Higashiosaka City - 東大阪市

Eiwa-yu

Japanese Name: 永和湯Prefecture: OsakaCity: Higashi OsakaAddress: 大阪府東大阪市永和2-19-12Access: Shuntokumichi Station / 俊徳道駅Type: SentoWebpage: 大阪府公衆浴場組合 - Osaka Prefecture Public Bathhouse Association Price: Osaka Prefecture Public Bathhouse Association price or cheaper (sauna, if available, may be extra)Holiday: 3rd TuesdayHours: 14:00-25:00
ReviewSometimes you find a sento that is just so Osaka and really keeping the sento culture alive and Eiwa-yu is definitely one of those. Three floors of baths! You gotta love the stairs—try not to slip! On the bottom floor there is a doughnut shaped walking bath that I was a bit confused about. You can see the water pump in full view also. On the top floor there is great little rotenburo. This place has everything. Highly recommended.

Gokuraku-yu HigashiOsaka

Japanese Name: 極楽湯 東大阪店Prefecture: OsakaCity: HigashiosakaAddress: 577-0016 大阪府東大阪市長田西3丁目517Access: 10min from Osaka Metro or Kintetsu Nagata [大阪地下鉄・近鉄 長田]Category: Supersento w/ natural hot springWebpage: http://www.gokurakuyu.com/higashiosaka/higashiosaka.htmlPrice: ¥490Holiday: Third ThursdayHours: 6:00-26:00
Review: Another outlet in the Gokuraku supersento chain and one with a natural hot spring bath. This one keeps the entrance in line with the Osaka sento price, so it is very affordable for all baths you get. However, you’ll have to bring your own soap, shampoo, etc. Great deal for the price. Straight from the well spring water bath was advertised as 41 and it felt about that temperature with a nice natural hotness. Skin feel was a bit a rubbery feel while the smell was somewhat earthy like mate tea perhaps. The color was also a lovely Assam tea brown with noticeable buildup on the rocks. Great spring overall but the shallow bath was strangely designed and hard to find a comfortable place to sit. Good option in the area. Strict no tattoo rule. Visit Date: September 2021 *Hot Spring Data*Spring Type: Chloride spring - 塩化物泉Well Temperature: 46°CTemperature Type: Extra hot spring - 高温泉pH Type: Weak alkaline - 弱アルカリ性Osmotic Pressure: Low - 低張性Well Name: Tsukumo no Yu - つくもの湯

Hōtoku-yu

Japanese Name: 宝徳湯Prefecture: OsakaCity: HigashiosakaAddress: 577-0809 大阪府東大阪市永和2丁目1610Access: 10min from JR or Kintetsu Kawachi-Eiwa [JR・近鉄 河内永和]Category: SentoWebpage: http://osaka268.com/osakasentou/宝徳湯(東大阪市)/Price: Osaka Prefecture Public Bathhouse Association price or cheaper (sauna, if available, may be extra)Holiday: NoneHours: 14:00-24:00
Review: Don't let the dark exterior fool you! There is a vibrant and refreshing sento here. The first hint should be the hand sewn noren with hiragana characters on them. Small place overall when compared to the large building but the baths are well arranged along with a small dry sauna. The selling point of this sento for me was the enclosed radon steam bath with bubbles with the outdoor herb bath a close runner-up. Some decent tile work here and there but nothing too special. Good option for the area. Visit Date: September 2021

Hotel Seiryu

Japanese Name: ホテルセイリュウPrefecture: OsakaCity: HigashiosakaAddress: 大阪府東大阪市上石切町1-11-12Closest Station: Ishikiri Station / 石切駅Category: Hot Spring Hotel w/ day useWebpage: http://www.hotelseiryu.com/Price: ¥1000Holiday: NoneHours: 6:00-23:30
Review:Ishikiri Hot Spring located in Hotel Seiryu is just amazing. There are just two baths: one large indoor one and a smaller outdoor one but that's all you need thanks to the amazing water. The hot spring here is actually a cold spring that is heated up and recycled into the baths. Heated water is straight up amazing, but in the bath head over to the corner where the fountain is. You'll notice two flows of water into the bath. The larger one is the heated (and maybe diluted) spring water. The smaller one is the straight from the well water. It's much colder and you can tell instantly on your skin that this is a unique spring. Outside the small bath is great, but the view is absolutely amazing. You can see right were the Daini Hanna road and the Kintetsu Keihanna Line enter tunnels to go under the mountain you are on and head to Nara. It is not just that either, right in front of you is the Kintetsu Nara Line where you can see the Kintetsu and Hanshin trains pass by most of them quite slowly as Ishikiri Station is a stop for all but the fastest trains on the line. In the landscape, Harukas the tallest building is clearly visible along with the Nanba and Umeda centers of Osaka. It's worth just going to Ishikiri Station for the view, but seeing it from a bath makes it all the better. Oh, and I went there on a rainy day and found it to be amazing. I can only guess how beautiful it would be at night or on a clear day. The hotel itself is older but quite friendly and has that lovely bubble era feel to it. The staff were also very kind and welcoming. Nearby is a hiking course up over the mountain to Ikoma if you are interested. I went about half the way up and saw the old waterwheel and kanpo 漢方 factory on the way. Billows of cinnamon and ginger smelling mist came out of the factory over the road. The path is steep and I'm still sore a few days later from that short walk.Visit Date: May 2016 *Hot Spring Data*Spring Type: Radioactive spring - 放射能泉Temperature Type: Cold spring - 冷鉱泉Osmotic Pressure: Low - 低張性

Kaze no Yu

Japanese Name: 風の湯 新石切店Prefecture: OsakaCity: Higashi OsakaAddress: 大阪府東大阪市西石切町7-1-25 辰野牧岡第2ビルAccess: ShinIshikiri Station / 新石切駅Type: Supersento w/ natural hot springWebpage: http://tsurukame-oe.xsrv.jp/kazenoyu-shinishikiri/Price: ¥640 (Weekends & Holidays: ¥670)Holiday: NoneHours: 10:00-25:00
ReviewThere is no space for a rotenburo in this first floor supersento built underneath a gym, but it doesn't need one. They have a very inventive "outdoor" area that is worth going to see at least once. High quality stone is used throughout the modern bathing area giving this bath a much better feel than one might expect for the area. The hot spring was not very noticeable, but it was effective afterwards. For the price this is a great place for what they offer. Only down sides was the smallish Spartan changing room and the uneasy atmosphere I felt from the fellow bathers and staff.
Hot Spring DataWell Name: Nishi Ishikiri Onsen - 西石切温泉Type: Simple spring - 単純温泉pH: 7.7Type: weak alkaline - 弱アリカリ性Well Temperature: 31.3Type: Warm spring - 低温線Osmotic Pressure: Low - 低張性

Kinsui-yu

Japanese Name: 錦水湯Prefecture: OsakaCity: HigashiosakaAddress: 大阪府東大阪市菱屋西5丁目6−7Closest Station: Kawachi-Kosaka Station / 河内小阪駅Category: SentoWebpage: http://e-sento.com/錦水湯/Price: Osaka Prefecture Public Bathhouse Association price or cheaper (sauna, if available, may be extra)Holiday: NoneHours: 14:00-25:00 (Sunday: 7:00-25:00)
Review:Clean and simple sento in Osaka with a dry sauna that does not require an extra fee. Close to the two stations. Good option if you are in the area.Visit Date: May 2018

Minowa no Sato Onsen

Japanese Name: 箕輪の里温泉Prefecture: OsakaCity: HigashiosakaAddress: 〒578-0915 大阪府東大阪市子箕輪1丁目14−24Access: Bus from JR Suminodō Station / JR住道駅からバスCategory: Supersento w/ natural hot springPrice: ¥530Holiday: NoneHours: 10:00-24:00
Review:Basic in design and layout. The kakeyu appears to use spring water which is rare, but a very pleasant surprise. There is a rock-lined outdoor bath that has salt added. The hot sauna was working strong but the wood was rotting in places. I was worried about getting a splinter! They also have a rare cold sauna and advertise it as the first installed in Kansai. Sadly it was not as strong as some of the other cold saunas I have experienced. Out side of the baths the rest areas and eating areas feel abandoned. This is probably due to COVID and the kitchen being closed. Over all the spring water was great, reminiscent to Fudo-yu a few kilometers to the north.Visit Date: September 2020 *Hot Spring Data*Spring Type: Simple spring - 単純温泉Well Temperature: 43.9°CTemperature Type: Extra hot spring - 高温泉pH Type: Weak alkaline - 弱アルカリ性Osmotic Pressure: Low - 低張性

Naniwa Kenko Land Yu~Topia

Japanese Name: なにわ健康ランド 湯~トピアPrefecture: OsakaCity: HigashiOsakaAddress: 東大阪市長堂3-4-21Access: Fuse Station / 布施駅Type: Capsule HotelWebpage: http://www.naniwa-utopia.com/Price: ¥1250Holiday: NoneHours: 24hr
ReviewYu~topia is a "kenko land" style multi-floor bathing and relaxation center. These "kenko land" were the predecessors to the present day supersento. A few still exist today. Judging by the web page this place has been remodeled since I went there last. There are men's and women's floors, large dining areas and party rooms to enjoy. Interesting bubble era retro experience if you're interested.

Ponpoko Onsen

Japanese Name: ぽんぽこ温泉Prefecture: OsakaCity: HigashiosakaAddress: 578-0947 大阪府東大阪市西岩田4丁目446Access: Kintetsu Wakaeiwata Station - 20min walk / 近鉄 若江岩田駅Category: SentoPrice: Osaka Prefecture Public Bathhouse Association price or cheaper (sauna, if available, may be extra)Holiday: NoneHours: 15:00-25:00 (Saturday: 10:00-25:00, Sunday: 6:00-25:00)
Review: Interesting place. You enter on the 2nd floor and the baths are on the 3rd floor. It used to be a sento with a royal and normal two-tiered pricing but now it is all the same. Very much a Yuasobihiroba style sento with the pastel tiles and Daiken bath signs. There are a lot of stairs here with no elevator or barrier free options. The baths were decent, and the design was unique, but it was pretty beat up sadly. Typically, this does not bother me but, I won’t be going back. Also, I cannot recommend this sento for people going there for a bath. There were signs saying if we find you doing いかがわしさ stuff we will call the police in the men's side. Basically, this is a sento for cruising more so than bathing it seems. Visit Date: March 2021

Yae no Sato Onsen

Japanese Name: 八戸ノ里温泉Prefecture: OsakaCity: HigashiosakaAddress: 大阪府東大阪市御厨南1-1-27Closest Station: Yaenosato Station / 八戸ノ里駅Category: SentoPrice: Osaka Prefecture Public Bathhouse Association price or cheaper (sauna, if available, may be extra)Holiday: NoneHours: 6:00-27:00
Review:Yae no Sato Onsen opens early and closes late. This is a good hardworking sento. Not much there for ascetics, but it was comfortable and welcoming. Also being close to the station and clean are bonuses. I found a really nice yakitori nearby too.Visit Date: January 2016

*Closed* Tatsumi-yu

Japanese Name: 辰巳湯Prefecture: OsakaCity: HigashiosakaAddress: 大阪府東大阪市足代新町13−4Closest Station: Fuse Station / 布施駅Category: Sento
Review:The baths were built along the side of the dividing wall and flowed into each other via a canal. It was an interesting design. Sadly Closed.
Visit Date: June 2017

*CLOSED*Yamato no Yu - Kawachi

Japanese Name: やまとの湯 河内店Prefecture: OsakaCity: HigashiosakaAddress: 大阪府東大阪市稲葉1丁目4-23Type: Supersento
Review*CLOSED* Yamato no Yu are not worth driving across Osaka for. We ended up trying this supersento because it was part of a stamp rally. The baths here were indifferent at best. They claim to have a natural spring here but there was no sign of it when I went. It might have once been in the small inadequate rotenburo area but the spring information was covered up with an advertisement. Inside the baths felt like they barely filled the room. I will not return to this Yamato no Yu and it’s not worth going to unless you live in the neighborhood. It's really hard to find too.
Update 2019: The land is now being used for an apartment building.