Idutsu-yu Public Bath Kyoto 井筒湯
Idutsu-yu is a traditional Kyoto public bath (sento) south west of the Imperial Palace (Gosho).
Idutsu-yu has nice tile work of a church in the European Alps which marks it out among other sento in Kyoto. Another nice touch is the original Showa Period advertising on the washing space mirrors, which date back to when the public bath opened back in 1950.
Idutsu-yu is one of many fine public baths in Kyoto which include Sakura-yu, Higashiyama-yu at the Hyakumanben intersection near Kyoto University, Funaoka Onsen and Daikoku-yu in Shugakuin. There is another well-known Daikoku-yu in the Gion district.
Access – Getting There
Tel: 075 231 6273; 3pm-12am; closed Thursday