Jizo-yu (地蔵湯), full of objects collected by the owner, is like a mini-museum. The sento is located at only 15 minutes’ walk from Nagoya station in a quiet and residential area. At the entrance you notice the metallic shoes locker (picture), it is pretty rare to find it nowaday. I particularly enjoyed the central oval shape bath with […]
Minowa-yu (三ノ輪湯) is located in Kamiochiai (Shinjuku ward), a 6-minute walk from Nakai station (the Oedo Line and the Seibu Shinjuku Line).
Heiden Onsen is located in Aichi in Nagoya, at 9 minutes’ walk from Takaoka station.
I had my first experience with sento a few years ago, while I was in Tokyo for a year as an exchange student. My friend offered me to take me to the public bath after class. As I am very curious and liked my previous experience with onsen I decided to try. The first time […]
Ichi no yu is located in Numabukuro (Seibu Shinjuku line) at only a few min walk from the station. Ichi no yu had been renewed a few years before, the interior is tryly gorgeous and spacious.
Ginsen-yu （銀泉湯）is located in Sugamo at 2 minutes’ walk from Sugamo- Nita station on the Toden Arakawa line and 10 minutes from Ootsuka on the Yamanote line. The bath house was built in 1968. Hirono san, the owner of the sento is running Ginsen-yu since 1995.
Most of the sento in Tokyo open from around 3 pm, but some open morning/noon time. Find here the list: Sento name and ward Address Opening hours Closed on Tsubame-yu, Taito-ku Ueno 3-14-5 06:00>20h00 Monday Kotobuki-yu, Taito-ku Ueno 5-4-17 12:00>25:30 3rd Thursday/month Fuku no yu Bunkyo-ku Sendagi 5-41-5 11:00>24:00 Open every day Minami-Aoyama, Shimizu-yu,Minato-ku […]
Ume yu 梅湯 is a very charming sento in Kyoto at a 6-minute walk from Kyomizu Gojo station and a 15-minute walk from Kyoto station. The sento was built around 80 years before and is currently run by Minato-san (25 years old). Last year, the sento was about to close when Minato san rise to the challenge of renewing the […]
Takasago-yu is located in Zoshigaya at 6 minutes’ walk from Kishibojin station of the Toden-Arakawa line and Zoshigaya station. The area is very pleasantful for a walk and to visit its beautiful temples.