SOAK

in the peacefulness of your own private outdoor (and indoor) onsen, and absorb the energy and smell of the woodlands in some of the best hot spring waters in Japan.

 

SOAK

in the peacefulness of your own private outdoor (and indoor) onsen, and absorb the energy and smell of the woodlands in some of the best hot spring waters in Japan.

 

SOAK

in the peacefulness of your own private outdoor (and indoor) onsen, and absorb the energy and smell of the woodlands in some of the best hot spring waters in Japan.

HOT SPRING

The onsen (hot spring) tradition dates back thousands of years and Japanese culture embraces it as both a luxury and daily necessity.

At Zaborin, each villa boasts a private indoor and an outdoor onsen (known as the ‘rotenburo’). Sourced from almost a kilometre below ground, the water arrives in abundance at the perfect bathing temperature. This rarity is known as “gensen kakenagashi” (overflowing natural hot spring) and is the most revered of all onsen types.

The onsen water is rich in minerals, appreciated for its “qi” (energy) properties that have been absorbed from the surrounding nature, and especially beneficial to well being and health. Zaborin’s onsen has already rated as one of the best in the country.

As part of Zaborin’s ethos of environmental awareness and sustainability, the Zaborin spring is also a source of natural energy for under-floor heating and melting snow in the driveway.

Regarded for centuries as both a necessity and a luxury, the communal onsen (hot spring bath) is a corner stone of Japanese culture.

At Zaborin, each of the 15 villa suites have their own private indoor, and own private open-air baths, all supplied with free-flowing hot volcanic spring water from Zaborin’s own spring source.

Inhale and take in the soothing scent of pines and indulge in the energy of the forest – also known as ‘forest bathing’ 森林浴 [Shinrin’yoku].

The extraordinary views, the exceptional water quality, and serenity of the moment will soothe both mind and body.

The volcanic waters of Zaborin come from almost a kilometre below ground, arriving at the perfect natural temperature. The unadulterated waters are a specialty and revered across Japan as the best in onsen bathing luxury: gensen kaikenagashi (源泉かけ流し).

The quality of our spring water has been tested and awarded the top 10% in the country. Rich in minerals, water that is also surrounded but such abundant nature is considered to have absorbed the ‘qi’ (気迫) – the energy or spirit – of those surroundings.