Luxury hotels in Tokyo are usually equipped spa and beauty salons, and they often offer the hotel guests a privilege discount or other advanced services. The famous ones are a spa and beauty salon, “SPA at Mandarin Oriental Tokyo,” also called “Tenku no Spa,” in the Mandarin Oriental Tokyo, or “The Peninsula Spa” that adopted Ayurveda at The Peninsula Tokyo. However, most of hotels give priority to their hotel guests. Also, although if I want to go hot springs, it takes extra hours to travel to famous ones since most of them are away from the city center. Therefore, I am going to a new spot “Thermae-Yu” recommended by my friend for this time. Even it is in the heart of Tokyo, you can take natural hot spring. Isn’t it amazing? I can’t wait to check it out!
“Terumae-Yu” opens from 11 am to 9 am, and it is opens 7 days a week, day and night all year. It is located about 5 minutes on foot from the subway Shinjuku Sanchome Station. In Shinjuku Station area, there are many hotels around both east and west exits. It is very convenient to come from hotels whenever you want.
As I went through the alley of Shinjuku where skyscrapers stand close together, a bright large white building was visible in front of me. Here we are at “Thermae-Yu.”
The interior was gorgeous, and there were many shoeboxes lined up. Don’t forget to take off your shoes and put it in the shoe box before entering. When you go further, you will find a bright and spacious lobby, which is decorated to make you feel comfortable and relax, not flashily. The staff at the reception desk kindly explained in English about the system of Thermae-Yu when they recognized that we were non-Japanese. Most of the staff members can speak English, and some staffs speak Korean and Chinese too. I also felt their kindness when they show us Chinese guide and photos on a tablet.
Thermae-yu fully equipped with coin-operated lockers, which you can put a suitcase in. Even though it is big enough to fit a medium-sized suitcase, you can leave that in the cloak next to the reception if your suitcase is too big. So, you can come before checking in or after checking out your hotel in Tokyo.
First of all, check in at the reception and receive a numbered wristband. After that, receive a dressing gown at the next counter, then you are ready for a hot spring after changing clothes at the dressing room!
Be noted that wash your body with a shower before entering the bathtub. There are enough shower booths inside the bath.
※ These pictures are provided by the facility. Please note that photography is highly prohibited.
*The above information was last updated March 2, 2018. For further information, please contact the facilities directly.
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