I Took A Japanese Public Bath

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    The Hotel Public Bath

    I am third generation Japanese, all four of my grand parents are Japanese. I was born in Hawaii on the north shore of Oahu. I can speak a some Japanese, but would never be taken for a native Japanese. A couple of years ago I visited Japan with my mother, sister and brother. We...
    Chigeko Chigeko
    18-21, F
    10 Responses Jul 18, 2010

    O Furo Or Onsen

    Public baths or bathing in a hot spring is one of the most civil and beautiful things you can do in Japan. It is like the tea ceremony of cleanliness - a ritual to be taken nice and slowly - to absorb all of the power and nutrients the water has to offer. It is zen, relaxing...
    DeepForest DeepForest
    4 Responses Dec 18, 2010

    I went to a public bath at the weekend here in

    Tokyo - a local 'super-sento'. A really huge place, and the attendants in the male side were two women - this is normal, apparently. And young women, about 17, because apparently on weekends they employ high-schoolers. And the amazing thing is, nobody bats an eyelid. Being...
    mmeblenkiron mmeblenkiron
    22-25, F
    Apr 11, 2015

    this is something i've always wondered about.

    i'm probably too shy for it though not to mention i am broke so i don't know how i'd get to japan in the first place
    Pangy54321 Pangy54321
    22-25, M
    Mar 6, 2016

    Most Memorable Lotenburo

    When my wife and I were camping in Shinshu, we stayed near a hotl that had a huge beautiful outdoor bath (lotenburo). Earlier that day I had bought a ishhobin of Sake (1.5L) and some sweetened ayu (type of local fish that is pickled in a sweet shoyu) I had put the Sake in the...
    dragonofjapan dragonofjapan
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Jan 14, 2012

    An object Of Curiosity!

    I have unfortunately only once experienced a public hot bath in Japan, but the experience was most enjoyable and quite unforgettable. The procedure has been very carefully explained in one of the other stories so I won't repeat that. I was about 55 at the time and on a business...
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    Nov 22, 2011

    My First Onsen Adventure

    It's a long story, that I have already written about. It's entitled "My First Nude Coed Experience". It's somewhat of a hilarious tale of my first visit to a Konyoku Buro in the mountains of Japan. If anyone wants me to rewrite the entire story here, please let me know, and I...
    srithanonchai srithanonchai
    61-65, M
    Jan 24, 2013
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