Welcome to Funaoka Onsen, one of the oldest public bath house of Kyoto!
Ideally located at the foot of Mt. Funaoka, travelers visiting the city will appreciate its close location to Kyoto's most famous temples and shrines including the renowned Kinkakuji and Daitokuji temples, Hirano Shrine, Kitano shrine, Shimogamo and Kamigamo shrines and Kenkun shrine, but also to the Kyoto Imperial Palace.
Guests can stay in the beautiful guesthouse located just a minute walk away from the bathing establishment in a traditional Kyoto house, and are invited to use the bath house as often as they like!
The dressing rooms and baths of the establishment have been registered as tangible cultural properties since July 2003.
Funaoka Onsen history :
Funaoka Onsen was established in 1923 in a large two-story wooden house and built as an extension of the Funaoka Tower inn.
The second generation owners decided to get an authorisation to run the establishment individually, at a time when bath houses were rare in Kyoto. In 1933, they installed Japan's first electric bath and obtained the authorisation to run their establishment as "Special Funaoka Onsen" but they really started running it in 1947, after World War II.
About the baths :
Everything from the dressing rooms to the baths has remained exactly as it was during the Taisho and Showa Periods, bringing a charming atmosphere of bygone times to the place.
There are different kind of baths you can chose from to soak your weary body and relax, from the electric bath that were first introduced to Japan by the owners of the establishment to a jet bath, an open-air bath, a "medicine bath", and even a sauna.
As in most public hot springs, the baths for men and women are separated and switched daily so that everyone can enjoy different scenery and experience different baths.
Unlike most public bathhouses, however, Funaoka Onsen welcomes people with tattoo too!
Weekdays (Monday to Saturday) : 15:00 to 25:00
Sundays : 08:00 to 25:00
※Guests staying at the guesthouse can bath for free anytime during the business hours!
Funaoka Onsen's characteristics :
What probably stands out the most in the dressing room is the figures of Ushiwakamaru, a Japanese warrior, and of a Tengu, a long-nosed legendary creature, sculpted in the zelkova wood coffered ceiling.
Taking a close look around the room you can discover every little detail of the room, like the beautiful openwork railing that has been carved by children during popular festivals and events.
Or the many colorful tiles that decorate the corridor connecting the dressing rooms to the baths.
About the guesthouse :
※In accordance with the whole house booking policy of the guesthouse, guests making a reservation will have exclusive access to the guesthouse!※
Check-in : 16:00
Check-out : 10:00
・There are 3 Japanese-style rooms (all of them equipped with a television set), a kitchen, a bathroom and a toilet.
・Guests are invited to use the parking of the Onsen (11 parking places available).
・Thank you to use the guesthouse for lodging purpose only.
・Bath and face towels, body soap, shampoo, conditioner, pyjamas, slippers and hair dryers are not provided so please kindly bring your own.
How to get to the guesthouse :
・30min ride on the Kyoto City Bus no. 206 departing from Kyoto Station, then 5min walk from Senbon Kuramaguchi (千本鞍馬口) Bus Stop.
・20min walk from Kuramaguchi (鞍馬口) subway station.
Shops around the guesthouse :
・The closest supermarket is Food Shop Emuji, 130m away
・About 500m to Cocokarafine drug store
・500m to a Family Mart store
Kyoto's temples and shrines :
・1,8km to Kinkakuji Temple, the Golden Pavilion
・1km to Daitokuji temple
・1,9 km to Kitano Tenmangu shrine
・1,5km to Hirano shrine
・350m to Kenkun shrine
ABOUT THIS ROOM
-Please refrain from smoking inside the house
-Thank you to bring your own pyjamas, bath and face towel, body soap, conditioner, slippers, and hair dryer
- Air Conditioning / Heating
- Vacuum Cleaner
- Face Towel
- Bath Towel
- Bed Sheets
- Bath Mat
- Body Soap
- Laundry Detergent
- Family / Kid Friendly