There was a luxurious public bath in Minato-ku, Tokyo! Let's learn how to enter the public bath in the various baths of Minami Aoyama Kiyomizu Yu
With a history of more than 100 years, "Minami Aoyama Kiyomizu-yu"
"It was already there when my grandmother, who was born in Meiji 36, was born, so there is no doubt that it has a history of more than 100 years.
It was originally located in Sendagaya Village (now Jingumae, Shibuya Ward) in the middle of Killer Street. Later, due to the development of the Tokyo Olympics held in 1964, it was moved to the current Minami Aoyama. At that time, it was an ordinary public bath that could be found everywhere, but 15 years ago, the fourth generation, Mr. Okura, unexpectedly renovated it into a special public bath.
"It was aging, and we thought about closing the business, and since it is Minami Aoyama, it is the trend of the world to make it a commercial building. But if you stop here, you will never be able to use a public bath again. I thought it would be interesting to have a public bath in Aoyama, so I decided to stick to it thoroughly, so I decided to use the current facility."
Recommended bathing methods for a variety of baths
●Soft water is used throughout the building
All bath water and water bath water are soft water. The benefits of soft water include:
・Moisturizes hair and skin, no skin squeaky feeling after bathing.
・Soap and shampoo foam well, and the amount used is small.
・Less irritating so safe for people with sensitive or dry skin
・ The body warms up well and does not cool down easily.
・ Ion balance close to sodium hot springs, which are generally said to be "hot springs for beauty"
Empty-handed sets (320 yen), rental towels (bath towels/face towels 310 yen), and colored towels (260 yen) are available, so you can take a bath empty-handed.
It's not hard! Guide on how to enter the bathhouse
You can pay at this front desk or at the stand. You can pay in cash by public bath, or buy a bath ticket at a ticket vending machine and give it to you at the front desk. In most cases, you have to pay an extra fee for the sauna.
Here are the bathing fees for public baths in Tokyo.
Adults (12 years old and over) 500 yen (tax included)
Junior high school students (6 to under 12 years old, elementary school students) 200 yen (tax included)
Child (under 6 years old, preschooler) 100 yen (tax included)
When you enter the bathroom, the first thing you do is pour hot water. It is a rule of thumb to flush your body in the washing area before and after soaking in the bathtub. Pour hot water into a tub and cover it over your head or take a shower to remove dirt. The purpose of kakeyu is to get your body used to the hot water. It is recommended not only to take a hot bath, but also to wash your body before taking a bath. If you take a bath without washing your body, please thoroughly pour hot water to remove dirt.
The proper bathing time is about 5-10 minutes for hot water and 20 minutes for lukewarm water. The degree to which sweat comes out of the forehead is a guide. When it is well warmed, wash your body in the washing area. Many places have separate hot water and water, so use it while adjusting the hot water in the tub. When showering, make sure that hot water does not splash on the person next to you.
Check out other public baths in Minato Ward
Aqua Garden Mitsukoshi-yu
It is a popular secret to be able to taste the hot spring feeling by the fee of the bathhouse while being in the city. On the right side of the entrance, there is an open-air bath "jade-no-yu" On the left side, "Wagtail-no-yu" which looks like a garden. There is also a Cypress counter bar, where you can enjoy a full bath. Other features include an electric bath and sauna.
Closed: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, temporarily closed
Azabu Kuromimizu Onsen Takeyu
Since it was opened as a "radium hot spring" in Taisho 2, the Bamboo hot spring which has been loved by the person of Azabu Taketani-Cho took the approval of the hot spring as "Azabu Kuromimizu (Kokubi sui) Onsen" in 2002. As the name implies, the transparent hot water is the effect of fatigue recovery, cold, stiff neck, back pain, etc. (non-smoking in store)
Closed: Mondays, Fridays
Fureai no Yu
Boasting hot hot water and a powerful whirlpool bath, the use of a dryer is free. The temporary luggage storage Service is also popular with Sento runners. There is a large TV in the separate resting room, where you can relax with a cup of juice or drink. We value the neat greetings and cleanliness.
*January 2: 9:00-13:00
Closed: Mondays (if Mondays fall on January 2, January 5, May 5, and the third Monday in September, they will be transferred to the following day), year-end and New Year holidays (January 1, January 3, January 4)
* Due to congestion on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, we do not offer changing clothes or luggage storage for running use.