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Do you know all of them, maybe not? "Bathing manner" in super public bath & one day visit hot spring!

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Bathing manner in super public bath & one day visit hot spring
Hello, everyone. I guess you like super public bath and one day visit hot spring and have been to several hot spring places. But do you know that there is "a manner to bath" in every facility?

Recently many people, not always Japanese but also foreigners visit those facilities to experience Japanese bathing culture. There are some cases that foreign visitors do not know the manner because it is first time for them and it provokes problems.

Not only for foreigners, but also for Japanese, "manner" is a keyword that we cannot ignore. This time, let's check the manners concerning bathing.

Please check it out and avoid feeling uncomfortable due to "manner" when you visit super public bath or one day visit hot spring to relax.

This article provides information of bathing manner, and some materials are presented by "Suishun group" which runs super public baths and tries to educate the visitors with leaflets about the manner.


Contents of the article



1, Check 1: Manner when you enter the building
2, Check 2: Manner when you take a bath
3, Check 3: Manner after the bath


1, Check 1: Manner when you enter the building



First of all, let's see the manner when you enter the building.

1, Take off your shoes at the entrance and go to the reception!



shoes locker
Image of shoes locker

When you comes to the entrance, take off your shoes and put them in shoes locker.
Then buy the entrance tickets.

2, Important points you must to know before the reception



Forbidden things for entrance
Quote : From Bathing manner leaflet made by Suishun

Please be advised according to administrative guidance to super public bath and one day visit hot spring facilities, the following people can not enter.

(1) People with tattoo (even with small ones)

Almost all of facilities do not accept people with tattoo. Please check the regulation beforehand. Even small tattoos on braces and legs are not accepted.

(2) No bands or supporter due to injury

Those who have bands or supporter due to injury, please take them off in the dressing room. You can not go to the bathing area with bands or supporters on.

(3) Children of 10 years or older, or of 120cm height or taller, are not allowed to enter the bath for opposite sex.

This is common case for family, but even if they are children, most of facilities do not allow grown-up boy with his mother, or girl with her father. Please be careful.

【Regulation for children bathing】

●Children of 10 years or older
●Children of 120cm height or taller

The above described children are not allowed to go to the bath for opposite sex.

3, Go to your favorite attraction after the bath! Don't run, make big noise, or speak loudly that make the other guests uncomfortable.



Prohibited

After the bath visitors stay their favorite place, but running, making big noise, or speaking loudly that annoys the other guests are prohibited. Please pay attention to the other people.

Remember that each person can feel comfortable in the facility, your consideration is very appreciated!


2, Check 2: Manner when you take a bath



Next is the manner when you take a bath in bathing area.

1, Manner in bathing area



Manner in bathing area
Quote : From Bathing manner leaflet made by Suishun

Please follow the rules as below!

【Strictly prohibited acts in bathing area】

●Never run in bathing area!
●Keep an eye on small child!
●No drink or food from outside!
●Don't speak loudly!
●No mobile phone!
●Don't reserve washing seats when you are not using.

2, Manner of bathing



Even while bathing, there are detailed manners. To make everyone feel clean and comfortable, please follow the procedure below and remember the prohibited acts!

【Basic bathing procedure】

Procedure1:
Before entering to the hot water, pour hot water over your body!

Procedure2:
Don't soak into hot water immediately. Start with relatively tepid area and then gradually you body will be used to high temperature. Try the other baths only when you are ready.

Procedure3:
・Don't soak towels in the hot water!
・Don't swim or make big noise in the hot water!
・If it is crowded, please give space to the other people!

Procedure 4:
Wash your body and head in washing area. Please pay attention to the people around you and don't sprash bubble or water on them. If you have trash, don't leave it in washing area, but put it in trash box.

Procedure5:
Finally, soak in the hot water and heat your body from the core.

Procedure6:
When you exit wipe your body will with towels before going to dressing room.

As we have seen, there are manners in washing and bathing area. Please pay attention to yourself and also your children, and enjoy the bath not disturbing the other guests.


3, Check3: Manner after the bath



It is comfortable after bath, but in order to have comfortable time there are manner after the bath.

Manners after the bath



No naked even only upper body

●You should not be naked even only upper body and walk around after the bath in public space except for dressing and bathing areas.
●Take a rest after bath only in designated area!
●Don't drink too much alcohol!
●In rest space and restaurant, or the other spaces, don't make a big noise.
●When it is crowded, give spaces to the other people!

As we have seen, there are manners after the bath to spend time comfortably. Please check it out.


Summary



Prohibited acts
Quote: From Bathing manner leaflet made by Suishun

It is nice to visit super public bath and one day visit hot spring. But if there is someone who does not follow the rule, the other people would feel uncomfortable.

So please remember "Not do something you would feel uncomfortable when someone does it". I hope everyone follow the basic rule and anyone can enjoy healing time.

This is why I wrote this edition. I will add rules when required to be revised. Please check them and think "what you have known already" and "what you have not". Please share them with the other people.


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