The Japanese bathhouses was the biggest hidden gem I came across 5 years ago. It has transformed over the years and is now better than ever. I’ll note that the website does not sell it one bit. But trust me it’s worth the gamble!!
Cleansing the body and spirit in a Japanese bathhouse using heat and steam promotes improved health and wellbeing.
Get a group of girlfriends together or take your husband for a day trip or an overnight relax. There are accommodation options to suit all budgets at the venue.
I personally have always just gone for the day trip; 10minutes outside of Lithgow and it overlooks Lake Lyall. Pack a towel, bathers, and your comfiest tracksuit for the drive home.
Entry for three hours of bathing will set you back $80 and my tip is to add on a 30-minute massage $100 (you won’t regret it), and while you are there why not enjoy a delicious traditional Japanese meal as well, priced between $20-$30. The authentic Japanese meals are so lovely. There are approximately a dozen dishes to choose from and my personal favourite dish is the teriyaki chicken rice bowl with greens. You could even complement it with a lovely herbal tea.
I recommend you book via email and they advise you to book at least three weeks in advance as they are practicing a high degree of hygiene as well as keeping to a 100% COVID-safe system.
In Japanese Bath Houses, there are some common rules of bathing to follow and basic manners to observe while enjoying this ritual.
The Japanese Bath House is approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes from Orange, or 55 minutes from Bathurst, which makes it a very doable day trip experience.
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