Extracted from a lady’s blog entry dated 2015 – My first time experience of MIXED onsen.
Takaragawa Onsen is a Japanese style hotel (Ryokan) with outside Onsen. They get many good reviews on Trip adviser.
It’s in Gunma prefecture and it takes about 3-4hours from Tokyo by car. I was surprised that it still has many snows. The area also famous for ski resort.
They provide Yukata as night clothes and you can chose your favorite design from among many.
The place is very popular and always fully booked. Because of amazing outside Onsen! It’s the best Onsen ever. I was so excited like this!
They have four kinds of outside Onsen. The place is special, because of not only location but also MIXED Onsen!
I’ve never tried before, so this is first time for me.
Normally you cannot put a towel into a bath, but they provide special Onsen cloth (Yuamigi) only for women.
For guys? Of course must be naked! ( You can bring a small towel. No worries ;p)
At the beginning, I felt a bit shy but get used to it soon. Lol. The place is spacious, so I can keep my private space.
I think this place easy for Mixed Onsen beginner. You can enjoy with your boyfriend / girlfriend or family 🙂
The next day I went to Houshi Onsen for just taking a bath.
The Onsen has a tradition going back 140 years and it is registered tangible cultural property. This place made me feel like slip back in time.
They also have mixed Onsen.
But they don’t provide Onsen cloth and even women cannot bring towel into a bath… And this Onsen is not so big.
To be honest it’s almost occupied by men.One guy took a bath with glasses…
The place and traditional Onsen is pretty nice. That’s interesting experience. But I think it’s not comfortable for women.