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“Wild and wonderful ”

Odaiba Tokyo Oedo-Onsen Monogatari
Ranked #1 of 7 Spas & Wellness in Koto
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Toyko's largest artificial hot spring complex is filled with a seemingly never-ending series bathtubs with different temperatures, textures, and foci, such as the special foot baths.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
washington, dc
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“Wild and wonderful ”
Reviewed 7 May 2014 via mobile

We were the only whites around. It was such a surreal immersion in kitsch and also, beyond the arcade, a chance to experience onsen culture in an accessible to westerners way (and a way that won't bore the kids to tears.) the metro out is fun too.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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“A real relaxing spot in the middle of busy Tokyo”
Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

We found the onsen by accident when searching for information about the Odaiba area. We went in the evening after a long day going around the sights like Palette Town and the Panasonic Centre, so it was a very welcome relaxing retreat for our feet.

It was a little odd at first getting used to the different rules and how things worked but once we got over the awkwardness of it all, we really enjoyed ourselves. The food and shopping area was unexpected but really enjoyable, with the bar code tag a handy way of paying for things in nothing more than a yukata.

I would absolutely recommend the onsen for anyone, as the staff are very friendly and understanding of the lack of knowledge in certain customs by foreigners.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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“An great experience!”
Reviewed 17 April 2014

Visiting Tokyo for the first time? Don't have time to go to the other cities of Japan? Want an onsen experience? Then this should be the place to goto. Yes, it is very touristy... but there are also several of local japanese people who go to this place too. It's very clean, the staff are very helpful, and the attractions and restaurants are awesome! Yes it is very family friendly and I'm pretty sure everyone will enjoy it. This place not limited to just a particular age group there are several people from kids, teens, adults, elderly.

Visited April 2014
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“Don't miss it”
Reviewed 13 April 2014

It could be dismissed as expensive and touristy, and I found the idea of the shops and cafes a bit strange, but the onsen itself is brilliant and well worth the trip to Odaiba - just be prepared to get naked with loads of other men and set aside your English reserve.

Get the transit from Shimbashi and get off at Telecom centre, double back and cross the side road and the complex is across the car park.

Its cheaper after 6pm and there was a short queue when I arrived, but it didn't take long. Other reviewers have explained the procedures - the key thing is that you pay when you leave when they scan your wristband.

The onsen itself is huge with lots of big pools some inside and some outside, along with a sauna. While it was busy there was plenty of room and it was all immaculately clean. Most of the time I was there there were only 2 or 3 westerners amongst probably 50 men.

Allow plenty of time to really relax and get the most out of it - after all it isn't cheap to get in - if you get too hot there is a cool 20 degree pool.

The ideal way to relax after a long flight or a days sightseeing.

Visited March 2014
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“ultimate in relaxation”
Reviewed 26 March 2014

Yes the japanese do work extremely hard, but they know how to relax too. This place is a relaxation wonderland. Yes its a it tacky and yes its not that traditional, but after a extremely long flight that had to be rerouted to Shanghai for 12 hours, this place felt like heaven.
some people have discussed tattoos in this place, i have visible tattoos and the (japanese) friend i was with just told me not to worry, no one inside seemed bothered.
This thing to do here is spend the whole day, getting in and out the various spas, taking a walk outside, watching the entertainment, eating, drinking and even napping.
I was very impressed by how they provide you with EVERYTHING you could possibly need, even heated hairbrushes.

Visited April 2013
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