Bathing in Medieval times With the decline of the Roman Empire, the public baths often became places of licentious behavior, and such use was responsible for the spread rather than the cure of diseases. A general belief developed among the European populace was that frequent bathing promoted disease and sickness. Medieval church authorities encouraged this belief and made every effort to close down public baths. Ecclesiastical officials believed that public bathing created an environment…
Majority of Japan hotels ban tattooed tourists from public baths
Gallery of Public Bath / Müntinga + Puy Architekten - 1
"Like ancient Rome, public baths in Japan are an integral part of the culture. Called onsen, public baths could be either municipal or private spaces. These woodblock prints depict a scene in a 19th century bathhouse, occupied by women."
How to do Japanese Onsen (adventures inside a traditional Japanese public bath) - YouTube