Friday, September 23, 2016

:::SPECIAL::: # Stylish Public Bath (Sento) within Tokyo Area! Have a relaxing bath after shopping in Tokyo Japan!



Don't have time to travel to famous hot spring spots near Tokyo this time?
Don't wanna spend too much on hot springs?

No problem, we have 3 great public bath places within Tokyo area to introduce to you!
Admissions are only 460 yen EACH!!!


What can be better than getting in a hot bath after a busy (shopping?) day!


Other than hot springs, actually there is another option for you which is the public bath (Sento). Traditional Sento may give you the image "old" and "not clean". However, today we are going to give you a new image of the sento in Tokyo!!

01. Hisamatsuyu

Photo credited to Hisamatsuyu.jp
The first time I walked pass Hisamatsuyu in Nerima-ku, I thought it is a newly built gallery or something like that. However, it is actually a public bath that is renewed and reopened in 2014.

Photo credited to Hisamatsuyu.jp
Simple but stylish design can also be found at the front desk area. After getting in the hot bath, you can sit and relax in this waiting area too.

Photo credited to Hisamatsuyu.jp
Inside the spacious bathing area, there are different kinds of bath that you can try, like the electric bath and open-air outdoor bath.

The new "projection mapping" is showing on the wall too! How cool is that!

Hisamatsuyu
Address: 4-32-15 Sakuradai, Nerima-Ku, Tokyo
Tel.: 03-3991-5092
Hours: 11:00 - 23:00 (Closed every Tuesday)
Admission:
460 yen (12 years old or above)
180 yen (Elementary school students)
80 yen (Preschoolers)
+400 yen (Sauna)
Access: 5 minutes walk from Sakuradai Station of Seibu Ikebukuro Line
Homepage (Japanese): http://hisamatsuyu.jp/

02. Shimizuyu

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Located in the well-known high-end fashion area, Omotesando, just 5 minutes walk from Tokyo Metro's Omotesando Station, you can find this great sento.

A good place to visit after a crazy shopping time on Omotesando street!

Photo credited to shimizuyu.jp
Neat and clean changing area and lockers are provided.

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Various bath are available at Shimizuyu, for example, the jet bath above and high concentration carbonated spring. If you want to try the sauna too, you can join the sauna course at 1,000 yen (sento is included).


Shimizuyu
Address: 3-12-3 Minami-aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Tel.: 03-3401-4404
Hours:
12:00 - 24:00 (Last admission at 23:30) (Mon to Fri)
12:00 - 23:00 (Last admission at 20:30) (Sat, Sun and holidays)
Closed every Friday
Admission:
460 yen (Junior school students and above)
Free entrance for children who are 6 years old and below (max. 2 children)
Access: 5 minutes walk from A4 exit of Omotesando Station
Homepage (Japanese): http://shimizuyu.jp/index.html


03. Togoshi Ginza Onsen


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There are two special themed bathing areas "Tsuki No Yu" (Moon Bath) and "Hi No Yu" (Sun Bath" inside Togoshi Ginza Onsen. They change the bath for men and women every day! So you have to visit it twice at least to try both Moon and Sun Baths!


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"Tsuki No Yu" (Moon Bath) 

Natural hot spring water, open-air bath, sauna, ultrasonic bath etc are available.


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"Hi No Yu" (Sun Bath) 

Carbonated water, open-air bath, sauna, electric bath, super jet bath etc are available.

Togoshi Ginza Onsen
Address: 2-1-6 Togoshi, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Tel.: 03-3782-7400
Hours:
15:00 - 25:00
08:00-12:00 and 15:00 - 25:00 (Sun and holidays)
Closed every Friday
Admission:
460 yen (High school students or above)
300 yen (Junior high school students)
180 yen (Elementary school students)
80 yen (Preschoolers)
750 yen (Sauna + Sento)
Access:
3 minutes walk from Togoshi Station of Toei Asakusa Line
5 minutes walk from Togoshi Ginza Station of Tokyu Ikegami Line
Google Map


Other than hot springs, maybe the new style of Japanese Public Bath (Sento) is another good choice for you in terms of both location and admission!

Oh, by the way, just a kind reminder, usually shampoo, conditioner, body soap, and towels are not provided in Sento, so remember to bring your own set!! If you forget, don't worry, you can always rent those at the Sento too!

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