For just 1,750 yen (around 13 US dollars), you can enjoy the bath and a lunch which includes Japanese specialties, such as sashimi, sushi, and noodles, as well as various Chinese and Western dishes. The food is set out on a table. Guests are allowed to choose four main dishes. There is no limit to the amount of soup, rice, pickles, and other side dishes.
A unique and attractive part of the design of one of the bathing sections was the insertion of an aquarium into the wall between the dressing room and the bathing room. You can watch goldfish and other tropical fish while undressing and vice versa. It is strange, but delightful. Do not worry about what the fish are thinking; they won't gossip about your body.
The men and women's sections are separated. On my first occasions, I entered the room described above, but on a recent trip, I was directed to the other room. This was not as attractive. It lacked an aquarium and waterfall. However, the water quality was the same. Japanese hotels and ryokans often alternate the male and female bathing rooms.
The presence of various mineral elements means the water is brownish, and it feels smooth. The hotel provides a towel, soap, shampoo, combs, basically everything that you need to keep you clean and refreshed. Be sure to come before eleven if you want to have a slow relaxing time. I was told that the baths would be closed for cleaning at noon. Just a few minutes before twelve, two employees came in and started cleaning. Punctuality and cleanliness are virtues in Japan!
This bath is my favorite within downtown Nagoya. However, my favorite hot spring facility within all of Nagoya City is Ryusenji-no-yu (竜泉寺の湯), which has baths and special rooms where the heat rises from hot rocks on the floor.These special rooms are called Ganbanyoku (岩盤浴). The international airport in Nagoya also has a great bath. You can soak while watching planes land and depart, an unusual experience indeed! The largest bath facility within Nagoya is the aptly named Dainagoyaonsen (大名古屋温泉), which translated into English means large Nagoya hot spring.