Our reporter reflects that such a feeling of conspicuity may raise an element of anxiety among the single male bathers as well. Years ago I mused to a Japanese colleague I'm American about going to one of these. Honestly I get a little freaked out when I walk out of the changing rooms, but by the time I've got into the water and I'm relaxing in the heat I completely forget about where I am. Wicked thoughts come into my mind; I feel like a despicable, deplorable man. I'm a guy and yes, I've been to loads of hot springs. Sad that Japanese are so influenced by authority figures.
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Don’t forget your towel - experiencing mixed public bathing for first time
The article talks about. Onsens in general are much more personal because of the much smaller physical size and much fewer number of people, and on a beach you don't generally pull up a bunch of deck chairs in a circle and stare at each other, or not. Well in theory it sounds okay. On a concluding note, we have one very important piece of advice; it is probably safer not to come here on a double date. If you thought that the wrap towel was sufficient in completely covering the female figure, think again.