Ofuro Japanese Soaking Tubs
Ofuro Soaking Tubs originate from Japan where bathing is not just a bath but rather a spiritual ritual. The Ofuro bathing practice differs from North American and European bath tubs, Ofuro bath tubs are 'zen' like providing a sensual pleasure and a feeling of well-being and harmony with the natural surroundings, perhaps in a garden or spiritual landscape. Ofuro baths help to restore mental and spiritual well- being by providing a private relaxation space, and they promote good health by stimulating circulation.
The mechanics of an Ofuro require a deep chin down soak which means the Ofuro is a deeper tub than normal bath tubs. Traditionally Japanese soak in very hot water heated by means of a quiet non-electrical Chofu Heater. The thick cedar construction of our Ofuro's means that the tub will maintain its heat much longer than a regular tub. Our Ofuros are made of clear Western Red Cedar which is a close cousin to the traditional cypress wood used in Japan. Red Cedar has the distinct advantage of being naturally resilient to decay and bacteria. It also is known for its high insulating value. The pleasant aromatherapy of cedar heightens the experience!
Slip into one of our soft luxerious robes, grab your oversized bath towel and immerse yourself in this amazing pleasure!
Please reserve your Ofuro when you make your reservation!