Saturday, August 6, 2016

Yunomori Onsen & Spa

Hello readers! I am here to blog my first visit to Yunomori Onsen & Spa!
Apparently, before they started promoting and publicise ever since their official opening, JY told me if i would like to go with her as she got 1 free pair of ticket for entry to their onsen!
So we went during the weekends, and i really think its too short a time for us.We could relax inside for the entire day without any restriction!
We went on a saturday, probably because its newly opened as there were not much crowd.
It took us awhile to find the place as it is located in Kallang Wave mall but the mall structure to find Yunomori Onsen is quite confusing. As it doesn't seem like they are connected and you need to make sure you are walking the right direction to find this place!

When you first enter, you will need to place your shoes inside one of this locker. You can choose any available locker.

After that, you can approach the counter, for massage, i think you will need to call to make an appointment first. It feel very comfortable when you first step inside the place.

Photo courtesy taken from Yunomori Onsen Facebook page. Even though this photo look highly filtered, but in real life, the atmosphere will makes you feel safe and comfortable upon check in.
We hand over our shoe locker key to the staff before they proceed to get us two locker key each for us to store our belonging in their locker room.
Photo source from Here
They have a basket of beautifully designed Yukata for us to choose,there will be staff stationed there it was a counter before you enter their dressing room which is also the locker room. They will also pass you one small and one big towel. Usually when you went to an onsen, you have to be fully naked and be comfortable, however understanding Asian consumers, not many of us are comfortable to be naked especially with strangers, so they do provide black disposable bra and panties. So you will look like as though you are not fully naked.
Our selected Yukata that we will only use after our onsen session.
As they expected majority of the guests are naked, there is no changing room, so if you are really uncomfortable, you can go to their toilet to change, otherwise just change while you are outside the locker room. All their locker comes with the RFID tag, thus its very easy and convenient to just tap to lock and unlock your locker. However don't forget to take out your tag if not once you close the locker, there is no way for you to access unless you approach the staff for assistance!

Photo source from Here
Before you can use their onsen, you will need to shower first. Unfortunately, i couldn't really take a photo because by then, everyone are naked and no photo-taking are allowed, thus i went to find photos that were taken by other blogger to provide a clearer illustration.
So what you have to do is to sit in any of this cubicle, using their stool to shower. I do love their shampoo, shower because it smell good! So after the showering, you are ready to explore the 5 different type of bath they provide!
Do take note towels are not allowed so you may be stop by the staff if they saw you using towels during the showering time. Because we was stopped when was drying ourselves up after we was leaving. HAHA.
Photo source from Here
No photo-taking once again so a photo taken from other source, this is roughly what you would be expecting inside, there are 5 different kind of bath, each bath has some signage that will explain to you the benefits of soaking inside, There are also instructions listed before you enter, to guide you on the proper steps to use the onsen. My body was able to adapt to hot and the super cold bath! JY and i was soaking ourselves inside the onsen, chatting until its time for us to get out because we are getting giddy before entering the cold bath. HAHA she is so funny because she cant get herself fully inside the water as she say its too cold, but i could! It feel like the ice bucket challenge that was trending previously, just that this time round, you are soaking yourself inside.
After that, we decided to explore their cafe! Yes, there is a cafe inside the Yunomori Onsen & Spa that you don't even need to step outside if you are hungry after dipping inside the pool.
This was our first time putting on our Yukata so we was helping each other because we had no idea how to correctly put it on! haha.
This was the dressing table for ladies to do their makeup or to use their hairdryer after you are done with the onsen. By right no photo-taking allowed, but i tried to make sure no one is around before taking the photo! haha

A selfie taken in the cafe, pardon my funny eyebrows, i didnt had my eyebrows fixed yet!
By the way, for comfortable sake, i don't recommend anyone to put in make up when they are here, i mean all those steam that will get to your face, so if you really mei lian jian ren, just use snow app! It will beautify you even when you are not wearing makeup!

 It was recommended that after your onsen, to order a cup of hokaiddo milk.
It taste not to my liking though. Thankfully we ordered another mango smoothie!
Me looking so happy as though i never pour milk out before. hurhurhur. I can't recall what i was laughing at, but definitely not because of the milk though!

This was my preferred drink after the onsen, they do provide green tea free of charge at the counter, we didn't order any food as we had our lunch before coming in. But the next time, i will just order and try their food here! You do not need to make any payment at the cafe, payment will all be settled upon check out at their counter.

When you enter the cafe, you will be able to notice there is another area which i called it the relaxaion area. We went to check it out after having our drink and it was so cosy and quiet that you are not supposed to talk loudly as there were others that was actually falling asleep!
 Thats JY long leg popping up in this below photo of mine. haha
Since we couldn't talk, we decided to play the Snow app to take photos. See! Don't need makeup, just use beautify app will do!

Overall, i think its worth a try for anyone who has not been to an onsen, now you can experience in Singapore! It cost only $41 after GST. But you just need to make sure you are able to get someone who is comfortable to be naked to go in the onsen if you ever need company!
So till then, I shall end this blog post of mine! Next upcoming post, my eyebrow embroidery!