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. The bathing culture can be seen near the Tokyo Sky Tree Tower (only a 10 min walk).
Soaking in Onsen water in Tokyo
The Daikoku-yu (大黒湯) is a public bath (銭湯: Sento) where you are able to 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 reduce everyday physical fatigue. The water was certificated as hot spring water due to its ingredients in 2012. Its weak alkali water makes skin softer.
An outdoor bath at the bottom of the famous tower.
The beauty of this public bath is its outdoor bath. The availability changes everyday, depending on gender. Odd-numbered days are for men, and even-numbered days are 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 a hair dryer 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.
3-12-14 Yokokawa, Sumida, Tokyo