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Osaka boasts excellent hot spring and spa facilities that help you relax and rejuvenate. From traditional public baths to unique spa facilities with open-air and private baths for families and couples, we introduce 10 day-trip hot springs and bathing facilities in Osaka.

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Hot Spring and Spa Facilities in Osaka

In Osaka, there are various hot springs and public baths where you can easily refresh yourself with a day trip bath.

We introduce a selection of 10 hot springs and public baths in Osaka, ranging from public baths that cost less than 1,000 yen to hot spring facilities featuring theme-park-like entertainment.

Some facilities have open-air baths, while others have private baths that couples and families can enjoy together. When you feel stressed or tired, visit one of these facilities to refresh your mind and body.

Osaka Hot Spring and Spa Facilities

2. Natural Hot Spring Naniwa no Yu
3. Solaniwa Onsen OSAKA BAY TOWER
4. Aqua Ignis Kansai Airport Izumi Onsen
5. Natural Open-Air Hot Spring Spa Suminoe
6. Tsurumi Ryokuchi Yumoto Mizuharu
7. Kamigata Hot Spring Ikkyu
Spa Facilities with Private Baths
8. Ooedo Onsen Monogatari Minoh Onsen Spa Garden
9. Settsukyo Hananosato Onsen Sansuikan
10. Niji no Yu Osaka Sayama Branch

1. SPA WORLD HOTEL & RESORT (formerly known as Spa World Sekai no Dai-Onsen)


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Spa World Hotel & Resort in Osaka's Shinsekai district is the largest hot spring facility in Kansai, offering 17 types of baths inspired by various countries, 8 types of rock saunas, a pool, and even a hotel.

The admission for one adult includes access to the hot springs and gym alongside the rental of facility wear, towels, and amenities. It's a highly attractive option for just 2,000 yen.

Formerly known as Spa World: The Great Bath of the World, this spot celebrated its 25th anniversary and reopened as Spa World Hotel & Resort on July 1, 2023. The 8th-floor pool area features a new outdoor infinity pool with a view of the Tsutenkaku Tower, a bar, and booths for families and couples to relax in.

Official Website:
Address: 3-4-24 Ebisuhigashi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

2. Natural Hot Spring Naniwa no Yu

Natural Hot Spring Naniwa no Yu is a superb "super sento," or public bath, located on the 8th floor of a building.

Situated approximately an 8-minute walk from the Tenjimbashisuji 6-chome Station in the heart of Osaka, it boasts a100% natural hot spring source with an open-air bath, small bathtubs, lying baths, multiple saunas, and an outdoor bathing area. Basically, the facility is well-equipped. Additionally, the admission fee for one adult is 850 yen (950 yen on weekends and holidays), making it an attractively priced option that costs less than 1,000 yen.

There are also three restaurants in the facility where you can enjoy delicious meals, including shabu-shabu, soba, and offal ramen along with chilled drinks after bathing.

Official Website: (Japanese)
Address: 1-7-31 Nagaharanishi, Kita-ku, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

3. Solaniwa Onsen OSAKA BAY TOWER

Solaniwa Onsen OSAKA BAY TOWER is directly connected to Bentencho Station. It is the largest hot spring theme park in the Kansai region that can be enjoyed all day.

It features nine types of baths, including open-air baths where you can enjoy natural hot springs, foot baths in a Japanese garden, privately rented open-air baths (*), and seven types of rock saunas, making it a hot spring facility packed with options. Furthermore, the facility is themed around the Azuchi-Momoyama period, allowing visitors to enjoy yukata-clad festivities and games. Bath-goers can easily immerse themselves in a festive atmosphere!

Additionally, there is a rest area where you can take a nap, with a collection of 15,000 manga and magazines available. This allows visitors to enjoy leisure time at their own pace, whether it's soaking in the hot springs, dining, reading, or playing games.

*Privately rented open-air baths: Mixed-gender use is limited to families.

Official Website:
Address: 1-2-3 Benten, Minato-ku, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

4. Aqua Ignis Kansai Airport Izumi Onsen

Aqua Ignis Kansai Airport Senshu Onsen is a day-trip hot spring facility accessible by a single train ride to Kansai International Airport.

Located close to the sea and the airport, its main feature is the stunning view from the open-air baths. It's here where guests can enjoy a natural hot spring along with a picturesque view of airplanes and the ocean. The Senshu Onsen, known as the hot spring for beautiful skin, features a gentle alkaline natural hot spring that has skin-beautifying effects.

The regular admission fee is 700 yen for one adult. However, it is available at a special one-coin rate of 500 yen on weekday mornings from 7:00 to 10:00. Additionally, the facility includes a cafe, restaurant, and souvenir shop. Guests can even enjoy a daily breakfast buffet from 7:00 to 9:30. How about starting your day with a refreshing morning bath and traditional Japanese breakfast to set the mood for the day?

Official Website:
Address: 1-23 Rinku Orai Kita, Izumisano City, Osaka Prefecture

5. Natural Open-Air Hot Spring Spa Suminoe

The Natural Open-Air Hot Spring Spa Suminoe is a facility located within the leisure facility MAG's SUMINOE, where you can enjoy activities such as bowling, batting, and tennis.

The facility uses natural hot spring water drawn from 700 meters underground, and the indoor baths feature six types of jet baths. Additionally, there are two open-air baths with themes of forest and bamboo grove (alternating between male and female use weekly), a lying bath, small bathtubs, sauna, and various other baths in a healing space surrounded by greenery.

Inside the facility, there is a restaurant serving udon, set meals, ramen, and much more to satisfy your hunger after bathing. With an admission fee of 750 yen per adult (850 yen on weekends and holidays), it's an easily accessible option for a relaxing visit.

Official Website: (Japanese)
Address: 2-837 Higashino Nishi, Osaka-sayama City, Osaka Prefecture-82

6. Tsurumi Ryokuchi Yumoto Mizuharu

Tsurumi Ryokuchi Yumoto Suishun in Osaka is a large day-trip hot spring facility offering natural hot springs.

The facility features over 10 baths, including open-air bathtubs with flowing hot spring water, 6 types of rock saunas, a loyly sauna, and also includes a fitness facility. The hot spring water, which springs from 1,300 meters underground, is certified as a "healing spring" with therapeutic qualities.

Inside the facility, there are not only restaurants and cafes but also a children's play area, making it a spot that can be enjoyed by couples, friends, and families with young children.

Official Website: (Japanese)
Address: 1-37 Ryokuchi Koen, Tsurumi-ku, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

7. Kamigata Hot Spring Ikkyu

Kamigata Hot Spring Ikkyu is a hot spring facility located about a 10-minute drive from Universal Studios Japan (USJ).

The facility uses 100% natural hot spring water that has not been diluted or reused, providing the opportunity to enjoy authentic hot springs in Osaka. It is divided into two areas: Kino Yu, where the scent of wood fills the air, and Ishi no Yu, which exudes an elegant atmosphere. Each area offers various baths, including Kansai's largest open-air baths and saunas, allowing guests to fully enjoy the bathing experience.

In the on-site restaurant, approximately 150 carefully curated dishes are available, including Japanese, Western, and Chinese cuisine such as the Sashimi Tempura Meal and Chabibuta Pork Sukiyaki Meal.

Official Website: (Japanese)
Address: 5-9-31 Toyoshima, Konohana-ku, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Spa Facilities With Private Baths: Recommended for Families and Couples

When visiting hot spring facilities with family or as a couple, it's often the case that you can't use the facilities together. In these cases, how about trying a hot spring facility with private baths?

8. Ooedo Onsen Monogatari Minoh Onsen Spa Garden

Day-Trip Bathing in Osaka: Top 10 Hot Spring and Public Bath Spots in 2024

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Ooedo Onsen Monogatari Minoh Onsen Spa Garden, located about 3 minutes from Minoo Station, is a hot spring theme park packed with entertainment.

You can enjoy hot springs recognized by hot spring sommeliers as beneficial for beautiful skin, open-air baths, saunas, and bedrock baths. In addition, there are three private open-air baths available for families and couples to use. Each room is equipped with a bathtub, and after soaking in the bath, you can relax in a Japanese-style room in private.

Ooedo Onsen Monogatari Minoh Onsen Spa Garden

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After fully enjoying the bath, it's also recommended to enjoy activities such as theater performances, comedy shows, observing the night view, unlimited access to about 5,000 manga, and table tennis at no additional charge.

Additionally, day-trip bathing and accommodations in the official hotel, Minoh Kanko Hotel, are available. Staying at the hotel allows you to use the Spa Garden complimentary for 2 days. Additionally, it grants you access to exclusive scenic hot springs for hotel guests!

Official Website: (Japanese)
Address: 1-1 Onsencho, Minoh City, Osaka Prefecture

9. Settsukyo Hananosato Onsen Sansuikan

One recommended destination for a weekend getaway is the Settsukyo Hananosato Onsen Sansuikan, accessible in about 30 minutes from JR Osaka Station.

This hot spring inn where day-trippers can enjoy bathing is nestled in the nature-rich Settsukyo Gorge in Takatsuki City, Osaka Prefecture. The open-air baths and large communal baths offer individually sourced hot spring waters with different qualities. It's also where you can hear the soothing river while soaking. Depending on the plan, guests can also savor elaborate meals unique to traditional inns.

Furthermore, private baths with both semi-open-air and indoor options are also available, allowing families and friends to enjoy a relaxing and leisurely time.

Official Website:
Address: 3-2-2 Hara, Takatsuki City, Osaka Prefecture

10. Niji no Yu Osaka Sayama Branch

Niji no Yu Osaka Sayama Branch is a day-trip hot spring spot where you can enjoy natural hot springs in eight different types of private baths. Each room offers a luxurious private space, allowing families, couples, and solo visitors to bathe without feeling self-conscious.

In addition to the private baths, the large communal bath features a variety of baths including an open-air bath with a panoramic view, pot baths, jet baths, and a sauna, providing a diverse bathing experience.

Official Website:
Address: 2-837 Higashino Nishi, Osaka-Sayama City, Osaka Prefecture

Refresh at a Spa Facility in Osaka

In Osaka, there are various day-trip hot spring and public bath spots even in the city center where you can easily refresh yourself.

Why not refresh your mind and body and recharge your energy by enjoying open-air baths and private baths for families and couples?

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Editorial assistant at MATCHA since 2022. I'm from Tokyo, and I often go to parks on weekends to see nature and dogs.

I have loved international exchange since I was a child, and during my university years I studied abroad in San Jose, USA. Now, I'm really enjoying discovering new things by seeing Japan from the perspective of a tourist visiting Japan.

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