Have a Magical Autumn Hot Spring Experience in Tokyo at the Oedo-Onsen Monogatari Theme Park

A stay at a hot spring inn can be a luxurious experience of traditional Japanese culture, but it can also come with a pretty hefty price tag! If you want an easy and relaxed way of experiencing Japan’s hot spring culture, try a visit to Oedo-Onsen Monogatari in Odaiba, Tokyo. This is a day spa crossed with a retro Tokyo theme park where you can experience hot spring baths, spa treatments, gourmet dining, and much more. There are a range of magical autumn events planned for 2019, so read on to find out more!


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What is a Hot Spring Theme Park?

There’s many ways to enjoy hot spring bathing in Japan, from full-service hot spring resorts to day spas and foot baths you can stop in at for a break while sightseeing. Theme park style centers like Oedo-Onsen Monogatari are designed so that you can spend a whole day indulging yourself with bathing, food, and entertainment.

Oedo-Onsen Monogatari is styled around a retro-Tokyo theme. Change into the lightweight yukata robes provided and explore the charming reproductions of bygone Tokyo’s streetscapes, with old fashioned candy shops, fortune tellers, and carnival games.

Of course, the main event is the hot springs, and there are a wide variety to enjoy, from large communal baths, to microjet “silk” baths, and even an outdoor foot bath garden.

2019 Autumn Events at Oedo-Onsen Monogatari

Foot Bath Autumn Illumination: Japanese Parasol and Light Art Installation

Oedo-Onsen Monogatari’s outdoor foot bath garden was recently reopened after being completely refurbished in April 2019. With a Japanese style garden and unique, winding river-style thermal foot baths to enjoy, this area is charming no matter what time of year you come. Every weekend, the foot baths become even more luxurious, with a floating assortment of the season's fresh flowers to revel in as you relax.

In Autumn 2019, a special evening art installation will be created using Japanese parasols and lanterns to illuminate the garden in a magical glow. In Japan, the autumn moon is considered particularly beautiful, so why not have your very own Japanese-style moon viewing evening surrounded by the atmospheric illuminations here?

Foot Bath Rose Garden

The Foot Bath Garden has another special autumn event: a romantic rose garden created from three richly-colored varieties of red roses. Whether you're thinking about planning a special date or you just love looking for unique Instagram-worthy spots, this is the destination for you!

To accompany this gorgeous photo spot is a special menu of stunning rose-themed food and drinks, including rose-colored crepes, rose shaved ice, and rose sangria tea.

Oedo Illusion Projection Mapping: Autumn Version

In the main street area of the theme park you can enjoy a special autumn themed projection mapping event. Designed with a retro-Japan feel, this is a uniquely Japanese blend of the traditional and the high-tech! You can check out this projection mapping experience five times a day from September 2nd to October 31st.

About Oedo-Onsen Monogatari

Oedo-Onsen Monogatari is open seven days a week from 11:00 am to 9:00 am the next morning, so you're free to enjoy a late-night bath! There’s plenty of other relaxing activities to enjoy here, including massages, fish therapy, reflexology, and even chill out lounges where you can take a nap. Of course, there’s plenty of Japanese food to try here as well, including favorites like ramen, sushi, and yakitori, too. 

If you’re interested in visiting Odaiba Oedo-Onsen Monogatari, you can take advantage of their free shuttle service that covers major stations like Tokyo Station, Shinjuku Station, and Shinagawa Station. For more information and a full shuttle schedule in English, check out their website below! 

There's So Much More to Do in Odaiba!

Odaiba is an amazing area of Tokyo that provides a unique, one-of-a-kind experience. For more info about all there is to do here, check out our picks of the 20 best things to do in a day in Odaiba! 

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The information in this article is accurate at the time of publication.

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