Takarazuka City - 宝塚市

Takara no Yu

Japanese Name: 宝乃湯Prefecture: HyogoCity: TakarazukaAddress: 兵庫県宝塚市中筋3‐3-1Type: Supersento w/ natural hot springWebpage: http://www.meitou-takaranoyu.com/Price: ¥800Holiday: NoneHours: 9:00-25:00
ReviewTakara no Yu is the only bathing complex of it's size in it's area. It's a popular spot, not only for it's fabulous hot spring, but for the well designed baths that contain that water. Outside the dominating feature is a large rock lined bath that abuts the dividing wall between the men's and women's sides. The lower half of this long bath is shallow normal water. The upper half is filled with the hot spring water at two different temperatures. The water is rich with minerals and has covered the stones with a thick brownish residue. Be careful with any white towels that come in contact with this water as it will stain them. Due to the popularity of the hot spring water here the baths have been remodeled three times since I first came to this super sento. The first remodel expanded the hot spring further into the main bath mentioned above and the second remodel added a new hot spring bath in the far corner of the outdoor area.Be forewarned that this is mostly an outside affair with only one large bath inside. If you are going on a rainy day get ready for being outside in that rain. I find it relaxing being in the bath with the rain falling around me, but I can understand if people might not like it.There is also a fun looking little outdoor yatai style bar restaurant in the parking lot area here. I've yet to eat there but it looks like great fun on a warm evening.
Hot Spring DataWell Name: Takara no Yu - 宝乃湯Type: Chloride spring - 塩化物泉pH: 6.6Type: Neutral - 中性Well Temperature: 37.1Type: Hot spring - 温泉Osmotic Pressure: High - 高張性

Nature Spa Takarazuka

Japanese Name: ナチュールスパ宝塚Prefecture: HyogoCity: TakarazukaAddress: 兵庫県宝塚市湯本町9Closest Station: Takarazuka Station / 宝塚駅Category: Supersento w/ natural hot springWebpage: http://www.naturespa-takarazuka.jp/Price: ¥820 Men / ¥1020 WomenHoliday: 1st ThursdayHours: 9:30-23:30 (weekends & holidays 9:30-21:00)Review:This is an overpriced spring in a lovely location. Joint operation with a sports gym and pool. While the spring was decent there was no selection of baths and the changing room was way too crowded. No windows with any sort of view from the men's bath. Not worth the cost at all. According to the website the women's side is much better. Still probably not worth the cost.Visit Date: October 2018