Ukyō Ward - 右京区


Japanese Name: 京極湯Prefecture: KyotoCity: Ukyō WardAddress: 京都府京都市右京区西京極西川町39−7Type: SentoWebpage: Kyoto Prefecture Public Bathhouse Association price or cheaper (sauna, if available, may be extra)Holiday: MondayHours: 15:00-23:00
ReviewPlain city water in this clean new looking basic sento, but it was very clear and clean feeling. The outdoor bath has a strong chlorine smell. The outdoor bath is in a nice spot behind the building that would be refreshing in the summer. The sauna's thermometer mounted high on the wall said it was 110ºC in there. I thought it was nice and hot, but not sure if it was that hot. Also the cold water bath is filled from a tap high enough to stand under. Great for getting cooled off after the sauna.This is a brand new sento. The previous building was demolished and the family rebuilt next door. Although recently built the design is traditional where the family lives above the bathhouse area. You can see the house's front door to the left of the sento's entrance. The brand new feeling is interesting, but it's not yet decorated and needs a few plants or something to cheer up the space--the outdoor area in particular. Currently there is not much out there and it feels like the hot tub in a chain hotel in America. Not a bad thing, however strangely nostalgic.Everyone here knew each other. There was a conference of local Oji-sans going on in the changing room when I got out of the bath. The staff was very nice and I enjoyed being there. They also have a great selection of old style sodas that look like they have been around since the 60's without changing a thing. I had a sweet honey flavored one called Royal Pet.

Sagano Onsen Tenzan no Yu

Japanese Name: さがの温泉 天山の湯Prefecture: KyotoCity: Ukyō WardAddress: 〒616-8315 京都府京都市右京区嵯峨野宮ノ元町55−4-7Type: Supersento w/ natural hot springWebpage: ¥1050Holiday: NoneHours: 10:00-25:00
ReviewSomewhat overpriced always busy supersento in a part of Kyoto with not much else to choose from. Clean, modern building. Quite attractive.
*Hot Spring Data*Spring Type: Chloride spring - 塩化物泉Well Temperature: 34.3°CpH: 7.23Well Name: Tenzan no Yu - 天山の湯

Uzumasa Onsen

Japanese Name: 太秦温泉
Prefecture: Kyoto
City: Ukyō-ku
Address: 616-8167 京都府京都市右京区太秦多藪町45
Access: 5min from Randen Katabiranotsuji Station / 嵐電帷子ノ辻駅 or 10min from JRWest Uzumasa Station / JR西日本 太秦駅
Category: Sento
Price: Kyoto Prefecture Public Bathhouse Association price or cheaper (sauna, if available, may be extra)
Holiday: 1st and 3rd Wednesday
Hours: 15:00-24:00
Review: This sento maximizes its useable space with a skinny, tight entrance, leaving room for an expansive changing room and bathing area. This is an excellent place for watching the local grandpas chat with each other. During my visit, there were more than a few examples of guys buying after-bath drinks for each other. The baths here are primarily in the center of the space, with showers along the side walls. The cold-water bath in the front right corner felt great after a sweaty summer hike. Great option in the area.Visit Date: August 2022

*Closed* Kotobuki-yu

Japanese Name: 寿湯Prefecture: KyotoCity: Ukyō WardAddress: 京都府京都市右京区嵯峨折戸町18−3Closest Station: Category: SentoWebpage:
Review:Small local sento somewhat near the Arashiyama area. Out of the tourist area so it is pretty much just locals here. My hiking partner and enjoyed talking to the locals and using the well water cold bath.
Visit Date: May 2017