!6/22 male only! Let’s visit some public baths! Come with us as we visit 2 unique local bath houses in the Nippori area. We'll also grab a beer at the last stop, too! If you’ve never been to a public bath house before, now is your chance! We can organize tattoo-friendly bath houses tours, as well. Just let us know if you have any tattoos. :) We will meet at 3:00 pm at the Fujiya (cake shop) near the east exit (東口) at Nippori (日暮里) station (JR Yamanote, Keihin-Tohoku, and Joban Lines, Keisei Line). (Directions are below) We will walk to each bath house and we should finish up the tour around 7 pm. Directions to Fujiya (cake shop): Exit from the north ticket gates (北改札口), and turn right. Take the escalator down to street level and turn right again. You will see Fujiya on your right almost immediately. https://goo.gl/maps/QymDCj5rXr82 ***Bathing suits are not allowed at public bath houses, so be prepared to get naked***
!6/22 male only! Getting naked in a public bath can be daunting, but if you’ve ever wanted to try out a Japanese public bath house (called "sento" in Japanese), this is your chance! Come along as we teach you proper bathing etiquette for public bathing in Japan. Our two lovely guides are: Erika: a Japanese girl who loves sento! Freelance photographer and retoucher. Lives near Asakusa and goes to sento by bike often. Christian: an American guy, living in Japan for 7 years. Freelance translator and tour guide. Lives near Nippori and visits sento once or twice a week.
Public bath house fee Entry into all bath houses is included
Rental bath towels 1 rental towel at each public bath house is included
Meet at Fujiya near Nippori Station Enjoy the old building while bathing at Teikoku-yu Taste some Japanese Sake at a nearby liquor store(Saturday) Try some Japanese style breads at a near bakery(Weekday and Sunday) Relax in the outdoor bath at Saito-yu Grab a beer after bathing
All bath houses are gender-seperated, so you don't have to worry about being naked in front of someone of the opposite gender. Erika will guide the ladies, and Christian will guide the men.
Tour of Local Japanese Bath Houses