Attraction Japan, 〒250-0407 Kanagawa Prefecture, Ashigarashimo District, 箱根町二ノ平１２９７ Published on: 26-02-2016
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Why Hakone Kowakien Yunessun is special ?
Hakone Kowakien Yunessun is a hot springs spa resort and water amusement park located in the spectacular scenic surroundings of Hakone, Japan. The resort has a unique blend of traditional Japanese onsen (hot springs) and water recreation services and activities. Hakone is considered the most popular Onsen (Hot Springs) resort areas in Japan, and Yunessun takes full advantage of the abundance of high quality hot springs in Hakone.
At Yunessun, they also provide a wide variety of spa resort services and water attractions for both adults and children. Also located in the resort, is a very large shopping mall called the Mio Mall, showcasing local products from Hakone. From spa facilities in European style, to Onsen in the traditional Japanese style, to fun and wild water recreation amusements, Yunessun has a unique blend of relaxation and water recreation for people of all ages.
What to explore at Hakone Kowakien Yunessun?
The facility is divided into zones to be entered with bathing suits on and zones to be entered without any clothes on. The main facility of the amusement zone where you wear a bathing suit is the God's Aegean Sea, which is a large-sized spa.
There are also many numerous humorous-style baths, including Wine Spa, where there is a huge wine bottle 3.6 m tall and you can enjoy the rich aroma, Green Tea Spa containing rich catechins, Coffee Spa, which contains coffee extracted from coffee nibs using the drip method in the relatively low temperature of hot springs, and Japanese Sake Spa, where real Japanese sake constantly drips into the bathtub from a huge cask. If you are lucky, you can get coffee poured on your head in the regular performances of adding coffee into the bathtub a few times a day. A special recommendation for women is foot bathing with doctor fish, which nibble away at old dead cells from the skin.
The cypress bath and open-air baths in the no-clothes zone are definitely high quality, as you can expect from a hot spring in Hakone. You can spend a relaxing time by looking at the mountains of Hakone.
How to get to Hakone Kowakien Yunessun?
From Hakone Yumoto Station, you can take a bus to go Yunessun. Please take Izu-Hakone Bus, destination
Moto-Hakone / Hakone-Machi or Kojiri / Hakone-en.
Please get off at Kowakien. From Hakone-yumoto to Kowakien, it takes about 30 minutes.
From Kowakidani Station of Hakone Tozan reailway, you can walk to Yunessun. It takes about 20 minutes.
- Great place to spend a rainy cold afternoon
- Special theme onsen in Japan
- Very Unique Water Park
- Hot spring water spa, with various aroma
- Unique Onsen Fun for family and friends
Japan, 〒250-0407 Kanagawa Prefecture, Ashigarashimo District, 箱根町二ノ平１２９７
Tips for you
Went to Yunnessun a few years ago and this time round, we brought the whole family including my parents and my toddler. Most of the outdoor hotspring baths, except the Rodeo Mountain and kids playground were closed due to the wind and cold weather. The red wine, sake, coffee and green tea hot spring was moved indoors and replaced some baths including the roman and floating bath. Would have enjoyed even more if the outdoor hotsprings had been opened. It was a cashless system where you were given an electronic bracelet to track the purchases. You can rent swimmers and towels there, and have lockers to put belongings.
This place is gigantic, it's awesome. Mori no Yu is great for actual relaxation away from the swarm of kids playing in Yunessun.