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10 Recommended Hot Springs That Allow Tattoos Near Tokyo

Followings are 10 recommended Tattoo friendly hot springs and public baths in Kanto Region which is including Tokyo, Chiba, Saitama, Gunma and Tochigi.

In some countries, Tattoos are counted as fine art or a fashion, and many people including celebrities such as popular singers and sport players have ones. However, tattoo is considered as a symbol of anti-social forces in Japan because people involved in the anti-social forces tend to have tattoos since long time ago. Most of public bath and swimming pool facilities do not allow people with tattoos to shut out anti-social forces to avoid troubles. Followings are recommended public baths and hot springs where accept people with tattoos.

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#1. Nippori Saitoyu – Tokyo

Nippori Saitoyu - Tokyo
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“Nippori Saitoyu” is a public bath is located in the city of Nippori. It has launderettes which you can be hardly seen at other public bath facilities. It was renewal opened in 2015, so it is pretty much clean, but still remaining Japanese traditional style of public bath.
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Nippori Saitoyu

Address: 6-59-2 Higashi-Nippori, Arakawa Ward, Tokyo

Access: 3 minute walk from Nippori Station

Bathing Fee:
460 yen  (Over 12-year old)
180 yen (elementary school children)
80 yen (preschool children)

Hours: 2:00 PM – 11:30 PM
*Closed on Fridays

Phone: 03-3801-4022

Tattoo Allowed: ◯

Website: Nippori Saito-Yu (Japanese)


#2. Tsuru no Yu – Tokyo

“Tsuru no Yu” has natural hot spring and looks like traditional public bath, “sento (銭湯)”. It has been running from Edo era, so you may be able to feel traditional atmosphere there.
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Tsuru no Yu

Address: 2-11-16 Funabori, Edogawa Ward, Tokyo

Access: 5-minute walk from Funabori Station

Hours: 3:30 PM – 12:00 AM
*Closed on Wednesdays

Bathing Fee:
460 yen (over 12-year old)
180 yen (elementary school children)
80 yen (preschool children)
*300 yen of additional charge for sauna

Phone: 03-3689-0676

Tattoo Allowed: ◯

Website: Tsuru no Yu (Japanese)


#3. Soshigaya Onsen 21 – Tokyo

“Soshigaya Onsen 21″ has various kinds of hot springs. There is black hot spring, silky bath, sauna and pool. You can buy condensed hot spring water to go, so you can enjoy hot spring at your home, too.
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Soshigaya Onsen 21

Address: 3-36-21 Soshigaya, Setagaya Ward, Tokyo

Access: 5 minute walk from Soshigaya-Okura Station

Hours: 2:00 PM – 2:00 AM

Bathing Fee:
460 yen (over 12-year old)
180 yen (elementary school children)
80 yen (preschool children)

Phone: 03-3483-2611

Tattoo Allowed: ◯

Website: Soshigaya Onsen 21 (Japanese)


#4. Mikokuyu – Tokyo

“Mikokuyu” is the historical public bath established in 1947. It is recently renovated and made a reserved bath for family. For location, it is not so far from Tokyo Sky Tree and Asakusa area, so you can enjoy it after sightseeing.
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Address: 3-30-10 Ishihara, Sumida Ward, Tokyo

Access: 12 minute walk from Honjo-Azumabashi Station

Hours: 3:30 PM – 2:00 AM

Bathing Fee:
460 yen (over 12-year old)
180 yen (elementary school children)
80 yen (preschool children)

Phone: 03-3623-1695

Tattoo Allowed: ◯

Website: Mikoku-yu (Japanese)


#5. Yamato no Yu – Chiba

Yamato no Yu - Chiba
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Building and bath tubs of “Yamato no Yu” is mainly made of woods and provides relaxing space. Surprisingly, facilities of fitness center and aroma therapy are available. You can enjoy not only hot spring, but also facilities for exercising and relaxing.
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Yamato no Yu

Address: 1630 Otake, Narita City, Chiba

Access: 20-minute walk from Shimousa-Manzaki Station

Hours: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Bathing Fee:
800 yen (week days)
1,000 yen (weekends)
*Preschool children under 6 year-old are not allowed

Phone: 0476-28-8111

Tattoo Allowed: ◯

Website: Yamato no Yu


#6. Ikaho Ishidan no Yu – Gunma

Ikaho Ishidan no Yu - Gunma
Photo Credit:Norimasa Hayashida

Ikaho is the historical sightseeing spot and “Ikaho Ishidan no Yu” has been opened since 1578, at the end of the Sengoku-period (civil war era). It is recommended to walk around the town before after taking a bath.
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Ikaho Ishidan no Yu

Address: 36 Ikaho, Ikaho, Shibukawa City, Gunma

Access: 25-minute bus ride from Shibukawa Station and 10-minute walk from its last bus stop

Hours: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
*Closed on the 2nd and the 4th Tuesdays

Bathing Fee:
400 yen (over 12-year old)
200 yen (elementary school children)
free (preschool children)

Phone: 0279-72-4526

Tattoo Allowed: ◯

Website: Ikaho Ishidan no Yu (Japanese)


#7. Hoshi Onsen Chojukan – Gunma

Hoshi Onsen Chojukan - Gunma
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140-year old “Hoshi Onsen Chojukan” was designated as a registered tangible cultural property of Japan and known as the great place to enjoy beautiful scenery of each season. If you have enough time and money, it is recommended to stay retro room to feel history of Japanese culture.
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Hoshi Onsen Chojukan

Address: 650 Nagai, Minakami, Tone-gun, Gunma

Access: 50-minute bus ride from JR Jomo-Kogen Station

Hours: 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM
*Closed on Wednesdays

Bathing Fee:
460 yen (over 12-year old)
180 yen (elementary school children)
80 yen (preschool children)

Phone: 0278-66-0005

Tattoo Allowed: ◯

Website: Hoshi Onsen Choju-kan (Japanese)


#8. Kinugawa Koen Iwaburo – Tochigi

Kinugawa Koen Iwaburo - Tochigi
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Kinugawa is one of the most famous hot spring areas in Japan and you can enjoy various hot springs in this park. “Kinugawa Koen Iwaburo” uses 100 percent fresh natural hot spring that is efficacious to various symptoms with inexpensive bathing fee.
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Kinugawa Koen Iwaburo

Address: 19 Fujiwara, Nikko, Tochigi

Access: 5-minute walk from Kinugawa-Koen Station

Hours: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
*Closed on Tuesdays

Bathing Fee:
500 yen (over 12-year old)
250 yen (elementary school children)

Phone: 0288-76-2683

Tattoo Allowed: ◯

Website: Kinugawa Koen Iwa-buro (Japanese)


#9. Kagoiwa Onsen Ryokan – Tochigi

Kagoiwa Onsen Ryokan - Tochigi
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“Kagoiwa Onsen” is surrounded by rich nature including Nikko Mountains and Kinugawa River in front of the hotel. Open-air bath is the most noteworthy because you can relax with the natural hot spring and the magnificent nature.
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Kagoiwa Onsen Ryokan

Address: 51 Takatoku, Nikko City, Tochigi

Access: 5-minute drive from Shin-Takatoku Station
*Pick-up service is available from the station

Hours: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Bathing Fee:
500 yen (over 12-year old)
300 yen (elementary school children)
80 yen (preschool children)

Phone: 0288-76-2020

Tattoo Allowed: ◯

Website: Kago-iwa Onsen Ryokan (Japanese)


#10. Ofuro Café Utatane – Saitama

ofuro cafe utatane
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This is a cafe style public bath and you can enjoy Onsen, cafe restaurant and book library. Actually, the “Ofuro Café” is experimentally allow people with small-size tattoos which can be covered by stickers. You can stay the public bath over-night just like Internet café.
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Ofuro Café Utatane

Address: 4-179-3 Taisei, Kita-ku, Saitama City, Saitama

Access: 20 minute free shuttle bus ride from Omiya Station

Hours: 10:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Bathing Fee:
1,260 yen (over 12-year old)
630 yen (elementary school / preschool children)
free (under 3-year old)

Phone: 048-856-9899

Tattoo Allowed: Small-size tattoos allowed

Website: Ofuro Café Utatane (Japanese)

Most of above public baths have open-air bath and air bubble bath and set shampoo and body soap, too. They sell towel and other necessary items with additional charge. Let’s drop by public bath to heal the tiredness of travel!


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