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 installations and keeping the sento alive.
There are an aromatic bath with Chinese medicinal plants, a bubble bath, a cold bath, an electric bath and a sauna (the sauna requires no additional fee).
A beautiful mirror on the wall illuminates the women bathroom and make it appear very spacious. On both side purple flowers tiles and greenery decorate elegantaly the bath room. In the entrance and changing room there many arty point to enjoy.
3:30pm to 11.00pm. Closed on Thursday.
172 Shōshinjichō, Shimogyō-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 600-8116
Ume yu offers many event(s) to enjoy! Check on Minato san’s Instagram account > https://www.instagram.com/sanjiro_minato/
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