13 Best Ryokan and Hotels with Onsen in Osaka

13 Best Ryokan and Hotels with Onsen in Osaka

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In this article, we have compiled a list of some of the best ryokan and hotels in and around Osaka. We will cover all sorts of lodges, from theme-park establishments to traditional Japanese ryokan.

Because pictures alone do not let you see all the smaller details, we will be breaking down videos of each hotel with timestamps and explanations.

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Table of contents

  1. OSAKA HINODE HOTEL
  2. Mino’o Kanko Hotel
  3. On-yado Nono Namba
  4. Fushioukaku
  5. Natural Spa NANIWANOYU
  6. Solaniwa Onsen
  7. SpaWorld
  8. Fudouguchikan
  9. OMO7 Osaka
  10. Sansuikan
  11. Nanten-en
  12. Hanaougi
  13. Yukimurasaki
  14. Conclusion

OSAKA HINODE HOTEL (大阪逸の彩ホテル)

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OSAKA HINODE HOTEL has a modern exterior and a clean reception area. If you are traveling by car, you will be looking to pay 1,000 JPY per day for parking.

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Here is a detailed tour of one of the rooms at the hotel. Remember that the flooring is tatami, so you must take off your shoes before walking around. Otherwise, the rooms look very much like a standard western-style hotel suite.

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Perhaps the most unique aspect of the OSAKA HINODE HOTEL is the number of free services that come with your stay. A self-service drink bar (with both alcoholic and non-alcoholic choices), free ice cream, and free nighttime ramen are just some of the few treats that you can enjoy.

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Taking a look into the onsen area, you can find a changing area and a spacious public bath. You’ll notice that the showers (that you should make use of before entering the public bath) are separated, which is unusual for onsen. Like the rest of the hotel, the bathing area has a modern design.

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OSAKA HINODE HOTEL is close to the central area of the city, giving you lots of options for shopping and food.

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On the seventh floor of the hotel, there is a private onsen. Although quite smaller than the public bathing area, it is cozy and can give you privacy if you wish to bathe alone or just with family. Those with tattoos should also take advantage of the private onsen.

Information

  • Price: Starting from around 9,600 JPY/person per night
  • Address: 1-2-10 Ebisunishi, Naniwa Ward, Osaka, 556-0003 (Google MAP)
  • Tattoo Friendly: No (private bath OK)
  • Visit Official Site

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Mino’o Kanko Hotel (大江戸温泉物語 箕面観光ホテル)

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Although Mino’o Kanko Hotel is a part of Oedo Onsen Monogatari, a group that leans more toward theme-park type hotels, the exterior of Mino’o Kanko Hotel is reminiscent of pre-modern Japan in its design and decorations.

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Upon entering, you can change into a yukata and start exploring.

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Upgrading your room at this hotel will give you beautiful views of the city. Otherwise, this particular suite is western-style and very standard. You can also reserve a Japanese-style room or rooms for large amounts of people according to your preference.

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On the way to the public bath, you pass games that you would find at a traditional Japanese festival. There is also a retro arcade area.

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The bathing area is the selling point of this hotel. This part of the lodge is called the Mino’o Onsen Spa Garden, and with a total of 10 areas including a private onsen, you can spend a great amount of time in the bath without getting bored. There are both inside and outside areas, as well as jet baths and saunas. Remember to try outdoor baths that are located on the top floor with a view of the forest and the city.

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Mino’o Kanko Hotel offers a buffet for all three meals of the day. The menu changes depending on the time of year, but every season has over 100 different types of food for you to try. From meats to sushi to desserts, you will be certain to eat until you are full.

Information

  • Price: Starting from around 7,500 JPY/person per night
  • Address: 1-1 Onsencho, Minoo, Osaka 562-0006 (Google MAP)
  • Tattoo Friendly: No
  • Visit Official Site

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On-yado Nono Namba (天然温泉 花風の湯 御宿 野乃 なんば)

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On-yado Nono Namba is a 10-minute walk from Osaka Namba Station or a one-minute walk from Kintetsu-Nippombashi Station. The interior and exterior design could be described as Japanese-modern, with a clean wooden feel to the building and the reception area.

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The rooms at On-yado Nono Namba are all of similar taste, with multiple sizes to choose from. The TV has everything from free movies to the hours of operation for the lounge and dining area; you can even check how crowded the public baths and the laundry area are.

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Thanks to On-yado Nono Namba’s convenient location, you will be able to find all sorts of restaurants outside the hotel.

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There is a lounge located on the first floor that opens in the evening. It is free for guests to use at any time and it comes with a free drink machine that serves coffee and tea. If you get hungry at night, come here to get free noodles.

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The public bath is located on the 2nd floor. The different baths are kept at different temperatures, so you can find one that is to your liking. The area is open from 3:00 pm to 10:00 am the following day, so visitors can even take late-night baths. After you finish, you might want to take advantage of the free ice cream.

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In the morning, enjoy a breakfast buffet that you can watch the chefs prepare right in front of you. There are both traditional Japanese breakfast foods as well as fruits and meats.

Information

  • Price: Starting from around 7,700 JPY/person per night
  • Address: 1-4-18 Nipponbashi, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0073 (Google MAP)
  • Tattoo Friendly: No
  • Visit Official Site

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Fushioukaku (不死王閣)

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Fushioukaku is a quick bus ride from Hankyu Ikeda Station. Although there is a timetable for the shuttles, make sure that you make a reservation ahead of time, as Fushioukaku will not send a bus out if there are no reservations.

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Compared to some other hotels on our list, Fushioukaku is located in a more remote area surrounded by green.

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On the first floor along with the reception desk, there is an area to pick out a yukata. Unlike other ryokan where all the designs are the same, there is a lot of variety in the yukata patterns so you can have fun picking and choosing. There is also an area to buy souvenirs.

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Although not shown in this video, Fushioukaku has a beautiful and spacious public bathing area. The high quality of the onsen makes Fushioukaku a very well-known ryokan in Osaka.

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The rooms at Fushioukaku are traditional ryokan style. Along with the normal set of amenities, there is also a teapot to make fresh tea. This video shows the suite with a private onsen attached, one of the more luxurious rooms.

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A look at the private onsen and the view! Depending on the suite, the private onsen looks different, but all are located outside and have a great view of the surrounding area.

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The food at Fushioukaku is all Japanese-style food that you can choose to eat either in your room or in a specific dining area. There is also a breakfast buffet, which serves all kinds of foods, some that you might have never seen before.

Information

  • Price: Starting from around 17,000 JPY/person per night
  • Address: 128-1, Fushiocho, Ikeda, Osaka, 563-0011 (Google MAP)
  • Tattoo Friendly: No (private bath OK)
  • Visit Official Site

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Natural Spa NANIWANOYU (天然温泉なにわの湯)

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Natural Spa NANIWANOYU is a spa, which means there are a multitude of different onsen, but no option to spend the night. Pictured here are the Tsubo no Yu, or Pot Baths, which are meant for one person at a time.

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Although you cannot spend the night at Natural Spa NANIWANOYU, you will be able to find multiple options for food. The food featured in the video is Shabu-shabu, a hotpot dish with thinly sliced meat and vegetables. Other food options include soba, pork over rice, and ramen.

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Natural Spa NANIWANOYU offers all sorts of spa treatments including Korean massages, aromatherapy, and more.

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To enter Natural Spa NANIWANOYU, you will need to buy tickets from the ticket machine. The prices differ depending on the customer’s age. Remember to bring your own towels, or else you will have to rent them from the spa.

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The baths use two different types of hot spring water. They both affect your body and health positively, and some of the effects include helping with joint and muscle pain. Make sure you take the time to try out each bath because they all should feel different.

Information

  • Price: Adults – 850 JPY, Elementary school students – 400 JPY, Infants/toddlers – 150 JPY
  • Address: 1-7-31 Nagaranishi, Kita Ward, Osaka, 531-0061 (Google MAP)
  • Tattoo Friendly: No
  • Visit Official Site

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Solaniwa Onsen (空庭温泉)

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Solaniwa Onsen is a spa facility a quick three-minute walk from Bentencho station. Upon entering, you put your belongings in a locker, get a wristband, and change into your choice of yukata. When you pay for food or souvenirs at Solaniwa Onsen, everything is charged to your wristband, which you pay for when you check out.

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Solaniwa Onsen is filled with places to take photos including a shrine-like area and performers dressed in premodern Japanese clothes. You can also find game stalls that are meant to replicate Japanese festivals.

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In the outdoor area, you can explore a Japanese garden and have a quick bite at a cafe. There is also an “Ashiyu,” which is an onsen that is made specifically to dip your feet in.

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The bathing area at Solaniwa Onsen includes a total of nine baths and saunas. Some of these include “Neyu,” which are baths constructed so that you can lie down in them.

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Solanoniwa Onsen does not have an option for lodging, although there is a hotel affiliated with the resort. However, you will be able to find many restaurants on the premises serving many different types of food such as a noodle store and a Japanese-style pub.

Information

  • Price: Starting from 2,376 JPY for an adult ticket
  • Address: 1-2-3 Benten, Minato Ward, Osaka, 552-0007 (Google MAP)
  • Tattoo Friendly: No
  • Visit Official Site
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SpaWorld (スパワールド 世界の大温泉)

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SpaWorld leans more toward a theme park, but it includes many different types of onsen that you will definitely want to try out. Although not pictured in this video, there is a hotel attached.

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On the fourth floor, you can find a bath that is designed to look like ancient Europe. The countries featured include Greece, Italy, and Rome. Large statues accentuate the area so it feels that you have traveled to an alternate universe.

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The sixth floor features the “Asia Zone,” an area dedicated to different countries of Asia. There is a traditional-looking Japanese bath as well as baths based on countries like Singapore and Bali. The “Europe Zone” and “Asia Zone” are the male and female baths respectively, but this changes depending on the month.

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The Dr. Spa area shown in this video has been changed into a different spa area, which, like the rest of SpaWorld is based off multiple countries. You can try stone spas that are used in eight different countries, including places like Egypt and Russia. Other changes to SpaWorld include a pool area, which has water slides and fountains for the whole family to enjoy.

Information

  • Price: Starting from around 12,000 JPY/person per night
  • Address: 3-4-24 Ebisuhigashi, Naniwa Ward, Osaka, 556-0002 (Google MAP)
  • Tattoo Friendly: OK if covered up
  • Visit Official Site

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Fudouguchikan (不動口館)

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Fudouguchikan is located a 30-minute drive from Kansai International Airport, which is quite a way from the central area of Osaka. If you are traveling by train, you will need to go to Hineno Station and take a bus.

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Upon arriving, you can choose a yukata design that you like and put it on. The lobby has many places to sit and look outside at the forest.

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Because Fudouguchikan is located in the mountainous region of Osaka, you will be able to find many nature spots and more traditional sightseeing locations. If you are looking for a quiet getaway, you should consider staying at this ryokan.

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Although the public bathing area at Fudouguchikan does not have as much variety as some of the other onsen on our list, all the baths have a beautiful view of the outdoors. The water is taken from a hot spring in Inunakiyama, the nearby mountain that is used for Buddhist retreats. Also pictured here is a private onsen that you can find attached to some of the guest suites.

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Fudouguchikan serves “Kaiseki,” which is a type of traditional Japanese food split into courses. You can find fresh seafood and ingredients that change with the seasons.

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There are three types of rooms that you can choose from at Fudouguchikan, two with private onsen. They are all Japanese-style with tatami flooring and a calm, relaxed atmosphere.

Information

  • Price: Starting from around 16,000 JPY/person per night
  • Address: 7 Ogi, Izumisano, Osaka 598-0023 (Google MAP)
  • Tattoo Friendly: No (private onsen OK)
  • Visit Official Site

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OMO7 Osaka (OMO7大阪)

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OMO7 Osaka is a high-quality hotel run by Hoshino Resorts, known for luxury hotels all over Japan. This particular hotel is located in central Osaka, giving you access to the most popular tourist spots.

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With a spacious outdoor area as well as a large indoor lounge, OMO7 Osaka has lots of space for guests to relax and enjoy everything that the hotel has to offer. Grabbing a drink or a small snack at the cafe and hanging around the lounge area would be a great way to take a break

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The bathing area at OMO7 Osaka lets you experience Osaka’s bathing culture. This is the perfect place to relax after a day full of sightseeing.

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There are eight types of guest rooms, all with a very modern feel to them. The suites are designed for convenience and comfortability, with areas specifically designed for your luggage and large sofas.

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The cuisine at OMO7 Osaka is split into two dinner courses that you get to choose from. One features sushi, and the other includes “Kushi-katsu,” famous in Osaka, which is all different types of food put on skewers and deep-fried.

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Every night, OMO7 Osaka turns its outdoor area into a festival-like event, where you can try Japanese street food and relax while having a drink or two.

Information

  • Price: Starting from around 12,000 JPY/person per night
  • Address: 3-16-30 Ebisunishi, Naniwa Ward, Osaka, 556-0003 (Google MAP)
  • Tattoo Friendly: No (OK if coverups are provided)
  • Visit Official Site

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Sansuikan (摂津峡 花の里温泉 山水館)

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The bathing area at Sansuikan pulls hot spring water from two different sources. This footage is of a private onsen, but we also recommend trying out the public bathing area to get the most out of your onsen experience.

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Sansuikan is located far north of Osaka in a city called Takatsuki. FromTakatsuki Station you will need to take a shuttle bus, so Sansuikan is tucked away in the mountains. This makes the views from the guest suites very beautiful year-round with vibrant nature.

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A plus to having a private onsen attached to the guest suites is that you can use the bath at any time of the day with full privacy. We recommend making use of it at night so that you can get a glimpse of the starry night sky, which is a rather rare sight in the inner-city areas.

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This footage is of one of the special suites available at Sansuikan. You can see that it is very spacious and clean while retaining a sense of old Japanese tradition.

Information

  • Price: Starting from around 15,000 JPY/person per night
  • Address: 3-2-2 Hara, Takatsuki, Osaka 569-1051 (Google MAP)
  • Tattoo Friendly: ?
  • Visit Official Site

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Nanten-en (天見温泉 南天苑)

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Nanten-en is a ryokan located in the southern area of Osaka, close to the border of Wakayama Prefecture. It is a quick two-minute walk from Amami Station. Although not too far out from the city, you will get to venture into the more mountainous and forested area of Osaka.

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Both the interior and exterior of Nanten-en are your classic ryokan, with traditional design and Japanese-style rooms. There are many different types of rooms to choose from, with the larger, more expensive ones facing the Japanese garden.

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If you are a lover of nature or history, you will have lots of fun exploring the area surrounding Nanten-en. There are multiple World Heritage Sites, as well as many temples and nature spots all within an hour of the ryokan.

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The largest and most expensive suite at Nanten-en is separate from the rest of the lodge and comes with a private onsen. This room is recommended for those who are traveling in numbers or want to bathe in private. The public bath is also open for long hours, so you can use it at any time of the day (except for the cleaning time between 9 and 11:30 am). Those with tattoos will not have to worry, as Nanten-ten is a tattoo-friendly ryokan, which can sometimes be hard to find.

Information

  • Price: Starting from around 20,000 JPY/person per night
  • Address: 158 Amami, Kawachinagano, Osaka 586-0062 (Google MAP)
  • Tattoo Friendly: Yes
  • Visit Official Site

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Hanaougi (飛騨亭花扇)

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Hanaougi is a ryokan located in one of the neighboring prefectures to Osaka, Gifu Prefecture. Keep in mind it will take you quite a few hours to get to the Hida area, which is located in the northern part of Gifu, but is a good getaway for those who are not looking to stray too far from Osaka. In the video, you can see the first-floor “Ashiyu,” or foot bath, area that looks out onto a Japanese garden.

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The guest suites at Hanaougi are all Japanese-style with tatami flooring and low-to-the-ground tables. Except for the smallest rooms, however, they all have raised beds. Two types also have a private onsen, which you can see featured in the video.

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The onsen at Hanaougi is one of the few ryokan that owns the spring that they draw water from. The bathing area is spacious with both indoor and outdoor options. There is also a rentable bath that will cost you 3,000 JPY for a 50-minute slot but is a good choice for those who want to bathe in private alone or with family or friends.

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The meat that you see featured in the video is part of Hanaougi’s dinner course, which uses local beef of the highest quality prepared in all different ways. You might also be interested in trying out some of the local sake.

Information

  • Price: Starting from around 20,000 JPY/person per night
  • Address: 411-1 Honobumachi, Takayama, Gifu 506-0003 (Google MAP)
  • Tattoo Friendly: No (private onsen OK)
  • Visit Official Site

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Yukimurasaki(雪紫)

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Also located in Gifu Prefecture, Yukimurasaki is quite out of the way, an hour bus ride from Takayama Station. You will be able to spend a relaxing time tucked away in the mountains and forests of Gifu.

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All the rooms at this ryokan have heated tatami flooring. Depending on the suite that you choose to stay in, you will have an outdoor bath, an indoor bath, or both. At traditional ryokan, the staff deliver food to your room and visit to set up your futon, but Yukimura values privacy, so you will not see the staff in your room unless you specifically ask for it.

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At Yukimurasaki, all meals are served in a dining area with private booths. The course meal consists of various types of seafood, vegetables, Hida beef, and dessert. Breakfast is a traditional Japanese meal of fish, miso soup, and tofu, among other things.

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As shown in the video, there are two private onsen for you to enjoy. Both are free for guests at Yukimurasaki, but you need to reserve them ahead of time. They both are located on the rooftop, giving you a great view of the mountains. Although not shown, each private bath will have a different view. Note that Yukimurasaki does not have a public bathing area.

Information

  • Price: Starting from around 20,000 JPY/person per night
  • Address: 405 Okuhida Onsengo Kansaka, Takayama, Gifu 506-1421 (Google MAP)
  • Tattoo Friendly: No (private bath OK)
  • Visit Official Site

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Conclusion

What did you think?

We hope that the videos and the additional information were helpful in determining what kind of hotel or ryokan you want to stay at.

Depending on whether you want to stay in the inner-city areas of Osaka or the countryside, the type of lodge that you will be looking at will vary. Either way, there is lots of sightseeing and various activities to be done in Osaka.

Good luck on your onsen trip!

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