One of the ultimate tourist attractions in Tokyo is the Oedo Onsen Monogatari in Odaiba. However, even long-term foreigners and Japanese can have fun! It is the Disneyland of Onsens. Going home my teenagers said, “Mom, that was awesome.” Another fun outing in Tokyo – mission accomplished!
Oedo Onsen Monogatari, Odaiba
The Oedo Onsen Monogatari translates to Oedo Onsen Story. It is an onsen, dining and entertainment centre. The facility is multilingual in English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese. When we were there about 80% of the guests seemed to be foreigners.
When you enter Oedo Onsen Monogatari take off your shoes and register. As part of the registration, you all get wristbands with bar codes. The wristbands are to be used throughout the facility for charges on games, purchases of food and drink, and all kinds of trinkets.
After registration one chooses a yakuta to wear for the entire of the visit (minus when in the bath). They have sizes from tiny to XXXL in various designs and colors. Visitors then changed yakuta and enter the entertainment zone that looks like old Edo. We decide to bath in the onsen first and eat afterwards.
Both the men and women’s onsen areas have various inside and outside baths – from very hot to cold. Baby had a great time jumping from bath to bath and then investigating the outside area. We were at the Oedo Onsen Monogatari at night so outside was very pleasant (despite the occasional low flying planes from Haneda Airport).
After bathing, we dressed again in our yukatas again and had dinner and drinks in the entertainment area. You can find all types of Japanese food from yakitori to sushi. Great if everyone one wants different types of Japanese food. The dessert selection is also quite good with HUGE kakigori (shaved ice).
In the entertainment area, there are games for kids and adults, a relaxation area and plenty of tables to sit and enjoy.
The facility has lots of other activities, as well as, an outdoor foot bath, stone spa, massages, and rooms you can rent out to sleep. There is also an onsen for your dog in the building next to the human onsen building.
Estimate to spend at least 3-4 hours at the facility. I recommend going in the early evening when it seems less crowded. We had a blast, hope you do!
Oedo Onsen Monogatari Details
Address: 2-6-3 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo
Hours: open 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m (next day), 7 days a week; ast entry: 7 a.m.
Cost: Adult（over age 12）¥2,480（Sat. & Sun. ¥2,680・Special Day ¥2,880） Children（age 4 〜 12）¥1,000; No fee for a child under age 4 ※Fee includes: Bath fee, Yukata robe fee, Towel fee and Facility usage fee. Evening Discount Admission ¥1,980（ Sat. & Sun. ¥2,180・ Special Day ¥2,380）（No child discount available, Entry after 18:00） ※Late Night Premium ¥2,000 (after 2:00 a.m.)
Access: 2 min walk from the Telecom Center Station on the Yurikamome Line, or 7 min free shuttle from the Tokyo Teleport Station on the Rinkai Line. Shuttle buses are also available from Tokyo station and Shinagawa station (see website for details). 200 car parking is also available for about 1,000 yen for four hours
Notes: Very baby friendly and wheel chair accessible.
Oedo Onsen Monogatari
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