How often do you soak in a bathtub?

Japan
May 29, 2010 12:52pm CST
We Japanese really like soaking in a bathtub. It is relaxing, good for your health and even helps you lose weight. I often go to a public bath beacuse my bathtub is so small and I like taking a bath with my friends. :) We can enjoy chatting and relaxing at the same time. How about you? Public baths are popular in your country? Do you like soaking in a bathtub? or do you prefer taking a shower? If you like soaking in a bathtub, how often do you do that? Now I go to a public bath once a week or once every two weeks. In winter I go there more, twice or three times a week. I love drinking beer after a bath, too! ;9
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@annavi23 (6522)
• Philippines
2 Jun 10
tub of cheesecurls,you want? - how could someone enjoy bathtub?
i never really liked bathtubs,my friend! it just reminds me of horror movies with scenes of flowing blood therein. really creepy! and also the bathtub needs to have full of water which i think someone might get drowned. and we have little kid here in our house so off limits with that. i just don't want bathtubs,period! well, in our country,philippines,most of the times,people want to have a trip to go swimming.swimming in beaches or resorts.it's just fun to have friends also gather around the beach,play with friends and ride a boat to an island.experience things themselves. i don't know of public bathtubs if there are here.
@annavi23 (6522)
• Philippines
3 Jun 10
yeah,i really don't like bathtubs from my childhood til now. even if i had built my own house,i won't let it have bathtub there. i just don't like the feeling if its presence. from what country are you from,my friend? yeah, i really liked jeon ji hyun's movies too. i love the windstruck and il mare.such a great story! oh,some others thought this picture is me,
• Japan
3 Jun 10
now i found my mistake, i meant i love beaches. i was born in Japan. and i am japanese. :) i watched both movies. il mare is a beautiful movie! when i watched it, i felt like living by the sea. LOL her acting skill is incredible! in the first part of "my sassy girl", she is not so attractive. but in the end, i fell in love with her, like kyonu did! hahaha, i've seen the picture somewhere else :) so i noticed it is her soon. but i was surprised that she is famous in the philippines too. :0
• Japan
2 Jun 10
hahaha yeah, horror movies sometimes use bathtub as the site of killing or something strange happening. when i was a kid i felt like you after watching scary one. i want to go to the philippines someday! i live beaches :) btw....i like jun jihyon too :) my sassy girl is my favorite korean movie!
@abitcurious (1422)
• Philippines
30 May 10
OH serendipity!!! It's almost the end of summer here in our country and I'd really love to soak and enjoy a long bath. The only problem is bath tubs are not affordable here in our country. I have seen bath tubs only in the movies and once when I went on a research about travel accommodations in our province. We have a shower though. That's about it. I said to my friend the other day if ever I get enough money to build my own house I'd focus on my bathroom. It should have a bathtub, a book case and an entertainment set for me to enjoy while soaking on baths. I'm also thinking of putting some little greenery inside, maybe a zen garden with bonzai bamboos and some hanging plants. In short, I don't care if the rest of the house are mundane just as long the bath room is cozy enough. It'll be my escape. But right now all I could think that is near to a bath tub here in our house would be a very big pail. I'll have to be super flexible to be able to fit in that though.
• Philippines
1 Jun 10
you have it better than me. who know if i save all of my mylot earnings this year I'd be able to afford one that is real instead of the pail.
• Japan
2 Jun 10
i hope your mylot earnings reach that much. ;)
• Japan
31 May 10
wow, the bath room you are talking about is really ideal! i with i had a big bath tub and a spacous bath room! mine is of course bigger than a pail but not big enough to let me stretch my legs. X0
@poohgal (6845)
• Singapore
1 Jun 10
Nah.. there's no such thing in Singapore. =.= I have been to Japan a few times but have not yet tried out their public bath or onsen. I would love to try it out the next time I visit Japan. ^^ Any recommendation? ^.-
@poohgal (6845)
• Singapore
8 Jul 10
Shohuku sounds like a great place. I'll definitely give it a try the next time I visit Japan (hopefully soon). ^^
• Japan
2 Jun 10
hahaha, i know you like Japan :) well, i rarely go out of town, so i don't know much about famous onsen resorts. but if you come to Osaka where i live, i will recommend SAKAIHAMA. Sakaihama is in sakai city, next to osaka city. the pubric bath's name is shohuku, which is in sakaihama area. there are a lot of kinds and sizes of bathtubs! they also have stone baths, which is so good for your health and skin. this place is a little bit expensive but worth trying. :) you can relax in the bath and there is a room to relax reading mangas and magazines if you want :)
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@cream97 (29087)
• United States
1 Jun 10
Hi, nessosamu. I soak in the bathtub every blue moon or so. I soak in it when I am not feeling too well. Or if I have sore muscles. It is very relaxing. If it aids in losing weight, then I am down!
• Japan
2 Jun 10
yeah, soaking in the bathtub is good to alleviate sore muscles. i often take a bath after karate practices. :)
• United States
31 May 10
Depending on how my day is going I will usually take one bath a day. However if I am having a very stressful day I may take 2 baths. I love to soak and relax. I will also read a book and just enjoy the quite time that is bath time for me. Like the commercial says Calgon take me away. I have never done public bathing but I do go to the public swimming pool and swim during the summer months to cool off. Not sure if its the same thing or not, but I do like to have fun with water as well. Bathing is such a treat for me. I wont live anywhere that done have a huge bath tub. My daughter loves our tub cause its like a mini swimming pool for her. Oh to be young again and to make bath time that much fun. The only problem with that is the mess she makes splashing around. So for me and my family bath time is all about relaxing from a hard days work and having fun in the process.
• China
6 Jun 10
haha....about the bath,I like shower than soak in a bathtub,I never in bath bubble bath,may bubble bath very comfortable,but the be foud of of everybody is different,I think shower is very comfortable.Shower can make the body's blood circulation accelerate.whether you prefer bath,if bath can bring you relaxed and happy mood.
• Japan
14 Jun 10
yeah, shower is also comfortable. if you don't have time, shower is much quicker to wind up from a hard day.
@ellie333 (21016)
30 May 10
Hi Nesosamu, I personally take a bath everyday at home and have never been to a public bath. I love to relax in the bath and call it my haven. I would like to have a shower fitted to at some stage as this is quicker in the mornings getting ready to go to work. Huggles. Ellie :D
• Japan
31 May 10
hi, ellie333 oh, you take a bath everday. yeah, it is a haven :) but mine is so small that i have to bend my knees to fit in the tub so my tub is not big enough to be called my haven! X0
@se7enthbird (8307)
• Philippines
29 May 10
we dont have bath tub at home and public bath tubs are not popular here at the philippines. i guess that is what japanese people call onsen? my wife work at japan twice so i heard her saying about something like that. but three weeks ago we checked in, in a hotel for two nights and three days to relax and we choose a room with bath tub. to tell you frankly that was my first time to soak in a tub and it was truly very relaxing. my son enjoyed the bubble baths as well.
• Japan
31 May 10
onsen is hot springs. ordinary public baths are called sento. your son's picture tells me how he enjoyed it :)
@Porcospino (31366)
• Denmark
30 May 10
I don't have a real bathtub, but I have a huge plastic basin that I use as a bathtub. It is so big that I am able to sit inside, I would prefer a real bathtub, but it is better than nothing. In the future I would like to live in a house where there is a bathtub. I find it very relaxing to soak in the bathtub, and I always bring a book or magazine, sometimes I also bring a drink or a cup of coffee. Public baths are not popular in my country, but I think it was different in the past, because at that time there were a lot of people who didn't have their own bathroom. The old public bath in the city where I was born closed down several year ago, and now they use it as a cafe and a workshop.
• Japan
2 Jun 10
in japan, the number of small public baths is decreasing. instead, the number of pretty big ones is increasing. we call them super sento. although they are a little expensive, super sentos are so popular. ordinary small public baths or sento cost around 400yen, but super sentos cost around 600~700yen. still, i think they are worth that much.
@geniustiger (1694)
• Philippines
30 May 10
I never soak even once in the bathtub only in pool and in the beach . I don't have bathtub at home. We used to have shower in our bathroom . If I have I like to have it even twice a week If I have time its good to soak in water I love it. Just like having swimming in the pool or in the beach. Seldom also go to public beaches as the heat of the sun here in the place not good for the skin.
• Japan
2 Jun 10
yeah, soaking in water is good. :) wow, to me, i don't care about my skin, so i want to feel the heat in your country! bathing outside must be fun under such sunshine. :)
@much2say (53999)
• Los Angeles, California
30 May 10
I haven't taken a honest to goodness relaxing ofuro in a long time!! I used to take baths all the time - and at night like the Japanese way . . . but ever since college I have become accustomed to morning showers! I've never been to a public bath . . . and I know my relatives who go there from here have hang ups about it. My cousin even wore her bathing suit there in Japan and she got a bunch of looks!! Currently I just like taking a quick shower because that's all the time I have with 2 kids. One day when they are older, I'll go back to having a nice bath time. For now, I just give them a chappo chappo - hee hee!
• Japan
2 Jun 10
hahaha, a chapoo chappo with children sounds fun. they surely like playing with water. :)
@airasheila (5454)
• Philippines
29 May 10
Hi good day to you Nessosamu, Yes, I do love soaking in bathtub. And I find it very relaxing. I do the soaking three times a month in my own tub. I am doing this to enhance my energy and to revitalise my skin. If ever I dont do the soaking in the tub, I am just doing the ordinary shower. Thank you and have a nice day to you.
• Japan
30 May 10
hi, airasheila :) yeah, it is really good for your skin. thank you. you too ;)
@rosie230 (1703)
30 May 10
I love to relax in the bath tub after a tiring day as it is my way of relaxing and winding down, before bedtime. But I also like to shower every morning, as it wakes me up and makes me feel fresh and ready for the day ahead.
• Japan
31 May 10
yeah, i totally agree with you! i also take a shower before i leave for work ever morning. without it, i feel as if i was still asleep on my way to work. LOL
• United States
30 May 10
Yea bro baths are hot stuff! i stay in for an hour at the most but i take them as often as possible i read a magazine or text or somethin like that. Im an American btw.
• Japan
31 May 10
oh, your way of bathing is just like japanese do! it is interesting. :)
@jugsjugs (12967)
29 May 10
I love to soak in the bath tub as that is a peaceful time and it is great to relax aswell as unwind after a stressful day.I never go swimming in a pool as i find that this dries my skin out and causes my psoriasis to show up big time.I think that a bit of me time in the bath.
• Japan
29 May 10
oh, you soak in the bath tub at home. yeah, it is so nice to relax in a bathtub. :) oh, i got it. you are talking about a jacuzzi bath next to a pool, the one you need to wear swimming suit to get in, right? i think the hot water in th jacuzzi bath as well as that in the pool contains some chemicals to sterilize the water. So it is not good for your skin. But some hot spring waters are good for skin. if you have a chance to come to Japan, I really recommend you try ONSEN or hot springs in Japan. I am sure you will love it. ;)
@Metatronik (6199)
• Pasay, Philippines
19 Sep 10
bathroom  - This is the faucet of Taal Vista.
We don't have public baths here in our country. Having bath tub is depending on a community and the status of people. Usually the people who are financial stable are having this bath tub, or those who can afford it. Unlike in other countries just like USA, I haven't went to any house that does not have a bath tub. Even they are not that rich, or unstable in life I went to all of this houses and all of them has bath tub. In our house we don't have bath tub here but then my parents are having to have one on their bedroom. It is under renovation until now. I like soaking myself inside the bath tub when I am in hotels as I could relax.
@kedralynn (980)
• United States
29 May 10
I took baths as a child all the time. In fact I was kind of scared of the shower. I thought I'd drown or something, lol. When I became an adult, I still liked to indulge in a bubble bath a few times a month. Now a days I just don't have the time. I should make the time tho because I miss how relaxing it was. We used to have a hot tub in the yard growing up. It was a big tub and fit maybe 5 - 8 people. I loved going in there with an ice cold soda and feeling the jets and bubbles. Sadly it broke years ago :( We don't really have public baths around here. I think many people are scared of those things. Tho growing up with a Japanese mother, it's not really taboo to me and I'm dying to go to a Japanese hot bath!
• Japan
30 May 10
oh, is your mother Japanese? :) a big tub for 5-8 people in the yard!!! sounds really nice! i am sorry to hear you can't use it now. X-(
29 May 10
Well for us here in the Philippines only a handful of people have a luxury of taking bath tubs. If it was me though I would be in a tub for an hour or so.
• Japan
30 May 10
hi, jokernash. when i go to a public bath, i enjoy the bath but i can't be in the hot water so long. i soak in the hot one for a while then cold one for minutes or so. then hot one again. :)