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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 January 31, 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 January 9, 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 March 5, 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

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Reviewed February 9, 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

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Reviewed January 31, 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

Thank Melbmeg1
Reviewed February 10, 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

3  Thank bella1000
Reviewed January 23, 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!

Thank arunnalls
Reviewed January 17, 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!

Thank Karen M
Reviewed January 9, 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

Thank RubenWills
Reviewed May 20, 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

1  Thank Comosapian
Reviewed February 4, 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

1  Thank Lovinglife0114
Reviewed January 17, 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

Thank Kym K K
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