Went to Spa World for a sauna and relax because my hotel didn't have these facilities.
Mooched around the differently themed and heated pools and saunas. All quite okay but not very luxurious or sophisticated.
Liked the salt sauna where you can grab handfuls of sea salt and exfoliate and sting to your heart's desire.
So, I did as expected and walked around "naked as jaybird" trusting that I would not be appearing on Youtube as "Sucker of the Day" and as far as I know, that has not happened.
The big surprise came when I walked into the main thoroughfare between themed rooms to find a fully clothed Japanese lady standing there, hands on hips, watching me approach. A quick rescan of the hall confirmed I was indeed with other naked men and in the right place. The only fazed person was me.
She was a masseuse. Who knew? She asked if I was interested in a massage and so I had this weird surreal exchange, naked and awkward, wondering what the appropriate etiquette for such a situation should be in "conservative" Japan. What a surprise...and no I didn't!
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