Yunomori Onsen & Spa: An Authentic Japanese Onsen in Singapore

Yunomori Onsen & Spa: An Authentic Japanese Onsen in Singapore

Offering detoxifying baths and spa treatments, Yunomori Onsen & Spa brings Japan to weary souls in Singapore.

This onsen in Singapore comes as close as you can get to the real deal. If you’d like to experience communal showers, soak in mineral-rich baths and don a Yukata afterwards – all without flying out of the country – Yunomori Onsen & Spa is the place to be.

Occupying 17,000 square feet in Kallang Wave Mall, Yunomori Onsen & Spa has 11 pools which offer six different types of baths. Other facilities accompany this all-in-one pampering compound, such as sauna, spa treatments and a lounge with comfy sofa beds. To complete the whole experience, there’s also a cafe which serves healthy Japanese-style food.

Here’s what you’ll enjoy during a trip there:

The onsen

In the onsen zone is a range of pools. Take your pick: Jet Bath, Bubble Bath, Hot Bath, Silk Bath, Cold Bath and Soda Bath. From now until the end of June, Yunomori Onsen & Spa will also offer the Noboribetsu Bath, named after Hokkaido’s famous onsen spot. Some of the baths are designed to relieve the tensions in the body through jet streams or bubbles, while some are enriched with minerals. The Noboribetsu Bath, for example, is infused with sodium which can enhance metabolism and alleviate skin problems and rheumatic pains.

And if you’re wondering – yes, nudity is normalcy in an onsen! If you’re not comfortable with baring it all, disposable underwear is available for use.

It’s tempting to strip and jump into the pools once you set eyes on them, but guests should wash themselves clean before soaking away. Beside the pools is the shower area with stools and bottles of toiletries.

The steam room adjacent to the onsen area makes a great interlude session in between dips in the pools. Steam rooms are linked to a plethora of benefits, from lowering blood pressure to aiding weight loss. Step in here to sweat the toxins out of your pores. The men’s onsen area has a sauna too. If you’re wondering about the difference, saunas use dry heat while steam rooms use moist heat – though there are overlaps in therapeutic benefits.

Outside the onsen area is the dressing room with lockers. Before entry, you can select a combination of Yukata and sash to wear before and after your onsen experience. You’ll also be given a wristband that can be used as an electronic locker key and also for making purchases in Yunomori Cafe.

The massage & spa

After you are well-rested (and pruny) from the onsen session, choose a spa treatment to rejuvenate your body and relieve any muscle tensions still leftover. Yunomori Onsen & Spa has three treatments to choose from: Thai Massage, Aroma Massage, and Herbal Compress.

Each of the treatments is perfectly customised to your preferences with the variety of pressures and massage techniques suited to your needs. Whichever treatment you pick, trust the skilled masseurs to deeply relax and invigorate your body, and have you all ready to tackle the rest of your week!

The cafe

Starting to get hungry? Pamper your tummy next with a meal from Yunomori Cafe. Japanese salads, noodles and rice plates are on the menu, with price ranging from S$6.80 to S$15.80. Whether it’s Pork Katsu Curry Rice or Tonkatsu Ramen, foodies will get their fix of Japanese fares here.

The lounge

Beside the cafe is a quiet lounge perfect for a deep snooze. This makes Yunomori Onsen & Spa a great half- or full-day outing that’s truly focused on relaxation.

The spa menu & ongoing promotions

From now until the end of June, Yunomori Onsen & Spa is going all out to bring Hokkaido to you! On top of the Noboribetsu bath, Hokkaido lavenders will decorate the onsen and Yunomori Cafe will serve Hokkaido Miso Ramen, Seafood Curry Rice and Lavender Soda Smoothie, among other Hokkaido-themed fares.

On top of that, in June, non-members will enjoy 1-for-1 onsen entry every Monday to Thursday (from 7pm to 11pm) plus 50% off the second 90-minute massage. For members, the 1-for-1 offer applies all day from Monday to Thursday.

Here are some of the fees (the full menu can be found here):

Onsen: S$38 for adults and S$28 for children and seniors
Thai Traditional Massage (60 mins): $88
Aroma Oil Massage (90 mins): S$138
Herbal Compress (add on, 30 mins): S$38

Prices are exclusive of GST.

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