Under the Covid-19 circumstances, our activities have become narrower and more localized. However, human nature curious about other cultures.This blog introduces the daily life of a Japanese family. I hope you enjoy series of articles as if travel around Japan.
This article shows that enjoy public bath with kids in Japan. Public bath called “Super Sento” which is luxury public bathhouse and spa consisting of various types of bathing facilities and restaurant such as Open-air baths, Saunas and Jacuzzis as well as ordinary communal baths.
Even though most of us have a bath at home, we take a public bath because it helps us relax. It frees our minds from anxiety or anger caused by mind wandering. Our mind is always wandering. Instead of staying present moment, mind wander in the past or in the future. It is an obstacle to improving of well-being. Bathing can have the same effect as meditation. Let's savor the moment.
Biken SPA YUZAKURA
YUZAKURA is a public bath located in western Japan.
We visited YUZAKURA which opened in 2019. This modern Public bath looks stylish and neat in line with recent trend. Some public baths have age restrictions based on the facility's policy. In this facility, babies wearing diapers are not allowed to enter. It is not suitable for families with babies, but it seems to be suitable for couples or families with teenager children. Also, you can enjoy good quality meal at restaurant.
On that day, the temperature was 35.6 degrees Fahrenheit. It was so cold which almost snowed. Perfect for Super Sento.
“Oops, I forgot my shampoo and body soap” Don't worry, there are both in the washroom. Super Sento typically has free shampoo and body soap. Firstly, wash your hair and body well, after which take a bath.
This facility we went has Open-air baths, Inside baths, Saunas and Jacuzzis. Not too bad. Children can enter almost baths, but unfortunately, facility does not allow children to enter Jacuzzis due to their policy.
Saunas is emerging trend in Japan. It has become popular among male and is gradually spreading to female. Dramas that actor just goes into a sauna are also gaining popularity. My daughter tried mist saunas. But she seems to not like it much because of too hot for her.