Osaka is a lively and energetic place, so knowing you have a comforting hot spring hotel to return to at the end of a long day of exploring can make all the difference!

Let’s take a look at 8 great hot spring hotels and onsen around Osaka.

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What is an onsen?

Before we look at the options for getting your bath on in Osaka, there are a few words you need to know first.

If you’re worried about privacy, as well as the kashikiri option, a lot of ryokan and onsen hotels also offer rooms with their own private baths, too.

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8 Recommended Hot Spring Hotels and Onsen in Osaka

Astil Hotel Shin-Osaka

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First up is the cozy Astil Hotel Shin-Osaka. This is a simple and affordable option that allows you to focus on the comforting baths and relaxing after a long day of traveling.

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Although not from a hot spring source, the hotel features a sauna, men’s jacuzzi, shared bath, and open-air bath. The open-air baths are big tubs that give you a relaxing view onto the night sky without the worry of anyone seeing down in the city!

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Breakfast is available for an additional 500 yen, and features an all-you-can-eat Japanese-style breakfast known as “tamago kake gohan” which means egg on rice, and allows you to choose your favorite toppings.

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Astil Hotel Shin-Osaka
Yodogawa-ku Nishimikuni 3-3-7, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture
Mikuni

Kokon Tengachaya

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Moving on to something perfect for shy bathers, Kokon Tengachaya is a beautiful holiday home that opened its doors in August 2022.

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Tengachaya is a fun area of Osaka with interesting nuggets of culture here and there. The “Chaya” part means teahouse, and that is exactly the concept of the spacious house that can accommodate up to 10 people. Its fusion of modern and traditional aesthetic features a lot of wooden décor and warm tones, warming you up before you even hit the bath.

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Of course, you’ll have the entire house to yourself, giving you private access to the semi-open-air bathtub.

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The house is decked out with a fully-equipped kitchen (including coffee machine), and even a projector and Nintendo Switch for some fun family indoor time. The surrounding Tengachaya area is interesting to explore in itself, but it is also well connected to many of Osaka’s sightseeing spots, and has easy access to the airport without making any transfers.

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Kokon Tengachaya with a half open-air bath and a Japanese garden and direct to KIX
Hanazono Minami 2-2-34 , Osaka, Osaka Prefecture
Tengachaya

Ryokan Fushioukaku

Ryokan Fushioukaku has everything you could want for a relaxing stay. It’s not just limited to its various bathing facilities, but has a whole other set of wellness options to boot.

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In terms of baths, there are indoor and outdoor onsen baths, as well as novelty reclining baths where you are encouraged to lay back and let the relaxing waters wash over you. The outdoor baths are particularly at…

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