I Love Yuu bath house

I Love Yuu bath house

Naoshima's best bath house is unlike any other in Japan. Wacky modern art meets traditional relaxation.

A cheeky play on words: yuu is the Japanese word for spa. On the art island of Naoshima, I Love Yuu is a modern art installation in itself. This indoor bath house is a riot of kitsch featuring pink plastic palm trees, a mish-mash of patterned tiles and a bath lined with magazine erotica all overlooked by an elephant statue (but of course). Designed by the artist Otake Shinro, the bath house is made from recycled materials sourced from all over Japan.

I Love Yuu bath house

located in Naoshima

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