- Jakotsu-yu is an Edo Period sento (public bath) in the historic Asakusa area. The water here, drawn from a deep well, flows into the baths the color of brown tea and is kept at a traditional 45 degrees Centigrade, the time-honored temperature of Japanese baths. While water at this temperature must be entered cautiously, and takes a few moments to adjust to, no tense muscles can withstand it for more than a few seconds. Jakotsu-yu has a quaint outdoor bath in a small enclosure hung with lamps. There is also a spacious sauna where you can sweat out for an extra JPY400.
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