Tokyo might be a rather demanding and exhausting city to walkthrough and explore, as there’s plenty of places to visit and visitors come usually for only a few days. Nevertheless, there are places to catch your breath and recover from the excitement of visiting the city. Oedo Onsen Monogatari, the hot springs themed park in Odaiba, makes it the perfect spot to charge your energy. Take a look of the photos in this article and features you’ll find there.
Amongst the activities you can do in Oedo Onsen Monogatari, the star is the hot springs facilities, but not the only one. Once you get dressed into your yukata and cross the dressing room, you’re traslated to an Edo themed park. Restaurants, gift shops, games for kids and adults and tatami hall areas to chat and relax. The exterior stone walk is a must do, even in winter. Don’t worry about catching a cold, they give you warm clothing to be in the exterior, and the water is hot enough to fill up your spirit.
How to get there
Easiest way to arrive is by Yurikamome line, and then drop off at Telecom Center station. It’s only a 3 minute walk from there to Oedo onsen monogatari.
The hub between areas. The place to meet your party, grab a drink, sit and chill. The starting point to get into the Edo mood. Also, here you’ll find some traditional games, gift shops and sweets to buy.
The stone walk in the exterior garden is one of the must try activities. Dip and cross the hot water, walking over the different shaped stones. This might have many benefits for your body and will bring a laugh into your group as you see their faces while walking over the stones. Or you can sit and relax your feet into the hot water.
Hot springs baths
Separated for gender, head up to the hot springs area in Oedo Onsen Monogatari. This is the moment to relax completely and dip into the many hot baths. With different temperatures and properties, even an exterior hot spring. Follow the indications and if you’re not sure of what to do, just wait and observe what the japanese do. Remember, no tattoos allowed. This might be a cultural shock for many, but there are still many places in Japan that tattoos are not well accepted. At the entrance is possible to make a reservation for massages as well. Highly recommended.
After the bath, it is time to gather your friends and take a seat in the food court area. There are many food options, from Ramen to Katsudon, curry and sushi, so everybody can take they preferred option.
After filling up your spirit and your stomach you can even take a nap in the tatami area. Oedo Onsen monogatari will embrace you in their warm arms and won’t be easy to leave this magical place in Tokyo.