In north Kyoto, we found this illuminated sign for a local public bath.
The symbol is the hiragana ゆ (yu), which is how 湯 (hot water) is read.
Thus, the symbol is a beacon in the night for a warm wonderful bath and relaxation period.
For 410 yen (about $4.50 USD), you can soak and wash, soak and wash, for as long as you like.
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