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Naoshima Bath

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Address: 2252-2, Kagawa-gun, Naoshima-cho 761-3110, Kagawa Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 87-892-2626

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Only got to see the wonderfully eclectic exterior... bummer...

We had to leave the island because a typhoon was due and we didn't want to get trapped. It started to rain just as we got there so we cancelled our bath plans and went back for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
James C
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When in Japan, you should experience the communal bath at least once. This one is traditional in most respects except that it's also an art installation itself! Lovely. We had visited a traditional bath in Kyoto a few nights before where the customers were almost entirely old women, making us the youngest ones there, while here in Naoshima we were... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had to leave the island because a typhoon was due and we didn't want to get trapped. It started to rain just as we got there so we cancelled our bath plans and went back for our luggage. It looks amazing on the outside and the interior is even more quirky apparently. I've been told to take your own... More 

Thank James C
Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

the exterior design was so unique and colorful, so were changing room and bathroom interior!! but bathtub itself was quite small as public one

Thank Takahiko T
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

This bath house (which I have seen called I love yu) is fun and quirky. Located close to the port. A great thing to do after a day of walking around checking out the town. It's a bit small and no frills (towels and soap cost extra) but the decor is engaging and it is clean. Very quite different than... More 

Thank Julie S
Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

Really worth a visit to see bath/locker room interior. Not your traditional 銭湯 (neighborhood bathhouse)! But they're not terribly friendly compared to other places and bring your own soap or you'll have to buy some.

Thank Matt S
Alameda, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2015

One of the nicest baths I have visited in Japan. Bright clean and artistic. Came out very relaxed. The staff was very kind to foreigners and we always need some help.

Thank Sid W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

Lovely staff and locals. Curious to find - come straight out of the port stop and head to the bike hire shop on the left an it's down the side alley. 510 Yen for an adult.

Thank Max M
Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2015

An old public bath restored and redecorated by the Japanese modern artist/ recuperation artist Shinro Otake. A fun experience for sure, with bits and pieces of sexy Japanese artwork from various periods in the dressing rooms and in the bathtub. Less than 5 minute walk from the main port of Naoshima. Soap and towels and other related merchandise designed by... More 

Thank keisuke d
Saitama, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2015

A merging of public bath, hallucinatory experience and art project - this place is an amazing way to end a long day museum hopping on the island. Good 1) Location - in the center of Miyanoura Port, next to most of the bars and accommodation and on the corner of a street - it is very easy to find. 2)... More 

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Uppsala, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

The best way to freshen up on this art rich island. Before you enter you by little tickets from the vending machine (with english and japanese labels) and then hand the tickets over to the non-english speaking lady at the entance, 1 meter away. If you haven't brought your towel, just buy one (that you can keep). You will need... More 

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