In Japanese, ‘genki’ means enthusiastic or energetic while ‘onsen’ refers to a Japanese hot spring. As a volcanically active country, Japan has thousands of onsens that are used for outdoor public bathing. The onsen at Genkiland Onsen & Spa is indoors, though, and divided into men’s and women’s areas. The water, at a constant 25C, contains rich minerals that are good for the health, such as iron, sulphur, and metabolic acid.
When enjoying an onsen spa, guests must follow a strict but interesting rule: having a bath before and entering the steaming hot water naked. The price for a ‘Japan style onsen and sauna’ is VND180,000 for an hour, including an onsen Jacuzzi and sauna at the Himalaya salt and stone hot room and the hot Hoang Tho clay and herbal room (a massage is an additional VND90,000). Other services include ‘Genki massages’, such as facial treatments (VND380,000 for an hour), Thai traditional massage (VND350,000 for an hour), and hot stone or sock salt or bamboo body massages (VND380,000 for an hour).
Genkiland Onsen & Spa also offers a ‘set of massages’ (one hour) for office workers, from 11am to 2pm from Monday to Friday, including a foot, head and shoulder massage and a vegetarian lunch at just VND250,000. A ‘4 Go, 3 Pay’ promotion is available.
Open from 9am to 11pm daily.
Genkiland Onsen & Spa
5C Phan Ke Binh St., Ba Dinh Dist., Hanoi
Tel: (04) 6687 5118