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Funaoka Onsen

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Address: 82-1 Murasakino Minamifunaoka-cho, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8225, Kyoto Prefecture
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Lonely planet recommend

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!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 October 2016
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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Thank AusJim
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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!

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

My first onsen experience. It was worth every penny. It was so relaxing and calming and relieving and stress-busting. Felt so good after it. Didn't imagine it would be this good. Its a hot water swimming pool. Electric bath was also new and great experience. Its not too electric... Just slightly. That much electricity passes through our body easily. And... More 

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Kyoto, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

This was great experience. It is not naturally heated springs that power this place, so it is not totally authentic, but as far as I can find out, Kyoto is not an area of natural springs! This onsen has been thee for many decades so is well established. I visited on a Saturday afternoon and it was quite busy with... More 

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Marrakech, Morocco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We found this Onsen online and used google maps to help us find it in Northern Kyoto. I vaguely remember a 46 bus from the main shopping street..... I said goodbye to my husband and daughter who are not Onsen junkies... Paid the fee (I can't remember how much it was - less than 1000 yen.) I also bought shower... More 

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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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