Take-no-Yu Onsen

Azabu Juban’s Hot Spring with Black Water

Donny Kimball
7 min readJul 3, 2017

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The yellow entrance sign for Azabu Juban’s onsen and sauna Take-no-Yu

Ever since hitting up Kusatsu Onsen, I’ve been on a real hot spring kick. I have been visiting as many onsen as time allows. As such you can imagine my delight when I found that Azabu Juban, an area I have lived in for nearly ten years, has its own secret onsen! Known as Take-no-Yu, this hidden gem has been in business since 1913 and has been a well guarded…

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Donny Kimball

I'm a travel writer and freelance digital marketer who blogs about the sides of Japan that you can't find in the mainstream media. https://donnykimball.com/