We would like to introduce a type of public bath called Sento, which is a unique cultural aspect of Japan. According to ancient documents, it is said that they existed along the streets of Kyoto in the 1200s and 1300s, and people enjoyed bathing at them.
Most of the existing public baths were built in the 1960s. The number of public baths, which was once about 20,000 has now decreased to around 3,000, and 500 of these are said to be in Tokyo. Although the number has decreased, there must be a reason why these remaining public baths continue to be loved. I have focused on three public baths in the Tama area.