Thursday, 28 July 2011

In Or Out?

Indoor?
 Give me a bath with a view anytime! You?

One more question. Mixed or segregated onsen for you?  There were mixed onsens at Nyuto Onsen but none at Bessho Onsen. Don't get too excited about the mixed bath though. When we were there, there was nothing for us to see except each other, and the odd shriveled old guy. Hmph!
 Despite the hot weather we are having, it would be nice if I can go soak in the hot water again. Oh well, I have to make do with a western bath tub for now.

44 comments:

  1. i went to one in korea before and i only had a teeny tiny towel to cover up!! good thing it was a segregated one! haha

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  2. I love the indoor sento because they are usually really big and have a large variety, but can't beat a good outdoor natural onsen for the health benefits and the view :)

    Japan Australia

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  3. @peachie,
    Ooooohhh.... did you have their scrub too? If I ever get to Korea, I am definitely going for the whole bath house experience there. ^^

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  4. Cheh! thought can see something to improve my eyesight. :(

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  5. How come the water in the 2nd photo is so muggy huh?
    Like someone spilled his Milo in the water?

    I have bath everyday, not shower. Ha~

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  6. @Japan Australia,
    Yet to try a dip in sento. There were a few at Bessho Onsen, at 150yen per entry. I wanted to try and have a look but then, thought - hey! I can enter the ones at the place I was staying in for free! XD

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  7. @ECL,
    Kesian you. LOL

    Got photos of me, can that improve your eye-sight, ah? XD

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  8. @London Caller,
    That one was taken at Taenoyu Onsen. The water there is rich in calcium, magnesium and sulfuric acid - hence the colour. Sure can smell the whiff of sulfuric acid on your skin after you're done with your bath there.

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  9. Bananaz prefer OUT more nature to watch perhaps can hear birds chirping and enjoy the lovely rays of sunlight. No preference mixed or segregated anything also can.

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  10. @Bananaz,
    Yes, yes, yes.

    And if sit in it at night, maybe can also see "hantu" LOL

    I like the outdoor more too. :)

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  11. I like open-air bath.It makes me confortable and refreshbale.:)
    I visit onsen more than two times per year.

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  12. @cocomino,
    How nice for you. I wish I can visit onsen often. :)

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  13. Jangan lah the 7th lunar month is only a few days away, month of the hungry ghost...o.OOOOOOOOOOOO! haha.

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  14. @Bananaz,
    Talking about that, better stay away from water eh?

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  15. The best onsen is private open-air hot spring with endless flowing over hot water, which is located outside the guest rooms.

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  16. @minor,
    that is so true. But a private onsen for one's own private use can be expensive. ^^

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  17. Think I prefer segregated. Never been to a mixed one, but I don't think I'd be able to relax.

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  18. @Blue Shoe,
    I go to the mixed for the shock factor. Hihihi

    For total relaxing, nothing beats a private onsen. ^^ Right?

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  19. i always wanna try this. :3 I prefer mix :P with a view... and a "view" XD

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  20. I guess this is the most relaxing thing to do at the end of the day!!! :D

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  21. @LV,
    Yeah, both type of views would be nice. XD

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  22. I'd probably go for the mixed and outdoors one...

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  23. @ristinw,
    It sure is!

    And it's great on a cold morning too. :)

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  24. @Lrong,
    That would a good combo for me too. :)

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  25. I prefer the outside Onse. It is one of the best experiences we had in Japan.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  26. I'm a bit of a "party pooper" when it comes to recreational bathing. I don't get it. I did the segregated thing, did the private thing (with the fam), did the outside thing, did the inside thing. Dude, it's just hot water, and there's hot water in my house.

    I will say that my experience at Dōgo onsen in Matsuyama was awesome. That place has unbelievable atmosphere. Everyone should go.

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  27. I have never been in a mixed onsen, but I can imagine what it would be like (which is why I haven't been in one).

    Outdoor onsens are awesome though.

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  28. @Filip,
    An outdoor onsen is simply the best! :)

    I wish we can have more chances to enjoy them.

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  29. @Dan,
    What?! You don't care abut the healing properties of the water and their miracle healing powers? Shame on you. XD

    Kidding aside - is Dogo Onsen all it hyped to be? I thought it would be nice to go and visit but I sure don't want to be there with hordes others and not enjoy the experience.

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  30. @sixmats,
    I think I imagine the same as you did, so when it was rather tame; I was rather disappointed. LOL

    Mixed bath is sure not for relaxing. For me a total relaxation would mean a soak alone, away from hubby and chatty son. ;p

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  31. You know, I would like to try those doctor fish spa in Turkey.
    I think nowadays you can try it in Malaysia.
    But I wanna try the body immersion one, not just the feet.
    Let the fish nibble away your dead skin.

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  32. An outdoor onsen, preferably while it's snowing. Segregated is better. Solitude is bliss.

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  33. @London Caller,
    Yes, there are loads of fish spa places sprouting here.

    I wanna try have fishes nibble away all my dead skin too, not just the feet. ;p

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  34. @Rurosuha,
    I would love to soak in a bath while enjoying a snowy landscape someday. Alone. ^^

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  35. I kind of prefer indoor pool or baths in this case even though our tropical weather is scorching hot. I don't like swimming in freezing cold waters.

    Just to inform you that I am out of blogosphere for good. You may keep in touch by emailing me at foodientravel@gmail.com or drop by to view my photos available for download at www.sxc.hu or www.rgbstock.com

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  36. @Mei Teng,
    Aahhh... pity. OK, keep in touch. ^^

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  37. I think you can try that in Turkey. ;)
    Doctor fish come from there originally.
    But don't you think it's funny?
    You go and feed their fish, you kena pay them too?
    Ha ha... Tak ada logik lah...

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  38. @London Caller,
    Hahaha even tak ada logic, people still flock to get eaten by those fish, right? Memang tak logic. ;p

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  39. I been to a segregated one before. I was hoping the onsen was mixed so my husband could accompany me. Unfortunately, it was segregated and I had no idea what to do or speak the language to ask someone. I had to watch others and then follow suit. Quite an interesting experience.

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  40. @AVCr8teur,
    Mixed ones would be good to go with our partner. I had the same thoughts too, when going to a mixed bath. (and to see other bathers) ^^

    Did anyone offered help to you while you were there?

    So, how did you find the experience? Will you go again? :)

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  41. In or out? Definitely out! Haha!!

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  42. So nothing to see in the mixed bath? Potong stim : D

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  43. So are you going soaking again for this year end trip? : )

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  44. @foong,
    Out is definitely nicer. ^^


    Yalar, nothing to see and I was so excited to see something. xD

    Yup, definitely. But not sharing. We've booked a cottage with private indoor and outdoor bath. ;)

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