Helsinki, a Finnish barrel sauna room popular with serious sauna aficionados
This is the first barrel-shaped sauna in Yamaguchi Prefecture that can be used exclusively by guests, allowing them to experience the ancient Finnish tradition. For the water bath, mineral-rich water pumped directly from the ground is available. After warming up in the sauna, outside is equipped with a deck where you can enjoy the sea breeze while looking out over the ocean. We invite you to enjoy a relaxing experience for both body and mind in an extraordinary environment, while the ocean view and the sound of the waves soothe your soul.
First barrel sauna in Yamaguchi Prefecture
Finnish-style barrel saunas have a round barrel shape, which reduces temperature differences and unevenness of steam from place to place, maximizing the sauna's effectiveness.
In addition, the sauna room is made of Finnish white birch, which allows you to feel the warmth of the natural wood and smell the pleasant wood aroma, which also enhances the relaxing effect.
We invite you to experience the unique benefits of our barrel saunas.
Location overlooking the Seto Inland Sea
A spectacular view of the Seto Inland Sea spreads out before the barrel sauna.
You can relax your body and mind by sweating it out while gazing at the sea.
After the sauna, the outdoor air bath and water bath provide a luxurious space where you can enjoy the sea breeze and enjoy nature. Please spend a special time with family, couples, friends, and other loved ones while enjoying the magnificent ever-changing scenery.
Finnish sauna for both sauna lovers and beginners
Our barrel saunas are equipped with Finnish birch tubs and authentic wax to satisfy the needs of sauna lovers.
Sauna stones are also available with aromas to enjoy the smell of your choice.
Water bath using mineral-rich groundwater
In the water bath after the sauna, you will feel as if you are melting into the water.
The mineral-rich water pumped directly from the ground will relax your body and mind.
There are showers around the barrel sauna. Please use them before and after the sauna.
Outside Deck where you can enjoy the view of the ocean
For outdoor bathing, we offer a deck overlooking the Seto Inland Sea.
On the deck, you can feel the sea breeze of the Seto Inland Sea, and when you close your eyes, you feel as if you are one with the vast ocean.
Enjoy the ever-changing magnificent scenery and have a peaceful seaside experience.
How to enjoy sauna
For those who are new to sauna, here are some basic instructions on how to enter the sauna at Setonotsu.
Change into a swimsuit and take a shower before entering the sauna room
Please wear a bathing suit when using the sauna. Swimsuits and sauna ponchos are available for rent for 500 yen (tax included). Before entering the sauna, please take a shower to remove dirt and dust from your body. By removing dirt and dust, the sweat glands will open, making it easier to perspire.
Going to the sauna
To warm up your core, remove as much surface moisture as possible from your body before entering the sauna room.
Enter the sauna for 5-12 minutes, taking your own physical condition into consideration.
Cooling your body in the cold water bath
Rinse off your sweat once in the shower and then enter the water bath.
The rule of thumb is to bathe for one to two minutes, but if you are not accustomed to this bathing, the water may feel very cold. In such cases, start by splashing water on your hands and feet and gradually get used to it.
Rest in the outside air
After exiting the water bath, take a 5-10 minute break while sitting on a chair in the outdoor air bathing area.
While concentrating on your blood flow and heartbeat, meditate and take slow, deep breaths, which will also have a meditative effect.
Repeat steps 2-4, 2 or 3 times
Repeat 2-4 a couple of times for a more relaxing sauna experience.
Adjust the time and frequency according to your own physical condition.
If you would like to enjoy hot springs as well as the sauna, we recommend that you use the hot spring facilities located a 5-minute walk from Setonoututu.