Nada Onsen Suidosuji
Hyogo-ken, Kobe-shi, Nada-ku
10 minute walk from Hankyu Oji-koen station. (阪急 王子公園駅)
Natural spring water. Sodium, bicarbonate, cloride spring with a neutral pH.
The first Thursday of March, June, November, and December.
Baths - ¥410
Baths and Sauna - ¥560
Nada Onsen Homepage
Heated well water, straight spring water, jet baths, electric bath, waterfall bath, rotenbro (outdoor bath)
Dry sauna with TV
- Water Quality 4/5
I love the water here it's cool, but it warms your inside. If you go into the luke warm bath with the straight spring water you're body will soon be covered in bubbles from the natural carbonation in the water. It's like bathing in metallic smelling San Pellegrino. One of the most relaxing baths ever.
- Baths and Saunas 4/5
The electric bath is just strong enough, the jets positioned well, the waterfall bath is nice and strong it's just perfect. The rotenbro, and other two spring water baths are well built with nice materials especially the heated spring water bath which has very nice shaped stone walls and benches.
- Building Design 4/5
The fixtures are pretty basic but there are some high points, the raised stone walkways for example.
- Atmosphere-Other 4/5
I love this place. There are lots of great signs promoting good manners which are fun to read. The chilled water in the changing room is a nice touch. But, and this is out of the control of the staff, its often too crowded. The straight spring water bath is like finding a place in a sardine can. If you go here when it's busy the water might not be as clean as it could be and you might have to wait to find a spot in your favorite bath. There's always a few gangsters here, but they typically are smiling and happy. I've had a few conversations with random people here and enjoyed them
- Total 16/20
While this place is good anytime, I recommend going on a hot afternoon. The lukewarm straight spring water bath might be packed, but you'll know why when you get in.
There is a great old beer vending machine across from the onsen. They sell Asahi Black in cans which tastes great after a nice bath.
Parking in the lot next to the onsen is free if you get it validated inside.
They have two onsen in their group the smaller second one is near JR Rokkomichi station. I have reviewed it here