• Baths
  • Facilities
  • Value for Money
3.2

Summary

Oimachi branch of the Ofuro no Osama onsen/bathing chain. This branch has more than enough to help you relax for more than a few hours, but it is often crowded and it’s the best value for money if you only want to use the baths.

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The Oimachi branch of the famous chain onsen. Not the most peaceful onsen due to its convenient location and general popularity, but certainly a place where one could spend the entire day relaxing and enjoying the baths and facilities. Note that it is not a natural onsen. Instead nutrients and minerals have been artificially added to the water.

There is the usual variety of baths for which the chain-onsen is known, from carbonated tubs and salt baths to jet baths and sleeping stone baths. If you wanted to get a taste of all that a Japanese onsen might offer, then this is the place. The bathing area is not all that large, however, and feels even more cramped during peak hours.

The ganbanyoku or hot stone spa (additional charge) is also a good experience. There are four rooms in total, set at different temperatures and with different surfaces on which to lie (small pebbles, flat rock, and seats for the cold room). The hottest is set at around 55°C—more than enough to have your pores seeping sweat within 10 minutes.

The facilities also include a restaurant/dining area, small bar, relaxation and reading lounge, massage chairs, and body care and aesthetic services.


Japanese
お風呂の王様
Where?
Shinagawa
Type
Sento
What's it got?
Open-air baths
Sauna
Hot stone spa
Massage
Near station
Overnight stay
Admission
Adults 1,550 yen at the weekends and 1,250 yen during the week. There is an additional charge of about 800 yen for those staying between 2:00-8:30am. Children 800 yen any day. Reduced rates in the morning (6:30-8:30am): 1,200-1000 yen for adults and 600 yen for children. Use of the ganbanyoku rooms is an additional 700 yen.
Hours
Open all year round (no holidays) from 9:30am until 8:30am the following day.
What Else?
At the reception visitors pay for entrance to the baths and are given a wrist clasp with a barcode. That barcode is then used to pay for everything else in the onsen (e.g. restaurant, vending machines) and then payment is at the end when you leave.
 

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