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A journey in the past through Japanese onsen・銭湯でノスタルジーに浸る

The Millennials Kyoto is well equipped, providing shower rooms with one having a bathtub on each floor. However, it is also a not to miss experience to heal your daily fatigue in a public bath, warming up your body and soul while you're at it.

There are still some unique public baths left in Kyoto, such as old-fashioned small public baths, and some others still displaying historical tile paintings and well decorated. Amongst them, we will introduce the ones around the Millennials and the historical public baths that you will want to visit at least once.



① Tamanoyu (10 minutes walk from the Millennials Kyoto)

It's a small shop, but it really is the typical kind that most japanese people used to go back in the days. If you're travelling with a japanese friend, he might feel nostalgic! Another interesting point is that hot water comes out of the mouth of sculptured sheeps.

①玉の湯 (ザ・ミレニアルズ京都から徒歩10分)


② Nishikiyu (10 minutes walk from the Millennials Kyoto)

It is located near Nishiki Market, which is also known as "Kyoto's kitchen". You can see the long history bound to this public bath from its imposive appearance and wooden lockers. Jazz music will be played in the dressing room to make you even more relaxed!

②錦湯 (ザ・ミレニアルズ京都から徒歩10分)


③ Umeyu (26 minutes on foot from the Millennials, 15 minutes by bike)

This one is a very popular public bath. Good advantage is that you can get shampoo and body soap for free on the spot! Usually public bath are only open from 5pm, but not this one! On Saturdays and Sundays, you can also have a morning bath from 6 am. Why not warm you up in a public bath before going sightseeing!

③梅湯 (ザ・ミレニアルズ京都から徒歩26分、自転車で15分)


④ Funaoka Onsen (30-40 minutes by bus or bicycle from the Millennials Kyoto)

Founded in Taisho 12th year, the building is a historical public bath that has been designated one of the Tangible Cultural Properties of Japan. The sculptures on the ceiling and columns or the colorful tiles are now of highly value. There are rock baths and cypress baths in the open-air section. Just like most public bath, male and female are switched on a daily basis so you'll be able to enjoy all of them if you have to come back on different days. After warming up, it is recommended to take a break at the nearby cafe "Sarasa Nishijin", which is also located in a renovated public bath!

④船岡温泉 (ザ・ミレニアルズ京都からバスor自転車で30~40分)


We hope we made you want to try relaxing and healing from long and tiring sightseeing in one of those public baths. Good thing also is that you can actually meet the locals while going to this kind of places!






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