Foot bath足湯[ Ashiyu ]

An ashiyu (足湯) is a Japanese public bath in which people can bathe their feet. The majority of ashiyu are free. An electric ashiyu foot bath sold in a department store The term ashiyu is a combination of the two characters "ashi" 足 meaning "foot", and "yu" 湯 meaning "hot water".  Many ashiyu are set up on street corners in towns with hot springs (onsen). People can easily enjoy them without having to remove all their clothing. They can also be found at railway stations, rest areas, and parks. While most foot baths are free, at some places a small donation or fee under 200 yen is required.

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Ashiyu - Onsen For Your Feet

Have you tried onsen in Japan? There are many famous hot spring areas in the country and most of them offer both full baths and ashiyu. Ashiyu (足湯)is an onsen foot bath. Try it. A warm foot bath is the perfect way to rest, especially after a long walk. Kinugawa Onsen near NikkoIn many o…(524 words)

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Take foot bath!

Ashi-yu (foot bath) is one of the best ways to relax your feet. You sometimes find it in famous spring place. After hard walking, you put your lower lags in the hot water and have some rest. When you pick your legs out, it should be very light than before.(50 words)

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