Take no Yu

Health and beauty, Spas Azabu-Juban
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A 2011 renovation at this long-running Azabu-Juban bathhouse brought Take no Yu into the modern era, just shy of its centennial. The chief attraction here is the mineral-rich, black-brown onsen water, which is so prized that customers can even pay ¥20 per litre to bottle the stuff up and take it home. Actually bathing in it can feel like taking a dip in a cup of coffee, though you no longer need scald yourself in the process: the renovations included splitting Take no Yu's bathtubs into two separate sections, according to temperature.


Venue name: Take no Yu
Address: 1-15-12 Minami-Azabu, Minato-ku

Opening hours: Tue-Thu, Sat-Sun 3.30-11.30pm / Closed Mon, Fri
Transport: Azabu-Juban Station (Namboku, Oedo lines)
Price: Adults ¥460, elementary students ¥180, infants ¥80

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