Toshimaen Niwanoyu overlooks 4000 square meters tranquil Japanese garden, where flowers that change by the season make visitors forget they are in the heart of Tokyo.
This is the nicest of Tokyo’s mega-onsen bathing complexes where is located next to the dreary Toshimaen amusement park. The facility comprises hot spring baths drawing natural water from 1445 meters underground, a bade pool and saunas with health-improving effects, restaurants serving seasonal menus, a relaxation area for healing daily fatigue, and more.
Housed in a Japanese garden designed by leading landscape architect Kenzo Kosugi, Niwa no Yu is divided into male and female onsen bathing areas, with a central pool, outdoor jacuzzis and Finnish-style sauna where couples can hang out together (bathing suits required, natch). The sodium chloride-rich hot spring waters are said to be good for relieving muscle pain and stiff joints.
All of this plus a new hot stone bath since August 2015 invites mature visitors to forget the bustle of city life and spend a relaxing time. The place is really close to the station. Tohimaen is only 10min from Ikebukuro and Shinjuku by train and subway. Interesting? Please check it out!
2310yen 1295yen(after 18:00)