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Hakone Kowakien Yunessun

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Hakone Kowakien Yunessun Review

This complex on the hills overlooking Hakone offers more than the average onsen. In addition to all the water-based attractions, there is a shopping mall modeled on a European outdoor market, a swimsuit rental shop, a massage salon, and game center. The park is divided into two main zones, called Yunessun and Mori no Yu ("Forest Bath"). In the Yunessun side, you need to wear a swimsuit, and can visit somewhat tacky re-creations of Turkish and ancient Roman baths. You can also take a dip in coffee, green tea, sake, or red wine. It is all a bit corny, but fun. Younger visitors will enjoy the waterslides on "Rodeo Mountain." In the more secluded Mori no Yu side, you can go au naturel in a variety of indoor and outdoor, single-sex baths. When signing in at reception, get a waterproof digital wristband that allows you to pay for lockers and drink machines within the complex.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 1297 Ninotaira Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone, Kanagawa-ken, 250–0407
  • Phone: 0460/82–4126
  • Cost: ¥2,800 for the Yunessun zone, ¥1,800 for the Mori no Yu zone, ¥4,000 for both
  • Hours: Mar.–Oct.: Yunessun daily 9–7, Mori no Yu daily 11–9. Nov.– Feb.: Yunessun daily 9–6, Mori no Yu daily 11–9.
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  • Location: Hakone
Updated: 08-19-2013

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