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Spa World

3-4-24 Ebisu-higashi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 556-0002, Japan
+81 6-6631-0001
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Ranked #8 of 58 Activities in Osaka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Onsen Resorts, Wellness & Spas
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Drawing on natural spring water, Osaka's Spa World is one of the largest hot spring complexes in the world, featuring themed rooms modeled after spas around the world and a water theme park on the roof.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We alighted at Dobutsuen-Mae (in front of the zoo) station and exited Exit 1, after coming up from underground, there is absolutely no signs to get around. After walking the wrong direction, and found the spa in a convoluted way, we have found the short cut to the place. First get up Exit 1, walk front about 5 meters and... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

Just finished paying and putting our shoes in lockers and about to head up stairs when a worker spotted my partners tiny tattoo on the inside of her wrist (maybe 1cm by 3cm) we were quite rudely met with the lady making a big X with her arms and ushered (basically pushed) back to the lockers then pushed out the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I agree with all the positive comments about the baths. You can also get your hair cut and have a shave...done the old fashioned way with a switchblade! Very pleasurable experience. Generally speaking Japanese hair stylists cut hair very well...I am told it is easier for them to cut white people's hair...Asian hair is more challenging. So this western man... More

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Ashby, Australia
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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This was so good we went twice, other reviews describe the experience but I would like to explain how to get there as local people don't seem able to help with directions. The web site directions were confusing. We found the way by finding exit 5 in Tennoji station before going through the ticket barrier as you don't seem able... More

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Hua Hin, Thailand
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19 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This is a unique and never to be forgotten experience that is well worth the trip . . .from anywhere! We traveled from Thailand and will plan a return trip to catch the odd month. ( There are two floors of onsen and they alternate between men and women) One floor is "Europe" which was open to men and the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Spa World have a family pool on the top floor for all kind of family. Water is warm and then go outside and into the hot water on the rooftop. There is a jacuzzi overlooking the Osaka Tower and when night time comes The light of the Tower light up in colours. Very beautiful. The down on the sixth floor... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Went there with my 13yo son. He was happy being in the pools and going on the slides while I ventured out to all the different types of onsen. At the start was a bit tricky, with very little Japanese, trying to work out one floor was 'women only' and another was 'men only'. Ok for me to walk around... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We spent 4 hours from 7pm to 11pm there and it was great! I read some comments that the staff were not helpful but indeed they are very helpful. Well, their English is limited and it is much better if you could read the instructions on their website before going. All the lockers are easy to handle and towels are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Easy to get to and Excellent facility. if you have luggage avoid the long steps, simply go to the parking area, there is an esclator to go up onto the main level. Food is ok there. It is recommended to dine first in the New World area behind the building. you have much better deal and choice. Must try the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I love spa world. Go to their japanese website to get the best hotel deals. Their spa and hot spring is very good. Best place to stay when im in osaka. Easy access from train. One specific tip. Do not go up the horrible long steps if u have luggage. U can go to the driveway and enter the building... More

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