|amenity = public_bath|
|A location where the public may bathe in common|
|Group: Swimming and bathing|
|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, 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.
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Tags to use in combination
- bath:type=hot_spring - a general hot spring bathing facility
- bath:type=onsen - a Japanese hot spring bathing facility
- 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.
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: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|| bath:type=onsen
|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)|| leisure=sauna
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.|
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).|
- Swimming and bathing for general information
- leisure=sauna: Bathing amenity using steam. Not always from natural hot spring.
- Proposed_features/Hot_Spring (mainly described on the view from nature side - ML discussion thread about this feature)
- See on Wikipedia.