Comfort Hotel Nara
Phone: (81) 742 25 3211
Fax: (81) 742 25 3212
Beauty & Spas
Part of the Hyatt Regency Kyoto, 'Riraku Spa' is a simple and tranquil retreat. Focus is on achieving complete relaxation of body and soul. Avail of the traditional shiastu massage, which is good for your health. Acupressure therapy combined with the aromatic oils improve circulation. Riraku treatment cleanses your skin with an apricot scrub and the deep strokes of the masseurs, truly rejuvenate you. Soak up the zest and energy the spa has to offer and get set for the day. The fitness center opens early.
Hakusan-yu is a neighborhood bath where you can get a relaxing bath plus a peek at Japanese family life that few foreigners have seen or experienced. Hakusan-yu is a large old bathhouse with men and women's indoor baths, a heated waterfall for a natural, pounding water massage, an electric bath, and a spacious, landscaped outdoor bath. Come in the evening to casually soak with folks of all ages.
Ofuku Onsen is a small hot spring situated in a basin near the Furuya River. The only things to do other than bathing are visiting the nearby Shuhodo limestone caves or the sunny, Akiyoshidai wildflower fields. Guestrooms at cozy Fukuya Ryokan are Japanese-style and offer separate bathing facilities for men and women. Indoor baths are in wooden bathhouses with large rectangular wooden tubs. Outside baths are rock-lined. The water is classified as radioactive simple thermal and is heated to correct bathing temperature. The water is used to treat hardening of the arteries, lazy blood, stiff joints, neuralgia, diabetes, and gout.
This is a recently refurbished, modern and very clean sports club in the northwest of the city. Facilities include a well-equipped gym, a studio and a 25 meter pool (82 feet), jacuzzi and saunas. Membership is JPY9,000 per month or JPY3,000 on the day with no extra costs. The fee includes all lessons offered by the fully trained and friendly teaching staff. These include yoga, aqua-arobics, aerobics, dance, fitness boxing as well as weight training. Membership can be held for a JPY1,000 a month fee if you are going to be out of the country for a spell.