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Something I really wanted to experience while in Japan was soaking in a public bath, but I had so much anxiety because I have a rather large, colorful tattoo on my shoulder. Most public baths have a very strict no tattoo policy and I respect...More
This place is absolutely the best bathing experience I had in Japan.
Just to avoid misunderstanding, this is a sentō.
Both sentō and onsen are public baths. A sentō is always a public bath house, while an onsen can be an outdoor hot spring. In...More
Cool designer onsen in the main town, so if you like Japanese baths then this is a good place to visit. Large elephant statue in between the male and female sides, with unique murals and designs on the tiles.
very interesting interior with extravagant mosaic and over-the-top sculptural pieces. not a big bath but quite comfy for a wahs and soak. we stayed a couple nights on the island at a non-ensuite accommodation so this was our daily bath, it definitely made our trip...More
It's great how the bathhouse has joined in on the island arts scene with pop art.
If you love an onsen, do add it on your list of things to do. Besides, a relax late afternoon is required after a day of exhibition hopping.
I loved it - and if you do have the time don't miss it. If you are stressing around sites - perhaps a short visit will still be welcome - I just spent 30 minutes had a breather and a dip. It has a lovely...More
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I never saw any children at any of the bathhouses I visited in Japan, only adult women (and men, on their side). There's nowhere to put a baby while you're washing, no child "seat" or childcare facility. From what I've read... More
I never saw any children at any of the bathhouses I visited in Japan, only adult women (and men, on their side). There's nowhere to put a baby while you're washing, no child "seat" or childcare facility. From what I've read, the kids brought to the bathhouses in Japan have to be toilet trained -- if an infant accidentally peed or pooped in the the bathing area they'd have to close down the entire thing, empty the baths, and sanitize. Also the water in the bath itself is far too hot for infants. (It's too hot for a lot of adults!)