Hiroshima City - 広島市

Ho no Yu Rakurakuen

Japanese Name: ほの湯楽々園City: HiroshimaAddress: 広島県広島市佐伯区楽々園5丁目7-1 ‎Type: Supersento w/ natural hot springWebpage: https://www.honoyu.jp/rakurakuen/index.htmlPrice: ¥850Holiday: NoneHours: 9:00-24:00 (Weekends, Holidays 8:00-24:00)
ReviewGreat supersento halfway between downtown Hiroshima and Miyajima. The bathing area is all on the second floor and features a very large well designed outdoor area with a lot of plants. The spring was also very high quality. Highly recommended.
Hot Spring DataWell Name: Shioya Natural Hot Spring - 塩屋天然温泉Type: Radioactive spring - 放射能泉Type: neutral - 中性Well Temperature: 81.5Type: warm spring - 低温泉Osmotic Pressure: low - 低張性

Ho no Yu Ujina

Japanese Name: ほの湯 宇品Prefecture: HiroshimaCity: HiroshimaAddress: 〒734-0003 広島県広島市南区宇品東3丁目4−34Access: 15 min from Hiroden Ujinanichome Station / 広電 宇品二丁目駅Category: Supersento w/ natural hot springWebpage: https://www.honoyu.jp/ujina/index.htmlPrice: ¥800Holiday: NoneHours: 10:00-25:00
Review:Ho no Yu is a two outlet chain of supersento in Hiroshima city. I went to their other supersento years ago and went out of my way to try out their other outlet on my August 2020 trip to the city. Access is a bit tough with a 15min walk from the Hiroden Ujinanichome Station, however there are also busses to get you closer. This is a typical supersento complex that offers a 2-tiered entrance plan. The cheaper one gets you the normal baths only. For the sauna, cold-water and outdoor area, which includes the natural hot spring bath, the normal price must be paid. The spring water is only used in the main outdoor bath with a smaller hotter section pouring out into a larger normal temperature bath. The spring is colored and noticeable on the skin. It is a shame they only have it in this one bath. The two tub baths are filled with some sort of extra-hydrogenated water that I did not notice an effect. As they seem pretty popular, do not worry about not getting a turn in them. Overall an enjoyable sento, however I seem to remember the other outlet being a bit more fancy. Visit Date: August 2020 *Hot Spring Data*Spring Type: Chloride spring - 塩化物泉Well Temperature: 23.8°CTemperature Type: Cold spring - 冷鉱泉pH: Hyogo Prefecture Public Bathhouse Association price or cheaper (sauna, if available, may be extra)pH Type: Neutral - 中性Osmotic Pressure: High - 高張性Well Name: Ujina Natural Hot Spring "Ho no Yu" - 宇品天然温泉「ほの湯」

Ondo Onsen

Japanese Name: 音戸温泉Prefecture: HiroshimaCity: HiroshimaAddress: 〒730-0026 広島県広島市中区田中町6−3Access: About 10 min from Hiroden Kanayamacho, Ebisucho, Fukuromachi, or Chudenmae Stations / 広電 銀山町駅、胡町駅、袋町駅、中電前駅Category: Sento w/ natural hot springWebpage: http://www.ondo-onsen.co.jp/index.htmlPrice: Hiroshima Prefecture Public Bathhouse Association price or cheaper (sauna, if available, may be extra)Holiday: Often on Sundays but it variesHours: 13:00-25:00
Review:Strange, mysterious natural hot spring sento on the periphery of Hiroshima’s busy nightlife district. The sento is on the second floor of what appears to be an apartment building that also hosts a few bars. Inside it is quite small. A dry sauna is perched on a second floor overlooking the main baths. The two baths along the inner wall are filled with a very noticeable and somewhat salty heated spring water. The cold-water and medicated baths are both filled with normal municipal water, but they are also quite enjoyable. There is a sign asking patrons to not squeeze the bag of herbs that floats in the medicated bath, and there is no reason too! That is one of the strongest ginger smelling baths I have experienced. The color is also quite opaque. Not sure when the official holidays are here. They seem to change at the whim of the owners according to the state of the baths, however Sundays seem to be generally off. Visit Date: August 2020 *Hot Spring Data*Spring Type: Chloride spring - 塩化物泉Well Temperature: 21.7°CTemperature Type: Cold spring - 冷鉱泉pH: 7.4pH Type: Neutral - 中性Osmotic Pressure: High - 高張性Well Name: Ondo Onsen - 音戸温泉

Sauna New Japan EX

Japanese Name: サウナニュージャパンEXCity: HiroshimaAddress: 広島市中区薬研堀8-8Type: capsule hotel / saunaWebpage: http://www.sauna-nj.co.jp/index.htmlPrice: from ¥1290Holiday: NoneHours: 24hr
ReviewLocated in the middle of Hiroshima’s nightlife district is this basic capsule hotel. The bathing area was smallish but had a decent selection of baths and a really good sauna. Recommended if you’re looking for a place to spend the night, but for a bath only it might be a little steep considering there is a sento down the street.
August 2020 Update: I just ran by on a visit to Ondo Onsen to get a photo of the entrance here for this review. It looks like the place has been renovated, but since I did not go inside I am not sure.