Think, for instance, of the many movie scenes of a couple out walking or hiking finding, a small lake and throwing off their clothes to plunge in or, even better, a man or group of men out in the woods, suddenly coming across a group of naked girls swimming! In Japan the tradition requires thorough washing before entering the baths and no clothes are permitted, but everyone carries a small towel. The huge hot spring resort of Ibusiki, south of Kagoshima, every year hosts 3 million bathers and nearly a million stay overnight. In the largest establishment with 29 baths, 22 are for men including suni-mushi , hot sand-buryings and only seven for women. I noticed many of the men gazing through the greenery at the women on the other side in pools slightly below! Figure 1.
Mount Fuji hot springs: An Englishman naked in Japan
7 Onsen in Kanto Where Men and Women Can Bathe Together - GaijinPot
One of my favorite little pit stops on the way north out of Vegas is this little hot spring pool just outside Goldfield, on the way to Tonopah. The pool is made of mossy concrete, which can be slippery, and has a built-in bench big enough for 2 friendly people to sit on together. But on all my visits, the water has seemed clean enough…and the flow of water from the source is heavy enough that it seems to flush out the pool well enough. The road continues on past the springs to a working mine, so there is a bit of mine traffic — the occasional truck rumbling by, but nothing obnoxious. Nomad, Geek, Nudie. These hot springs reports are fantastic!
Alkali Hot Springs
Burning Man side trip, anyone? Located on the east side of the playa in the southern Black Rock Desert, this deep warm-water pond provides an all-natural mud bath thanks to the sediment that makes up the bottom of the spring. Find it: From Gerlach, head south on NV , then turn left on This turns into Jungo Road.
We left the park around pm, found street parking and arrived promptly at the Buckstaff by PM. There are no reservations at the Buckstaff; it is first come, first served. They close for the lunch hour and reopen at PM, so we wanted to be first in line. A vintage elevator with an iron gate whisks the ladies upstairs to their bathing area from the lobby. I watched as Brittany took off behind the closed door and took a snapshot in my mind of the moment.