Tokyo is known a bustling city full of action. But it’s also an ideal vacation spot to unwind and indulge in some serious rest and relaxation. Japan’s busiest city mixes modern and traditional like no other place on earth. You’ll find soaring sky scrapers and thousand year old temples mixed in effortlessly to the cityscape. You’ll also find natural hot springs known as onsen, offering a tranquil place to unwind amongst the chaos of the city.
Natural hot springs with mineral rich and healing waters have been transformed into luxuriousbath houses where you’ll want to spend the entire day relaxing. These bath houses are centuries old and offer delicious local cuisine to indulge in between all that soaking. Spending the day at a natural hot spring is a tranquil way to take in the local culture. Bath therapy is an important part of Japanese culture. You’ll also soak up healing properties that are sure to leave your skin glowing.
The heated waters are full of sulfur, calcium, magnesium and iron. The mineral rich waters provide serious anti-aging and detoxifying benefits. While soaking in hot springs you’ll enjoy some health benefits, reducing chronic pain and inflammation, while you relax in these natural spas.
For your next trip why not lay low in Tokyo? Here are the best natural hot springs for a rejuvenating Japanese vacation. You’ll head home with an actual lit from within glow.
1.) Saya no Yudokoro
Saya is an ancient Japanese character that expresses a state of purity. Specifically a clear and resound sound or a fresh and vivid color. This Japanese hot spring couldn’t be named better. It’s a beautiful and quiet retreat in the center of Tokyo.
You’ll find beautiful private baths to soak in, dry saunas to steam in, body massages, a restaurant and a Japanese zen garden. The restaurant serves their famous Juwari Soba Noodles and also offers fresh, local dishes like sushi. You’ll also be able to dine while looking out onto the beautiful zen garden.
Make sure you study the list of bathing “rules” and regulations before entering though. Some of them include: no tattoos, no menstruating women in the changing rooms and no phones!
Address: 3-41-1 Maenocho, Itabashi-ku Tokyo