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Kyoto Day Spa 2012/11/13 11:36
Will be staying at Kyoto Granvia Hotel in Dec. Want to try a ryokan day spa in Kyoto. Any recommendation for day spa? How much roughly is the day spa? Thanks.
by Andrew (guest)  

Re: Kyoto Day Spa 2012/11/13 11:46
I assume you mean onsen when you write "spa". The word "spa" is used in so many ways these days.

The easiest onsen experience in Kyoto and my recommendation is Kurama Onsen just north of the city center:
http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3933.html
by Uji rate this post as useful

Re: Kyoto Day Spa 2012/11/13 17:07
I am actually referring to day Onsen. The one recommended seem abit far from the Kyoto station. Is there one near the station? Thanks again
by Andrew (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Kyoto Day Spa 2012/11/13 17:11
I am not aware of any hot springs in central Kyoto. There is normal-water public bath in the basement of Kyoto Tower, but it is not very nice:
http://www.kyoto-tower.co.jp/kyototower/floor/spa.html
by Uji rate this post as useful

Re: Kyoto Day Spa 2012/11/13 19:01
As Uji says, there are no onsen in Kyoto. You could try a sento (public bath) but your best bet may be to head to Osaka (15 mins from Kyoto Stn on the Bullet Train) and go to SpaWorld : http://www.spaworld.co.jp/english/
by Saru Bob (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Kyoto Day Spa 2012/12/3 23:12
How to go to kurama onsen from Osaka Kansia airport?

Thanks
by Esther (guest) rate this post as useful

... 2012/12/3 23:47
How to go to kurama onsen from Osaka Kansia airport?

Take JR Haruka from Kansai Airport to Kyoto Station and then follow the directions here:-
http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3933.html#jump_access

Depending on the rest of your itinerary the new ICOCA + Haruka package usually is the best option to use the Haruka and get to Kyoto:-
http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2359_icoca_haruka.html

Enjoy your trip!
by GC3 rate this post as useful

Re: Kyoto Day Spa 2012/12/4 09:41
There is no real onsen(once through) in Kyoto-city. But there are many day use onsens/spas (transported and/or re-heated)that can be called onsen.
http://www.day-onsen.com/area26.aspx
http://www.k-eminence.com/
http://www.chikara-u.com/
http://www.radium-onsen.com/
etc.
by amazinga (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Kyoto Day Spa 2012/12/4 14:27
hii Andrew,
Hope you not yet in Japan. Uji has given you a very good recomendation. Kurama onsen
is a good onsen you should go. I have been there. Train ride is great. Some of the seating is parallel to the windows so you could enjoy the ride looking out as you leave the city to the hills for the onsen. The outside onsen is great.

I dunno your plan in kyoto but if you can, make time take the trip.

good luck , enjoy, have fun...

by zenki (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Kyoto Day Spa 2012/12/4 16:19
Here's a list of public baths in Kyoto:
http://www.sentoguide.info/baths/kyoto/kyoto

Unlike what others are saying, some of these baths in Kyoto *do* have natural spring water.
by Mischa (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Kyoto Day Spa 2012/12/4 16:26
Unlike what others are saying, some of these baths in Kyoto *do* have natural spring water.

They may pump it up from a depth of 1-2 kilometers in the earth. According to law, that is, indeed, considered a "natural" onsen, but I personally draw the line between natural and unnatural somewhere around a hundred meters.
by Uji rate this post as useful

Re: Kyoto Day Spa 2012/12/4 17:27
but I personally draw the line between natural and unnatural somewhere around a hundred meters

Feel free to have your own definition, but it's definitely not tap water these places are using. The suggestion of going to Spa World in Osaka, "because there is nothing in Kyoto", is ridiculous in my opinion.
by Mischa (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Kyoto Day Spa 2012/12/4 17:35
By the way, I agree with you that there are no onsen in central Kyoto. But some people are saying there are no onsen in Kyoto city, which is not true.
by Mischa (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Kyoto Day Spa 2012/12/5 00:16
Hi

Thanks. I am leaving this sat night. Will take some time to go through the list. Thanks guys for all your valuable information. Greatly appreciated.

Regards
Andrew
by andrew (guest) rate this post as useful

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