This faded yet authentic onsen is tucked behind Asakusa Shrine, often overlooked by tourist hordes. It has attractive tiled murals and hot, brownish water.
Look for Asakusa-Kannon Onsen on the left side if you're facing the main shrine. It's easy to miss it while you wander the side streets, but it's well known. Be prepared: the water is quite hot even for those well-accustomed to onsen temperatures, and it's simple and rustic. You should plan on bringing your own amenities, such as soap, towels, and shampoo. But finding time for a relaxing soak as the hordes mill around at the shrine is a hidden pleasure of Asakusa that most people never find...or never find time for. In a place as stress-packed and busy as Tokyo, finding time for life's little pleasures should be paramount. Onsen lovers will make sure a dip here isn't missed.
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