|amenity = public_bath|
|A location where the public may bathe in common|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: in use|
|Tools for this tag|
This tag is used for a location where the public may bathe in common. Bathers may or may not need to pay a fee, and are often separated by gender. See amenity=spa, amenity=sauna, and/or one of the bath: tags mentioned below.on Wikipedia for examples. Note that a location used for relaxation or therapy should be tagged as
How to Map
To represent a stand-alone public bath, place a node or trace the bath building outline, then tag with amenity=public_bath.
Although they may also have public bathing facilities, hot springs such as those found in Japan (onsen) and Iceland have suggested tagging as detailed below.
An Onsen is a bathing amenity, with water from a natural hot spring, sometimes thought to have medicinal properties. It is a common leisure amenity in Japan. Seeon Wikipedia for more details.
|bath:type=*||onsen||amenity has bathing amenity, and the waters from natural hot spring.|
|bath:type=*||foot_bath|| foot_bath is usually are a (free) service offered in the front of the onsen to passerbys. |
It's very shallow, and surrounded by seats, it's like a big sink, rather than a pool.
"Ashiyu" in Japanese. on Wikipedia
|bath:open_air=*||yes/no||bathing amenity which has "open air" bath. "Roten buro" in Japanese.|
|bath:sand_bath=*||yes/no||Mark "yes" if the bathing amenity is sand bath (Suna_yu) or not.|
Onsen Situation Sample
|Onsen Yado|| tourism=hotel (or something other, like B&B)
|Hotel or other lodging amenity with Onsen.|
|Higaeri Onsen|| tourism=hotel (or something other, like B&B)
|Hotel with Onsen, can use onsen without lodging.|
|Roten buro|| amenity=spa
|Open Air bathing amenity|
|Sento||amenity=public_bath||daily (hot water) bathing amenity using water not from hot spring.|
|Ashi Yu (foot_bath)|| amenity=public_bath
|Suna Yu (Sand bath)|| amenity=sauna or amenity=spa (proposed)
Icelandic hot baths
In Iceland hot water from the ground is abundant due to geothermal activity, so the baths are often situated at the hot spring itself. Hot water from the springs are piped over to nearby settlements and used there.
|bath:type=*||hot_spring||amenity has bathing amenity, and the waters comes directly from natural hot spring.|
|bath:open_air=*||yes/no||bathing amenity which has "open air" bath.|
Iceland Situation Sample
|Hotel or other lodging amenity with a common bathing facility.|
|Hot Springs Hotel|| tourism=hotel
|Hotel with spa centered around a natural hot spring.|
|Open Air bathing amenity|
|Public accessible bathing amenity using water not from hot spring. With the pools on the outside and some of them with hot water (37 °C).|
- Bathing for general information
- Proposed_features/Hot_Spring (mainly described on the view from nature side)
- amenity=sauna: Bathing amenity using steam. Not always from natural hot spring.
- amenity=spa: Bathing amenity, for health & resort. Not always from natural hot spring. on Wikipedia
- ML discussion thread about this feature
- Tips on Enjoying Japan's Hot Springs—Onsen - Document from Japan National Tourism Organization