Bathhouse Cafe SARASA (Kyoto City)

Hi, Mrs. Wada is back on duty. I’m going to introduce an interesting cafe in Kyoto City.


Bathhouse Cafe SARASA (Kyoto City)

As the title indicates, this place is a bathhouse, used to be, renovated into a cafe.

Look at that facade! Surely will catch your attention. We witnessed many passers couldn’t resist taking a peak, curious of what’s inside.

Amazingly, the entire wall is covered with decorative Japan-made majolica tiles.

Check out the lining under the table on the left side; under it is where the bathtub is.


Wall (no longer) separating men and women baths.


A huge hole in the ceiling to let the steam out.



Mr. Wada’s pick, a braised pork belly with onsen-tamago.


My pick, spicy chicken curry with rice.



NameCafe SARASA (さらさ西陣)

11-1 Fujinomori-cho, Murasakino Higashi, Kitaku, Kyoto-shi

Business Hours12:00 – 23:00


As you can see main features of the bathhouse still remain. I wanted to stay longer but we had to go to catch our train. I guess we have to visit and try their sweets next time!

How do you find it? Maybe a good place to hangout after a long day of temple-hoping? It’s open until 11 PM, how cool is that?

Thanks for dropping by!

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