#WeekenderTries: Yunomori Onsen & Spa

Check yourself into a haven of true relaxation and enjoyment

By Samantha Francis; Photo: Yunomori Spa

Need a time out from the hustle and bustle of daily life? Consider checking yourself into a spa for a pampering retreat.

Leave your stress and aches at the door when you enter these havens of relaxation. From soaking in mineral baths to enjoying a full body massage, each one will leave you feeling recharged.

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Get ready for a a rejuvenating experience at Yunomori Onsen & Spa. 

This newly-opened Japanese onsen (hot spring) spa offers rejuvenating therapies and Thai spa treatments. The 16,000 sq ft space boasts a total of 11 pools with six variations of baths and facilities like steam baths, massage rooms and a dining café.

Experience: To banish stress, soak yourself in the Silk Bath, which contains hydrogen micro-bubbles to help improve skin elasticity and alleviate aches. The Soda Bath, the first of its kind in Southeast Asia, is enriched with a high concentration of natural carbon dioxide to increase blood oxygen levels and improve circulation. Then, try a spa treatment like the Aroma Oil Massage ($138), which blends massage techniques with fragrant essential oils.

Good-to-know: Visitors get to pick from a range of vibrantly coloured and beautiful yutaka (casual summer kimono).

Price: Onsen entrance fee at $38 for adults; spa treatments start from $38 for a 30-minute foot massage.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of Weekender, Issue 156, July 8 – July 21, 2016, with the headline ‘Primed for pampering’.

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