As the bathing culture is rich in Korea, wherever you may go you may be as comfortable as you are when bathing. Just as you would be in a "bath". Also known as "sauna" or "jjimjilbang".

Public Bath Houses

Category, Facilities, Rate, Comments 로 구성된 표

Category Facilities Rate Comments
Bath (Sauna) Bath tub, shower facilities, resting area Between
6,000 ~ 12,000 won
JJimjilbang Bathtub, shower facilities, resting area, sleeping
room, various theme rooms (Hwangtobang, Elvan
room etc.)
24 hours possible, rest
-ing clothes provided,
resting area for both
  • Admission fee for sauna or jjimjilbang includes fees for rest room, sleeping room, exercise equipment, and internal facilities etc. Mainly men use soaps that are provided and women bring their own soaps and lotions. You may use the bath supplies provided or purchase them.
    There are additional charges for food purchases, beauty services, and massage. You can have bath service if you pay.

Bath order in the public bath

  • A brief shower and washing hair before entering the bath.
  • Getting in hot water of bath tub for 5 to 10 minutes. (Mostly using the high temperature water)
  • Getting out of bath and rub body with bath towel to get rid of dirt.
  • You may enter the hot steam room or hot water according to your taste.
  • Shower again to finish.

Caution when using bath

  • It is no good for person who is healthy to stay in hot spot for long time. Especially, pregnant woman or the person who has heart disease should not enter in hot spot because they may be in a dangerous situation.
  • Since a lot of sweat is shed in hot spot, it is good to supply water to drink, water should besupplied every 30 minutes.
  • After drinking if you stay in sauna or jjimjilbang, because moisture in the body is getting less rapidly it is very bad for health.
  • If you have skin diseases or epidemics public, the use of bathing facilities is forbidden.
  • Do not get in hot water of bath tub wearing underwear or do not get rid of dirt in hot water of the bath tub.
  • Do not do laundry in the bath.
Source: "Be an Incheoner" - Guidebook for Foreign Residents in Incheon