The Romans constructed aqueducts to bring a constant flow of water from distant sources into cities and towns, supplying public baths, latrines, fountains and private households. Waste water was removed by the sewage systems and released into nearby bodies of water, keeping the towns clean and free from noxious waste. Some aqueducts also served water for mining, processing, manufacturing, and agriculture.

The Romans constructed aqueducts to bring a constant flow of water from distant sources into cities and towns, supplying public baths, latrines, fountains and private households. Waste water was removed by the sewage systems and released into nearby bodies of water, keeping the towns clean and free from noxious waste. Some aqueducts also served water for mining, processing, manufacturing, and agriculture.

Japanese public bath house I love the little children, completely safe..walking early evening to the bath house in their robes and slippers. Scrub BEFORE the tub.

Japanese public bath house I love the little children, completely safe..walking early evening to the bath house in their robes and slippers. Scrub BEFORE the tub.

Visit a sento - Japanese bath house

Visit a sento - Japanese bath house

Wakayama has plenty of ancient onsen spots. Saki-no-yu in Shirahama, south of Wakayama city, is a public bath right on the shore of the Pacific.

Why Wakayama is Japan's best-kept secret

Wakayama has plenty of ancient onsen spots. Saki-no-yu in Shirahama, south of Wakayama city, is a public bath right on the shore of the Pacific.

Anceint Roman public baths as would have been found in Pompeii or Herculaneum

Anceint Roman public baths as would have been found in Pompeii or Herculaneum

Public Bath(銭湯/sento):  Movie "Thermae Romae" was filmed here

Public Bath(銭湯/sento): Movie "Thermae Romae" was filmed here

Széchenyi Thermal Bath in Budapest

Széchenyi Thermal Bath in Budapest

Gallery of Public Bath / Müntinga + Puy Architekten - 17

Gallery of Public Bath / Müntinga + Puy Architekten - 17

Haj Agha Torab Bath: Qajar's Twin Public Bath

Haj Agha Torab Bath: Qajar's Twin Public Bath

Japanese Bath Etiquette - bc you really need an illustrated guide to public bathing. Seriously, you do.

Japanese Bath Etiquette - bc you really need an illustrated guide to public bathing. Seriously, you do.

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