Mannenyu is a tattoo- and foreigner-friendly sentō (public bath) in Okubo, Tokyo’s own Koreatown.

Mannenyu has a bright aesthetic and lovely paintings of cranes on the tilework in the bathing area. There are a variety of baths, including sitting and standing baths, an electric bath, and baths of different temperatures. Body soap, shampoo, and a face towel are included in the entry fee, with a wider variety available for sale. You’ll also find drinks vending machines, lockers, and a coin-laundry onsite.

How to get to Mannenyu

Look out for this gate. | Photo by Maria Danuco

Mannenyu is just a 5-minute walk from Shin-Okubo Station on the Yamanote Line. It’s easy to miss though, because it’s at the end of a short alley, so keep your eye out for the main gate (pictured above) that marks the entrance.