath, where small fish eat away the dead skin cells and other rough nastinesses.
How to get to Oedo-Onsen-Monogatari?
By car: Approximately 3 minutes from the Daiba Exit on the Daiba Line of Route 11
Approximately 4 minutes from the Rinkai-Fukutoshin Exit on the Bayshore Route
From Haneda Airport:Jonanjima Tunnel, approximately 18 minutes
By train: Approximately 2 minutes by foot from Telecom Center Station on the Yurikamome Line
Approximately 7 minutes by shuttle bus (free of charge) from Tokyo Teleport Station on the Rinkai Line
By bus: From Hamamatsucho bus terminal, in front of the JR Hamamatsucho Station, take the bus for Tokyo Big Sight and get off at the Telecom Center-mae stop.
2 minutes by foot from the Telecom Center-mae stop
- Great experience in Japan
- Great fun with hot springs
- All you need for a break
- Relaxing end for a hectic holiday
- Amzing experience with Japanese onsen
2-57 Aomi, Koto, Tokyo Prefecture 135-0064, Japan
Tips for you
When you change into the clothing provided "you are allowed to keep your underwear on", after changing you enter the "food court" plenty various places to eat and drink you then have the choice of going outside and dipping your feet into the extended "foot spa" a long shallow hot spring with various types of rocks on the bottom to stimulate the pressure points.Experience
The place is full of tourists and is a bit kitchy. But very kid friendly. Out 12 year old loved the fish