Higashinari Ward - 東成区

Hakutsuru Onsen

Japanese Name: 白鶴温泉Prefecture: OsakaCity: Osaka - HigashinariAddress: 大阪府大阪市東成区東小橋3丁目14−32Access: Tsuruhashi Station / 鶴橋駅Type: SentoWebpage: http://www.ofuro.jp/index.htmlPrice: Osaka Prefecture Public Bathhouse Association price or cheaper (sauna, if available, may be extra)Holiday: FridayHours: 15:00-24:00
ReviewA lovely neighborhood sento with a strong local and family feel. When I walked into the changing room I saw a group of 5 boys playing a Pokémon trading card game on the couch and I knew this was a wonderful place. They went in to the baths when I did and I enjoyed hearing them laugh and play as I took my bath. The design is quite typical of many Osaka sento with the baths in the center places to wash along the sides, and the sauna and jet baths along the back wall. There was also a lovely mosaic on the back wall. The sento prides itself on its "herb mist sauna" which is like a normal mist sauna but they add fragrance to the water. The fragrance changes, but I am not sure on what schedule. Their homepage seems to have a lot Osaka city and Onsen related information, including some fun stories from the onsen. One story tells of a Chinese-American high school student who begged to wear her bathing suit in the onsen and the staff trying to explain to her that she couldn’t.

Nobeha no Yu - Tsuruhashi

Japanese Name: 延羽の湯 鶴橋店Prefecture: OsakaCity: Osaka - HigashinariAddress: 大阪市東成区玉津3-13-41Access: Tsuruhashi Station / 鶴橋駅Type: Supersento w/ natural hot springWebpage: http://www.nobuta123.co.jp/nobehatsuruhashi/Price: ¥870Holiday: NoneHours: 9:00-25:00
ReviewOne of the two Supersento own and operated by the huge Nobuta 123 pachinko chain. Lots of money was spent in building this quite fancy looking building. Sadly it's much too crowded to really enjoy the baths, at least the time I went. It's not surprising since there really is not much else in the area besides normal sento. The large outdoor bath had some beautiful real plants around it and a few huge boulders. The water was fine, although the signboard said the spring was in Yao city. I'm pretty sure they are trucking it in. Seems like a good supersento to try out if your a foreign tourist here in Osaka thanks to its location.
Hot Spring DataWell Name: Himorogi no Yu - 神籬の湯Type: Chloride spring - 塩化物泉pH: ?Type: weak alkaline - 弱アリカリ性Well Temperature: 42.8Type: extra hot spring - 高温泉Osmotic Pressure: Low - 低張性