Suita City - 吹田市

Fukusuke Onsen

Japanese Name: 福助温泉Prefecture: OsakaCity: SuitaAddress: 〒564-0062 大阪府吹田市垂水町3丁目1−34Access: 5 minute walk from Hankyu Toyotsu Station / 阪急豊津駅Category: SentoPrice: Prefectural Public Bathhouse Association price or cheaper (sauna, if available, may be extra)Holiday: FridayHours: 15:30-23:00
Review:Small but clean and fresh. Sauna is small and popular (+¥200). Seasonal bath (四季風呂) doesn't appear to be plied with anything seasonal anymore, it's ok as the bubbles are nice. The jet bath is tops! Hits ya right in the shoulder.Visit Date: October 2020

Gokuraku-yu Suita

Japanese Name: 極楽湯 吹田Prefecture: OsakaCity: SuitaAddress: 大阪府吹田市岸部南1-2-1Access: Shojaku Station / 正雀駅 - Kishibe Station / 岸辺駅Type: SupersentoWebpage: ¥750 (Weekends and holidays: ¥800)Holiday: NoneHours: 9:00-26:00 (Weekends and holidays; 6:00-26:00)ReviewIt's a Gokuraku-Yu chain supersento in a shopping center. Not too much special here.


Japanese Name: 緑湯Prefecture: OsakaCity: SuitaAddress: 〒564-0036 大阪府吹田市寿町1丁目11−20Access: 10 minutes from JR Suita station / JR西日本 吹田駅Category: Sento:Price: Osaka Prefecture Public Bathhouse Association price or cheaper (sauna, if available, may be extra)Holiday: WednesdayHours: 16:00-23:00
Review:Very simple and very local sento somewhat close to the station. Beautiful tile work on the back wall. Sadly only one bath that has a deep and shallow section with some basic jets. Felt like there was a strong community around this bath. I liked the detail in the metal sheeting they have on the front door behind the class.
Visit Date: September 2020

Oyuba Banpaku

Japanese Name: 万博おゆばPrefecture: OsakaCity: SuitaAddress: 大阪府吹田市千里万博公園11-11Access: Yamada Station / 山田駅Type: Supersento w/ natural hot springWebpage: Weekdays ¥750 (Weekends & Holidays ¥850)Holiday: NoneHours: 10:00-25:00ReviewLarge supersento on the outskirts of Banpaku Koen in Suita. Good spring and the large outdoor area is one of the best around. My wife is sure that the location used to be a drive in movie theater. Recommended.
Hot Spring DataWell Name: Banpaku Onsen - 万博温泉Type: Chloride spring - 塩化物泉pH: 6.47Type: Neutral - 中性Well Temperature: 25.2Type: Warm spring - 低温泉Osmotic Pressure: Low - 低張性

Shichifuku Onsen

Japanese Name: 七幅温泉Prefecture: OsakaCity: SuitaAddress: 大阪府吹田市泉町4丁目36−7Access: Suita Station / 吹田駅Type: SentoPrice: Osaka Prefecture Public Bathhouse Association price or cheaper (sauna, if available, may be extra)Holiday: WednesdayHours: 16:00-24:00
Review:Basic older, getting even older sento. I can imagine this one closing soon. The baths were clean and pleasant, but the changing room and the toilet could use some care. Friendly but indifferent staff in the bandai. One of the few sento--somewhat--in walking distance to Esaka station.

Shinizumi Onsen

Japanese Name: 新泉温泉Prefecture: OsakaCity: SuitaAddress: 564-0041 大阪府吹田市泉町2丁目3634Access: 10min from Hankyu Suita Station - 阪急 吹田駅Category: SentoPrice: Osaka Prefecture Public Bathhouse Association price or cheaper (sauna, if available, may be extra)Holiday: ThursdayHours: 15:30-23:00
Review: Entering the sento it seems very dark so much that I almost thought it was closed as I walked up to it. Coming into the changing room there are no decorations or anything. Typically a sento will have a poster or something showing the local kids soccer league or a festival, but this sento had nothing. It was very stark. After on the front door there was also a sign saying, apologetically, to the customers that the sauna was broken and there was no chance of it being fixed. In the changing room there is a stairway right in front of the sliding glass door to the bath. Typically those stairs will lead up to a sauna on the second floor, but when I went inside the back wall had a glass door and a glass window and it was pitch black behind it. I figured that must have been the closed off sauna until I saw somebody going in and out of there. Sitting down to wash off was noticed how equally stark the the bathing area was. No special tile work in particular, no plants, absolutely nothing. It was interesting, however, that the cold water bath was placed near the entrance. After washing off I went to explore the that black window along the back wall and quickly had a big surprise. Behind the wall on one half was a fish tank filled with koi! Quite big suckers too! Next, behind the door was a small enjoyable outdoor bath with a bubbler in it. Now all the lights outside were turned off so it was quite dark on the outside, but that added ambience. So my initial feelings were right. The second floor was the now closed sauna and that would explain why the cold water bath was near the front. So, this is one of the three sento I know in Kansai that has a fish tank in it. Oddly, the fish tank here is next to the electric bath so it is kind of hard to sit in there and watch them for a long time. Recommended if you are in the area. The nearby Daiso is huge. Visit Date: January 2021