THE BATHHOUSES

Canadian Geographic - - THE CONCIERGE -

In Fin­land, the sauna aes­thetic ranges from rus­tic rough-hewn cab­ins (ABOVE) to tem­ples of Scandi-chic min­i­mal­ism. In Turkey’s finer ham­mams, ex­pect vaulted ceil­ings, or­nate tile­work and a heated mar­ble göbek taşı, or “navel stone” (don’t worry — you lie on it, not vice versa). In Ja­pan, mean­while, sim­plic­ity and spir­i­tu­al­ity reign, and any on­sen worth its salt will af­ford views that put bathers in har­mony with na­ture.

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