Miyakojima Ward - 都島区

Momo no Yu

Japanese Name: 桃の湯Prefecture: OsakaCity: Miyakojima WardAddress: 534-0013 大阪府大阪市都島区内代町4丁目114Access: 10 minutes from Osaka Metro Noe-Uchindai Station / 大阪地下鉄 野江内代駅Category: SentoPrice: Osaka Prefecture Public Bathhouse Association price or cheaper (sauna, if available, may be extra)Holiday: WednesdayHours: 14:00-23:30
Review: I often say, you never know what you will find in a sento. At times they can be boringly normal, but this place held surprise after surprise. Large, open front and changing room is complemented by a somewhat proportionally smaller bathing area. One of the strangest but quirky bath layouts. There is a cool tap water temperature kakari basin next to the chilled cold-water bath. A sign asks customers not to splash the cold water out of the bath as it will raise the temperature, so use the basin next to it instead for splashing water on your head. The normal baths were hotter than usual, at least on the evening of my visit. There is a great selection including a decently powerful waterfall. This one has the water streaming jet from the above mixing in with the other baths so try not to get your head in the water. Tile work here is outstanding such diversity in styles. There are some chipped and loose tiles here there, but nothing too bad. The best part of this bath was the amazing steam sauna as mentioned above. Best steam sauna in Osaka perhaps? No water faucet or basin here but a shower to spray off the seating, I guess. Then there is tiered seating—a rarity in a steam bath. Want it hotter sit up in the higher seat. Cooler? Sit on the lower ones. Also, this is one where there are windows looking into both sides: the changing room and the baths. Typically, this layout is only used for a dry sauna so I very much enjoyed the chance to watch the people going about their routines and just taking in the atmosphere of the changing room while soaking in the steam. Lastly the great protecting the hot water from the sauna room was made of late 70’s early 80's era orange plastic. Viewed at a different angle, it looked like it was made in a 3D printer last week. Quite cool. This was a radon sauna and I think I felt something coming from the vent so be aware if you avoid them. The radon bath in the rear of the bathing area no longer had a door, nor did I feel anything coming from the spout so I would not be worried about trying that one out... if you are worried about such things. The locals also seem to be quite leisurely coming and going I did the same thing and happy about that. This is a highly recommended sento. Saw a dude with some death metal looking tattoos so it should be fine for you, but, as always, YMMV. Lastly, I had a great experience here. Great sento experience just now. Papa had his 2 or 3-year-old daughter propped up and asleep along the wall. She looked completely zonked out. I remember my daughter doing the same thing more than a few times. The heat and humidity must bring on a great sleep for them at this age. I was washing off near the door to the changing room when the Papa picked up his daughter to head to the changing room. As it wasn't too far from where I was sitting I, got up and opened the door for him despite still being covered in soap bubbles. With surprise, he gave me a thank you nod. Let’s normalize dads helping dads. Visit Date: June 2021

Nikko Onsen

Japanese Name: 日光温泉Prefecture: OsakaCity: Osaka - MiyakojimaAddress: 大阪市都島区都島本通3-9-18Access: Miyakojima Station / 都島駅Type: SentoWebpage: http://nikkouonsen.a.la9.jp/index.htmlPrice: Osaka Prefecture Public Bathhouse Association price or cheaper (sauna, if available, may be extra)Holiday: 2nd, 4th and 5th FridaysHours: 14:00-24:30
ReviewNikko Onsen is a simple yet very clean and very open feeling sento. From the spacious waiting room to the tall roof in the baths this sento feels big, despite it’s real size. The features, the baths, the chaining room are all very clean and well maintained. Water constantly flows from the spigots recycling the baths. There’s a good selection of temperatures and bath sizes. The jet bath is one of the best I’ve been in. The water in the tub with the jet baths has a strong chlorine smell that was distracting. Besides that one small complaint, this was a great sento. It’s also close to the station making it a good one to try out.

Yu~deruland Miyako

Japanese Name: ゆ〜でるランド都Prefecture: OsakaCity: Osaka-MiyakojimaAddress: 大阪府大阪市都島区都島中通 3-3-25Access: Kyobashi Station / 京橋駅Type: SentoWebpage: http://esento.web.fc2.com/miyako/home.htmPrice: Osaka Prefecture Public Bathhouse Association price or cheaper (sauna, if available, may be extra)Holiday: Second and Fourth WednesdaysHours: 14:30-25:00
ReviewI found this sento by mistake as it was not listed on Google Maps. Large lobby with a smallish changing room that seemed to not have enough lockers during the busy evening rush I experienced. Baths were extra hot and it felt like I burnt my hand with the water coming from the hot tap while shaving. Locals seemed to be very local, if that makes any sense, but the front staff was very nice. Yu~deruland Miyako is in a good location down one of the shotengai from Kyobashi Station in an area where there are not many other sento options nearby. It is a good place to keep in mind if you are in the area and looking for a soak.

*Closed* Sakuranomiya Onsen

Japanese Name: 桜宮温泉Prefecture: OsakaCity: Osaka - MiyakojimaAddress: 大阪府大阪市都島区中野町4−13−13Type: Sento
Review*Closed* A small sento, but a perfect example. Old, but clean. Small, but efficient in it's use of space. There are only three baths here, but that's all that's needed if it's planned right. The water here felt clean and hot. The herbal bath filled the air in the small bathing area with a great scent. The mosaic of Fuji-san was one of the best I've seen. Great place for a first sento experience.