The Japanese Spa: A Guide To Japan's Finest Ryokan And Onsen
Akihiko Seki & Elizabeth Heilman Brooke
Tuttle, 2005 (2005)
Reviewed by Ayesha Baumgartner
he Japanese Spa
is a beautiful compilation of the finest
's in Japan, complete with breathtaking photography by Akihiko Seki, as well as detailed descriptions of the spas, and what makes each one so special and welcoming.
he book includes essential knowledge for Westerners on basic etiquette and the history of the spas throughout Japan, which makes it a
for those travelling to that country. Each Ryokan and Onsen is decribed in full detail. The gorgeous, serene pictures invite the reader to read on and enjoy the experience of a Japanese Ryokan without actually being there. The presentation entices the reader to make a special trip and to spend time in these lovely retreats. Tips on additional activities within the vicinity of the spa help guide the traveller. Actual locations, addresses and contact information are provided to help you choose the spa experience you would most like to have.
his lovely book gives a feel for the best that Japan's
's offer. The full page photographs are exquisite and transport the reader to the world of Japan's finest resorts.
The Japanese Spa
makes for a beautiful table top book, a wonderful conversation starter, as well as a great guide to the finest in Japan's spas, to help both reader and traveller come away with a memorable experience. I highly recommended this book.
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