A spanking new authentic Japanese Onsen has opened recently at Kallang Wave Mall and I was invited for a sneak peek into the spa.
Let’s take a look together , shall we?
Upon entering the spa, you will be greeted with these rows of cabinets that you store your shoe in, before proceed into the rest of the onsen, barefoot.
RFID Tags: Hi-Tech & Cashless Tab
At the reception counter, you will be presented with a RFID tag wristlet. This wristlet will be the one contact point or all your purchases made inside. as well as the key to your locker for your belongings.
Onsens are separated by gender. And nope, they don’t have onsens catered to couples.
You then will be provided with one bath towel, one wash towel, one set of yukata and disposable underwear (if you do not wish to go in the onsen pools naked.).
While you love to take home your yukatas, but for this moment, it’s not for sale.
The changing rooms were decorated similarly for both female and male, but overall the female changing room and onsen areas are smaller because they followed the Japanese tradition that more males goes to onsens than females.
Sit down bathing area
The sit-down bathing area is an interesting place to note. It is open and not individual cubicles. I wonder how most of us ladies who are shy about our bodies will react to this shower area.
Of course, shower amenities are all provided so you can zip in and out with ease.
Now, you see the male spa pools are much larger than the female ones. The primary reason was that they were following traditions in Japan that man uses the spa baths more than women.
Here’s a chart that tells you all about the different pools.
The soda pool is the one with the carbon dioxide bubbles.
The rest of the pools are technically pools that uses sophisticated technology to generate different size of air bubbles that improves your body wellness.
I also have been told that the hot bath is the onsen — mineral rich pools. And apparently it is only available in the men’s side of the spa. Sighz. However, seeing that there is a variety of pools, the experience should not much differ.
While there is a steam room for both female and male onsen, only the sauna is available in the male onsen. Yunomori’s personnel mentioned that they had found in their research, that females do not like sauna rooms. I don’t know if that has an ounce of truth, however, personally I don’t like sauna rooms either.
Besides the onsen spa baths, Yunomori also provides different massage services too.
Here below is the list of pricing for the massage treatments.
Yunomori offers a variety of massage ranging from Traditional Thai massages, oil massages and foot massages. Yunomori began its humble beginnings in Thailand.
The rooms are bright and cosy and for massage, there is a choice to have a couple room.
Interestingly, the spa encourages you to take a snooze in between your dips and massage. They have an area with comfy couches and blankets for you to take a nap whenever you need it.
Yunomori Spa Cafe