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Soaking In The City: 17 Tokyo Hotels With Onsens - Updated 2020

Soaking In The City: 17 Tokyo Hotels With Onsens
Belicia
Belicia
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What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the word onsen? Probably somewhere calm and quiet, where you can relax in steaming water, away from the troubles of the world. Now contrast that with the bustle, crowds and relentless activity of Japan’s capital, Tokyo. Seems pretty incompatible, right? But, with these 17 hotels that have their on-site onsens, you might just get the best of both worlds. After a whole day of running around the city, there’s nothing more ideal than sinking into a hot spring and letting the water work its magic on your aching muscles.

1. Centurion Hotel & Spa Ueno Station (from USD 44)

Located at Taito, Ueno, Centurion Hotel & Spa is only a three-minute walk from Okachimachi Station and a five-minute walk from Ueno Station. A popular weekend destination, Ueno is an excellent choice for tourists as it offers a lot of attractions and shopping areas like Ueno Park, Tokyo National Museum, and Ameya Yokocho Market (Ameyoko), among others. After you’re done strolling down the streets of Ueno, head back for a relaxing and comfortable stay at this hotel. You can use the sauna, Jacuzzi, hot spring bath, and a public bath to unwind and de-stress. Each room also features organic toiletries including shampoo, conditioner, and body soap. For the next day, wake up to a lavish buffet breakfast served at the on-site restaurant, Yakiniku Yansando, featuring Japanese delicacies like yakiniku barbeque.

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2. Tokiwa Hotel (from USD 65)

Just a minute away from Nippori Station, Tokiwa Hotel is an ideal choice if your itinerary includes lots of travelling out of Tokyo. You can easily get to the airport from Nippori Station via the express train. It offers a traditional public bath. You can opt for traditional Japanese style rooms – think tatami mats and futons. Otherwise, you can also stay in a Western-style room.


Tokiwa Hotel

Address: Arakawa-ku Nishinippori 2-21-11
Price: from 65 USD

Vending machine (drinks) Heating Hot spring bath Guests have the option to reuse towels Smoke alarms Fire extinguishers Massage Security alarm

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3. Ryokan & Spa Shizuku (from USD 89)

Located in Adachi Ward, Ryokan & Spa Shizuku is on the outskirts of Tokyo, offering some peace and tranquillity at the end of a busy day of travelling. It’s still easy to get to thanks to the train system. For the slightly longer commute, you get beautiful, luxurious rooms and top-notch service, even by Japanese standards. Soak away the aches of a day of travelling in your own fragrant cedar bath, and pamper yourself with moisturisers, facial masks and bath essences, all free of charge.


Ryokan & Day Shizuku

Address: Adachi-ku, Umeda 2-8-5
Price: from 89 USD

Luggage storage Gift shop Trouser press Free parking Heating Private parking WiFi Mini-market on site

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4. Super Hotel Akihabara Suehirocho (from USD 88)

Super Hotel Akihabara Suehirocho offers a great location, good service and a traditional hot spring, all at an affordable price! Located near the Suehirocho Subway Station, you can easily get to Akihabara and Ueno areas. The second floor of this hotel has it all – you can go for a soak in the onsen, grab some drinks from Japan’s famous vending machines and run a load of laundry at the coin-operated machines. The rooms and toilets are a bit small, but that’s to be expected in a place like Tokyo.


Super Hotel Akihabara Suehirocho

Address: Taito-ku Ueno 3-2-5
Price: from 88 USD

Security alarm Ironing service Dry cleaning Family rooms Vending machine (drinks) Heating Wheelchair accessible 24-hour security

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5. HOSHINOYA Tokyo (from USD 894)

HOSHINOYA Tokyo’s onsen is located on the top floor of the hotel, giving you a stunning view of the city below while you relax. The indoor and outdoor hot springs are connected. The property blends traditional Japanese architecture with modern touches, creating a unique and top-quality atmosphere. Another great thing about the HOSHINOYA Tokyo is the location – it’s right in the middle of the city. Otemachi Station is 300m away, while Tokyo Station is 800m away.


HOSHINOYA Tokyo

Address: Chiyoda-ku Otemachi 1-9-1
Price: from 894 USD

Airport shuttle Massage Fire extinguishers Luggage storage Key card access Fitness centre 24-hour security Heating

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6. Dormy Inn Tokyohatchobori Hot Spring (from USD 156)

Dormy Inn is the perfect place if you don’t want to empty your bank account, but still want to enjoy the luxury of having an onsen to sink into at the end of the day. Conveniently located 2 minutes away from Hatchobori Station, Dormy Inn offers an onsen with a natural hot spring, as well as sauna facilities. The rooms offered are Western-style, and definitely on the small side, but you can expect them to be comfortable and clean. It’s all part of the Tokyo experience! As a bonus, Dormy Inn also offers a free shuttle service to Tokyo Station and free noodle soup at night.


Dormy Inn Tokyo Hatchobori Hot Spring

Address: Chuo-ku Shinkawa 2-20-4
Price: from 156 USD

Facilities for disabled guests Shared lounge/TV area Shuttle service Concierge service 24-hour security Heating Smoke alarms Key card access

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7. Hotel Emion Tokyo Bay (from USD 91)

Planning a trip to Tokyo Disney Land? Hotel Emion Tokyo Bay is definitely where you want to stay. The hotel offers a free 15 minute shuttle to Tokyo Disney Resort. Expect Western-style rooms, a peaceful and clean environment, and friendly and accommodating staff. You can purchase tickets to Disney at the front desk, and do last-minute shopping at the Disney store at the hotel. Do note that an extra fee is required to use the onsen.


Hotel Emion Tokyo Bay

Address: Hinode 1-1-1
Price: from 91 USD

Mini-market on site Shuttle service (free) Designated smoking area Sauna Massage WiFi Special diet menus (on request) Emergency cord in bathroom

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8. Hotel chinzanso tokyo (from USD 336)

Set in a historic Japanese garden, Hotel Chinzanso offers a much-needed spot of nature and greenery in the modern metropolis of Tokyo. The hotel offers an open-air hot tub, as well as hot spring. Do note that these are part of the on-site spa, so an extra fee will be charged. However, if you’re in the mood to treat yourself, you can go all out and enjoy a rejuvenating massage with scented oils, as well as going for a soak. The hotel is decorated in classic Western-styles, and you can expect luxurious rooms with marble en-suite bathrooms.


Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo

Address: Bunkyo-ku, Sekiguchi 2-10-8
Price: from 336 USD

Fitness Parking Heating Beauty Services Gift shop Books, DVDs, music for children Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas Physical distancing rules

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9. the b tokyo suidobashi (from USD 31)

Despite the hipster sounding name, you can expect a cosy and homey stay at the b tokyo hotel suidobashi. The Western-style rooms are tidy and spotless, with a fridge and a satellite TV. The public onsen is beautifully decorated and even has plants and soft lanterns creating a relaxing and dreamy atmosphere. The property is just a short walk away from Suidobashi Subway Station, as well as Tokyo Dome, which has an amusement park and shopping mall.


the b suidobashi

Address: Bunkyo-ku Hongo 1-25-27
Price: from 31 USD

Vending machine (drinks) Public Bath Fax/photocopying Trouser press Laundry WiFi Fire extinguishers Lift

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10. Onyado Nono Asakusa Natural Hot Spring (from USD 57)

For a stay in the heart of Tokyo and access to a natural hot spring, the Onyado Nono Asakusa Hotel is the one for you. Guests can also enjoy the hote’s sauna. After pampering yourself with a nice hot bath, you can rest in the modern rooms, fitted with a flat-screen TV, private bathroom, and electric kettle. Some rooms have city views and a desk. In the morning, enjoy an Asian breakfast in their on-site restaurant. Then, you may make use of the property’s 24-hour front desk and luggage storage space as you take a stroll around the nearby shopping centers and popular landmarks such as the Asakusa Public hall and Edo Taito Traditional Crafts Center. Free WiFi is provided throughout the whole property.


Onyado Nono Asakusa Natural Hot Spring

Address: Taito-ku Asakusa 2-7-20
Price: from 57 USD

Bottle of water Parking garage Security alarm WiFi available in all areas Luggage storage Lower bathroom sink Laundry 24-hour front desk

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11. ONSEN RYOKAN YUEN SHINJUKU (from USD 110)

Located in the Shinjuku Ward district of Tokyo, Yuen Shinjuku offers modern, clean, air-conditioned rooms fitted with a flat-screen TV. You can choose from double rooms, twin rooms, and suite rooms with some room types offering city views. If you want to relax, their hot spring baths come highly recommended. Some amenities available include laundry, a 24-hour front desk, daily housekeeping, and free WiFi in all areas. There is also an on-site restaurant serving good coffee. The hotel lives up to the well-known and top-notch Japanese accommodation service. On top of that, it is very well-situated, close to Tokyo’s popular landmarks such as Jisho-in and Genkyoji Temples.


ONSEN RYOKAN YUEN SHINJUKU

Address: Shinjuku 5-3-18
Price: from 110 USD

Fire extinguishers Free WiFi Laundry Safety deposit box Hot spring bath Public Bath 24-hour security WiFi

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12. HOTEL FELICE Akasaka by RELIEF (from USD 41)

Hotel Felice Akasaka is a great option for those looking to stay at the heart of Tokyo and want to experience public bath and massage services. Taking a bath after a day of strolling and exploring Tokyo is especially rewarding. After pampering yourself with a relaxing bath, you can then rest in their comfortable rooms, each comes with a safety deposit box, electric kettle, and a private bathroom. Another great feature of this hotel is that the room rates already come with breakfast, meaning guests can automatically enjoy buffet meals in the mornings. Hotel Felice is located only a 3-minute walk from Akasaka station. Tokyo Tower is only a 22-minute train ride away.


HOTEL FELICE Akasaka by RELIEF

Address: Minato-ku Akasaka 3-12-5
Price: from 41 USD

Air conditioning Non-smoking throughout 24-hour front desk 24-hour security Fire extinguishers Laundry Fax/photocopying Vending machine (drinks)

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13. APA Hotel Sugamo Ekimae (from USD 36)

Just a minute walk from Sugamo Station, APA Hotel Sugamo Ekimae is highly accessible for tourists who want to be pampered in APA’s standard of high quality and new urban style hospitality. This hotel features modern and compact rooms that are a good value for money, and of course, the incorporation of onsens (Japanese hot spring). Staying guests are free to indulge in both indoor and open-air public bath, and experience the culture distinctive to Japan. The compact and functional rooms feature Wi-Fi access, comfortable bedding, flat-screen TV, electric kettle, en suite bathroom, and toiletries. With friendly service, a great location, and a good breakfast buffet, come and find relaxation at APA Hotel Sugamo Ekimae. You will surely be back!


APA Hotel Sugamo Ekimae

Address: Toshima-ku, Sugamo 2-9-7
Price: from 36 USD

24-hour security Private check-in/check-out Parking garage Luggage storage Smoke alarms Non-smoking rooms Accessible parking Daily housekeeping

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14. APA Hotel Shinjuku-Kabukicho Tower (from USD 74)

Another part of the APA Group of Hotels and Resorts is the APA Hotel Shinjuku-Kabukicho Tower. Embodying APA’s concept of new urban style, it also boasts a public bath, open-air bath and massage facilities (for a fee). To provide convenience and relaxation, each room is fitted with comfortable beds, a flat-screen TV, refrigerator, desk, electric kettle, toiletries, and more. The hotel also offers 24-hour front desk service, luggage storage, Wi-Fi, dry cleaning, fax machine, trouser press and shared use of the microwave. The on-site restaurant offers a Japanese and Western-style breakfast buffet. Besides the onsen or Japanese hot spring, what stands out in this hotel is its accessibility. Predominantly surrounded by train stations, this hotel is highly accessible if you wish to visit Shinjuku-ku, Kabukicho. You can go bar hopping, shopping, or visit the Robot Restaurant at Tokyo’s adult-oriented nightlife district.


APA Hotel Shinjuku-Kabukicho Tower

Address: Shinjuku-ku, Kabukicho 1-20-2
Price: from 74 USD

Visual aids: Tactile signs Accessible parking Currency exchange Smoke alarms Lift Single-use miniature toiletry bottles (including shampoo, conditioner, body wash, moisturiser, hand soap) Newspapers Wheelchair accessible

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15. Capsule Hotel Shibuya

With an authentic Japanese concept, this capsule hotel provides cheap and basic overnight accommodation for budget travellers. It comprises of large Jacuzzis, saunas, and massage chairs for guest’s relaxation and wellness. Massage services are also available for an additional fee. Only a five-minute walk from Shibuya Station, this capsule hotel is a great choice for travelers who are interested in this unique concept and opted to spend more on restaurants, shopping, or just exploring Shibuya. An overnight capsule comes with a TV, radio, alarm clock, as well as toiletries, a yukata robe, and a personal locker. Other amenities include a shared bathing area, a food and drinks vending machine, coin-operated laundry facilities, Wi-Fi, and free use of the computer. Please do note that this capsule hotel is male-only.

Capsule Hotel Shibuya

Address: 150-0043 Tokyo-to, Shibuya-ku Dogenzaka 1-19-14, Japan

Star Rating: 1 Star

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16. Capsule Hotel Anshin Oyado Shinjuku (from USD 45)

Another budget-friendly capsule hotel with excellent service is Capsule Hotel Anshin Oyado Shinjuku. Catering only to male guests, this capsule hotel highlights a public bath, internet cafe, and Wi-Fi, all for free. The air-conditioned sleeping cabins provide a tablet PC, high-quality headphones, a multi-purpose plug, bedding, and a flat-screen TV. Upon entering, guests are greeted by the friendly staff at the 24-hour front desk alongside a complimentary green tea. If you’re a backpacker or a solo traveler, you’ll find the place comfortable and even luxurious as you can find everything you need under one roof. The hotel services and facilities include food and drinks, microwave oven, mist sauna, massage chair, shared bathing area, toiletries, laundry, locker, hairdressing essentials, and even comics - all for free! Located just a two-minute walk away from Shinjuku Station, this capsule hotel could be a great starting point to explore parks, museums, and clubs in the Shinjuku district.


Capsule Hotel Anshin Oyado Shinjuku

Address: Shinjuku-ku Shinjuku 4-2-10
Price: from 45 USD

Vending machine (snacks) Free WiFi Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities Sauna Massage Physical distancing in dining areas Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas Currency exchange

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17. Sadachiyo (from USD 190)

To live the real Japanese experience, book yourself a stay at Sadachiyo. Located in Asakusa, Sadachiyo is one of the really traditional ryokans in modern and bustling Tokyo. The baths are public and are divided by gender. You can also choose between a stone onsen and a wood onsen. The ryokan is filled with Ukiyoe art and antiques, and is a great way to experience Japanese customs. The rooms at Sadachiyo are all Japanese-style, so guests sleep on tatami floor on futons. The property is just three-minutes away from Asakusa Train Station!

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Some pointers about onsen use...

Onsen at the hotel
Source: Booking.com

Before going to the onsen, here are some things you should take note of – most onsens will require you to disrobe completely. If you’re not comfortable with the idea of being naked in front of other people, then private baths are available, but they will cost more. Since everyone shares the bathwater, it’s important to wash yourself thoroughly before getting in, and to towel off after getting out so the floor isn’t slippery. Most importantly, remember to relax and don’t be afraid to socialise with the other bathers – it’s the best time to get to know locals or other travellers. Happy bathing!

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