We hung out with Sharla at some of Tokyo’s most recognized and established bathhouses to see why sitting in a hot bath with naked strangers is so popular in Japan.

We even took some 360 video inside each bathhouse, so you can sit back, relax and explore these three Tokyo Sento in 360 degrees.


Recently renovated, Keisei-yu is run by a 4th generation sento owner, Kobayashi-san, who wants to share his love for sentos with the world. He focuses on modernising the image of Japanese bathhouses by creating slick branding. This sento features a giant fish tank that spans the length of the bathhouse.

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Focusing on the finer details of your bathhouse experience, Saito-san, owner of Saito-yu, uses the latest in sento technology to create a truly unique and relaxing atmosphere for the whole family.

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Located in the Sagamoto district of north Tokyo, Inari-yu has been a fond fixture of the area. Specialising in the more traditional aspects of bathhouse culture, Inari-yu prepares different scented baths each week and was even featured in the movie Thermae Romae.

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