me & my girl tried out this bath house in Minato Mirai, Yokohama – they have branches everywhere but since we live close by we decided to give this a go. Turns out the place is not only cheap, but also ridiculously good!
Entry fee is around 2300 jpy per person. They have family bath (kazoku ofuro) – which is basically a private bath that can be reserved in advance for 3200 jpy. Long story short this place is good.
- manyo club minato mirai [link]: on top right there are links for each floor.
- Address: 2-7-1, Shinko, Naka-ku, Yokohama, 231-0001
- Phone: 045-663-4126
- Google Map Ref: http://goo.gl/maps/M0EJw
- Go to Minato Mirai Station and walk – direction here http://goo.gl/maps/6iYhg
- Long story short this place is totally kickass.
Fee for adults are 2620 jpy – you enter from the 7th floor (thats where the lobby is). Once you enter, there isn’t really any time limit that I’m aware of. The building have a ton of facilities so you can roam around the building and try them out. The public bath is free to use as it is part of the entry fee. In here you can then ask for the private bath – kazoku ofuro. There are only 3 in the building, but we have no problem reserving it, basically just show up and do it.
When you get to the front desk they will give you a bracelet with a locker key attached, and a barcode. You can roam around the building and purhase things, they will link the purchase into the barcode and you pay for the purchase on your way out. Which is, by the way, a very efficient system.
Then you head to the other desk to pick your “japanese bath pyjamas”. Head to the locker, plonk your stuff, get changed, and you’re ready to roll. The locker area is also where the public bath is.
Family Bath @ 6F
All 3 family bath are facing the bay. The water is also pretty hot which is good (41-42 degree?) some onsen have it warm but I like it hot. Within the family bathing room there is a changing area, a bathing area, and a tub which will fit 2 adult and a few kids very nicely. [ or maybe 3 adult, if that’s your thing ]
Foot Bath @ 9F
There’s a foot bath at the top level where you can plonk your feet in warm water, and enjoy the view of the minato mirai cityscape. The area before you get out into the open sells (alcoholic) beverages. You won’t freeze to death at the top in your japanese bath pyjamas, they provide jackets.
They have a ton of other thing, restaurant (food are OK) – massage, hot rock bed, etc. Just roam around the building and have fun…