Kinzanyu, a long-established public bath with a history of about 100 years in Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto City, has been equipped with state-of-the-art facilities that fans are coveting, which is rare among public baths in Japan. After the installation, the number of customers has increased by 20%. Many people come all the way from far away to visit. As public bathhouses that have taken root in local communities are disappearing more and more, what efforts are they making to survive?

Articles are excerpts from reports and news in the Kyoto Shimbun. Due to automatic translation, some expressions may not be accurate.