Tag:amenity=public_bath

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A location where the public may bathe in common Edit or translate this description.
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Group: Swimming and bathing
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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.

To map bathing places in nature where signage, trashcans or other facilities does not exist use leisure=bathing_place instead.

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.

Tags to use in combination

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. See Onsen on 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: 公衆浴場法 on Wikipedia (JA). Sentō is a daily pleasure of the common people in Japan. See Sentō on Wikipedia for more details.

Subtags

Key Value Comment
bath:type onsen Japanese amenity which has large bathing facilities, with water supply from natural hot springs. Onsen 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. Sentō 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. Sentō on Wikipedia and スーパー銭湯 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. Ashiyu on Wikipedia
bath:type sunayu (proposed) "Sunayu", the special bathing amenity with the Onsen hot sand bath in Kyushu (Oita and Kagoshima).

If there is a discernible natural hot spring it can be tagged according to natural=hot_spring

Japanese situation sample

Sample Tagging Comments
Onsen Yado tourism=hotel (or something other, like B&B)
bath:type=onsen
Hotel, Ryokan (Japanese style hotel) or other lodging amenity with Onsen.
Higaeri Onsen amenity=public_bath
bath:type=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.
Roten buro amenity=public_bath
bath:open_air=yes
Japanese Open Air Bath. The location of Roten buro is not limited to Onsen. Some Sentō also have Roten buro.
Sentō amenity=public_bath
bath:type=sentō
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.
Super-Sentō amenity=public_bath
bath:type=super_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
bath:type=foot_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
bath:type=onsen
bath:sand_bath=yes
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

Subtags

Key Value Comment
bath:type hot_spring amenity has bathing amenity, and the waters comes directly from natural hot spring.

Iceland Situation Sample

Sample Tagging Comments
- tourism=hotel
amenity=public_bath
Hotel or other lodging amenity with a common bathing facility.
Hot Springs Hotel tourism=hotel
amenity=public_bath
bath:type=hot_spring
Hotel with spa centered around a natural hot spring.
- amenity=public_bath
bath:type=hot_spring
bath:open_air=yes
Open Air bathing amenity
Vesturbæjarlaug amenity=public_bath
bath:open_air=yes
bath:hot=yes
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).

Related tags

  • 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.

See also