Soaking in a big bath tub with neighbors is one custom of the Edo (Old time Tokyoties) people. The tradition has been handed down over several generations in Tokyo. (See our article: the Art and Manner of Bathing in Japan). You can experience this bathing only 10mn on foot from the Tokyo Sky Tree Tower.
Soaking in Onsen water in Tokyo
The Daikoku-yu is a sento (a public bath) where you can bathe while gazing up at the Tokyo Sky Tree Tower.
The building was built in 1949. Since then, the water from the well has helped the locals to reduce everyday physical fatigue. The water was certificated as hot spring water due to its components in 2012. It makes your skin softer.
An outdoor bath at the bottom of the famous tower.
The main attraction of this public bath is its outdoor bath. There is only one so be careful: on odd-numbered days it’s open for men, and on even-numbered days it’s open for women!
The wood deck where you are able to cool down your body after bathing, is available on the second floor. You can see the Tokyo Sky Tree tower between the wood beams.
It’s very convenient!
Daikoku-yu offers many convenient amenities for bathing. Rental towels (large and small) for 50 yen, body soap, shampoo, and hair dryers are free. Furthermore, it’s equipped with laundry machines just next to the building. Bathing at this sento is easy and comfortable for all guests, including travelers.
How to use the public bath?
The public bath is open to all people, but you should follow the basic rules. If you are going to a public bath or onsen for your first time, please read this article and learn about it in advance.
If you liked this place, you might also want to read this article: Try out a public bath in Kagurazaka
3-12-14 Yokokawa, Sumida, Tokyo