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Bathing, Japanese Style

Bathing in Japan is different from elsewhere. Please follow these instructions.

Instructions

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(1)Take off all your clothes in the changing room.
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(2)Rince yourself before entering the bath. Relax.
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(3)Soak--but do not wash yourself--in the tub. 
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(4)When you've warmed up, scrub yourself with soap outside the tub.

Remember...

  • Don't get any soap in the tub.
  • Wash yourself outside the tub.
  • At inns, the bath is generally communal.
  • Please be considerate of the other customers while enjoying your bath.