We will meet at the station or near the major sightseeing spot in the city, then head to the communal bath (by bicycle or bus). With the owner of the communal bath, we will go on a backyard tour, normally not available to public! You get to experience how they get ready everyday (Brushing the bath, Heating the water, and so on). Then I will give you the lecture of how important the communal baths has been for locals in Kanazawa, and how to take a bath like a local. In this tour, you will experience... - Brushing the bath - Burning firewoods to heat up the water - Seeing the view from the reception desk - Taking the privilege to enjoy the first soak of the bath! - Refreshing with an old-style bottled drink. (Why a communal bath tour in Kanazawa?) The communal bath is very popular throughout Japan, but did you know that communal bath culture in major cities like Tokyo and Osaka has its roots in Kanazawa? Many bath house owners in those cities originates in Kanazawa. Communal bath culture has been so close and familiar to Kanazawa locals. It's a whole different experience from taking a bath at the hotel or hot spring. It's more local and you will experience a great old culture which has been kept alive with great effort.
Il tuo host
Born and raised in Kanazawa. Spent 6 years in the U.S. for school and work so If you speak English...or Japanese then do not worry about the communication! I am a certified English guide in Kanazawa, who is enthusiastic about local cultures, food & drinks! I want to share how the locals live their daily life! If you are looking for something unique, you found me! Did you know communal bath culture in Kanazawa has influenced those in other cities like Osaka and Tokyo? Having been to almost a hundred communal baths, not only you will get to learn different types of Japanese communal bath and how to take a bath like a local but also this tour includes a backyard tour, usually not open to public! (even most locals have never seen!) Let's explore!
Che cosa è incluso
An old-style bottled drink after bath
Entry fee for the communal bath
Recensioni degli ospiti
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Dove ti troverai
-Meet at Kanazawa Station -A communal bath This communal bath has over 60 years of history and keeps the traditional bath style with using firewood to heat the water. During open hours, local regular customers visit here not only to take a bath and also socialize with other locals. This is a lovely and important sub-culture of Japan! You get to see the behind-the-scene of how locals live in Japan.
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Termini di cancellazione
È possibile cancellare e ottenere il rimborso totale di qualsiasi esperienza entro 24 ore dall'acquisto.
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Requisiti degli ospiti
Possono partecipare fino a 8 ospiti a partire dai 6 anni.
visita in spa
"Be a local" Communal bath backyard tour
$43 a persona
$43 a persona