Thinking about all the relaxing onsen spas you used to have when you were gallivanting in Japan? Well, you can still experience the Japanese way of R&R without spending on airfare – simply wind down in an onsen experience right here in Singapore!
At an onsen spa, it’s more than just a stress-relieving experience – you’re also soaking in all the minerals that the hot spring waters are rich in, which are touted to be the secret to glowing skin.
So while you eagerly wait for a potential Singapore-Japan Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) to open, let these onsen spas in Singapore transport you straight to Japan without hopping on a flight!
Most affordable onsen spas in Singapore
Joya Onsen Cafe Exclusive deal alert!
Located in Jurong, Joya Onsen Cafe is the new kid on the block that you should plan a visit to.
The compound has ice baths, sauna rooms, and a zen garden for guests to relax in, on top of the full suite of facilities (and more!) that you’d find at any onsen spas in Japan.
Here are some of the best deals to snag:
- Public Onsen pass + Complimentary dessert at S$37.62: this is a Daily Vanity exclusive deal!
- Private Onsen + Public Onsen at S$88: this includes access to a private onsen room for 1.5 hours
Address: 511 Upper Jurong Road, d’Arena, #01-06, Singapore 638366
Contact: 8847 2081
Operating hours: 11am – 9pm (Mon to Sun)
Elements Wellness Get more than S$700 off!
Looking to spend some quality time with your plus one? Then you won’t want to pass up on this Couple Koyamaki Onsen Therapy & Massage at Elements Wellness.
With an onsen nestled in a private room, you can escape the bustling city for some Japanese-style tranquillity without having to fly to the oriental country itself! After the anti-ageing and stress-relieving Koyamaki (or Japanese umbrella pine) Onsen Therapy, enjoy some downtime together with an Ocha Body Massage, as well as a 15-minute Back Polish.
The Couple Koyamaki Onsen Therapy & Massage is now available for only S$248 instead of S$992.96 on Salon Finder – that’s a whopping 75% discount!
(Update on March 2022) Elements Wellness’ Couple Koyamaki Onsen Therapy, Ocha Massage, and Back Scrub are already fully booked at the moment. Check Salon Finder periodically to find the same attractive deal later. We’ll update this article in time to come.
Address: 176 Orchard Road, #02-28, The Centrepoint, Singapore 238843
Operating hours: 11am – 9pm (Mon – Fri) | 10.30am – 8pm (Sat & Sun)
Spa-1 Wellness Centre Most beautiful
Conveniently located just three minutes from Paya Lebar MRT, Spa-1 Wellness Centre is probably one of the most gorgeous spas in Singapore you’ll ever set foot in – the establishment is known for jazzing up the public bathhouse experience with lush flora and foliage trailing from the ceiling.
Sink into one of Spa-1’s hot baths to melt your stress away or dip in the Hot Hydro Jet Pool and let the side water jets pound your aches away.
Be sure to check out Spa-1’s unique sauna offerings too – its Korean Cassia Seed Sauna involves immersing yourself in masses of cassia seeds to soak up their detoxifying properties. Oh, there’s also a Finnish Sauna and a Himalayan Salt Sauna, with the latter being modelled after the Korean jjimjilbang.
A three-hour pass is priced at S$40.66 per person, while a full-day pass costs S$62.06. Meanwhile, couples can snag a full-day pass for just S$94.16.
Address: 511 Guillemard Road, Grandlink Square, #B1-01, Singapore 399849
Contact: 6846 1775, 9806 8001 (click on the number to send a WhatsApp message)
Operating hours: 11am – 10.30pm (Mon to Sun, including public holidays)
Sembawang Hot Spring Park Temporarily closed until further notice
If you’re on a budget but still want to quench your wanderlust, mark down this destination. Managed by NParks, Sembawang Hot Spring Park is a natural hot spring in Singapore.
Built during the Japanese Occupation in the World War II period, this historical onsen has survived until today, and has recently been renovated into a proper park for all to enjoy. Soak your feet in the therapeutic waters, or have a go at making onsen eggs here.
The best part? It’s completely free of charge so you can save your onsen budget for a delicious meal at the nearby Sembawang Eating House afterwards. This hot spring park is a little out of the way, but we guarantee it’s worth the visit and you’ll definitely leave feeling refreshed.
Entry and access to Sembawang Hot Spring Park is free of charge.
Address: Along Gambas Avenue
Operating hours: 7am – 7pm (Mon to Sun)
Late-night onsen spas
Spa Nes Opens till 6am!
Ideal for night owls, this late-night mega spa club is the place you need to check out if you want a massage and a Japanese onsen bath at, say, 3 o’clock in the morning (it’s currently the only spa centre in Singapore that opens until 6am).
Here, you’ll definitely be getting the ultimate relaxing experience as Spa Nes doesn’t only offer a variety of facials and body massages by skilful therapists, it also has facilities such as mineral onsen jacuzzi pools, sauna, steam room, all-day buffet dining, and lounge area for your enjoyment.
With so many facilities and amenities at your disposal, you can easily spend hours wandering in the compound and just chilling after a long day at work.
A full-day spa pass costs S$58 on its own. If you book a 60-minute body massage, it’s an additional S$38 for the full-day spa pass.
Address: 407 Havelock Road, [email protected] Riverfront Hotel, Level 2, Singapore 169634
Operating hours: 11am – 6am (Mon to Sun)
Yunomori Onsen & Spa Members get 1-for-1 onsen entry
Want an authentic Japanese onsen experience in Singapore? Yunomori Onsen & Spa is for you. At the largest onsen spa in Singapore, you can drop by for an onsen-hopping day as this tranquil healing oasis features a whopping 11 aquatic therapy pools over a sprawling area of 16,000 square feet.
Dip in a Soda Bath that’s pumped with carbon dioxide to enhance detoxification or indulge in a Silk Bath enriched with sensuous hydrogen micro-bubbles to relax muscles and send stress packing. There’s also a Jet Bath to prompt better blood circulation, and a Cold Bath to tighten pores.
A general tip to keep in mind when enjoying onsen is to alternate between the hot and cold baths – this will help you detox and decompress. And since you’re already there, definitely consider capping off your treatment with any of the massage offerings on the menu.
After your day at Yunomori Onsen & Spa, we guarantee you’ll have the most restful sleep you’ve had in months.
A day pass for all-day access to all bath variations costs S$40.66 (inclusive of GST). This fee includes amenities and access to the spa’s relaxing lounge area. There are also onsen and spa packages available on the menu. Sign up to be a member and you can enjoy one-for-one onsen entry from 7pm to 10pm on Mondays through Thursdays.
Address: 1 Stadium Place, Kallang Wave Mall, #02-17/18, Singapore 397628
Operating hours: 10am – 10pm (Mon to Sun)
g.Spa Opens 24/7
Open 24 hours, seven days a week, g.Spa provides round-the-clock relief so you can relax on your own schedule.
Soak in hot and cold pools before your facial or massage treatment, or sweat it out in the sauna and steam rooms – we guarantee you’ll get all that bottled-up stress out of your system on each of your visits.
After your relaxing spa experience, be sure to take advantage of the establishment’s relaxation lounge where you can sneak in a power nap or enjoy some quiet “me time” before whetting your appetite at g.Spa’s all-day buffet-style diner.
All facials and massages at g.Spa are inclusive of spa admissions and prices start from S$135. Spa credit packages are also available and prices range from S$300 to S$1,000.
Address: 102 Guillemard Road, #02-02, Singapore 399719
Operating hours: 24 hours (Mon to Sun)
The Hot Spa
This onsen spa offers a full suite of relaxation options, including hot and cool bath pools, sauna and steam bath rooms, massages, foot reflexology, theatre room, and refreshment.
Usage of its onsen is offered as a part of its massage package.
You’ll get to have unlimited access to all of its facilities, along with complimentary food and beverages when you book massage package that starts at S$70 for a 45-minute massage.
Take note that its hot and cool pools, as well as sauna and steam bath facilities are only available to male customers.
Address: 50 East Coast Road, #03-00 Roxy Square 1 Shopping Centre, Singapore 428769
Operating hours: 11am – 11pm (Mon to Sun)
Luxurious onsen spas in Singapore
Ikeda Spa Celeb favourite
At Ikeda Spa, you can enjoy a hot bath soak in an onsen that’s made of real hinoki, Japan’s most prized cypress wood, to replicate the natural hot spring water. When in use, this precious wood actually releases mineral oils with soothing scents and antibacterial properties to calm, uplift, and even alleviate mild respiratory problems.
Additionally, you get to pick from five different bath salt choices inspired by scenic onsen spots in Japan to suit your aromatherapy or health needs: Ryujin (skin nourishing and rejuvenating), Ureshino (skin smoothening), Noboribetsu (mind and body relaxation), Yamashiro (relieve fatigue), and Tsuta (promote better blood circulation).
An ultra-zen paradise that’s is loved by local and international celebrities (including Singapore-based Hong Kong actress Charlie Yeung), the award-winning luxury spa is touted by many spa aficionados as the place to enjoy an authentic Japanese ryokan experience without having to travel to Japan – we reckon it’s the best alternative since we can’t hop on a plane to fly to Japan just yet!
The 30-minute Hinoki Onsen Bath is priced at S$80+ per pax and S$120+ per couple.
Address: 787 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 269762
Operating hours: 1.30pm – 10.30pm (Mon to Sun)
Heiwa Wellness and Spa
While it positions itself as a luxury spa and its massage services are indeed more premium, with prices starting at S$178 for a 60-minute massage (which includes access to spa facilities and a Japanese Bento Set).
However, if you’re only planning to use its spa facilities, it’s actually pretty affordable.
Its mineral-rich onsen is a popular centrepiece, but the onsen spa also offers other facilities such as steam bath and full spectrum infra sauna.
A spa pass is priced at S$68 and if you’d like to also have a bento set, it’ll set you back by S$88.
Address: 1 Maritime Square, #03-44/45/46 Harbourfront Centre, Singapore 099253
Operating hours: 10am – 10pm (Mon to Sun)