While staying at the Sui Suwako hotel in Nagano Prefecture, visitors can enjoy open-air bathing on the rooftop area while admiring Lake Suwa.
However, when they arrive at the entrance of the mixed-bathing area, they would be greeted by this notice: “You are not allowed to bathe naked here.”
Instead, Sui Suwako offers guests a free “yuami-gi”, or bathing garment – a practice it has employed since opening last year (2016).
The inn is among an increasing number of hot spring resorts in Japan that allow guests to wear a garment while bathing.
This is because Japanese people are increasingly finding it embarrassing to be naked when men and women use the same bathing space. Continued…Read full original article…
Source: Straits Times28th November 2017