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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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As featured in 3 days in Osaka and 1 other guide
Ranked #4 of 31 activities in Osaka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Spas, Amusement/ Theme Parks, Onsen Resorts
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... more » 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. « less
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Brisbane, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This was the most amazing experience. I have never been to a place like this before but would go back in a heart beat. The first time being naked with a bunch of stranger is so scary but you relax and enjoy the experience eventually. You can spend hours just lying around in Spa's, getting a massage or simply doing... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Spa World is my first onsen experience. As I'm not used to being naked with others I was quite shy at first, but as I entered the beautiful area of the onsen (Asian theme for women in April) I can get used to the place really fast that I forgot being naked was new to me. The onsen area was... More

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Sydney
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

it is an unusual experience . We've stayed in the Spa World hotel for 2 nights to take advantage of the spa facilities - and to be able to go in-out whenever we liked - allowed us the most flexibility as the spas are open till 6am in the morning. The hotel rooms were very pleasantly clean and modern and... More

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hong kong
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

It's located in shinsekai which is considered a "dangerous" neighbourhood, so don't expect a luxurious spa experience. Place is a bit aged, staff is not friendly and cannot speak English, the redemption is the cheap admission fee. You can pay extra for the stone spa facility. Overalls, a fun place only if you want something local and kitschy.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A trip to Japan would not be complete without onsen (hot springs). It is recommended to shower first at the shower area with the shampoo and soap provided before entering the onsen and never go into the onsen with your towel on, as it is considered impolite in Japan. If you have any small tattoos on your body, do cover... More

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We had 9 days in Osaka. In the end of the trip, we pretty exhausted! Lots of walking lots of mental efforts to deal with. So the last day of our stay we went to the Spa World. Unlike the UK, this is very cheap price to pay for using all facilities. So have to give 5 star just for... More

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Osaka, Japan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

It’s easy to find, and the reviews and website are somewhat promising. However, I ended up walk away before I even set foot in it. Its sights are in both Japanese and English, but when I tried to get some information from its information desk in English, the young receptionist called三角あかり(something close to this, she tried to hide her nametag... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

As a westerner I don't get to visit many Spas such as this. Spa World in particular was AMAZING! Enjoyed the hotel western rooms (very comfortable), Loved the size of the spa (huge), different types of spa rooms (numerous) and the water park on the roof (fun as any). Due to the month we visited, the men's side was the... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I guess you get what you pay for (price was discounted for the summer at 1,000 yen), but Spa World was not my cup of tea. I came on a Saturday afternoon looking for a time of relaxation and rejuvenation; I left very disappointed. First of all, there were so many small children in the onsen/bath section that at times,... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I love this place, especially with its now reduced pricing. So fun and relaxing, though it was quite crowded on a Saturday afternoon.

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