Nishikyō Ward - 西京区

Fufu no Yu

Japanese Name: 風風の湯Prefecture: KyotoCity: Nishikyō WardAddress: 京都府京都市西京区嵐山上河原町1Closest Station: Arashiyama Station / 嵐山駅Category: Supersento w/ natural hot springWebpage: Weekdays: ¥1000 (Weekends and Holidays: ¥1200)Holiday: NoneHours: 12:00-21:30Review:New supersento a short walk from Hankyu Arashiyama Station just near the banks of the Katsura River. Wonderful, yet small, place that has unparalleled service. There are only a few baths and it feels more like a very fancy daiyokujyo in a business hotel--which makes sense as Fufu no Yu is owned by the operators of the Dormy Inn chain of hotels. The water is above average for a simple hot spring. It's the location that really puts this place on the map. Besides that the extra services really stand out. There's a small snack corner where you can buy cup noodles and cook them in the nearby mini kitchen and then eat them in the large rest area. They even had take out menus for Pizza Hut there. When we left Mia got a free ice cream because it was Sunday and I got a huge bag of snacks with my drink. Outstanding service from start to finish. 
Visit Date: April 2016 *Hot Spring Data*Spring Type: Simple alkaline spring - アルカリ性単純温泉Well Temperature: 35.2°CTemperature Type: Hot spring - 温泉pH: 7.8pH Type: Weak alkaline - 弱アルカリ性Osmotic Pressure: Low - 低張性Well Name: Arashiyama Onsen - 嵐山温泉 


Japanese Name: 桂湯Prefecture: KyotoCity: Nishikyō WardAddress: 京都府京都市西京区桂木ノ下町21-2Closest Station: Katsura Station / 桂駅Category: SentoWebpage: Kyoto Prefecture Public Bathhouse Association price or cheaper (sauna, if available, may be extra)Holiday: FridayHours: 15:30-22:30Review:Very retro, small local sento with a funky, eclectic interior decorated with art from local children. A great place and easiest sento to access in the area. 
Visit Date: July 2018

Nizaemon no Yu

Japanese Name: 仁左衛門の湯Prefecture: KyotoCity: Nishikyō WardAddress: 京都府京都市西京区樫原盆山5Type: Supersento w/ natural hot springWebpage: ¥700 (Weekends & Holidays ¥850)Holiday: NoneHours: 10:00-26:00 (Weekends & Holidays 8:00-26:00)
ReviewNizaemon was sadly not as clean as I wanted it to be, especially the locker room. The building is a bit chaotic. Starting at the parking lot ending in the rotenburo everything seems to be built in strange angles or shapes. Nothing here was straight forward. The baths were fine though and quite refreshing, I would not mind going back if given the chance. There is also not much in terms of competition for supersentos in this part of Kyoto. This place reminded me of Nadeshiko no Yu. It was a bit dreary on the inside and seemed very health orientated. The other bathers who chatted with me in the rotenburo were really kind and funny.Good luck getting here even with a car! It is on a very busy Kyoto street Route 9 - San’in Road) in a hilly section. If coming by bus you can take #29 from Shijyo-Karasuma, #6 from Hankyu Katsura and #73 or #33 from Kyoto station. More information is available on their website.
*Hot Spring Data*Spring Type: #1 Simple spring - 単純温泉 #2 Chloride spring -  塩化物泉Temperature Type: #1 Warm spring - 低温泉 #2 Extra hot spring - 高温泉pH Type: #1 Weak alkaline - 弱アルカリ性 #2 Weak alkaline - 弱アルカリ性Osmotic Pressure: #1 Low - 低張性 #2 Low - 低張性Well Name: #1 Ichi no Yu - 壱の湯(1号源泉)#2 Ni no Yu - 仁の湯(2号源泉)

Tensho no Yu Daimon

Japanese Name: 天翔の湯 大門Prefecture: KyotoCity: Nishikyō WardAddress: 京都府京都市右京区西京極大門町19−4Closest Station: Nishikyogoku Station / 西京極駅Category: Sento w/ natural hot springWebpage: Kyoto Prefecture Public Bathhouse Association price or cheaper (sauna, if available, may be extra)Holiday: TuesdayHours: 14:00-25:00Review:The Kyoto city sento with a natural hot spring. Very Kyoto local and you will get a few looks. The spring is outside and you can drink it. Decent spring with a brown tint to it. 
Visit Date: June 2018 *Hot Spring Data*Spring Type: Chloride spring -  塩化物泉Well Temperature: 35.5°CTemperature Type: Hot spring - 温泉pH Type: Neutral - 中性Osmotic Pressure: High - 高張性Well Name: Tensho no Yu - 天翔の湯