Jan. 13, '11

サマ・サマ (SamaSama)

Address: 大分市勢家1137
Open: 10:00 till 1:00
Price: Normal: 550 yen; members: 490 yen; seniors: 390 yen; children: 220 yen
Website: http://spa-samasama.com/

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.

Rotenburo Kazoku buro Outside Beppu Average price Sauna Amenities Oita-ken

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