Located at a height of 700 meter above sea level with the total site area of approximately 198,000 meters square, the Best Water Park ‘Verga’ is a spot where you can spend your time to enjoy the nature of the district easily. The park has restaurants including BBQ menu in open, bungalows and spa where you can dine, stay and relax in open-air bath. They also hold several events such as, catching insects, making salt from spa, fruit picking and jam cooking, etc., on holidays and weekends where you could experience things that you have never done before in your life.
The bungalows’ rent start from 15,000 Yen (up to 4 people) to 25,000 Yen (up to 6 people a room) a night. 25% discount from the price of the bungalow is adapted on Wednesday stays since the spa is closed every Wednesday (excluding summer holiday season). From November, 50% discount rate of the stay is also adapted to the rate (excluding Saturdays, midst of the National holidays that lasts more than 3 days and New Years holiday). Towels, pajamas and toothbrush are not set in the bungalow. You should either take yours with you or could be bought or rent at the place. Spa is free for lodgers.
You can just enjoy the spa only. Just drop in during the opening hours! The spa costs 700 Yen excluding towel and bath towel (towels can be rent at an extra charge). Since the water is one the best waters of Japan here, you find it more relaxing especially in the open-air bath where you can also enjoy the natural landscape and the breezing air rich in forest aroma. There are also sauna baths and massage chair spot (you need to put some coins to get the massage) which is what you would need after trekking up in the mountains.
The souvenir shop at the entrance area provides some products that the Spa and the Park produces by themselves which are recommendable. They produce natural salt rich in mineral out from the spa which are sold also contained in their Yokan (bean paste jelly), ice cream, cider and citrus soy sauce.
** All photos from Alps Ltd.
VERGA, Best Water Park, Forest of Ojira, Hakushu
(HAKUSHU, OJIRO-NO-MORI MEISUI KOUEN, VERGA)
Address : 8056 Shirasu, Hakushu-cho, Hokuto-shi, YAMANASHI Pref. Tel (Park) : 0551-35-4411
Fax (Park) : 0551-35-4412 Tel (Spa) : 0551-35-2800 Website : http://www.verga.jp/ (Japanese only) E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org Opening Hours : 10:00~16:30 (park), 10:00~21:00 (spa), open everyday during summer holiday sesaon Closed : Wednesday except National holidays, the year-end and New Year holidays