Idutsu-yu Public Bath Kyoto

Kyoto public bath.

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 Public Bath Kyoto.

Locker room

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 Public Bath Kyoto.

Original tile work on the bath house walls

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.

Idutsu-yu Public Bath Kyoto.

Inside the bath house showing the washing spaces, stools, mirrors and plastic stools

 

Idutsu-yu Public Bath Kyoto.

Inside the sento

Access – Getting There

Idutsuyu
Shimachi Takeyacho-kudaru
Benzaiten-cho 288
Nakagyo-ku
Kyoto 604-0093
Tel: 075 231 6273; 3pm-12am; closed Thursday

The sento is a short walk west from Marutamachi Station on the Karasuma Line of the Kyoto subway.

Idutsu-yu Public Bath Kyoto.

Outside the bath house

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