From gondolas in Finland to a giant barrel on wheels in San Francisco, companies around the world are finding untraditional places for a sauna. And starting in February, it’s about to get hot and steamy in some Japanese buses.
In the Hyogo prefecture city of Himeji, Japan, a local bus operator has decided to transform some of its old city buses into a fully functioning sauna called SAUBUS. You’ve probably never thought about opening up your pores on what used to be public transportation. But in February, Shinki Bus will outfit the out-of-service fixtures and add wood stove steamers, new benches, and office space.