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7 Onsen Hot Springs that Allow Tattoo Wearers around Tokyo


Have you ever been to a Japanese hot spring? It is often said that the warm baths provide various health benefits.

However, there are certain rules and etiquette in Onsen, one of which is that in many places, tattoos are forbidden, which can be problematic for some foreign tourists.

The reason behind this has some roots in history, where tattoos were associated with unruly members of society, and with crime. This image still persists to this day, which often means that tattoo wearers can have a hard time finding an Onsen which will permit them to enter.

However, what is a tattoo wearer to do if they wish to enter an Onsen?

Below we provide the details of seven Onsen that allow tattoo wearers to enter freely.

Saito-Yu (Tokyo / Nippori)

Saito-yu 

Address: 6-59-2, Higashi Nippori, Arakawa-ku, Tokyo  116-0014
Tel: +81-3-3801-4022
Opening Hours: Open from 2:o0 p.m to 11:30 p.m ※Closed on Friday
Entrance Fee: Adult(Over 12):460 Yen Child:180 Yen Pre School Child:80 Yen 
Home Page: http://www.saito-yu.com

Tsuru no Yu (Tokyo / Edogawa-Ku)

Tsuru no Yu 

Address: 7-4-16, Kita Koiwa, Edogawa-ku, Tokyo
Tel: +81-3-3658-5378
Opening Hours: Open from 3:o0 p.m to 11:45 p.m ※Closed on Wednesday
Entrance Fee: Adult:460 Yen Child (Middle School age):400 Yen Child (Primary school age):180 Yen Young Child:80 Yen
Home Page: http://www.oyunofuji1010.com/gallery/2015/06/post-33.php

Fuku no Yu (Saitama / Kawaguchi)

Fuku No Yu 

Address: 5-19-10, Kawaguchi, Saitama  332-0011
Tel: +81-95-833-1126
Opening Hours: Weekdays: Open from 12:o0 p.m to 12:00 a.m Weekends and holidays: Open from 9:o0 a.m to 12:00 a.m
Entrance Fee: Adult: 410 Yen Child (Middle School Age): 180 Yen Young child (pre school): 70 Yen
Home Page: http://tokyosento.com/review/8393/

The RYOKAN TOKYO YUGAWARA (Kanagawa / Yugawara)

THE RYOKAN TOKYO YUGAWARA

Address: 742, Miyakami, Yugawaramachi, Ashigara-shi, Kanagawa  259-0314
Tel: +81-465-63-3498
Opening Hours: 24 hours ※Fixed holiday: 7 days a week
Entrance Fee: Adult: Adult (12 and over):540 Yen Child (Under 12):270 Yen
Home Page: http://theryokan.jp/yugawara/en/

Yamato no Yu (Chiba / Narita City)

Yamato no Yu

Address: 1630 Otake Narita-shi, Chiba  288-0841
Tel: +81-476-28-8111
Opening Hours: Open from 10:o0 a.m to 10:00 p.m  ※Fixed holiday: 7 days a week
Entrance Fee: Adult: Weekday: 800 yen/Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 1,000 yen Child (if accompanied by parents): ¥ 300
Home Page: http://www.yamatonoyu.com

Kagoiwa Onsen Ryokan (Tochigi / Nikko City)

Kagoiwa Onsen Ryokan

Address: 51 Kotoku, Nikko city, Tochigi  321-2523
Tel: +81-288-76-2020
Opening Hours: Open from 9:o0 a.m to 8:00 p.m  ※Last entry is 7 p.m ※Fixed holiday: 7 days a week
Entrance Fee: Adult: 500 yen Child: 300 yen
Home Page: https: //www.kagoiwaonsen.jp

Ikaho Onsen Ishidan no Yu (Gunma / Shibukawa City)

Ikaho Onsen Ishidan no Yu

Address: 36 Ikaho, Ikaho-cho, Shibukawa-shi, Gunma Prefecture  377-0102
Tel: +81-279-72-4526
Opening Hours: April - October: Open from 9:o0 a.m to 9:00 p.m November - March: Open from 9:o0 a.m to 8:30 p.m ※Closed on 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month (open if this day falls on a public holiday)
Entrance Fee: Adult: 400 yen Child: 200 yen
Home Page: http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~ue3t-cb/spa/isidannoyu/isidannoyu.htm

We certainly recommend you to try one out, but don’t forget to check the opening hours and access routes before travelling!

If you are interested in Onsen that allow bathing suits, feel free to check out this article!

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