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Okazaki City Guide

Wakamatsu Onsen

Located next to Minami Koen and easily accessible by car and bicycle. Walking takes about 15min from JR Okazaki station.
The Wakamatsu Onsen is not a natural hot spring as its name suggests. By definition, onsen are natural springs where the Wakamatsu Onsen uses heated up tap water enriched with minerals.
Wakamatsu Onsen
Nevertheless, the Wakamatsu provides a relaxing atmosphere at low prices for everybody. If you don't have a car, your own bathroom or are simply too busy to visit famous onsen in remote parts of the Aichi prefecture, then visit the Wakamatsu Onsen which provides the same bathing experience as any other onsen. Compared to the twice as expensive Onsen at the Takeshima Hotel in Gamagori, the only thing you can't do at Wakamatsu Onsen is to look at the sea.If you have never been to an Onsen before, make sure you know the basic rules of bathing in Japan. Bring a towel for drying and a small towel for washing yourself. If necessary, they can also be rented at the onsen. Men and Women bath seperately. After undressing and entering the bath, shower yourself at the first washstand - a ritual cleansing. Then take a thorough shower, washing yourself properly - the actual pool is not meant for cleaning but for relaxing. This is what the small towel is used for. Shampoo and soap are provided but if you have particular preferences, you are better off bringing your favourite cosmetics.Afterwards you are free to relax. The small towel is used to cover your private parts while changing pools or taking a sunbath in the fenced outside. Although it is acceptable to cover the head or the face with the small towel, please ensure that it does not come into contact with the actual poolwater - the towel was used for cleaning whereas the pool water is supposed to stay clean for everyone. Try the massaging or the electricity pool baths in the main pool, sweat yourself clean in the sauna or enjoy the pleasure of bathing outside in the water enriched with minerals. As the pools are relatively hot, make sure you do not overdo it on your first visit. After you finish bathing, take a shower again and then get dressed.

Wakamatsu Onsen is open every day of the week except for every first and third monday of the month. The onsen usually closes when a taifun is coming.

Admission fees are 450 Yen from monday to friday and 500 Yen on saturday and sunday.
The bath opens at 10am and closes at 12:30pm with the latest admission up until 12:00pm.

How to get there:
Follow the Route 248 going south towards Gamagori. At the crossroads where Mosburger is located, turn right and go down that small alley. Turn right again, follow the road uphill and turn left. You will be able to see the onsen from the left side from there. Location
The Mosburger crossroads at Route 248, the small alley and the left turn.

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