AlloftheonsensinHakubahaveseparatemaleandfemalebaths-therearenomixedones.Mostoftheonsenshaveshorterhoursoutside thewinterseason.Theonsensthatarelocatedinsidehotelsgenerallyarefreeforhotelguestsandareopenforlongerhourstohotelguests. 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 ¥20,000 for 1-5 people (extra people +¥4,000/pp) for 1 hr starting either 6 pm or 7.30 pm. Jan 15th-Mar 31st only. Upper Happo. Free pick up available. http://hakuba-happo-onsen.jp/obinataa-japanese-outdoor-onsen/•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
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. •Towelscanberentedbutbettertobringyourownastheycanbeexpensive. Asmalltowelcanbehandytocoverthoseprivatebitsand 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. Towels are usually extra to rent. When you have had enough you can use the small towel to dry yourself off before entering the changeroom.
Specialists in Hakuba Ski Holidays
AlloftheonsensinHakubahaveseparatemaleandfemale baths-therearenomixedones.Mostoftheonsenshave shorterhoursoutsidethewinterseason. Theonsensthatare locatedinsidehotelsgenerallyarefreeforhotelguestsand areopenforlongerhourstohotelguests..Seebottomof page for etiquette on how to take on onsen.
The Onsens in Hakuba
Hakuba hot springs/onsens
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The procedure for having an onsen is as folllows:•Buy your ticket (often at a machine at the entrance)•Takeoffallyourclothesinthechangeroomandput them in the basket provided. •Towelscanberentedbutbettertobringyourownas theycanbeexpensive.Asmalltowelcanbehandyto cover those private bits and provide some modesty. •Enterthemainbatharea-leaveyourbigtowelinthe changeroom.Youcantakethesmalltowelbutdonot let it get inside the bath tub. •BEFOREyougetinthebathtubcleanyourselfoffand then rinse off properly. •Youmaynowenterthebathtubwhichisusedonlyfor soaking- not for cleaning. •Soapandshampooareprovidedfreeofcharge. Towels are usually extra to rent. •Whenyouhavehadenoughyoucanusethesmall toweltodryyourselfoffbeforeenteringthe changeroom.