|Easy to Understand Directions?|
- Broken tiles and faucets
- The toilet was clogged and would not flush on my visit
- Dust on the tops of lockers
- Admission is 700 yen while other nearby springs are 450 yen
|Do You Want to See This When Bathing?|
After reviewing my notes and reading what I have written, my conclusion is to stay away. If the facilities are not properly cleaned and restored,the water might not be hygienic.
My recommendation is to visit a nearby hot spring named Jakotsuyu, which is kept clean and well maintained, instead. Jakotsuyu also has a long history, is close to the same historic area, and is cheaper.
Visiting Asakusa Onsen could be an incredible experience if only the management showed a caring attitude toward the building and its guests. The power of maintenance can never be understated, especially when dealing with steam and the mineral elements within hot springs, many of which can corrode building materials.