As relaxing as onsens are, they can sometimes be nerve wrecking and even uncomfortable, as this hot spring experience does require being stark naked in the presence of strangers. But we found Y Spa & Wellness, a new day spa in JB that specialises in providing private onsen baths.
Each session, called the “medicine bath detox”, costs about S$65 for 100 minutes. According to Y Spa’s Facebook page, just five minutes in the 40-degrees tub would fully open your pores; ten minutes would achieve a full detox; and 20 minutes is equivalent to “running 10km”. The spa also uses natural herbs, which apparently aids in the absorption of the moisturising properties of hot spring water.
Couple rooms are available too! But separate tubs still apply.
Children are also allowed and those under 8 can share a tub with their parents at no extra charge.
Apart from onsen, Y Spa & Wellness also offers other services like foot therapy baths and full body massages. Long story short, this place is where you want to go for a weekend of rest and relaxation.
Y SPA & WELLNESS
Location: 35, Jalan Ponderosa 2/2, Taman Ponderosa, 81100 Johor Bahru.
Opening hours: 10.30am-9.30pm