A retro public bath from the mid-Showa period, Yama no yu Onsen looks the same as when it opened in 1960. A beautiful Mt Fuji painting by 79-year-old Kiyoto Maruyama, the oldest of Japan’s three remaining sento painters, will welcome people. Besides the main mural, there are also many smaller paintings on the bathroom tiles as well as in the steam room. Adding an extra arty touch are the original posters by illustrator and regular customer Miho Tanaka. Undoubtedly one of the most picturesque sento we’ve been to. The round bath in the middle of the room is an unusual feature. It’s divided into two parts – one a jet massage bath and the other an aroma bath that changes its scent every day. The steam sauna room with wormwood aroma is excellent for your skin and can be used at no extra charge.
|Venue name:||Yama no yu Onsen|
1-47-12 Kanamecho, Toshima-ku
|Opening hours:||3.30pm-12midnight / closed Mon (Tue if Mon is a holiday)|
|Transport:||Kanamecho Station (Fukutoshin, Yurakucho lines)|