Discover the best tattoo-friendly onsen (hot springs) & Sento in Tokyo

In Japan, tattoos were historically associated with Yakuza and illegal activity, leading many onsen establishments to ban tattooed individuals. However, some places have relaxed their rules recently.

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6 recommended tattoo-friendly Onsen / Sento:

  1. Natural Hot Spring Hisamatsuyu
  2. Yudonburi Sakae-yu
  3. Mannenyu
  4. Yamato no Yu
  5. Takaban no Yu
  6. Mikokuyu

1.Natural Hot Spring Hisamatsuyu

A contemporary onsen in the heart of Tokyo with outdoor baths.

Official Webiste:
Address : 4 Chome-32-15 Sakuradai, Nerima City, Tokyo 176-0002
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2.Yudonburi Sakae-yu

Offers various baths, including a rotenburo and saunas.

Official Webiste:
Address : 1 Chome-4-5 Nihonzutsumi, Taito City, Tokyo 111-0021
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A classic onsen in Tokyo, known for its “soft” water and a rejuvenating pure bath.

Official Webiste:
Address : 1 Chome-15-17 Okubo, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 169-0072
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4.Yamato no Yu (Located in Chiba)

A day spa near Tokyo with a wide range of baths, saunas, and other facilities.

Official Webiste:
Address :1630 Odake, Narita, Chiba 286-0841
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5.Takaban no Yu

An old-school onsen with regular and jacuzzi baths, located in the city.

Official Webiste:
Address :2 Chome-2-1 Takaban, Meguro City, Tokyo 152-0004
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An aesthetic onsen in Tokyo, with alternating gender-separated baths.

Official Webiste:
Address :3 Chome-30-10 Ishiwara, Sumida City, Tokyo 130-0011
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steam from a hot spring
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These onsen allow you to enjoy the relaxing hot spring experience without worrying about tattoo restrictions. Remember to follow onsen etiquette during your visit. Enjoy your rejuvenating onsen experience!

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