Antique pictures and celebrity autographs line the walls from entrance to locker rooms and the whole place is filled with objects and souvenirs collected by the owner, making the Daikoku-yu public bathhouse feel almost like a museum. Inside the bathroom, a mosaic mural depicts a European landscape, which the owner tells us was ‘very trendy and new’ when it was first completed 40 years ago. The men’s shower wall features a painting of Kyoto’s famous Kinkakuji (Temple of the Golden Pavilion), while the women’s side is decorated with images of Nikko. There's a comfortable massage bath, cold water bath, steam bath, electric bath and sauna. The men’s sauna features a spacious rest room with relaxation chairs. There are also a few fitness machines in the locker room.
3-24-5 Nishihara, Shibuya-ku
|Opening hours:||4pm-1am (Sun from 1pm) / closed 1st & 3rd Wed of every month|
|Transport:||Yoyogi-Uehara Station (Odakyu, Chiyoda lines)|
|Price:||¥460, children aged 6-12 ¥180|