Tennen Onsen Therme Ryugu

Do you think it necessary to go far from town, in order to find good hot springs?

Actually, in Japan, it often happens that high-quality hot springs gush out from urban area.

In my opinion, it is no coincidence that two major cities in Japan, Tokyo and Osaka have great hot springs.

Leftover of High Economic Growth Period

Here is Osaka bay area.

In the opposite side of the canal, there are some tourist spots like Kaiyukan (Aquarium).

However, the atmosphere around the public bath is rustic just like leftover of high economic growth period.


This large facility, which looks like a factory is actually the public bath.

After you pass by an old-fashioned shoe locker,

Reception Dog

There he is. Reception dog.

How cute he is with a sense of mission as a reception clerk!

Of course, he does not always work like this.

At that time, someone got dizzy from staying in the bath too long, so that he was on by chance.

Anyway, I think that there is a kind of stylistic beauty composed of typical items of old public baths.

Great open-air bath

The indoor bath has a sauna, but the water is not so good as a hot spring.

Then, let us go to the open-air bath.

Open-air bath

The large L-shape open-air bath is, as is often the case with hot springs in urban area, surrounded by high concrete walls.

Meanwhile, you can find some efforts to loosen the atmosphere by small Japanese garden,

The water is provided from the right side, and is drained through the bed bath in the left side.

Bed Bath

The nature of the spring changed greatly in a few years.

It used to be yellow and cloudy water that had a high salt content, but now it looks amber with aromatic peat smell.

Only when cleaning, they use chlorine chemical.

Water Outlet

I recommend you to take up your place near the water outlet, because the tub is too large to maintain the quality.

You will realize that, even after the change of the nature, it is still a great spring as feeling soft with many bubbles.

Tennnen Onsen Therme Ryugu, Osaka-shi, Osaka, Japan
Official WebsiteYES

Related hot springs

Let’s switch to the largest city in Japan, Tokyo.

Rokuryu Kosen

Rokuryu Kosen, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Black springs like coke can be often seen in Tokyo.

In my opinion, it is no coincidence that the two major cities in Japan have good hot springs.

It is likely that people preferred to live in places where they could reach underground water resources, including hot springs.

Hot Springs in Kinki Region

Hot Springs in Japan


  1. Yeah, he is doing his job!

  2. Scribbling Geek says:

    The doggy attendant looks so sincere and earnest. 🙂

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