Jakotsu-Yu Onsen   蛇骨湯

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Little known and frequented by tourists, the onsen Jakotsu-Yu is nevertheless popular with the regulars come to relax after a long day of work.

Little known and frequented by tourists, the onsen Jakotsu-Yu is nevertheless popular with the regulars come to relax after a long day of work.

Bath regulars

A neighborhood onsen that was founded in the Edo period (1603-1868), the Jakotsu-Yu (蛇 骨湯) in Asakusa has kept its simplicity and its clientele. Have a nice dip.

The smile of the lady of the house and the questioning looks of the local women who come here to bathe, welcome you to this venue of Tokyo everyday life, where tourists are scarce, and where regulars come in the evening after work, to relax or to chat with neighbors or friends.

Its rotemburo, small outdoor bath, and garden add to its special character, making the place an exception in the landscape of the capital. An exception that is particularly hot as the temperature of the dark, mineralized waters is around 45 ° C!

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