“Tokyo Odaiba Oedo Onsen Monogatari” was opened in Odaiba in the Tokyo Waterfront area in 2003, when it was 400 years since the start of the Edo bakufu (Japanese feudal government headed by a shogun). This is a hot spring theme park where you can enjoy foot baths, bedrock baths, and various foods in an extraordinary space that recreates the streets of Edo.
When you enter the “Oedo Onsen Monogatari” entrance, the area changes from “Odaiba” to “Town of Edo” in an instant. First, leave your footwear in the bottom box.
When you enter the counter, you will pay an admission fee and receive a “passing bill”, which is an “item necessary for an Edo townsman”. There is a locker key in the “passing bill”, and the four-digit number printed on the bill is the locker number. All payments in the hall will be recorded with this “passing bill” and will be cleared at the counter when you return.
Once you have completed the reception at the counter, you can pick and receive your favorite patterns from a wide variety of yukatas and obis with motifs such as sumo wrestling and ukiyo-e. The yukata for women has a inner string so as to prevent exposure of the front part of the body.
Once you have your yukata and obi, you can change your clothes in the “changing room” once you are separated by gender. After changing clothes, go through the changing room and go out to the streets of Edo.
When you have finished changing clothes, let’s go out to the streets of Edo. All Hirokoji shops can be paid with a “passing bill,” so it’s good that you don’t have to carry extra baggage.
In addition to restaurants, there are also shops at fairs, where you can play with shuriken and blow arrows that you don’t usually have. “Shurikendojo” can give prizes according to the results, or you can get an oval when you get a bingo with a bow and arrow.
A 50m long footbath in a 2300 square meter Japanese garden is based on the theme “the Fifty-three Stages on the Tokaido”. You can go out in yukata, cross Nihonbashi, take a break at Odawara, go through the Hakone grove, go to Oi River, Lake Biwa, and finally go to Kyoto in the order of carbonated springs. A healthy bath where you can enjoy the scenery while stepping on a cobblestone that stimulates your feet.
The source “Oedo Onsen” is a real hot spring that was excavated from 1400 meters underground in Odaiba, and the spring quality is a weakly alkaline “sodium-chloride strong salt hot spring”. The hot water is yellowish brown and you will feel it when you lick it. The touch is smooth.
“Hyakunin-Buro” (indoor bath) is very wide, and there are a silky bath that looks like pure white water with micro bubbles, a jacuzzi bath, and a sleeping bath in addition to a normal large bathtub. There is also a warm water for women only, so you can relax slowly with a half bath.
If you are tired after visiting the hot springs or playing, take a break at “Nakamuraza”. You can relax in the hall of about 360 square meters.
Oedo Onsen Monogatari also has accommodation facilities. “Oedo Yado Iseya” on the second floor of the facility is a spacious and stylish room. Those who do not have a guest key can not enter the floor of the inn, so it is also attractive to stay quietly.
The nearest station of Oedo Onsen Monogatari in Tokyo Odaiba is conveniently located from the station, about a 2-minute walk from Yurikamome Telecom Center Station. As you can see right from the south exit of Telecom Center Station, you will arrive without hesitation.
Free shuttle buses are also available from various locations other than Odaiba. There is a round-trip shuttle bus from Tokyo Teleport Station on the Rinkai Line and Shinagawa Station on Japan Railway.
Japan’s largest hot spring theme park
“Ooedo Onsen Monogatari” (Onsen Theme Parks) that can fully enjoy natural hot springs continues to be loved by a wide range of age groups as a tourist attraction of Odaiba. It is extremely popular as Japan’s largest hot spring theme park which can enjoy the atmosphere of the downtown of Edo. Since it is open from 11:00 am to 9:00 the next morning, you can enter the hot spring even at midnight. After eating, drinking and playing, you can enjoy ways to be healed at hot springs.
Besides the natural hot spring springing from 1400 meters below the ground, there is a rest space, a space to play and a gourmet zone, which is a hot spring theme park that you can not get tired of all day long. Once you duck under a shop curtain, you can experience lively days of Edo where you can enjoy sweets and yo-yos fishing, throwing shuriken. You can enjoy it alone, but it is the perfect place to go out when you want to play with friends and lovers. As kinds of hot springs, there are various types of baths such as public baths, outdoor baths, saunas, foot baths, etc. and they can not be bored. Mist sauna that glad for women and can expect beautiful skin effect is also installed.
In addition, there are 19 original Yukata available, so you can wear your favorite pattern and you will soak in the mood of the Edo period. All facilities such as “eight-hundred-and-eight towns” (The number eight-hundred-and-eight is traditionally associated with innumerable) that can enjoy the taste of Edomae (Tokyo style) and Hirokoji street that imagined the downtown of Edo are substantial. Many people from families, couples, friends and other age groups, as well as many foreign tourists visit.
Reproduced “town of Edo”
“The Ooedo Onsen Monogatari” of Tokyo Odaiba, that started as a first Japanese Onsen (hot spring) theme park on March 1, 2003 (the 400th anniversary of the Edo shogunate), is a new famous place of Odaiba that reproduced “a town of Edo” in the downtown area.
Eccentric place for dating
In addition, it is the hot spring facilities which you can go willingly, and is popular among all the children, adults, and elderly people, and gather attention as an eccentric place for dating.
Visitor change into yukata
The theme is based on traveling back in time to the Edo era, and it is a point of popularity that the visitor change into yukata which this park rent after entering a building, and you can do the play that is popular in the Edo era in the hall.
Mom-and-pop candy stores
There are a lot of shops which you can pay all with a tsuko-tegata (a certificate for people in the Edo period) in Hirokoji (a main street). There is a mom-and-pop candy stores where you can buy Japanese nostalgic cheap candy.
And there are some souvenir shop, so you can fully enjoy an atmosphere of Edo before entering the hot spring or the occasion of the meal.
You can buy chopsticks and T-shirt of the Edo design, and “The Hello Kitty version of Ooedo Onsen Monogatari” in souvenir shop, which are popular among the junior and senior high school students.
Information(Access, Price/Charge, Tel, Address, Official site, etc.)
|Name:||Ooedo Onsen Monogatari (Onsen Theme Parks)|
|Adresse:||2-6-3 Aomi, Koto-ku Tokyo 135-0064 Japan|
|Access:||Yurikamome line "Telecom Center-eki Station” (2 minutes walk)|
|Price/Charge:||2,720 yen (Adult : Sat. & Sun. ¥2,936・Special Day ¥3,044)|
1,058 yen (Age 4 - 12)
Free (Under 4 years old)
Please refer the official web page.