But if the onsen is in your hotel and your room contains a bathrobe and slippers, arrive in these.
These restrictions are loosening.
But in Japanbeing naked with strangers is part of the cultural experience of visiting a Japanese bath.
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The ceiling is very high, at 3 to 4 m.
You can partially cover yourself with a small towel while walking around the baths, but culture dictates that this towel should never touch the water.
Originally published as Tips on public bathing in Japan.
When it's time to soak yourself, don't wrap a towel around your waist.