Let’s enjoy our local area !! “SENTO”,Public Bathhouse.

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!!

☆KOMACHIYU☆
 KOMACHIYU is located 3 minutes walking distance from our guesthouse.
Many local people wanting to enjoy it wait in front of them before 3:00p.m. for the public baths to open.
The shoeboxes have old style wooden keys.
 The bright sunlit bathroom with white tile walls.
 Both shallow and deep bathes, medicated, sleeping style, and electric ones as well.
Sauna and steam baths, open-air bathing with water cascading down your back.
 Ladies who are enjoying the water draw on the wall of the outdoor bath !!
In the dressing room, there are hair dryers. One time use is just 20 yen.
 You can relax with a massage chair!!
 This lady is always taking amazing care of our guests and everyone else.
                                                              KOMAGHIYU
                                        Normal business hours      3:00 p.m.~1:00 a.m.
                                        Sunday hours                     7:00 a.m.~1:00 a.m
                                        Closed                                 Tuesday 
 ☆TAISHOYU☆
TAISHOYU is near the Nanajoonmaedori bus stop on Shichijo street.
It takes about 5 minutes to walk there from our guesthouse.
 It has a modern brick appearance outside.
Along with having a parking lot.
 There are lockers, massage chairs, a new scale and free dryers in the dressing room.
 The bathtub is large !!
 They have a sauna and cool water bathes.
Jacuzzi and electric bathes in part of both the shallow and deep tubs.
You can enjoy everything!
The medicated bath is refreshed every month.
 The rest room is near the front desk for your convenience.
They have several kinds of drinks in the ice box from which for you to choose.
 We used to drink a milk coffee after taking a bath, but now perhaps a beer if you like?
You can enjoy everything for only 430 yen!!
TAISHOYU information

                                         Normal business hours        3:00 p.m.~1:00 a.m.
                                         Sunday hours                        8:00a.m.~1:00 a.m.
                                         Closed                                    Wednesday

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Mama of the "Guesthouse KYOTO COMPASS" in Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto. Since 2014, welcomed guests from all over the world. My hobby is watching Korean dramas (* Happy ending only) and my special skill is to sleep in 2 seconds. "Where are you going today? Do you know how to get there?" "Did you eat?" "Isn't it cold?" "Did you sleep well?"…Always asking guests like “Mama”;)

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