There is no better way to relax than soaking in a bathtub. Please find below some tips and rules on how to enjoy our big bathhouse.
Take off your shoes and put them on the shoe shelf at the entrance area.
Enter the correct changing room. Dark blue curtain showing 男湯 (otoko yu) is for male and dark red curtain showing 女湯 (onna yu) is for female. Please be careful not to go through wrong curtain.
Once in the changing room, get completely undressed (no swim suits) and put your clothes into the basket (male) or the locker (female). For female only, put the key around your wrist or ankle with the elastic strap.
Bring your small towels in the bathing area. Soap and Shampoo are provided in the bathing area but please bring any soaps, shampoos and other bathing utensils you might want to use (toothbrush, razor etc.)
Before entering the bath, wash yourself in the washing area that consisting of small stools, hot and cold taps and shower. Wash your whole body using the soap and the small towel you brought with you. After washing, rinse yourself well. Make sure all foam is gone from your body and your towel.
Enjoy the various bath including the open-air bath but keep in mind the small towel you brought with you should not be taken into the bath, but rather left on the rim of the bath.
When you are done soaking and ready to get out, please wipe your body with your towel before re-entering the changing area.
Japan was not bed culture. We set up the futon on tatami at bedtime.
Japanese often wore “Yukata” as after take a bath. Yukata is one of traditional Japanese costume. Now, japanese are familiar with Yukata as summer fetival costume or nightwear after take a bath.
Put your arms through the sleeves.
Bring the right side over the body first, and then pull the left side over the right side.
Wrap the sash around the body, and tie the ends together at the front.