Don’t you sometimes want to just chill at a hotel, not going around the city in Osaka?
In that case, Ooedo-Onsen Monogatari Minoh Kanko Hotel is the best for you.
It is famous for “too gorgeous buffet”, which means they offer great food which is not even profitable for them.
I went to this lunch buffet 4 years ago, and I loved it very much.
This “too gorgeous buffet”is available not only for the customers at this hotel, but also just the visitors.
The last time I went there, I enjoyed this “too gorgeous buffet” and spa garden, but this time, I stayed at this hotel.
It was amazing, so I’d like to introduce this hotel on this blog.
- 1 What is “Ooedo-Onsen Monogatari Minoh Kanko Hotel”?
- 2 The Best Plan to Enjoy Ooedo-Onsen Monogatari Minoh Kanko Hotel
- 2.1 1.Eat at home <important>
- 2.2 2. Take the shuttle bus which departs from Osaka Station at 11:30
- 2.3 3. Leave your baggage at a cloakroom
- 2.4 4.Walk around the Mino Spa Garden
- 2.5 5. Wear Yukata (kind of Kimono)
- 2.6 6. Check out the Sky Garden
- 2.7 7. Have a drink and get some rest
- 2.8 8. Table tennis
- 2.9 9. Mino Onsen Spa Garden’s hot springs
- 2.10 10. Go to Tenku-no-yu (Open air bath) to see the sunset
- 2.11 11. 19:00~ Dinner buffet
- 2.12 12. 21:00~ Take a rest
- 2.13 13. 22:30~ Go to Tenku-no-yu Again
- 2.14 14. 7:00 Go to Tenku-no Yu again.
- 2.15 15. Go for morning buffet
- 2.16 16.10:00 Check out
- 3 Ooedo-Onsen Monogatari Minoh Kanko Hotel was too good
What is “Ooedo-Onsen Monogatari Minoh Kanko Hotel”?
This Ooedo-Onsen Monogatari Minoh Kanko Hotel is famous for open-air bath on the top floor “Tenku no yu”, fancy buffet.
You have to get your stomach ready for this amazing meal.
Here’s the basic information of Ooedo-Onsen Monogatari Minoh Kanko Hotel.
Check-In : 15:00
Check-Out : 10:00
Address: 1-1 Onsemmachi, Mino 562-0006 Osaka Prefecture
Shuttle bus available from Senri-Chuo Station, Ibaraki Station and Osaka Umeda station. More details are here
Parking fee：1000yen/ day
Recommended Way to Ooedo-Onsen Monogatari Minoh Kanko Hotel
If you want to enjoy around Mino on the day of your stay or on the next day, driving to Ooedo-Onsen Monogatari Minoh Kanko Hotel is the best choice, because great places in Mino is a bit inconvenient without cars.
From my experience, you should get your stomach ready for the special buffet on the day of your stay, and after the checkout, you may want to rent a car. In this way, you do not pay for the parking fee.
If you are not planning on enjoying in Mino, you can take the train, because this Ooedo-Onsen Monogatari Minoh Kanko Hotel is just 5 minutes away from the station.
Or you can take the shuttle bus which goes to Ibaraki, Osaka Umeda or Senri-Chuo. It depends where you want to go after the checkout.
The Best Plan to Enjoy Ooedo-Onsen Monogatari Minoh Kanko Hotel
There’s so many things you can enjoy within the hotel.
I went to Ooedo-Onsen Monogatari Minoh Kanko Hotel with my female friend, and we enjoyed too much, so I’d like to share the staying plan.
1.Eat at home <important>
You may think “It’s not relevant”, but it is. You have to eat something at home. This is because for dinner, you want to eat tons of great food. To make it happen, you have to eat before you go to the hotel, and get your stomach empty by dinner.
Of course there’s some food shop in Ooedo-Onsen Monogatari Minoh Kanko Hotel, but if you eat lunch here, it may affect your eating performance at dinner.
2. Take the shuttle bus which departs from Osaka Station at 11:30
I took the shuttle bus which departs from around the Sakurabashi guchi gate, JR Osaka Station. This shuttle bus is not only for the hotel guests, but also for the visitors, so you should wait in the line in advance.
It took 40 minutes from there.
3. Leave your baggage at a cloakroom
You cannot check in when you arrive, so you have to leave your baggage at a cloakroom. Then, you just go directly to the Mino Onsen Spa Garden.
4.Walk around the Mino Spa Garden
Mino Onsen Spa Garden is like a maze.
I recommend walking around first to see what kind of things they have in this hotel.
Maybe making a list to play is a good idea.
5. Wear Yukata (kind of Kimono)
At Mino Onsen Spa garden, you can choose any yukata（1 piece only）.Let’s get dressed and enjoy the moment.
6. Check out the Sky Garden
There’s no special event unless it’s summer, but let’s check the scenery from there.You can swim in the pool in summer.
I went there in spring, so I couldn’t enjoy the pool but I felt so comfortable that I fell asleep.
7. Have a drink and get some rest
There’s so many places to get rest in Mino Onsen Spa Garden. There’s tatami too.
There’s crepes as well, so tempting.
I know I had to get hungry by dinner, but I couldn’t help getting a crepe. OMG.
It was very nice, but if you go for dinner buffet, you really should have this on the second day.
8. Table tennis
Once you take a break, let’s go upstairs and play table tennis.You can burn your calories here before the huge dinner.
There was so many table tennis court, so probably you won’t wait that long.
9. Mino Onsen Spa Garden’s hot springs
Once you sweat, you may want to go downstairs and enjoy the hot springs on the B1 floor. You will go for dinner afterwards, so wear a shower-hat and do not take off your makeup.
10. Go to Tenku-no-yu (Open air bath) to see the sunset
You might want to check what time is the sunset, then you go to Tenku-no-yu to see the sunset from the open air bath.
11. 19:00~ Dinner buffet
This is the main part! Time for gorgeous dinner buffet.
You can enjoy it only for 90 minutes, so make sure to get there on time.
Free drinks are included, so just prioritize what you need and wait in line. I’m sure there’s so many people. Do not waste your time!(Only 90 minutes, remember?)
12. 21:00~ Take a rest
You don’t want to move around after the dinner buffet. So just take some rest. Of course you can go to Mino Spa Garden again if you like.
13. 22:30~ Go to Tenku-no-yu Again
You may think “Do I need to go to the same hot spring on the same day?”, but it’s worth seeing the night view, too!
I recommend not wetting your hair yet, just enjoy the view and go to another hot spring later on. They switch men and women’s hot spring around this time, so you can enjoy both hot springs.
Then you go to Tsukimi-no-yu and wash your hair and body.
Night view from the bath room is great, too
If you don’t like public hot springs, you can enjoy in your room, too.
14. 7:00 Go to Tenku-no Yu again.
You may want to enjoy the view in the morning from Tenku-no-yu.
15. Go for morning buffet
There’s no time limit like dinner for morning buffet.
So you want to go there early.
There’s so many great food like dinner, so you should get up early and enjoy!
16.10:00 Check out
Even after the checkout, you still can go to Mino Onsen Spa Garden. So you can enjoy being here again!
So you can enjoy at Mino Spa Garden for the whole day as well. We rented a car on this day, so we enjoyed the spa and left around noon.
Ooedo-Onsen Monogatari Minoh Kanko Hotel was too good
I live in Osaka, so it didn’t take me to get here so long, so I made the most of it.
I did eat crepe before the buffet which I regret, but I included that on this blog, so just follow this flow then you won’t regret it !