Parent page: Public bath culture
In Japan, the sento culture has taken root since the days when there were no baths at home, and as a healing for the masses.
Even now, many people like to go to public baths because they can take a comfortable bath at home.
The sento culture began in the Edo period. At that time, it seems that there were many mixed baths because there were few facilities, but with the times it has become what it is today. However, until a long time ago, public baths were found in any small town, but now the number has decreased considerably. I will introduce the bean knowledge of such public baths.
Shampoos and soaps are often not provided in public baths in downtown areas, so in principle you should bring your own.
The bathing fee varies depending on the prefecture, but the fee is fixed no matter which public bath you go to within the same prefecture.