Comfort Hotel Maebashi
Phone: (81) 27-226 7911
Fax: (81) 27-226 7912
Beauty & Spas
Sitting on top of a gorge overlooking the Kanomata River the main attraction of this comfortable old inn are the baths. At the bottom of several very steep staircases are a series of open-air baths. The first are some vat-like tubs designed for single bathers. Descend the next staircase to find the mixed sex bathing area with four spacious wooden tubs and a small cave pool. These all face the racing mountain stream and the thickly covered gorge. The inn itself is basic, pleasant and serves good food but the glory of the baths will make a visit worthwhile.
Do Sports Plaza has the usual assortment of machines and free weights, a seven-lane, 25-meter pool, jacuzzi, massage pool and sauna. One thing Do Sports offers which most fitness centers do not have is squash courts. Something else that which comes highly recommended is the cold baths alternated with hot baths. Go from hot to cold, hot to cold--after a few soaks, you will feel relaxed and invigorated at the same time.
Spa Laqua is located in Tokyo Dome City. Laqua has many spa facilities and services, such as open air baths, whirlpool baths, saunas and massages. Spa Laqua will surely recover you from your travel fatigue, allowing you the opportunity to spend a wonderful time in a relaxed atmosphere. Please note that It is prohibited for people with tattoos to enter Spa Laqua. Please check the website if you wish to get more information.
An upscale salon in the heart of Tokyo, Boudoir lives up to the decadence and privacy its name suggests. Covering a range of services from facials, manicures, and pedicures to waxing and eyelash and eyebrow tinting, all services are performed by friendly and English-speaking staff. Boudoir prides itself on its Western style, as it is fully foreign owned and operated. With high standards of hygiene and convenient hours, it is the perfect place to relax and be pampered.
As you can imagine, a trendy hair salon in Harajuku is a nice mix of the cutting-edge and the bizarre. Yuya Nara, one of Tokyo's best known hair stylists, works here and he has a large celebrity clientele. You can buy quirky hair accessories here, including turbans and a range of wigs, and prices are decidedly reasonable. Be sure to make an appointment, particularly if you want to select a certain stylist. Closed on Tuesdays.
If you're looking to be pampered and emerge on the other side with bedazzled nails, then Createur Reveal is the place to go. Manicures are an art form in Japan; rhinestones are embedded in polish, unbelievably intricate designs are painted on - the precision here is eye-opening. Once you get your nails done, you'll be unable to look away. Eriko Kurosaki is one of the best-known 'nailists' in the city so you know that with his staff, you're in good hands.
Sanga-no-yu is a trendy health club with a wonderful hot spring. Both men's and women's indoor public baths and an outdoor, open-air bath are available. The thermal water is classified as sodium chloride, used to treat rheumatism, arthritis, infertility and surface wounds. It also speeds recovery from operations. The coffee-colored water in the main bath leaves a brownish stain on the towels. There is also a warm-water swimming pool with a big-screen TV poolside. The admission charge is JPY2,300, including bathrobe, face towel and bath towel. Swimming suits can be rented.
Hiroki Miyamura, celebrity hair-stylist du jour, makes the rather lofty promise that he can make any woman look like a 'beautiful star'. As women continue to flock to him, you have to take him at his word. The salon itself, is something of a creative masterpiece - the ceiling is adorned with hundreds of curls, made from plastic-laminated wood-pulp paper. Nail treatments are also available.
Jakotsu-yu has been a popular hot spring in Tokyo for many years. This hot spring is different from other Japanese hot springs because the color of the water is black. It is said that this black water makes blood circulation improve. In many cases, people who have tattoos are not allowed to enter hot springs in Japan, however Jakotsu-yu permits those with body art. Come enjoy Japanese bath culture!
Open since 1986, this salon provides a full range of services for nails, including manicure, pedicure, sculptured nails and nail art in a relaxing atmosphere. It offers five different manicure menus.
Kakimoto Arms in the Roppongi Hills is part of a chain that is extremely popular with Japan's young painfully fashion conscious set. It's much more than a hair salon - it's a place to get an elaborate manicure, or a relaxing 'head spa' treatment; it's a great place to relax alone, or get pampered with friends.
Tipness is the biggest and best fitness chain in the Tokyo area. There are Tipness gyms in Akasaka, Gotanda, Shinjuku, Shibuya, Roppongi and more, twelve in all. The layout and offerings vary from place to place but the standard is pretty high. You will always have a good training machine array, and a decent free-weight area. Most Tipness facilities also have a pool, sauna and jacuzzi. Some offer tanning and massage facilities.