I visited Niseko in December 2015
Just lying there, all relaxed, not a worry in the world, the 42°C water encompassing you, was so relaxing. Just what my sore muscles needed. After a long day of skiing, having a bath in the onsen at the Hilton Hotel was perfect. We were cold after hours out on the slopes, our muscles were sore, we were tired. We could not wait to sink into the hot water when the skiing was done for the day. I have never enjoyed an Onsen as much as I did in Niseko.
I stayed at an Airbnb in Reykjavik in March 2016
Most people, when they heard I had booked an Airbnb in Reykjavik with no shower, reacted with shock. What, no shower? How can you stay there? They wondered. I continued to tell them about the public bath right by the apartment, how I could go there every morning and have a relaxing bath. Most people were still not convinced. They could not imagine a place without a shower. I had great faith in my choice myself.