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.
Last week-end I went to an amazing seasonnal event in the Shimizu-yu sento in Tsurumi.
Theis event was about celebrating spring by doing the famous "Ohanami" which consist in admiring cherry blossom and basically sharing drinks/foods with friends.
Hirono-yu is located in Minami-Nagasaki at 8 minutes’ walk from Shiinamachi station and 9 minutes from Higashi-Nagasaki（Seibu Ikebukuro line）The area is well-known because of the famous mangaka Osamu Tezuka and Fujiko Fujio (Doraemon) who lived there.
Taihei-yu 太平湯 is located in Adachi-ku at 5 minutes from Aoi station (Tsukuba express).
Tsuru no yu (鶴の湯) is a wonderfull nostalgic bath house. From both the inside and the outside you can experience a charming retro atmosphere. Exterior architecture, interior wood, vintage sofa, everything looks cosy, illuminated by a soft light. If you are lucky you can even meet the two cats owning the place. The facilities The outdoor bath […]
I experienced ‘kashikiri’ sento, which means ‘private bathing’.
Using private sento for a few hours is a really unique and rare experience, so I decided to invite some of my friends to enjoy this privileged time with me.
Tama no yu (玉の湯) in Otsuka
Aizen-yu : a bath with angels