Communal Baths

In the great tradition of Japanese public baths, Kabuki’s communal bath is designed to encourage harmony and relaxation. Facilities include a hot pool, cold plunge, dry sauna, and steam room. Individual bathing areas include traditional Japanese-seated bathing areas and standing western-style showers. You are welcome to enjoy the complimentary bath products, sea salts, chilled face cloths, and teas. The communal baths include a full-time bathing attendant.

  • Please turn off and store your cell phone and other electronics.  Allow this time to be about disconnecting.
  • Keep your locker key with you at all times.
  • It is traditional to shower before using the pools
  • You may begin with the dry sauna (140 degrees) or the steam room (120 degrees)
  • Reinvigorate with the cold pool (55 degrees)
  • Rest, relax, and rehydrate
  • Complete the ritual with a soak in the hot pool (104 degrees)

The communal baths is a peaceful, quiet time for people to reconnect with their spirits. Please help maintain the contemplative atmosphere of the bathing area with respect and quiet.

Kabuki Springs & Spa Communal Bathing

photo by Frankie Franekey

Communal Bath Schedule:
Women: Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays  (Bathing Suit Optional)
Men: Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays  (Bathing Suit Optional)
Coed: Tuesdays (Bathing Suit Required)

Please note our current schedule for our spa services and on-site reservations office. This schedule is in effect until the end of San Francisco’s summer.

Spa Hours: 10am-10pm

Last appointments and entry into our communal bathing area: 9pm
Communal bathing area begins closing at 9:45pm

Communal Bath Rates:

Every day of the week: $25.00
Use of the communal baths with a treatment: $15.00

Kabuki Springs & Spa welcomes people of all gender identities, of all abilities, and of all body shapes and sizes. Transgender and gender-nonconforming people are welcome to attend the communal bathing days that are consistent with their gender identity.  All guests must present a photo identification for entrance to the baths.

Children between 10 and 16 are welcome to enjoy the baths, but must be accompanied by an adult. Due to the nature of the communal baths, children under the age of 10 are not permitted to use the baths.

Reservations for Communal Bathing:
We do have a limited number of reservations per day for communal bathing entry. If you have a communal bathing reservations, we do require that you arrive within the 15 minute grace period before or after your chosen start time. If you are not present, you will forfeit your appointment and your name will be put on the Wait List. A no show fee may apply. As with all reservations, a credit card is needed to guarantee your appointment.

Our Wait list:  We may reach capacity, and a wait list for entry will be available at the front desk.  Though you must be present to put your name on our wait list or to receive a locker key, you will not lose your place on our wait list if you leave our waiting area Japantown and Fillmore Street are filled with many spots to fill anyone’s appetite with cafes, sushi bars, and boutiques. We do not limit the time while you are bathing, therefore we cannot foresee when the next locker key will be available. The wait list for our communal baths is often longer on Tuesday nights, and all day Friday, Saturday, Sunday.

If you would like to enjoy the baths immediately upon your arrival, we suggest that  you schedule a massage or treatment. If you have a massage or treatment appointment and are using the communal facilities, you will not need to sign our waiting list. Though a limited number of appointments are available, you make an appointment for just only the communal baths either online or when you call us.

We suggest arriving at least 30 minutes prior to your body treatment appointment to enjoy the baths.