Tennen Onsen Yuan is located in the town of Miki, in rural Hyogo. With a small mountain in it’s back yard and only a small road leading up through a sleepy suburb you are easily fooled into thinking you’ve missed a turn and got lost. But the narrow road soon gives way to a wide parking area.
Information about Spaworld’s current ¥1,000 campaign.
It has been a fairly quiet week on the sento & onsen blogging front, but we managed to find a few interesting articles about public bathing.
This is the first edition of the weekly sento digest, an overview of what other blogs have been writing about public baths in Japan.
Dogo Onsen is the oldest and most famous bath house in Japan. It has featured in a book and a movie and has over 3,000 years of history.
Distinguishing between onsen and sento is not always as straight forward as you might imagine. The difference is in whether a bath house gets its hot water from a hot spring or the tap. Find out all about the difference.
I live in a city with a decent number of sento, but I usually go to the same one every week. This week I wanted to go on Wednesday but my regular sento is closed on Wednesdays, so an excellent excuse to check out one of the others in town.
Sento are disappearing from Japan at an alarming rate. Bath house owners are looking for new ways to rekindle interest in this intimate nook of Japanese culture.
While Yupika is in fact an onsen, meaning the water comes from a natural hot spring, it is mainly used by the people living around the onsen to wash themselves clean on a regular basis. In that sense it has all characteristics of a public bath, rather than a resort.
Electric baths are commonplace in Japanese public bath houses, but exactly what is the benefit of bathing in electricity?