|amenity = public_bath|
|A location where the public may bathe in common|
|Rendering in openstreetmap-carto|
|Group: Swimming and bathing|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: in use|
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This tag is used for a location where the public may bathe in common and there are visible signs and/or facilities. E.g. an onsen, a hot spring, a hammam or a thermal bath. Bathers may or may not need to pay a fee, and there can be a separation by gender.
How to Map
Tags to use in combination
- bath:type=hot_spring - a general hot spring bathing facility
- bath:type=onsen - a Japanese style hot spring bathing facility
- bath:type=sento - a Japanese hot water bathing facility (not a spring)
- bath:type=hammam - a Turkish bath
- bath:type=thermal - a bath using water form a mineral-rich spring with water temperature at the spring of at least 20 °C.
- bath:type=river - a bathing facility at a river
- bath:type=lake - a bathing facility at a lake
- bath:open_air=yes/no - if there is an open-air bathing area
- fee=yes/no - if bathers need to pay a fee
- shower=yes/no - to add information about the presence of showers
- The keys male=*, female=* and unisex=* have been introduced in the context of amenity=toilets and can be used to give information about the usability by different genders.
Hot springs such as those found in Japan (onsen) and Iceland have suggested tagging as detailed below.
Onyokushisetsu - public hot bath facilities in Japan-: Onsen, Sentō and other public baths
Onsen and Sentō represent the Japanese bathing culture. Onsen is a bathing amenity, with water supply from natural hot springs, commonly believed to have medicinal properties. It is a popular leisure amenity in Japan. Seeon Wikipedia for more details. Sentō is an urban daily hot water bathing amenity, licensed to operate by the governor in accordance with the Public Bath Law (July 12th 1948) of Japan: on Wikipedia (JA). Sentō is a daily pleasure of the common people in Japan. See on Wikipedia for more details.
|bath:type||onsen||Japanese amenity which has large bathing facilities, with water supply from natural hot springs.on Wikipedia|
|bath:type||sento||Urban daily hot water bathing amenity, licensed to operate by the governor in accordance with the Public Bath Law (July 12th 1948) of Japan.on Wikipedia|
|bath:type||super_sento||(proposed) Large urban hot water bathing amenity that do not comply with the Sentō regulation of Public Bath Law (July 12th 1948) of Japan.on Wikipedia and on Wikipedia(JA)|
|bath:type||ashiyu||(proposed) "Ashiyu", large public footbath in Japan, is usually a (free of charge) service offered in the Onsen areas to passerbys. It's very shallow, and surrounded by seats, it's like a big sink, rather than a pool.on Wikipedia|
|bath:type||sunayu||(proposed) "Sunayu", the special bathing amenity with the Onsen hot sand bath in Kyushu (Oita and Kagoshima).|
Japanese situation sample
|Onsen Yado||tourism=hotel (or something other, like B&B)
|Hotel, Ryokan (Japanese style hotel) or other lodging amenity with Onsen.|
|Hotel, Ryokan (Japanese style hotel) or other lodging amenity that allows visitor to use Onsen without lodging, and Onsen amenity that does not have accommodation.|
|Japanese Open Air Bath. The location of Roten buro is not limited to Onsen. Some Sentō also have Roten buro.|
|Urban daily hot water bathing amenity, licensed to operate by the governor in accordance with the Public Bath Law (July 12th 1948) of Japan. The manager must participate in the prefectural trade association of Sentō, and the admission is statutory. Most Sentō use water not from hot spring. Bathing amenities that do not comply with the Sentō regulation of Public Bath Law, such as Super-Sentō, cannot claim a Sentō.|
|Large urban hot water bathing amenity that do not comply with the Sentō regulations of Public Bath Law (July 12th 1948) of Japan. Admission to the super-sentō varies depending on the quality and quantity of facilities. It may be the same as a Sentō, or more than 5 times in the deluxe one, which may operate restaurants, nap rooms, karaoke, massage and aesthetic salon in the building.|
|Ashiyu (Onsen footbath)||amenity=public_bath
|Large public footbath using hot spring water. Many are installed outdoors and can be used free of charge.|
|Sunayu (Onsen sand bath)||leisure=sauna
|Special bathing amenity of Japan. Sunayu should be set up in a sandy ground where hot springs spring out. Guests lie on the sand containing hot spring water, and the staff piles up the Onsen hot sand on the guests with a scoop. There are only four real Sunayu in Japan: Beppu Takegawara Onsen (Oita), Beppu Kaihin Sunayu (Oita), Ibusuki Sunamushi Kaikan "Sa-raku" (Kagoshima) and Ibusuki Yamakawa Sunamushi Onsen "Sayuri" (Kagoshima). Those that use steamed enzyme-containing sand, such as the sand bath at Sunayukko of Tsukizawa Onsen (Iwate), should be classified into different categories since it is an artifact.|
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. Natural hot springs can be mapped with natural=hot_spring
|bath:type||hot_spring||amenity has bathing amenity, and the waters comes directly from natural hot spring.|
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).|
- amenity=shower - a public shower.
- leisure=sauna - Room for bathing warmed usually using steam. The steam could be from natural hot spring, although often isn't.
- Swimming and bathing for general information
- leisure=swimming_area - An official open-space natural place where you can swim
- Proposed_features/Hot_Spring - ML discussion thread about this feature
- See on Wikipedia.