Begin your Japanese pampering experience at the newly renovated studio located in a quiet side street just a few meters away from the center street in Arashiyama. Begin by removing your shoes and stepping onto the elevated floor then change into the provided loose fitting capri pants and then take a seat on a plush seat by the window.
Soak your feet in pleasantly hot water in a large wooden bucket, topped with your selected foot bath option (see below). While your feet are comfortable soaking, enjoy a complimentary drink chosen from the menu. Unwind by chatting with your companion or simply listen to the gentle Japanese instrumental background music. After about 10 minutes, fresh, mineral infused hot water will be added to the wooden bucket.
Now that your feet and legs are generously soaked, a nutritious cream will be applied before staring the relaxing massage. Using various techniques and methods plus hands and a bamboo rod to relieve stiffness through massage and pressure points. Not only your feet will benefit from this efficient treatment, but your lower legs as well.
After your 30min or 50min Japanese Foot Spa, you will feel refreshed and ready to tackle further walking adventures.
30min = 15min footbath and 15min foot massage
50min = 15min footbath and 35min foot massage
For your footbath, choose Japanese tea leaves collected from the Uji region on southern part of Kyoto. With the cool feeling, relaxing and refreshing scent of the tea leaves it is easy to practice reflections, which the Japanese like to call “mindfulness”.
For your footbath choose flowers, which are carefully selected based on the season. Not only is this colorful footbath beautiful and elegant, it will also satisfy your heart, mind in body.