Hurshimchung Spa North Central Busan
The welcome sign inside - Chris Backe Overall Rating

Hurshimchung Hot Springs / Spa is referred to as one of the better hot springs in Busan, and is therefore worth checking out. Located near Geumgang Park, it’s a great place to relax your muscles after hiking the mountain (even if you were lazy and took the cable car down!).

The first trick is finding the place. The subway station and exit are simple enough, and the map inside the subway station shows it – the trick is navigating the streets; it takes a little longer than it looks on the map. Check out the directions at the bottom for help.

Once at the building, go up the escalator and you’ll see the welcome sign. After accepting the 7,900 won entrance fee (you pay when you leave), get a key at the front desk, put your shoes in one locker, then walk into your gender’s changing / locker / shower room. The process is pretty similar at most jimjilbangs / spas – strip, shower, then enjoy the hot springs and hot water in all the ways they’re presented to you.

This particular place has a little bit of everything, at every temperature from COLD (like the shower when you first turn it on) to too-hot-to-handle. The scenery was equivalently beautiful – and facilities varied.