Recently in Japan, hot spring theme parks have been attracting more attention. The reason for this is that it is only a day trip from nearby metropolitan areas, such as Tokyo and Osaka. Each facility has become popular due to their unique planning and style.
Here are some popular hot spring theme parks that have been attracting attention even outside Japan.
Ooedo Onsen Monogatari
Address：2-6-3 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo
Website (in English)：http://www.ooedoonsen.jp/en/
Katsuura Hotel Mikazuki
This hotel overlooks Katsuura Bay; from the Sky Spa hot spring on the 8th floor you can see fishing ports and the blue ocean. On the 6th floor there is an action spa, which has many types of baths and saunas, so you can enjoy bathing without ever getting bored of this place.
Address：820 Tona, Katsuura City, Chiba
Website (in Japanese)：http://www.mikazuki.co.jp/katuura/index.html
Ryugujo Spa - Mikazuki Hotel
Address：1 Kitahama-cho, Kisarazu-shi Chiba
Website (in Japanese)：http://www.mikazuki.co.jp/ryugu/
Hakone Kowakien Yunessun
Address：1297 Ninotaira, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa
Website (in Japanese)：http://www.yunessun.com/
Spa World - Hot Springs From Around the World
Address：3-4-24 Ebisu-higashi Naniwa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Website (in English)：http://www.spaworld.co.jp/english/
Spa Resort Hawaiians
Photo：http://ja.wikipedia.org/This resort spa is directly connected to Hotel Hawaiians and lets you enjoy the tropical Hawaiian feeling all year round while indoors. At this hot spring amusement park you can experience Hawaii and hula dancing together with hot springs.
Address：50, Warabidaira, Fujiwaramachi, Joban, Iwaki-shi, Fukushima
Website (in English)：http://www.hawaiians.co.jp/english/
What do you think? Some people are hesitant to go into a full-fledged Japanese hot spring with strangers, but you will feel at ease because it is just like entering a swimming pool. Hot spring theme parks are recommended as a first step to experience Japanese hot spring culture.