October 10, 2019

The sento, the public bath

the sento?

There was a time when I afraid to go to a Sento, a Japanese public bathhouse. My initial reluctance was because one has to be totally naked, and surrounded by strangers before one dips into the pools of hot water. But now I am addicted to such public baths.

Directions to the Sento

I found a new public bath just around the corner from the place I often stay in Saigon’s JapanTown.

Japan Town

In Japan, the locals do not talk to stranges much in a sento. But here in Vietnam, the Japanese customers are happy to see a non-Japanese trying out the sento, and they like to chat with you.

Japan Town

Japan Town

Japan Town

Japan Town

The sento can be a good end to your night after a night of eating and drinking at the Japantown.


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