So, here’s a list of what to do when you enter the onsen at Yunomori and also the onsen etiquettes which you should take note of.
1) What to bring? Just yourself.
While I was in Japan, I tried the onsens which are housed at the hotel itself so usually the hotel will provide a set of yukata ( a casual form of kimono) and we would just put it on before entering the onsen. I would also bring along a large bath towel with me to the onsen if bath towels are not provided.
However, at Yumonori, everything is pretty much provided. Having that said, you do not have to bring anything special along with you except maybe, an open mind because you will need to get comfortable with being naked in the public bath.
And to get to Yunomori, you will have to walk all the way into the mall till you reach NTUC Xtra and take the escalator (next to a bakery) up from there to level 2. And that’s the only escalator that will lead you up to the spa. There are also several signages that would provide directions to the spa so it is pretty easy to locate where it is.
2) Take off your shoes before entering and place them into the shoe lockers.
You would have to remove your shoes before entering and once you step foot on the wooden planks, you will instantly feel as if you are right at home, getting ready to get yourself soaked in a warm bath.
3) Get an individual wristbrand tag
Head over to the counter to sign in and if you would like to try out their massage services, you can make an appointment with them in advance. They also offer foot reflexology too. This is also where you can make your payments.
I know you are already excited to know what the prices are like, right?
The entrance fee to Yunomori onsen is priced affordably at S$28+ (for children and seniors) and S$38 + (for adults). It gives you access to the onsen facilities for the entire day so you can take your time to try out the different baths, sauna, and steam room too.
Basic bath amenities and lockers are provided too. However, if you would like to try their massage and other spa treatments, you would have to pay for the add-ons. The onsen and spa packages start from $68 and above.
Onsen entrance fees
Adult – $38 ($40.66 with GST)
Children (15 years old and below) /Senior Citizens (65 years old and above) – $28 ($29.96 with GST)
Also, if you purchase any food at the Yunomori cafe, they will bill it through your wrist tag first so that you would only need to make payment once just before you leave the place.
These wristband tags are also used to open and lock your lockers in the changing rooms.
Do wear the wristband around your wrist at all times.
4) Putting on your yukata
There are posters placed inside the lockers which provided instructions on how to wear the yukata. The yukata at Yunomori are somewhat special in a sense that it is modified to make it easier for us to wear it properly.
The yukatas for females are beautifully designed!
You can enter the onsen fully naked but if you are not too comfortable about it, they actually provide special underwears for you to put on and you would have to wear it underneath the yukata.
After you put on the yukata, wrap the obi (slash) around the body to secure it. Make sure that you are all well-covered up.
You can put on your yukata if you would like to head out of the bath area to rest at the cafe or lounge while waiting for your spa treatment. However, if you are heading directly to the baths, then you probably want to undress and just head naked to the bath area which is connected to the changing room.
Ready to check out the baths?
5) Shower before dipping
Bring only a small towel along with you. Do also note that swimsuits or your own underwear are not allowed for hygiene purposes. Head over to the shower area to wash clean before entering the bath.
You will notice that there are stools for you to sit at the shower area. And it is designed this way so that you will be sitting down to shower which avoids splashing water to the person showering beside you.
Remember to tidy up space and keep all equipment cleans for the next person to use.
6) Taking a good bath
6) Different types of bath
7) Shower, again!
Yunomori Onsen & Spa