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Pleasant, but not pretty

First of all - it's quite easy to miss as you walk past it ... so keep an eye on whichever map app... read more

Reviewed May 24, 2018
fartoomanyusers
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London, United Kingdom
Interesting experience

I heard a lot about traditional Japanese bath and decided to go to one of them. I found Funaoka... read more

Reviewed October 13, 2017
Daniel P
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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82-1 Murasakino Minamifunaoka-cho, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8225, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

I'm not 100% positive because we went to a couple to try to do the onsen but I believe this one only allows guests of the hotel to use it. Be mindful that a lot of places only allow hotel guests to use the onsen...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

It is called Onsen, but it is actually a sento so the water is not all mineral. But the building, the atmosphere and the elektric bath (you get a minor shock which relaxes muscels) as well as the health bath, a rust coloured water, are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 24, 2018

I go there when I go home to Kyoto. Yes it's known, yes there are a lot of tourists, both Japanese and (mainly Western) foreigners because of deco, its history, business hours(1p-1a?) and price (400 yen gets you several tubs and a sauna). I like...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed May 24, 2018

First of all - it's quite easy to miss as you walk past it ... so keep an eye on whichever map app you're using to navigate ! Some people warn about going in the men or women's side by accident - but there is...More

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank fartoomanyusers
Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

I’m so thankful to have found this Onsen/Sento. They openly allowed my large tattoos and even called them “Kawaii”. The inside had 4-5 baths depending how you count them, one electric which was cool and super weird haha.. and then outside there is a cold...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 14, 2018

We came here at about 10pm and it was still pretty busy. It seemed quite popular with the locals. A downside of this onsen was that soap and shampoo wasn't provided. As with most onsens you need to bring your own towel. Lockers were provided...More

Date of experience: February 2018
4  Thank bucketlisttravellers
Reviewed January 19, 2018 via mobile

I was there 18Jan18 for the very first time. It’s a nice place, traditional but smaller than I had expected. I went to leave and my shoes were stolen. The front desk guy was kind enough to provide me with flip flops to get to...More

Date of experience: January 2018
7  Thank Tim E
Reviewed October 13, 2017

I heard a lot about traditional Japanese bath and decided to go to one of them. I found Funaoka Onsen- public baths in Kyoto. Be ready that this place is authentic public bath and there will be a lot of locals, and be ready that...More

Date of experience: October 2017
4  Thank Daniel P
Reviewed June 5, 2017 via mobile

This is a decent onsen with hot, cold and room temperature water This place also has a sauna and jets

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed April 28, 2017 via mobile

Started off with a chaotic scene,behind the noren marking this great bath house in Kyoto. Open and close of the shoe locker without key, visitor pay the entry fee and quickly walk into the changing hall. Find a comfortable spot, take off the clothing and...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Nishijin District
A district with a long textile heritage, ancient Kyoto
is still alive in the Nishijin District. Studded with
its weaving factories, tea houses, and onsen, the
neighborhood is charming and peaceful with a
self-possessed air. Less traveled than other parts of
the city, it is a district where you can take it at
your own pace. Visitors can explore the many weaving
and cloth houses, the free kimono shows, and the many
...More
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