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PUBLIC BATHS

Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / FOREIGN AGENDA
Sep 20, 2021
You never know who you’ll run into at the public bath
Your local tattooed thugs, the old woman who is just a little bit too much in your business, who else will you meet at the neighborhood bathhouse?
COMMUNITY / Voices / OVERHEARD
Apr 8, 2017
Hot stuff
How hot do you think the water is?
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Nov 5, 2016
Washed up? Tokyo's iconic communal bath houses face an uncertain future
Walking around Tokyo, you may have noticed a number of tall, narrow chimneys rising above the skyline every so often. Such stacks are a good indication that you've stumbled across a sento, or communal bath house.
Japan Times
JAPAN / AT A GLANCE
Jan 5, 2016
Japan's public baths hope foreign tourists will help keep the taps running
Japan's public baths, known as sento, represent an institution with hundreds of years of history. They provided an important public service in the days before homes had their own hot-water bathtubs.
JAPAN
Oct 22, 2015
More than 50% of hotels refuse tattooed visitors entry to bathing areas, survey finds
A government survey has found that 56 percent of Japanese hotels and inns do not allow tattooed visitors to enter their public bathing areas.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History / THE LIVING PAST
Oct 17, 2015
True Edo spirit can be found while soaking in a public bath
"Public baths are the shortest route there is to moral and spiritual enlightenment. Careful reflection shows this."
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 28, 2015
'Sento' bathing tips now offered in three languages in tourism push
An association of operators of Tokyo's sento public baths is now offering etiquette tips in three foreign languages — English, Chinese and Korean — as part of a push to better educate tourists.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 16, 2015
Hotel group inks trial covering bathers' tattoos with stickers
The no-tattoos policy at many of Japan's public bathhouses might become a thing of the past if one hotel group's experiment with stickers to cover guests' body art gains traction.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 8, 2014
'Sento' attract modern clientele but tradition isn't circling the drain
"Sento" in Tokyo that try to stand out are drawing new customers even as the popularity of communal bathhouses continues to decline from the days when most Japanese homes lacked baths.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 4, 2013
Foreigners to get info on 'sento' etiquette
Tokyo's "sento" public bathhouses are making an effort to become foreigner-friendly by printing multilingual brochures and posters to explain Japan's communal bathing etiquette ahead of the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

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