Oedo-Onsen-Monogatari, located in the popular Daiba area, opened in 2003 as Tokyo’s first and only onsen (hot springs) theme park. Inside the building, constructed in traditional Japanese style, there are baths fed by natural hot springs pumped from 1,400 meters underground, open-air baths perfect for enjoying fine weather or starry night skies, a foot bath set in a large Japanese-style garden, and plenty of other bathing facilities.
In addition to housing natural hot spring baths, open-air baths, saunas and more, this Edo era onsen theme park also does a line in festivals, fortune telling, places to drink and dine, shopping, and even overnight accommodation. Oedo Onsen Monogatari houses six different type of baths, including one in which you can lie down (‘neyu’), a lukewarm bath ideal for summer (‘nuruyu’) and a special bath for dogs (‘Tsunayoshi Bath Tub’). The water is rich in sodium and chlorine ions, drawn from 1,400m underground, and the thermal baths here are thought to be effective in relieving nerve, muscle and joint pain.
Opened in 2003, the Oedo Onsen is much more than a bath house. Extravagantly decorated to transport customers to the Edo era, it has a large and charming entertainment area that is ideal for tourists, dates, family outings, and groups of any kind. While being a bit too expensive and crowded to become a regular onsen location for locals, the Oedo Onsen is a great spot for a once-in-awhile treat.
Oedo Onsen Monogatari is a large scale hot spring facility in Odaiba, built resemble the old city of Edo. The facility is quite serious about its baths and will not disappoint onsen lovers, with natural hot spring water drawn from 1400 meters below and piped into 16 various baths including rotenburo (outdoor bath). Bathers get to choose a yukata (kimono-style bath robe) 19 different designs to wear in the coed areas of the park, and bathing is not the only pleasure here: dressed in your yukata, you can dine, shop and have fun in Edo style.