Nishiki Yu is one of Kyoto's great public baths.
It was built in 1927 and remains more or less as is.
Entering the building is a step back in time.
Nishiki is of course the central food market of Kyoto, located on a long narrow east-west street in central Kyoto. The bath is just south of the food market on Sakaimachi Street.
Like much of Kyoto, the area itself is not attractive; the buildings around the bath are modern and drab.
However, inside is a different world. The dressing room has original wooden lockers.
Parking is easy for cyclists.
Hours: 4 pm - midnight; closed Mondays
535 Yaoyacho, Nishikikoji,
Telephone: 075 221 6479
shampoo，rinse: 30 yen
soap: 30 yen
body soap: 40 yen
towel (rental): free
Tags Japan Touring Kyoto Cycle Japanese