足湯[ Ashiyu ]Foot bath
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.