Nishinari Ward - 西成区

Miyako Onsen

Japanese Name: 都温泉Prefecture: OsakaCity: Nishinari WardAddress: 557-0025 大阪府大阪市西成区長橋1丁目13Access: 15min from Osaka Metro Hanazonochō Station or JR West Imamiya Station - 大阪地下鉄花園町駅・JR西日本今宮駅Category: SentoPrice: Osaka Prefecture Public Bathhouse Association price or cheaper (sauna, if available, may be extra)Holiday: MondayHours: 11:00-24:00
Review: Smaller than average but well equipped with all of the baths that you would expect. The small and shallow outdoor bath is treated and was a green colored olive and rice bran additive on the day of my visit. Inside there is a dry sauna (+ ¥50) and steam sauna. The steam was a bit weak but good enough. Accompanying that is the cold-water bath which was big enough for two people perhaps. The bath to shower ratio was interesting with a whole lot of showers for not that much bath space. Overall, this sento seems well used and popular with the locals. Very clean inside. Owners were friendly too. Good place! Visit Date: April 2021

Shichifuku-yu

Japanese Name: 七福湯Prefecture: OsakaCity: Nishinari WardAddress: 557-0032 大阪府大阪市西成区旭2丁目623Access: 15min from Osaka Metro Hanazonochō Station or JR West Imamiya Station - 大阪地下鉄花園町駅・JR西日本今宮駅Category: SentoPrice: Osaka Prefecture Public Bathhouse Association price or cheaper (sauna, if available, may be extra)Holiday: SundayHours: 16:00-23:00
Review: This is a very basic utilitarian sento and it appears to be well used by the locals for their daily bath. It seems many of the baths had their jets turned off, but they are still filled with water and useable. The body shower also appears to be inoperable. The electric bath is working as is the sauna. However, the sauna seemed to be rather weak, and I did not see one of the regulars use it while I was there. A larger than average cold-water bath is in the corner. Interestingly, there is a sign in the changing room reminding parents that the cold-water bath is not a pool and to keep an eye on their children. The baths also seemed a just a tad under the normal temperature. Tiles and waiting room are also quite plain. While everything was clean there were a few leaking faucets and chipped tiles here and there. None of these caveats are negative mind you! If I lived here, I would happily go all the time, but this is not one to go out of your way to visit. The water was clean and felt great after getting out of the bath. The owner was kind and happily greeted everyone. Visit Date: April 2021