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Funaoka Onsen

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Nishijin District
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Address: 82-1 Murasakino Minamifunaoka-cho, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8225, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-441-3735

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I was a little hesitant to visit a traditional Japanese bathhouse because I have several tattoos. I read conflicting reports about whether it would be a problem. Funaoka is very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 February 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a lovely experience, I've been to Korean bathhouses before so I knew what I was in for. It was a lovely clean & had a family vibe to the place - really felt like I was with the locals. For those who are tourists you can buy soap, towels ect on arrival. Get undressed in the ladies change... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I was a little hesitant to visit a traditional Japanese bathhouse because I have several tattoos. I read conflicting reports about whether it would be a problem. Funaoka is very traditional and mostly Japanese. It was a very nice experience and there was no problem with my tattoos. It's a basic bathhouse with no frills but definitely authentic. Worth a... More 

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Kyoto, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Even if it is called onsen, it is actually a sento. But nonetheless is a very great place. The entrance fee is cheap for all it has to offer. You should take your own little towel and soap with you, but if you forget, you can also always buy it at the reception. The most visitors are Japanese people, but... More 

1 Thank JeanJamais
Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

I visited this onsen after a long trip in Kyoto(1st day in Kyoto). I started from the nearest subway station to my hotel(Shijo Station) and get off at Kuramaguchi Station and after that just followed Google Maps, walked about 15-20 mins to get there. Take off my shoes and paid 400 JPY at the entrance, then walked into the locker... More 

1 Thank Patrick C
Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Such a great place. The best from what I've experienced so far (JPY 430 per person, YPY 200 extra if you want to buy a little towel). Huge variety of baths and such a beautiful building. Local ladies were extremely nice and made sure I followed all the rules:) if it's your first time I recommend reading a bit about... More 

2 Thank oMagdalenao
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Can't agree that this is a "tricky" onsen or unhelpful. It is a bus ride from central Kyoto but only 230 yen for adults 120 for children; easy transport & just 8 stops from Imperial Palace.We were helped to find it on Kurama-guchi dori by a lovely local man after Google maps downright confused us!Perhaps we're just lucky but locals... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

I personally wouldn't visit this onsen. It is recommend in many guide books. It is quite a way from the city centre by bus. If you are going bring a towel and all your cleaning stuff. When you find it it is cheap (about ¥400) but it is mainly older local men. It was the most intimidating onsen we visited... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Get in before peak hour. I arrived at 3.30pm- great time to relax before the rush. The electric bath was a new experience! I loved it. Lots of locals, a few tourists. 4x baths inside and 2x outside 1x sauna. Value for money and well kept facilities. Absolutely wonderful. Felt amazing afterwards.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Well except some parts of the changing rooms the Onsen is not that traditional as described in the guide. Although it is worth for a viste if your way is not to far!

1 Thank Rolf H
Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

One if the very best hotel we stay in during our visit to Japan highly recommended. Also the room are unusually large for Japan

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Nishijin District
A district with a long textile heritage, ancient Kyoto is still alive in the Nishijin District. Studded with its weaving factories, tea houses, and onsen, the neighborhood is charming and peaceful with a self-possessed air. Less traveled than other parts of the city, it is a district where you can take it at your own pace. Visitors can explore the many weaving and cloth houses, the free kimono shows, and the many shops selling traditional clothing and goods. Showcasing architecture with sloping roofs and wooden reliefs dating to decades past, the streets in the Nishijin District transport you back in time, making them a joy to wander.
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