In New Zealand, are swimming costumes (or towels) required, optional, or forbidden in hot springs? I'm not planning on going there myself, but would like to be able to tell Japanese people what to ...
I'm planning on going to a mixed gender onsen (konyoku), and one place suggested to me in Nyuto onsen village, Tohoku, has a male only section, a female only section, and a mixed section. If I'm by ...
I assumed that you don't need a swimming costume when going to an onsen, but I came across this page mentioning that some places require swimsuits (it mentions Tokyo ones require them more than rural ...
I know that the Friedrichsbad in Baden Baden is a mixed naturist bath (I've been there), but I wonder if there are more mixed nudist baths, hot-springs, thermes or spas like this one.
Do I need to book a room from a hotel? Are there any public ones? What is the cost? Should I expect nudity in saunas?