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The best massage in Tokyo! 5 recommended spas & salons

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Spa and massage salons in Tokyo

How do you, as a foreigner living a busy life in Tokyo, relax and unwind? Living in a foreign country comes with a certain amount of stress and pressure. Why not relax your mind and body with the best massage once in a while?

In this issue, we will introduce five carefully selected stores in Tokyo where you can receive a quality massage with peace of mind!

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What kind of massage services are available in Tokyo?                 

Tokyo attracts all kinds of massages from all over the world, so you can experience your favorite massage from around the world in Tokyo. There are also traditional massages unique to Japan.

Here is a selection of typical popular massages in Tokyo.

  • Foot Reflexology
  • Aroma Oil Massage
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Thai Massage
  • Ayurveda (traditional system of medicine practiced in India)
  • lymph drainage
  • lomi lomi

There are many more genres of massage available. Please try out various genres of massage and find the spa/massage salon of your choice.

How to book a spa or massage salon

When looking for a spa or massage salon in Japan, it is convenient to use search and reservation sites that allow you to search by genre, region, reviews, dates, and other criteria. Why not find a salon with a good reputation and relieve the fatigue of your trip to Japan?

Here are two useful search and reservation sites that are easy to use for foreigners to find spas and massages. Although simple Japanese or English may be required to make a reservation, you can expect courteous service by Japanese staff.

▼Hot Pepper Beauty

Hot Pepper Beauty is a very popular portal site that lists a wide range of beauty-related salons in Japan. You can search not only spa and massage salons, but also esthetic salons, hair salons, nail salons, and all other types of salons by region, date and time, budget, and other criteria.

Official Web site:Hot Pepper Beauty

2. oz mall

Ozmall is one of the two major beauty portal sites in Japan along with Hot Pepper Beauty. It features a wide range of search criteria and a large number of discount coupons. In addition to spas and massage salons, there is a full lineup of esthetic and relaxation salons, and you can also search for and book hotels, inns, restaurants, and hair salons.

Official Web site:【OZmall】

5 Recommended Spa & Massage Salons in Tokyo

1. the Peninsula Spa & Wellness Center

The Peninsula Spa & Wellness Center is located on the 6th floor of The Peninsula Tokyo, a luxury hotel in Ginza, in the heart of Tokyo. The spa offers a unique combination of Ayurvedic, Eastern, and Western techniques in a space that perfectly blends traditional Japanese beauty with modern sophistication.

The spa has received international acclaim, including a five-star rating in the spa category of the Forbes Travel Guide 2024 for 10 consecutive years, and is a hidden treasure in Tokyo that foreigners are encouraged to experience. The extraordinary space incorporates traditional Japanese elements such as shoji screens, plaster, and washi paper lighting, leading to deep relaxation.

Before your treatment, you can enjoy a cup of tea in the spacious relaxation room to calm your mind. The heated swimming pool with its beautiful view of the outer gardens of the Imperial Palace is also a tranquil place where you can forget the hustle and bustle of the city.

Experience the hospitality of the Peninsula, which has been praised around the world, and the spirit of hospitality that is uniquely Japanese through the high quality of its treatments. It will surely be a special memory of your stay in Tokyo.

Location: The Peninsula Tokyo, 6F, 1-8-1 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
For more information: ▶︎ The Peninsula Spa & Wellness Center

2. hermitage SPA Tokyo Station Hotel

Iori SPA, located in the Tokyo Station Hotel directly connected to Tokyo Station, is the flagship salon with a classical Japanese atmosphere and is directly connected to the red brick station building, an important cultural asset designated by the Japanese government. With the concept of "Japanese hospitality," everything from the products to the interior design and treatments is focused on "Japanese" style, offering the delicate and attentive service that only the Japanese can provide.

The warm, soft light invites you to deep relaxation in a luxurious atmosphere with traditional Japanese crafts scattered throughout the space. The comfortable touch of the therapist's hands is a special and personalized experience.

Pair rooms are available for partners, best friends, and mothers and daughters, so we recommend sharing a blissful moment with your loved one. Body treatments that assess your body's problems and conditions and relieve them with comfortable pressure are performed with expert hands to eliminate your worries and lead you to your ideal beauty.

With a prime location in the heart of the city and an elegant spa experience filled with Japanese aesthetics, this is a must-visit place to create special memories during your stay in Tokyo.

Location: Tokyo Station Hotel B1F, 1-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
For more information: ▶︎ Iori SPA Tokyo Station Hotel

3. spa the sakura|shinagawa

Located on the first basement floor of The Prince Sakura Tower Tokyo in Shinagawa, Tokyo, SPA THE SAKURA is a hotel spa filled with the natural beauty of Japan's four seasons and a Japanese atmosphere. The tranquil space is like being nestled in a forest, and the fragrance of Japaneseness wafts deep in the air.

The spa offers Japanese-style treatments that allow you to experience the changing of the seasons, with a focus on Zen, incense, and other uniquely Japanese hospitality. The menu is also attractive for its use of natural ingredients, such as body care surrounded by Japanese scents like yuzu and hinoki, and facials that make the most of the blessings of plants.

Located in a hotel known for its cherry blossoms, this spa is a modern yet atmospheric space with a Japanese feel. Pair rooms are available for mothers, daughters, friends, and partners, so you can share a special relaxation time with your loved one.

In addition, counseling that incorporates the traditional Japanese art of monko, or "listening to the fragrance of fragrant woods," allows the client to balance the body and mind while listening to the fragrance of natural fragrant woods.

Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and experience a luxurious spa experience in a mystical space surrounded by tranquility. The healing world unique to Japan will lead you to purify your mind and body.

Location: The Prince Sakura Tower Tokyo B1F, 3-13-1 Takanawa, Minato-ku, Tokyo
For more information: ▶︎ SPA THE SAKURA

ERAWAN Thai Traditional Massage|Roppongi, Akasaka, Asakusa

Thai massage was introduced to Thailand from India 2,500 years ago and is said to have evolved under the influence of Ayurveda and Chinese medicine. Erawan Thai Massage has outlets in Roppongi, Akasaka, and Asakusa in Tokyo, and offers a variety of menus including traditional Thai massage, aroma oil treatment, and foot reflexology.

All of the therapists at this salon are highly experienced professionals who have trained in the real Thailand, and the salon features an exotic atmosphere that makes you feel as if you have wandered into a Thai resort. The carefully designed interior and the pleasant aroma of the salon will give you a taste of Thailand even while you are in Japan.

Stronger shiatsu is also available for those who want to relax their stiffened muscles. Our overwhelming technical skills, recognized even by foreign visitors to Japan, will heal your tired body from the root. Please try this special experience that will refresh your mind and body and restore a new balance.

Location: 【 Roppongi 】 7-15-13 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 412 Roppongi Dia Building
   【 Akasaka Branch 】 7F Orion Building, 6-3-19 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
   【 Asakusa 】 1-8-13 Hanakawado, Taito-ku, Tokyo
For more information: ▶︎ Erawan Thai Massage Roppongi
         Erawan Thai Massage Akasaka
         Erawan Thai Massage Asakusa

5. treatment store under the stars|Shinjuku

Stepping out from the hustle and bustle of Shinjuku, you will find yourself in a healing space based on the concept of "modern harmony. The massage parlor, "Hoshinoha no shita no sejutsu-shitsu," offers the best hospitality with the attention to detail that only a Japanese woman can provide.

The restaurant's interior has the essence of Japan with tatami mat floors and green walls scattered throughout, and the greetings and manners of the staff are also very Japanese. Visitors are sure to be surprised by the attention to detail.

The "Treatment Shop Under the Stars" welcomes foreign tourists. Since it is located close to Kabukicho in Shinjuku, many foreigners stop by during their sightseeing. Anyone is welcome to stop by to rest tired feet after a long walk, to relieve fatigue from a long trip, or to relax shoulders stiffened by the weight of luggage.

There is no need to worry about language. Chinese and English menu lists are available, and English-speaking therapists are also on staff.

If you want to experience the heartwarming service of Japan, why not visit this restaurant?

Location: Hinode Building 4F, 7-1-8 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
For more information: ▶︎ Treatment store under the stars


How was it? In this issue, we have introduced some of the best healing salons that you can experience while in Tokyo.
Please try it out as an oasis in your busy day. I am sure you will find a salon to your liking.

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