MATSUNOYU 松の湯 in Tokyo is a public bath. It has old and retro baths. Japanese people feel nostalgic atmosphere.
This type of public bath is getting rarer and rarer these days.
Old Japanese style house
When you walk into the building, you see two of shoe lockers and entrances for separate men and women’s areas. You should take of your shoes and leave your shoes in the shoe locker. Please take the shoe locker key with you.
As for this public bath, the right side of the show locker and entrance is always for men. The left side is always for women.
* However, in the case of the other public baths, shoe boxes are often for both men and women. Entrances to the bath rooms are sometimes switched. So you have to find which entrance is for men or women.
男 : Men
女 : Women
Please pay the admission fee (460 yen) when you enter the room. This area is used as a dressing room and a locker room.
You take off all your clothes and put them and the shoe locker key into your locker. You take this locker key to the bathing room.
* Taking a picture is prohibited in the building. We attended a guided tour and we were allowed to take pictures before their opening time.
Men’s and women’s bathing rooms are separated.
Shampoo and soap are free in the bathing rooms. I saw a bottle of shampoo and a bottle of body soap in the bathing room. However, some people bring own shampoo and soap. You shouldn’t carelessly use their private ones.
There are some wash basins and mini-benches. Please sit down on the mini-bench at one of the wash stations and wash yourself properly before getting into the bath tab.
You shouldn’t put your towel in the bath tub but the locker key is OK.
Old massage chair
Canned alcohol beverages cost 180 yen.
There are some food shops near the public bath. Let’s get a bite to eat after taking a bath!
http://www.adachi1010.tokyo/member/nishiaraimatsunoyu/ (in Japanese)
The photos and the URL on the Google Maps page are wrong because there are other public baths in Tokyo with the same name MATSUNOYU 松の湯. But the address and the telephone number are correct.
3:45pm – 10:30pm
Friday is closed.
A hostel “Emblem Hostel” occasionally organizes this guided walking tour “Experience Public Bath (Sento)” for the guests of this hostel.
Please refer to their website.