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.