Retro Public Bath MATSUNOYU in Tokyo - 銭湯 (Sento) 松の湯 Permanently Closed

Retro Public Bath in Tokyo - 銭湯 松の湯 Culture
Retro Public Bath in Tokyo - 銭湯 松の湯

They closed their business on 29 February, 2020

Retro Public Bath in Tokyo - 銭湯 松の湯

MATSUNOYU 松の湯 in Tokyo is a public bath (not hot spring). It has old retro baths. Japanese people feel nostalgic atmosphere there.
This type of public bath is getting rarer and rarer these days.

Photos of this public bath

Old Japanese style house

Retro Public Bath in Tokyo - 銭湯 松の湯


Retro Public Bath in Tokyo - 銭湯 松の湯

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.
: Men
: Women
Retro Public Bath in Tokyo - 銭湯 松の湯

Please pay the admission fee (470 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.

Retro Public Bath in Tokyo - 銭湯 松の湯
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.
Bring your towel. 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.

Retro Public Bath in Tokyo - 銭湯 松の湯

Small garden

Retro Public Bath in Tokyo - 銭湯 松の湯

Old massage chair

Retro Public Bath in Tokyo - 銭湯 松の湯

Canned alcoholic beverages cost 180 yen.

Retro Public Bath in Tokyo - 銭湯 松の湯

There are some food shops near the public bath. Let's get a bite to eat after taking a bath!


Public bath name

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.

Business hours
3:45 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday is closed.
Permanently Closed

470 yen including tax

People with tattoos are permitted to bathe in the MATSUNOYU 松の湯.

In Japan, the numbers of public bath houses are fewer and fewer nowadays, except for hot springs.
The reason for this is that Japanese people didn't have bathrooms in their houses in the past, but recently, most people do.

Photos were taken in 2017. Admission is as of November 2019.

Another useful English information


Emblem Hostel エンブレムホステル occasionally organizes this guided walking tour Experience Public Bath (Sento) for the guests of this hostel.

Emblem Hostel in Nishiarai Tokyo エンブレムホステル 西新井 東京

Please refer to this website below.

Emblem Hostel in Nishiarai Tokyo エンブレムホステル 西新井 東京
This reasonable hostel has clean, nice rooms and facilities.Just make yourself at home in the lounge (on the picture above) and Cafe&Bar (on the 2nd floor).You can meet with friendly guests there.The lounge on the 3rd floor is for hostel guests only.

I also recommend a modern hot spring.
It is located next to the Northern outside of Tokyo Metropolis.

Low Priced and Popular Hot Spring / SPA RYUSENJINOYU near Tokyo 竜泉寺の湯 草加谷塚店
I have been to this hot spring a few times. It is still unknown to international tourists. I recommend you go there on weekdays. On weekends and during holiday season, probably it is crowded in the bathing rooms and restaurant.