Sinchon Rest has a very old feel to it.
For some reason they don't give the women keys at the desk, but
the give the men some. Instead you go in, find a locker, and
grab the key from the locker. The wet area had an assortment of
standing and sitting showers. There were two saunas, one stone
and one wood. For bathes there was a hot, a hotter, and a
In terms of sleeping this jjimjilbang
is amazing, especially for women. There were sleeping areas
right there in the wet area if you didn't feel comfortable going to
the mixed area to sleep. The sleeping room was on the fourth
floor and had a large mixed area, as well as a glassed off area with
bunks for women only. There was a small room just for men on
the floor below next to the gym and nail/hair salon.
Find A Spa Near You
For our second Korean jimjilbang experience, we decided to go big. The Heomsimcheong Spa in the neighborhood of Oncheon claims to be the largest spa fed by a natural hot spring in Asia. The popular complex, which also bills itself the Grand Hot Spring, includes a full hotel, an excellent brewery on the bottom floor and of course, a full array of baths and saunas.
Relax At Home: Premium Massage Chairs
For our first trip to a Korean spa, we choose one of Busan’s biggest and most modern — Spa Land, in the Shinsegae department store. Twenty-two baths, thirteen distinctively-designed saunas, relaxation rooms, steam rooms, foot baths and more were ours to enjoy for four blissful hours.
Oh jeez, this is really late. I do apologize for that! I hope the not-so-cleverly censored nudity in the second panel of this comic helps make up for it!
Guest Reviewer: Cami
Jayang-dong Happy Day Spa
. This new find is called Riverside SpaLand
(강변스파랜드) and gets 10 stars on Daum, but only 5/10 on Naver. You can find it just behind the East-Seoul intercity bus terminal (동서울 종합터미날), out exit 4 from Gangbyun Station. From the looks of the building it seems like a nice, large facility. The jjimjilbang shares the building with Sungjin Leisure Sports health facility. Check out the Official Site of Korea Tourism's page about Riverside SpaLand
After reviewing a post and comments from you lovely readers I found a new 24-hour jjimjilbang not far from the
will have a lot of words for this Spa, and “wow” is a good place to start.
Firstly, it’s hard to get to by bus. I would not really recommend that since
Jeonju is so small anyway. I just took a taxi from the Gaeksa Area (main old
downtown, not far from Hanok Village and the fun walking streets). If you cab
it, just say “Hyoja da-ri, Gwang-jin Het-bi-chan Apart” and get out near building
#101 (효자다리, 광진햇비찬 아파트 101동). I know that's not easy, but it will be well worth it. You can’t miss the giant orange rectangular building on your right from
This sauna didn’t look like much from Daum Maps’ street view, nor did it when Iwalked up the street in person, but it’s in a great location just off tons ofbus lines and on the skirts of the busy, popular Jeonbuk University area. But Ithought I’d give it a try~ and I’m glad I did! It turns out it’s a nice,neighborhood jjimjilbang with friendly staff and quiet weeknights.