Being able to relax and recuperate in a Japanese hot spring bath, onsen, seems like one of the best ways to unwind after a hectic day. This traditional Japanese hot spring bath is now available in Kuala Lumpur as the first onsen spa in Malaysia, just a few hours away from Singapore. Way cheaper than flying to Japan.
Urban Retreat Onsen Spa is the first of its kind in Malaysia to offer this authentic onsen service in addition to other treatments such as body scrubs and massages. Immerse yourself in meditative therapy for your senses and take a breather from the hustle and bustle of the daily grind.
Using mineral-rich crystalline powders extracted directly from Japan’s renowned onsen springs, you will be energized with the elements from this famed Japanese tradition. You even get to choose your very own onsen mineral for your bath. Thereafter, get to relax in your own cosy personal onsen hot tub that is traditionally enjoyed in Japanese homes, unlike the public baths.
While Urban Retreat might not be the 100% traditional onsen experience in Japan, it is pretty close. With the added element of massage or body scrub thereafter to soothe your soul to a greater extent, it is a unique hybrid that blends both traditional and modern practices together.
Reviews have so far been very favourable for the Winner of World Luxury Spa Awards 2019.
This onsen spa will probably be a place that I will head to if I am in Kuala Lumpur, after all, it is a rather unique experience that strays away from the typical massage parlours.
Opening Hours: 10 AM – 10 PM daily
Price: RM129 (S$43) for 45 minutes; for additional treatments check here
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