A couple soak in a hot spring with their baby in yuami-gi bathing wear at the rooftop open-air mixed bathing area at Sui Suwako inn in Suwa, Nagano Prefecture, with Lake Suwa in the backgroundTHE JAPAN NEWS/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

More hot spring resorts in Japan allow guests into onsen while clothed

While staying at the Sui Suwako hotel in Nagano Prefecture, visitors can enjoy open-air bathing on the rooftop area while admiring Lake Suwa.

A couple soak in a hot spring with their baby in yuami-gi bathing wear at the rooftop open-air mixed bathing area at Sui Suwako inn in Suwa, Nagano Prefecture, with Lake Suwa in the backgroundTHE JAPAN NEWS/ASIA NEWS NETWORK
A couple soak in a hot spring with their baby in yuami-gi bathing wear at the rooftop open-air mixed bathing area at Sui Suwako inn in Suwa, Nagano Prefecture, with Lake Suwa in the background

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 Times

28th November 2017

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