|10:00 till 1:00
|Normal: 550 yen; members: 490 yen; seniors: 390 yen; children: 220 yen
SamaSama is one of the first onsen I ever went to. I visited this place in 2005 when I came to Oita for the second time. Actually, I almost visited SamaSama with a friend and my brother the first time I came to Oita in 2004, but because my brother has a tattoo and because we were shy, we didn't dare go in.
The onsen is located in a small mall not far from downtown Oita. I had been there two times before, but both times we used the family bath. This time I went to the men's bath.
Entrance to the men's bath.
The changing room.
The bath was bigger than I expected. Inside there are five or six different kinds of baths. There is an area with showers where you can wash and there is a big sauna. Outside you will find a big rotenburo and another sauna. They also have a so-called SGE bath, but it couldn't be used this time.
Relaxing after bathing.
SamaSama has a big room where you can relax after onsening. There are really comfortable chairs where you can watch TV, read the newspaper or take a nap, while you wait for your wife or girlfriend.
If you want to know what the family baths are like, check this post.