Japanese Hot Springs that Allow Bathing Suits ♨ Hakone Kowakien YUNESSUN

Kanto Entertainment Hakone 2018.08.15
Hakone Natural Hot Springs Water Park


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Spending Summer at Japan's Hot Spring Theme Park

Many foreigners want to experience a Japanese hot spring but the idea of being naked in public makes them uneasy. Also, since it's summer vacation for many, they are looking for a cool water park to hang out at! Which is why this time, JAPANKURU wants to introduce the one-of-a-kind Hakone hot springs Hakone Kowakien YUNESSUN. 

Here, you can wear a swimsuit to soak and play in Japan's natural hot springs based on many different themes and events! Many people have the idea that going to a hot spring in the summer just sounds awful, but the baths at YUNESSUN make even a hot summer day enjoyable. Last year we went to YUNESSUN and had the time of our lives! This summer, Hakone Kowaken YUNESSUN has prepared a lot of new cool and limited areas which is why JAPANKURU immediately went to check them out and play!

*If you forget to bring your swimsuit and towel, YUNESSUN also has a loan service, so don't worry!

🍶 ​☕​

 Hakone Kowakien YUNESSUN Themed Spa! 

 ♨☕ Iced Coffee Bath ☕♨ 
(Limited Summer Bath)

Many of YUNESSUN's hot spring baths are set being their "regular" baths like the red wine bath, sake bath, and green tea bath. However, YUNESSUN also features special baths that change monthly/seasonally!
There is already a coffee bath, but to cool down this summer YUNESSUN introduced an iced coffee bath🥤

  • YUNESSUN pushes the iced coffee bath for those who need to take a coffee break☕ It's an iced coffee bath...but in a hot spring! What goes well with ice coffee? Milk, of course! The iced coffee bath also incorporates a "show"/ "event time" where they add milk to the bath every day! If you want to be mixed into this creamy iced coffee hot spring bath, be sure to be in the bath from 1pm~3pm.

     ♨🥤 Iced Coffee Bath 🥤♨ 
    Limited time: 07/13/2018/~08/31/2018
    ⏰Event time: 1pm~3pm
  • It's like an iced coffee hot tub!
    It's like an iced coffee hot tub!
  • Iced coffee bath: milk event time
    Iced coffee bath: milk event time

 ♨🐟 Mysterious Jellyfish Bath 🐟♨ 
(Limited Summer Bath)

Go in a cave and relax in a hot spring with Jellyfish all around you? YES PLEASE!!! This is like a dream come true. This year YUNESSUN set up a "cave bath" to create the atmosphere of the deep sea while many jellyfish and tropical fish are in tanks surrounding you light u in colorful LED lights.

 ♨🐟 Mysterious Jellyfish Bath 🐟♨ 

Jellyfish Pudding (クラゲプリン)

 In addition to the desserts that are limited by the ice coffee bath,
 there is a limited dessert by the "Jellyfish Cave".
It's jellyfish pudding!!
We loved how cute the crystal clear jellyfish were.
💴550 yen (including tax)


 Hakone Kowakien YUNESSUN Outside Water Fun! 

Looking for a more water park for of place? No problem!

Open-air Scenic Bath

Hakone is not only a place of Japanese hot springs, it's also full of mountains, wildlife, great lakes, and grass fields. So giving you full access to the plant and animal life of Hakone. So at the outside pool area of YUNESSUN, there is an open-air bath that is 40 meters long, which is perfect for relaxing in the hot springs while looking out at the beautiful Hakone nature!♨🌳

Hot Springs Theme Park

Probably our favorite part of YUNESSUN is the water park like hot springs area that has rides and attractions for everyone!! If you've read a YUNESSUN article from JAPANKURU before, you'll know that YUNESSUN has a shallow water level in the indoor pool, and there are outdoor attractions like an impressive water slide, Rodeo Mountain (ロデオマウンテン), natural waterfall Dragon's Waterfront (龍の水辺), and a cool hot springs jungle gym, Bozappi's Jungle Gym (ボザッピィのジャングルジム)!!!

Food and Events

  • There will be an outdoor zip line
    opening up at 8/1!
    You can ride it for an additional 800 yen per trip.

  • If you are tired, you can dine directly at the indoor restaurant!

  • Or for something more light,
    snacks are available on the 3rd floor at the Sweets & Bakery!

Finally, on the 4th floor lobby is a Japanese cultural experience photo area. The theme changes regularly,  and now since it's summer the area is filled with Japanese wind chimes°˖🎐˖°

 ♨ Hakone Kowakien YUNESSUN ♨ 
🏢1297 Ninotaira, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa
🚉From Hakone Yumoto Station,
take the HakoneTozan Bus or the Izu-Hakone Bus to Kowaki-en Bus Stop (about 20mins)
YUNESSUN (bathing suit ok!) 9:00~6:00pm
  Mori no Yu (naked - no bathing suit) 11:00~8:00pm
💴YUNESSUN (suit ok) Aduts 2,900 yen・Age 65+ 1,700・children 1,600 
 Mori no Yu (no suit) Adults 1,900 yen・Age 65+・children 1,200 
  Entrance to both (YUNESSUN & Mori no Yu
  Adults 4,100 yen・Age 65+ 2,200・children 2,100
💻Yunessun Official Website (English) 


Just below the YUNESSUN station, there are a lot of hotels suitable for tourists, also a lot of specialty shops! This time we visited a neat cafe called NARAYA CAFE. Not only can you get your regular drinks and snacks here like you could at other cafes, but there is also a foot bath on their outdoor wooden deck that uses the natural hot springs from Naraya Ryokan (奈良屋旅館). It's nice checking out all of the little quaint stores in places like Hakone. So if you like these sort of special local stores or just want a place to relax before catching the bus/train back home, go and check it out! 

🏢404-13, Miyanoshita, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa 
Google Maps 
⏰10:30~6:00pm (December to February to 5:00pm)
Public holiday: every Wednesday, the fourth Thursday of each month
Winter public holiday: mid to late January
💻Naraya Cafe Official Website
  • The cafe has a patio with a natural hot spring foot bath♨👣
    The cafe has a patio with a natural hot spring foot bath♨👣
  • There are also small potted plants for sale🌿
    There are also small potted plants for sale🌿
  • NARAYA Cafe's ice cream is to die for🍦
    NARAYA Cafe's ice cream is to die for🍦

For more info about Hakone Kowakien Yunessun
and the other types of hot springs there 
are available click here!

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Basic Info
NameHakone Kowakien Yunessun
Address1297 Ninotaira, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa
StationHakone Yumoto Station
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