An Afternoon at Onsen San Francisco

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I wanted to hike Mount Tamalpais the other week when visiting San Francisco, but my plans were foiled with heavy rain on both Saturday and Sunday. Bummer.

When I suggested scoping out a spa or bathhouse, my girlfriends suggested Onsen, which opened earlier this month. I don’t typically associate the words clean and awesome with the Tenderloin, but if you can suspend your disbelief like I did, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Onsen is a wonderful slice of Japan located on Eddy St. about 5 blocks from the Civic Center BART station. It’s by no means large or scenic like the onsens you’ll find in Japan, but it’s a welcome respite from the daily grind.

I’m looking forward to going back on my next trip and trying out their dinner service.

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