Anime vs. Reality: What Are Japanese Bathhouses Like? Explained With Manga!


In Japanese anime, you’ll often see scenes where the characters go to public bathhouses. Although these scenes always look fun, do they correctly depict real life? If you’ve never been to a Japanese bathhouse or “sento” before, this manga guide will show you just what to expect.

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You’ve probably seen one, right? Many bath scenes in anime might look something like this:

For just 460 yen, you can enjoy an anime-like experience while relaxing your body. If you are in Japan during the fall or winter months, why not skip the fancy onsen hotel and try out a bathhouse?

What Is Manga de Japan?

Manga de Japan is a website that aims to promote Japanese culture through manga. It is available in both Japanese and English and provides a truly unique perspective into Japan, so please check it out if you liked this manga and want to read more!

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