This relaxing spot near Tokyo Dome came highly recommended by a colleague of mine just a few weeks before we left for Tokyo. I was totally sold on the concept of paying 1 price and staying the whole day doing nothing but massages and soaks in hot springs in the middle of the city and looked forward to it during the whole holiday.
It was obvious that this bathhouse was a popular place as a queue started to form at the entrance just before it opened at 11am (btw, this place opens 22hours a day!). We were glad to see that the customers were almost 95% local, a stamp of quality and assurance to us. Once our lift reached the lift lobby, we were ushered to remove our shoes and store them in the lockers provided. Thereafter, the friendly staff checked us in by explaining the price structure (2000+ Yen per person plus a 300Yen weekend surcharge), introduced us to the amenities and handed us an electronic bracelet that acted as our locker key as well as a contraption to allow us to buy stuff without having to carry cash around. Unfortunately, there was no way I could get more photos of the place as cameras were forbidden.
While the husband went to lounge at one of the relaxation rooms, I headed straight for the baths. There were at least 4 different baths with different temperatures so that you could choose the one most suited to you. There was no need to bring any personal toiletries as the locker room had everything from toothbrushes preloaded with tooth paste to divine smelling hair serums. If you liked any of the products, you can even buy it from a little shop located inside.
We are suckers for massages so we paid extra for 90mins worth of rubs and kneads. I loved the Lomi Lomi massage I chose and came out of it absolutely pampered and relaxed. As expected, Japanese service is impeccable and quality is never sub par. I have had many massages in my lifetime and this was by far the best. The heated massage bed covered with soft towels was a huge bonus and made drifting into dreamland so easy. I was also impressed by the care taken to wipe me down with a warm towel so that I don’t end up greasy from the massage oils at the end of the session.
We spent the rest of the day in comfy PJs issued by the spa – grabbing a bite and hanging out in the large space. The only downside was the Sunday crowd, am sure it would be much better on weekdays. Will definitely be back if we ever head back to Tokyo.