There is not very much snow, but it is sooooo cold in Kyoto.
We strongly recommend “SENTO”, which are public bathhouses, on such a cold day in winter.
You can enjoy “SENTO” at a very reasonable price. It costs about 430 yen.
In Edo period（17th ~19th century)most buildings were made of wood.
Then a lot of fires occurred.
Therefore some Samurai residences were permitted to install bathes in their houses.
Most of Japanese people went to the public bath because there were no bathes in their homes.
So that is how “Sento culture” began to develop.
Now the numbers are decreasing. But many “SENTO” do still exist in KYOTO!
Around our neighborhood, there are two popular “SENTO” that have substantial facilities.
Let’s look inside of them both!!
Many local people wanting to enjoy it wait in front of them before 3:00p.m. for the public baths to open.
They have several kinds of drinks in the ice box from which for you to choose.
Normal business hours 3:00 p.m.~1:00 a.m.
Sunday hours 8:00a.m.~1:00 a.m.