Sakura Hot Spring

Sakura Onsen is a modern hot spring in Tokyo that uses real hot spring water.  It also includes a traditional restaurant, where you can sit on Japanese tatami mats, a relaxation zone to chill out and massage services. Plus, you can get a haircut if you really want to!

Budget travel tips

  • Save some money by bringing your own modesty towel and bath towel.

  • Free water fountains inside, so don’t worry about buying drinks.

  • Use the free shuttle bus (to Sugamo station) after.  Timetable is at the front desk.

How to get there

From Shinjuku/Tokyo station – Take the JR Yamanote line (green circular JR line) to Sugamo station (すがも/巣鴨) (15 minutes,  160 yen).

By Metro (subway) – Take the Mita line (blue Metro line) to Komagome (こまごめ/駒込) station or take the Namboku line (green Metro line) to Sugamo (すがも/巣鴨) station.

Sakura Onsen can be tricky to find from the station, so please check the map below for the route.


Opening times: 10am to 11pm

Cost: Adults 1260 yen, Children 735 yen


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Published by Matthew Baxter

Matthew Baxter is a British travel author who has lived in and visited Japan for over a decade. Having traveled across the country, without much money, he has built up an extensive knowledge of budget travel here, and has also worked for many leading tourism companies. He also writes professionally for several websites and publications, such as the GaijinPot, All About and the Japan National Tourist Association.