Yao City - 八尾市

Hoei Onsen

Japanese Name: 豊栄温泉Prefecture: OsakaCity: YaoAddress: 大阪府八尾市東山本町1丁目8−12Closest Station: KawachiYamamoto Station / 河内山本駅Category: SentoWebpage: http://yao2683.com/houei-onsen/Price: Osaka Prefecture Public Bathhouse Association price or cheaper (sauna, if available, may be extra)Holiday: TuesdayHours: 15:40-24:00
Review:Went to this sento after a very difficult hike in the summer. Was able to get in before the sun went down and I really enjoyed the small outdoor bath. The cold water bath was also outstanding! One of the few sentos that I have been to recently that was somewhat surprised to see a non-Japanese customer. No problems however.Visit Date: July 2017

Kita no Yu - Yao

Japanese Name: 喜多の湯 八尾店Prefecture: OsakaCity: YaoAddress: 〒581-0024 大阪府八尾市二俣1丁目8Access: 5 min from JR Shiki Station / JR志紀駅Category: SupersentoWebpage: http://super-sentou.com/yao/Price: ¥750 (Weekends & Holidays: ¥850)Holiday: NoneHours: 10:00-25:00 (Weekends & Holidays: 9:00-25:00)
Review:The first outlet of an Aichi based supersento chain opened recently as of 2020. The baths are well built using good materials. No natural hot spring, but some of the baths are treated. Cold water bath has bubbles, which is rare. They have a warm “children’s bath” that also has a strong jet blowing up from the middle of the bottom of the tub making the water move around in a fun manner. Outdoors the warm carbonated bath is very popular and there is also a bath with hydrogen gas added to it for supposed health benefits. I cannot say that there were any benefits, but it was noticeable. Besides the typical restaurant and relaxation rooms there also is a gym here. The gym could be a big draw for most people, but I found the baths to be pretty basic. I did not find a reason for a person like me to head back, however it is fairly close to the station in a place with not too many other options making it good to remember.Visit Date: October 2020

Ouba Yao

Japanese Name: おゆば 八尾店Prefecture: OsakaCity: YaoAddress: 大阪府八尾市柏村町2丁目65−1Access: Onji Station / 恩智駅Type: SupersentoWebpage: http://www.oyuba.com/yao/yao.htmlPrice: ¥720 (Weekend & Holidays ¥750)Holiday: NoneHours: 10:00-25:00
ReviewBasic chain supersento, somewhat close to the station. Nice large shallow second floor bath on the roof that has a good view of the mountains and the planes landing at Itami Airport. The water is better than I remember it the first time I went. Nice and firm on the skin. It is a very strong well. You can see how this supersento has downsized what was once a second bath and a sleeping bath has now become a wooden sleeping/sitting area. Still with the great large rotenburo those two extra baths will not be missed.