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Easy onsen experience for tourists

This isn't one of those touristy onsen 'theme parks' with yukatas and massages and Edo-era... read more

Reviewed 1 February 2018
Melbmeg1
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Melbourne, Australia
Communal baths a plus

This was my partner and my first visit to a Japanese thermal bath. The communal areas allowed for... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2017
RubenWills
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Kambalda, Australia
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6748 Toyosato, Nozawaonsen-mura, Shimotakai-gun 389-2502, Nagano Prefecture
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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Fantastic experience for anyone of any age. Unlike other Onsens in town, Spaarena has the Orion that allows the family to hang out together in your bathers and soak up the therapeutic waters of an Onsen. After a day up on the mountain a soak...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Kinkoona
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely outdoor experience. Us gals took our cosies and headed to the outdoor pools to relax and enjoy the ambience of seeing the mountains close up. The restaurant had the best gluten free crunchy chips EVER and the vegetarian gluten free sushi...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

This isn't one of those touristy onsen 'theme parks' with yukatas and massages and Edo-era interiors - it's all very functional and basic. I liked it though. The restaurant is cafeteria style but serves perfectly good food and the open-air onsens are lovely in winter....More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Melbmeg1
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We loved relaxing in the hot baths at the end of the skiing day. For a very small fee, you are provided with a locker, impeccably clean facilities & access to two hot baths/onsens ( in bathers) & one without. One warm & the other...More

Date of experience: January 2017
4  Thank bella1000
Reviewed 24 January 2017

After a hard day of skiing there is nothing better than relaxing at Spa Arena. So many different onsens to choose from in the one area. Very indulgent!

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank arunnalls
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Perfect for easing the aches and pains associated with long days skiing. Variety of baths so you can choose between wearing togs or going nude and comfortable water temperature or boiling water!

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Karen M
Reviewed 9 January 2017

This was my partner and my first visit to a Japanese thermal bath. The communal areas allowed for males and females to bathe in swimwear, which was nice because it gave us the opportunity to relax and enjoy the experience together. Spa Arena also includes...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank RubenWills
Reviewed 21 May 2016

A good night if you are with a crowd that is feeling nervous about the naked spa thing (we were family friends with teenagers). Bring a towel if you have one as this will save you money. Cost is around $7 AUD per person which...More

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank Comosapian
Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

This was excellent for the family, we could all be in the outdoor pool together, and very spacious and clean. Not sure you would call it a traditional onsen, but if you have a group a great place to go after a big day skiing....More

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank Lovinglife0114
Reviewed 18 January 2016

If you want to use a western style shower before you onsen then head up the hill to Spa Arena. It costs 700 yen but take your lift ticket and its 600 yen. Very clean and spacious. If you don't want to pay there are...More

Date of experience: January 2016
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