Thermal spas & hot springs in Kyoto

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Thermal Spas in Kyoto

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  • vaper
    Melbourne, Australia14 contributions
    I loved the foot treatment provided by Arashiyu!!! The staff were amazing and the service was great. This is an excellent activity to do after visiting the Bamboo Forest.
    Written August 20, 2019
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  • famtym
    BC18 contributions
    This onsen is large and beautiful. Many baths available at different temperatures, a spa (book ahead your treatments) and a restaurant. There is a room to lie down when done upstairs, which I wish I had done as I left completely wiped and not prepared to walk to train. The staff didn't speak very much English so we had some trouble to understand all that was available and proper onsen etiquette. Men and Women are separated, lockers available, but I'm not sure if they provide towels so recommend you bring your own. In case you go and have no idea what to do, you are to undress completely in the change room, find the "stalls" with showers that have a stool to sit on and a bucket for pouring water on yourself, then you can explore all tubs. I highly recommend this onsen. Very clean and large with a lot of things to do.
    Written February 18, 2020
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  • Tom G
    Paris, France18 contributions
    A tattoo tolerated sento where you can warm your insides, clean your outsides, and have an authentic non touristy experience. There are instruction printed in English, so don’t be shy! Well worth a visit to revitalize yourself.
    Written May 11, 2019
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  • bernardtansg
    Singapore, Singapore33 contributions
    For 200 yen (please go to station office to pay for it), you get a towel and unlimited time of foot onsen.

    Technically you can don't pay and just soak in the onsen but you probably need to have your own towel.

    The onsen is covered on 3 sides so you can only view from 1 side.

    The place probably can take in around 16 people at one time so wait a while if it is crowded. As it is located at the train platform, the place is small and a bit unwieldy if you have quite a fair bit of luggage with you.

    If you want a better view, you can look at the Katsura River enjoying the foot onsen at Restaurant Arashiyama which is along the riverfront. Costs 200 Yen as well and restaurant patrons get a discount for the foot onsen.
    Written June 7, 2017
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  • Kimitaka S
    Taichung, Taiwan11,958 contributions
    Nizaemonnoyu is a natural hot spring in Katsura. The quality of water is very good, and you can even feel it by bathing. However the facility is old and poor. Although there is Ganbanyoku, bath on heated plate, for extra charge, it is a little bit noisy and not really relaxing. I walked from Hankyu Katsura station and it took more than 30 minutes.
    Written July 12, 2020
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  • しゃぼんだま
    東京都166 contributions
    新幹線までの時間が2時間弱あったので
    グーグルマップで京都駅から徒歩15分の
    こちらの銭湯に行ってみた。
    往復30分、銭湯内30分で所要1時間ほど。

    古き良き伝統的な銭湯。430円。
    番台のおかみさんが優しい。
    客層…平日の夕方、女性風呂は地元の常連さん6名
    私も含めて観光客が2名という感じ。
    小さな銭湯なので
    観光客が訪れるなら2,3人までのグループが限度かな。

    女性トイレ、石けん、シャンプー無し。木曜休み。
    体を流して40度くらいの浴槽と水風呂を使ってサッパリするのがおすすめ。
    上がったら番台でビンのコーヒー牛乳を買って飲む。
    ああ、生き返った!これで蓬莱の豚まんを買って新幹線に乗り込むのを
    今後の習慣としたい。

    地元の銭湯を静かにお借りするという気持ちで訪れることをおすすめ。

    (closed on Thursdays.)
    Sento is a public bath that anyone can use by paying an entrance fee.
    The origin of Sento can be traced back to the Kamakura era, when monks opened the shrine baths to the public.
    The bath is divided into areas for men and women. Usually, the entrance to the women's bath has a red curtain while the men's bath has a blue curtain.
    First, you take off your shoes at the entrance and put them in the shoe cupboard.
    You pay the entrance fee to the bandai (reception).
    At the bandai, you can also buy amenities such as soap and a towel.
    You have to take off your clothes before entering the bath.
    You also have to wash your body before getting into the bath.
    Sit down on a stool when you wash your body.
    Be careful not to splash hot water around you.
    Be sure not to put your towel in the bath.
    Dry your body before going back to the changing room.

    After taking a bath, it is common to drink a cold bottle of café latte while putting your hand on your hip.( We traditionally, haha!)
    Written October 11, 2017
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  • SwanseaFoody
    Swansea, UK558 contributions
    The Kinkaku-ji golden temple is worth a visit if you are in the area.

    It can be a pain to get to and get home from depending on where you are staying.

    We were staying in Gion which was quite a pain requiring long local bus rides to reach.

    Once there however, you are treated with amazing views of the temple. It costs approx ¥500 to enter the area which is not too bad.

    As with all temples and shrines, it's just a shame you can't enter it to experience it fully
    Written April 24, 2019
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  • Ed H
    Ontario, CA115 contributions
    After walking all day a nice hot foot spa is in order. Yes, the water is hot. It takes a while to get used to it. Very inexpensive. Around $2. You get a small towel to dry your feet after the spa. Go to the information office to get your tickets. The info office is in the food court section. Don't forget to enjoy the Kimono Forest and Bamboo Forest in the vicinity. Our stay was before the pandemic so no masks or hand sanitizers were required.
    Written August 15, 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.