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Boasting a vaguely castle-like entrance, a certifiably retro interior and almost 70 years of history, Yamato-yu is a real blast from the past, where the basic but comfy baths are kept steamy with a wood-burning boiler. A resident turtle hangs out in the tiny garden on the men’s side.
3-13-3 Higashiogu, Arakawa
|Transport:||Higashiogu-sanchome Station (Toden-Arakawa line), Akado-shogakkomae Station (Nippori-Toneri Liner)|
|Opening hours:||Sat-Thu 3.25pm-10.30pm, closed Fri|