While it seems hard to imagine an onsen in the middle of a bustling city, it is not entirely impossible. Deep in the heart of Tokyo’s city center is Spa LaQua, a hot spring facility that uses natural hot spring water rising from 1,700 meters underground.
Spa LaQua consists of two main zones: the Spa Zone and the Healing Baden Zone. The Spa Zone has two open-air baths for visitors to enjoy. Both are sodium chloride hot springs, sometimes called a Heat Bath or Slim Figure Bath. The water’s active components moisturize your skin and help you retain just the right amount of heat. It also helps relieve stiff shoulders and back pain and relieves those with a sensitivity to cold.
The Healing Baden Zone of Spa LaQua features four low-temperature saunas in a wide, open layout that brings to mind a resort in Bali. One side has a large window front, displaying Tokyo Dome and its many different attractions. At night, it provides a breathtaking view of Tokyo’s city lights.
Spa LaQua also features three kinds of saunas:
a medium-temperature sauna sure to make you feel completely refreshed,
a Finland style sauna characterized by medium temperature and high humidity,
and a mist sauna said to stimulate the right brain.
How to get to Tokyo Dome’s Spa LaQua: Take the Keikyū Airport Line and get off at Mita Station. Ride the Mita Line until Suidōbashi Station and walk a few minutes to Spa LaQua.
• Location: 5-9F Tokyo Dome City LaQua, 1-1-1 Kasuga, Bunkyo-Ku, Tokyo 112-0003
• Contact Details: +81-3-3817-4173
• Operating Hours: 11:00 AM to 9:00 AM (the next day)