Thanks in advance. More recently we have skied in Canada with our Condo having a hot tub on our balcony. This is apparently not so common in Japan resorts (unless you want to pay through the nose). So, sorry if my questions are a little daft but this is all new to me. Is the Onsen same as a hot tub/jacuzzi? Is there a difference between a Japanese bath and Onsen? Also, I'm told, one does not wear swimmers/cossie? Are there male/female ones? Or is it just one big hot tub for all with swimwear on???