Family’s first experience at Yunomori Onsen & Spa

Therapeutic and invigorating, that was our experience at Yunomoriย Onsenย & Spa (Google review). Yes, bucket list untick for family.

We were invited to soak in Yunomori Onsen’s latest bath. When we step into the secluded premise in our Yukata, we were transported into another dimension ๐Ÿ™‚

We are still in Singapore, but we got imbued with a bit of Japanese culture and ambience.

Yunomori Onsen

We need to keep our shoes before registering for our session. A wrist tag will be issued for the second locker to keep our clothes and stuff.

The same tag will be used for payment at the cafe too.

I told the kids that Yukata must be wore (right to left, then left over right). Wearing it opposite is considered bad luck as it is meant for dead person!

Happy ootd posing, this is our virgin Onsen trip.

We made our way to the cafe for a sumptuous dinner.

Pretty easy to navigate in Yunomori Onsen & Spa, Onsen one side and everything else on the other side.

Let us enjoy our dinner first. On hindsight, I would have preferred to soak first before eating. Food always taste nicer when we are hungry ๐Ÿ™‚

Japanese cuisine to get us into the mood, introducing 2019’s menu.

Nigiri Platter

Plum Rose Sparkle – this will definitely cool everyone down, love the refreshing scent of plum and mint

Chuka Snack – yummy baby octopus and jellyfish

Mentai Gyoza

Salmon Sashimi Don – Refreshing and satisfied my salmon craving

Ume Ochazuke

Yee loves his Ramen.

Tonkotsu Spicy Ramen

Salted Egg Mix Tempura

After a satisfying meal, we are ready to ๆณกๆนฏ soak.

Everything about Yunomori Onsen and Spa was a novelty for my family:

-Being stark naked with 30 others
-For females, disposable panties and bra are available
-Kids felt weird sitting on stool and scrubbing ourselves clean? But I like the repeated process of scrub rinse and scrub again

-Dipping from pool to pool, different water and temperature (always start from the least hot)
-Told them beforehand that we should not spend more than 15 minutes in pool, let the body cool down before soaking in another pool

-First timers can read up about Onsen etiquette on Yunomori website

I was just curious whether there is a difference to the Onsen experience between tropical Singapore and cool Japan.

Image credit Google Map

A pity our kids are a bit too short, Boon Yee had to squat in the pool and could not sit down on his butt. Otherwise, he was game and joined me in all the pool, except the cold one .

Do not leave your child wandering alone, they might jump into the 42 degrees pool or they might start swimming! Besides, you never know what sort of folks are in an onsen.

He find it more cool to walk stark naked, whereas conservative Dad use towel to cover crotch. I would not be so shy in Japan ๐Ÿ™‚

Jacuzzi, jet and the new Yufuin pool. Each pool was a new experience. Onsen pool is hottest but most original, but too hot for kids.

Each pool has a different quality, from joint muscle relief, improving blood circulating, to skin improvements and detoxification.

Finish each “lap” with a dip in the 17 degrees cold bath! The extreme temperature dip between hotand cold will jolt your body and close all the pores (shiver! )

You will definitely feel chilled and rejuvenated.

image credit Yunomori Onsen

Steam room and Sauna proved too hot for kids but Yee was curious to pop in the rooms and experience. He commented “Cannot see anything and the steam irritated his nose whenever he breathes”.

Yufuin bath is the latest addition to Yunomori Onsen & Spa. We heard the district (same name) in Southern Japan is famous for the hot spring water, which is clear or bluish and are known to have a natural moisturizing effect on the skin.

After the bath, we wore our Yukata and headed back to the cafe. I wanted my family to enjoy some fresh milk, but alas all milk sold out!

If you have been to Japanese onsens before, the milk always taste sweetest after a soak ๐Ÿ™‚

Image credit Yunomori Onsen & Spa

Some might choose to relax in a comfortable lounge and snooze away.
Nothing like an Onsen to drive away all our stress and fatigue.

One can actually feel tired and dehydrated after an onsen, drink up.

Image credit Google Map

Massage anyone? We heard Yunomori Onsen and Spa’s massage services are highly recommended.ย  Treat the spouse to an aromatic rub, Thai massage might be too harsh on the joints hee hee.

Till we fly to Japan, Yunomori would be the next best option to enjoy a good Onsen experience.

Thank you Yunomori Onsen for the rejuvenating invite.

Do pop by Yunomori Onsen & Spa website for the other baths details.
There are more photos and videos on Yunomori Facebook.

 

You might be interested in my Sento post too (Tokyo link).

ps.. our Onsen trip was sponsored by Yunomori Onsen & Spa

Wild Wild Wet – Seeing Double

[ Media Invite ]

Wild Wild Wet at Downtown East has been popular with families and youths for a long time. Slides are catered for both smaller kids and adrenaline junkies.

To celebrate a recent milestone, doubling of Wild Wild Wet water park, Seeing Double campaign will give public a 50% discount for dressing identically.

And just for June and July only, visitors can enjoy Woosh, a huge slide 50 metres l.o.n.g ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Recommendation : Leave the props for photographs, you can slide faster without the floats.

Parent and child (or friends) can challenge each other to see who reach the end first, I was excited to try the “bouncing-slide” with my kids too haha ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Checkout the video below.

When we reached Down Town East last weekend, many folks were already dressed in identical clothes. Some school uniforms spotted too.

In fact, Wild Wild Wet scored a Singapore Record for 111 pairs of visitors who wore identical outfits.

Besides Woosh, Royal Flush is the newest slide at Wild Wild Wet.

Royal Flush is suitable for everyone. There is really a STEEP Flush (free-fall sensation) before we are washed up the pipe!

Not as thrilling as Torpedo but you will get a small adrenaline kick.Downtown East Slides

Many more slides await visitors ๐Ÿ™‚

Kidz Zone (picture above) is very popular with smaller kids. Multiple colourful slides will twist and turn the kids into the pool.

We only got one small complaint, there is not enough floats. Our kids needed to hunt for floats at the lazy river haha.

Tsunami pool

If you are tired, just drift away on the Shiok River (aka Lazy River).

You can choose to float in style, with pink flamingo too (rental fee applies).

Video (YouTube link): Checkout more Splashing Fun on our video

wild wild wet
Wild Wild Wet at Downtown East

Thank you for hosting us ,Wild Wild Wet ๐Ÿ™‚

After 2 hours in the pool, we still could not get enough of Wild Wild Wet.ย  Late lunch before heading home ๐Ÿ™‚

Seeing Double campaign will run from now till 31 July, come dressed alike and enjoy exciting 1-For-1 Promos at Down Town East.

You will find irresistible deals for Dโ€™Resort, Wild Wild Wet, Orchid Bowl and eXplorerkid, details here -> www.downtowneast.com.sg/seeingdouble

Do pop by Down Town East website and Facebook for more updates.