Satomi no Yu (Public Bath)

Satomi no Yu

Satomi no Yu Private Bath Tomisan
Satomi no Yu, Private Bath Tomisan

里見の湯

About public baths: One of many pleasures of Japan is the public bath. For those who aren’t familiar, Japanese public baths are enjoyed in the nude (no swimsuits allowed). There are usually baths indoors and outdoors with various styles to help you relax: hot pools with jets, shallow ones to let you lay down, etc. If you’re worried about being naked, don’t worry – the baths are separated by sex, no one looks, and no one cares. There are certain rules to enjoying a bath such as washing your body before you get in, no tattoos (the majority of the time), etc, so do your homework before you go.

General Summary: Satomi no Yu is a spacious place to relax, eat, and melt away your stress. Their facilities include locker rooms, showers, indoor and outdoor baths, private baths (¥), rock sauna, a restaurant (¥), massage treatments (¥),  television room with individual built-in speakers, and a manga and magazine-reading area.

Private baths: They also have private baths that you can reserve for 2 hours at a time. There are 3 types: Fusehime 伏姫 (4~6 people, indoor bath), Yatsufusa 八房 (2~4 people, outdoor bath), and Tomisan 富山 (2~4 people, outdoor bath). Each includes a private toilet, washing area, and bath. For 2 hours Fusehime costs ¥3,500 while Yatsufusa and Tomisan cost ¥2,500. Keep in mind that these prices are in addition to the entrance fee found below.

I’m not sure about the specifics of what is allowed in private baths, but I can say that you are allowed to go in with someone of the opposite sex. As to how many of each sex are allowed in one room, I don’t know.

Satomi no Yu
Hours: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Reception desk closes at 10:30 p.m. Private reservations available from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Open all year round.
Entrance Fee:
Weekdays: Adults¥1,080, Children ¥500
Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays: Adults¥1,480, Children ¥500
Price includes the rental of leisurewear inside the building, towel, bath towel, shampoo, & conditioner. (There are hair dryers available in the locker room.)

Satomi Restaurant (inside the building)
Weekday hours: 11:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Last order at 8 p.m.
*Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. you may only order drinks and desserts.
Weekend hours: 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Last order at 8:30 p.m.

Website: https://www.satominoyu.com/index.html (Japanese only)
TEL: 0470-25-1126
Address: Japan, 294-0048 Chiba-ken, Tateyama-shi, Shimosanagura, 305−1
Transportation: According to the website there is a free bus that goes between the West Exit of the Tateyama JR Station and Satomi no Yu.
The bus leaves Tateyama JR Station at 11:00, 2:45, and 4:45.
The bus leaves Satomi no Yu at 2:30 and 4:30 p.m.
Please be aware that the bus may not run during Golden Week, Obon, or other holidays, so inquire beforehand.

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