Ebisu / Naka-Meguro,Tokyo
Known for its low-temperature bubble bath, Kotobuki-yu (Happy Bath) is a retro-style public bathhouse with a tank of colored carp.
Kotobuki-yu is a retro-style public bathhouse in Yuten-ji, Meguro Ward. The bright interior with coffered ceiling is designed like an undersea palace. This is a bathhouse where you can enjoy a traditional atmosphere. Illustrations adorn the opaque glass of the changing room and the bathroom tiles. In addition to the tile illustrations that adorn the bathhouse, a tank filled with colorful, soothing carp sits beside the bathtub. The temperature of this hot spring is below 41℃ — slightly lower than in other bathhouses, but more comfortable for first-time visitors. A popular low-temperature jacuzzi warms you to the bone. The bathhouse is also equipped with sleeping baths, sitting baths, jet baths, ice packs and standing showers; a number of beverages are available after bathing. A nine-minute walk from Yutenji Station on the Tokyu Toyoko Line brings you to the bathhouse.