Yunomori Onsen & Spa , Yunomori Onsen & Spa combines the Japanese tradition of bathing in warm spring water and the Thai massage tradition. Onsen is Japanese for “hot springs” and Yunomori means “hot water in the forest”.
Important note: the place is entirely decent, solid and exclusive; it nothing like ‘Japanese Spas’ as Akane for instance, so if you are looking for a romantic adventure or more than that– this is certainly not the place for you.
This is the first Onsen in Thailand, and over 2 million dollars were invested to establish it. Using natural materials such as pine woods from Australia and black basalt stones, combined with a Japanese garden, a significant design effort was made, towards creating a natural, calm atmosphere, which brings to mind the hot springs in Japan.
The structure consists 2 floors: the first floor contains pools and jacuzzis, a Japanese garden, bistro and restaurant, while the second floor contains the massage rooms.
In the pool area, there is a complete separation of men and women. Every customer receives a small towel, a big towel, a kimono and open-backed clogs, along with a key to a locker room, where he/she can store personal belongings. Before entering the pools, visitors must shower.
The place offers many pools; each of them is set in a different temperature. It is most recommended to start by dipping in the soda water pool, where the temperature is set to 38 degrees, and then continue to the other pools, where the temperature is 40-41 degrees. Finally, you should head to the last pool, with warm spring waters from Ranong, held to be of the highest quality in Thailand.
Of course, there is also wet and dry sauna on site, and each pool area leads to a lovely Japanese garden with yet another pool. You can purchase the kimono and stroll freely through the public areas that serve both men and women – a relaxation garden, a small pub, Japanese restaurant, bistro and more.
In the second floor, you may choose the desired massage type: traditional Thai massage, Thai Herbal Massage, reflexology (foot massage) and/or massage with aromatic oils.
The prices are certainly reasonable – 450 baht will grant you an entry and free use of the pools, jacuzzi and other facilities; a Thai massage will cost you 350 baht; a massage treatment with aromatic oils will cost you 900 baht (for 90 minutes).
FYI: it is best to pre-order your massage treatment for the preferable time, and consider the time you will spend in the Onsen pools.
For further information, including map, contact details etc., you can visit the official site
** In addition to the attached clip I’ve made, you can also watch the spa video.
Opening Hours: every day from 10:30 AM to midnight
Location: Sukhumvit road soi 26 (next to Rama 4), in a shopping center called A Square which is right in front of a smaller center called K Village (which is also reviewed on this website). The A Square features the Flow House (closed hall wave surfing), restaurants, coffee shops and more.
Arrival: by Skytrain to Phrom Phong station and from then on, continue by a very short taxi ride, or by taking a subway to Klong Toei followed by a short taxi ride.
As always, I’m attaching a clip I took on site… Enjoy!