Painted in circus colors, Toyokawa Yokusen’s cozy interior is warm and inviting, as are the staff. The third-generation owner, Noburo Okajima, burns incense daily to create a peaceful air at his sento, with staff dressed in traditional Japanese uniforms embroidered with the sento name. Toyokawa Yokusen is a small establishment where all the staff take great pride in their work.

The medicinal bath here changes almost daily, with relaxing scents including jasmine and lavender. The sento is loved by locals. Heading inside you’ll hear lots of laughter and chatter. It’s a real community affair.