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Bath-houses in the region used hot mineral water pumped to the hotels from a central pumping station in town. There was one bath-house in the hotel, common to women, men and children. The bath was about 20 foot square with a tiled floor and hot water flows in continually. One washes standing outside the bath and rinses in hot water from a wooden bucket. One then has a good soak in the bath. Later one gets out and has a more thorough wash then a few more minutes soaking.

Kyoto Hotel, Springs

Ancient Japanese Folklore attributes these hot mineral
springs for 'The priceless gift of Restoring Youth'

The paint on this advertisement sign shows signs of age.

Kanyo Hotel Flyer
2x5 inch paper advertisement used in 1946.