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Name in Japanese: スパワールド
Area: Osaka
Address: 3 Chome-4-24 Ebisuhigashi, Naniwa-ku, Ōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu 556-0002, Japan [map]
Phone: +81 6-6631-0001 +81 6-6631-0001
Access: 170 m from Dōbutsuen-mae Station Midōsuji Line (M22)Sakaisuji Line (K19)
458 m from Shin-Imamiya Station Osaka Loop Line (O19)Yamatoji Line (Q19)Nankai Main Line (NK3)
0.7 km from Imamiyaebisu Station Nankai Main Line (NK2)
Hours: 10am - 8.45am
Website: http://www.spaworld.co.jp/

A natural hot spring provides the water, but a rather over-active imagination provided the interior of this onsen theme park. Divided into a European and Asian half, the genders alternate between them each month. There is a mixed area on the roof including a pool – swimsuits are required for this part, but the rest is like a normal onsen (i.e. all naked). The place has a strict no-tattoo policy so keep that in mind if you have any that can’t be covered with plasters etc.

Entry for three hours is ¥2,400 while all days use is a littele extra at ¥2,700. On weekends and public holidays you have to add ¥300 to those figures and for late night use (between 12am and 5am) it’s an extra ¥1,300.