Utsukushi no Yu

Utsukushi no Yu, Suginami: Hours, Address, Utsukushi no Yu Reviews: 4/5

Utsukushi no Yu
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
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Tokyo, Japan14 contributions
New year gets busy
Dec 2019 • Solo
Weekends and holidays get busy with many young children also enjoying the bath.

Prep:take your own onsen towels ideally two small ones ,one for use in the washroom and one for drying after. Take your shavers nail clippers moisturiser etc

Step 1. Remove shoes and put in a locker. Take the key. 100 yen coin needed
Step 2. Buy the ticket at the wending machine which are directly opposite the reception. You can add various extras like towels. Reception staff or a translation pic via Microsoft translator will help
Step 3 give ticket and shoes key to reception and receive a locker card
Step 4 go into your bath area and find a nice locker. Check it locks before undressing by putting card into a slot inside the locker closing and turning key.
Step 5 off with all clothes , into locker , take key, one onsen bath towel and your bag of things to use and head into bath area
Step 6 wash bath rinse wash sauna rinse bath rest bath wash shave bath wash chat bath sauna until happy you can also go into the rest area and return to the bath again later for up to 5 hours downstairs they have good noodles curry etc and snacks purchased from vending machine .
Step 7 return locker card and get shoes key you can also put additional costs on the card and pay at the end.
Written 29 December 2019
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Paris, France51 contributions
Foreigner friendly
Apr 2017 • Friends
We were lost at how to do anything from buying tickets to working the lockers, but staff were friendly and helpful and patiently explained everything and more. The baths themselves were lovely with powerful jet jacuzzis for blasting out your aches and pains from bustling around Tokyo. Although there's not much around takaido train station, there's Kichijoji and Inokashira park few stops away.
Written 12 April 2017
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Tokyo, Japan725 contributions
Great Hot Spring Spa
Dec 2016 • Couples
This is an excellent spa right in the city and just a few minutes walk from the station.

There is a nice variety of baths including standing and reclining massage baths. There are three outdoor baths on the men's side as well as two saunas. 900 yen weekdays and 1200 yen on Saturday and Sunday. There's an extra charge for towels.

Not much English is spoken but there is a fair amount of English signage.

There is a simple cafeteria style restaurant with reasonably priced decent food. Food is ordered at a machine which is only in Japanese but there is an English menu and I'm sure someone would help you if you couldn't figure it out.
Written 29 January 2017
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Tokyo, Japan139 contributions
Tokyo Onsen!
Oct 2016 • Family
A wonderful onsen 20 min from Shibuya! Nice clean big Onsen with lovely outdoor baths as well. Two sauna, and several hot tubs. Good food options in the basement for a post-Onsen meal. Check it out!!
Written 25 October 2016
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19 contributions
Great affordable "onsen" in Tokyo
Jul 2015 • Solo
It seems like this place has more tourists visiting because it is now more English friendly. On this trip I went back twice, followed the instructions from the review below. Fyi the cost is ¥1200 on weekends and it was much busier than weekday. You can rent a towel from the vending machine: ¥110 reg towel, ¥60 smaller towel for bathing. Stick the card provided to you in the slot behind the key in the locker. That way you can turn the key to lock. Your card is valid for 5 hrs.

When going into the pools, make sure your hair is tied up so it doesn't get into the water.

The pools are generally around 40c. I find some of them too hot for my liking but everyone else is used to it. There is a cold bath, dry and wet saunas.

Take the Tokyo Keio line to Takaido stop. There is a Keio deli store downstairs to grab some yummy bites after.
Written 14 July 2015
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Oslo, Norway127 contributions
Onsen paradise
May 2015 • Couples
This place is great. They have swimming pool which we never used. We were thrilled about the different Onsen they offer both inside and outside. A must go in Tokyo. When we were there it was mostly locals and a few tourists.
Written 26 May 2015
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Got tattoos? Not for you.
Apr 2014
Very nice place, I agree with the other reviews. But no clear signals in English that tattoos are strictly forbidden, not even if you tape it. I took a friend who has a tattoo and he got kicked out after staying for 1 hour. I asked the staff if he could stay if he taped it, they said absolutely no. I asked why are tattoos not allowed and they couldn't explain why, they simply didn't know the reason and are just perpetuating useless, outdated taboos. Otherwise a good choice, I go there once or twice a week since I live on the same train line.
Written 28 June 2014
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Ubud, Indonesia191 contributions
a MUST if you're in Tokyo..
May 2014 • Solo
If you have the opportunity of doing an Onsen outside of Tokyo (Hakone, for example), you might as well skip this one..this place is actually a Sento but they do have outdoor pools..

last visit was just a week ago before getting on a long flight...it was around 11am during weekday so it was just me and 5 others, meaning we literally each had a pool to ourselves..best ¥900 spent, even better (and cheaper) than getting a massage at a spa (I did get to use all of their water jets/ hydrotherapy)...I found temperatures here to be the best since many other places will have their water scalding hot that it's hard to actually relax...they use different herbs and minerals in each of the 3 outdoor pools...access to steam room is also outside (sauna is indoors)...after 2 hours of pure relaxation, left to grab bags, headed to airport and what was supposed to be an 11-hour flight felt like 4 hours and arrived peacefully at destination..

it's not exactly aimed at tourists and English is barely spoken so could be daunting if this is your first experience but don't let it put you off..if you speak basic Japanese or have been to a sento/onsen before, you know the drill...if not, just show up with your towels (a regular one and the other one could be a tenugui or a small one which you'll use for scrubbing), you can also bring along a clean change of clothes if you want, no need to bring soap and shampoo...make sure you take off your shoes at the entrance and put it inside the lockers..you'll have to insert a ¥100 coin to turn key, lock and take it with you..look for vending ticket machine, press the button that says ¥900 (¥700 after 10pm) then walk to front desk and hand over shoe locker key and ticket to staff...they'll give you a plastic card and with that you go in...look for this sign 男 for men (Right Door), 女 for women (Left Door)...it will be printed on the noren (doorway curtain) as well.....walk through, look for an empty locker, take your clothes off and put in locker along with your belongings, insert card at the back of the lock, this will allow the key to turn lock, take out key...nothing goes inside except you, naked, your small towel and locker key which you can put around wrist or arm...once inside, grab a stool, wash yourself thoroughly with the soap and shampoo you'll find in each station (there are also 2 showers available) and you're set to go use any of the pools...your tenugui or small scrubbing towel can also be used to cover your privates if you're the shy type but never let it go inside the pools...and that's pretty much the rules...so just relax and spend all the time you need..I usually wash again after but some will just splash mineral water before they leave..keep in mind early mornings and evenings are the busiest times...try going before lunch or dinner..
Written 17 May 2014
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Bugbrooke, UK10 contributions
Great suburban onsen
Jan 2013 • Friends
This was a great suburban onsen, easy to get to from Shibuya on the Keio Inokashira line and just a few minutes from the station. The onsen has both indoor and outdoor pools, plus two saunas, and the outdoor area is very pleasantly landscaped. You could almost forget you are in suburban Tokyo. As a bonus, the onsen also has a swimming pool.
Written 3 February 2013
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Tokyo, Japan7 contributions
Super convenient
I have started going to this onsen pretty regularly. It is right on the Keio Inokashira line, a few minutes outside Shibuya. It is fairly small compared to the huge onsens around, but it is not tiny. In the women's section (the only one I've been to!) there are six or eight different baths of different temperatures and styles. Three of them are outside-- the outside area is small but nicely manicured. The indoor relaxation area is nice too, with reclining chairs and individual televisions, as is the restaurant that has ramen, udon, and other cheap lunch items. It is close enough to literally drop by after work in the evenings for an hour or two. If you're touring Japan for the purpose of visiting resorts, you can skip this one, because it isn't hugely impressive. However, if you live in Tokyo, or if you have just a day or two in Tokyo and can't make it to one of the big, expensive, super-onsens, this is a fantastic place to go.

Because it isn't one of the super-onsens, there isn't any information available in English. The desk staff is very nice and helpful and can speak basic English, but it might be overwhelming if you've never been to an onsen before. So either just be brave and try it, or take a Japanese friend with you.

This sounds silly, but: After you've put your shoes away, when you go to the front desk, they will give you a "locker card" for the locker room. This card has a number on it. The numbers don't relate in any way to the locker numbers! I wandered around forever looking for locker 280, before realizing that I could use any locker I wanted. So ignore the number on the card, pick a locker, and put the card in it.
Written 27 October 2010
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