You don’t have to travel all the way to Japan for your onsen fix; now we have an authentic onsen in Singapore!
Yunomori Onsen & Spa has open its doors at the Kallang Wave Mall within Sports Hub, boasting a total of 11 pools with six variations, occupying a huge space of 16,000 sq ft. You can also look forward to enjoying facilities like sauna, steambath, massage and spa treatment rooms, shower area, and a dining café. For travellers, there are luggage concierge service for your peace of mind.
This is also a first-of-its-kind onsen experience in Southeast Asia, and it marries authentic Japanese onsen therapy and Thai spa treatments in its concept.
What should you check out?
There are six types of baths at Yunomori:
- Soda Spa: This is enriched with high concentration of natural carbon dioxide, known to help increase blood oxygen levels, improve circulation, reduce high blood pressure and detoxify blood.
- Silk Bath: This has hot water that reacts with large amounts of micro-bubble containing hydrogen, which is what gives the water a sensual and silky texture. Because of its soothing nature, it helps relax the muscles and alleviates problems such as rheumatic, arthritic aches and pains and mental stress.
- Bubble Bath: No, don’t bring your rubber duckie into this one. It’s a bath that’s imbued with nutrients of carefully-balanced minerals, and it rejuvenates you with the comfortable temperature and layer of surfactant foam.
- Jet Bath: This features full-body jet streams of air can help stimulate blood circulation.
- Hot Bath: At 41 to 44 degC, it helps relieve joints and muscular tension and with detoxification of the body.
- Cold Bath: After enjoying the above-mentioned hot baths, you’re recommended to switch to this Cold Bath, with its water temperature set at 17 to 19 degC. The change in temperature stimulate the body’s natural energy and nerve endings. The Cold Bath can also boost anti-ageing effects by closing the pores and tightening the skin.
Japanese onsen traditionally requires its patrons to go into the pool naked, but Yunomori provides towels for its patrons.
Yunomori is opened from 10am to 11pm. (Psst, Yuya Egawa, General Manager of Yunomori said they are considering extending opening hours till midnight later on!). Entrance fees are at SGD28+ (children and seniors) and SGD38+ (adults) for access to the onsen facilities for the entire day and to try out different variation of baths. You can add on massages and spa treatments from the spa menu available.
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