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All of the onsens in Hakuba have separate male and female baths-there are no mixed ones. Most of the onsens have shorter hours outside the winter season. The onsens that are located inside hotels generally are free for hotel guests and are open for longer hours to hotel guests.. See bottom of page for etiquette on how to take on onsen.
If you want to have a private onsen then a mixed onsen is of course possible. These are your choices:•Obinata no Yu ¥10,000 for up to 10 people for 1 hr starting either 6 pm or 7.30 pm. Upper Happo. Ph (0261)72-3066•Shirouma sanso for ¥1,600/person for minimum 2 people. No outside bath and time is limited to between 11 am and 3pm. . In Happo-see map for location. Ph (0261) 72-2121
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How to take an onsen
The procedure for having an onsen is as folllows:•Buy your ticket (often at a machine at the entrance)•Take off all your clothes in the change room and put them in the basket provided. •Towels can be rented but better to bring your own as they can be expensive. A small towel can be handy to cover those private bits and provide some modesty. •Enter the main bath area - leave your big towel in the change room. You can take the small towel but do not let it get inside the bath tub. •BEFORE you get in the bathtub clean yourself off and then rinse off properly. •You may now enter the bathtub which is used only for soaking- not for cleaning. •Soap and shampoo are provided free of charge.•When you have had enough you can use the small towel to dry yourself off before entering the changeroom.