I heard from my Japanese friend that in Japan there are hot springs that are gender mixed. Is this true?!
In these days,gender mixed spring are changesd to family one.
Its'll be used by couples, not only family.
Many hotels and 'Onsen Ryokans' have family spring.
If you stay with family or will be family, let use it.
Sometimes there is an onsen inside your room.
I don’t like onsen so much, so I try to stay far away from it :)
i heard about that too
but u have to do the reservation when u do the check in.
I heard if you want to go to hot spring with your male friends or boyfriend, you would need to rent a family room, which has a private onsen...
Yes, there are mixed hot springs in Japan.
In the past, people didn't have a bath and it was normal to enter natural hot springs. Because of that the idea of gender separation was not existent. Soon natural hot springs as well as bathhouses became popular and mixed genders entering continued. But of course, to control prostitution and because of the influence of the West there are many cases in which mixed bathing was forbidden.
There are still some mixed bathhouses and hot springs left, but they are rare.