Spa Profile: YU, THE SPA by L’Occitane at Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo
Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo, a luxury garden oasis in the heart of Tokyo, is home to YU, THE SPA by L’Occitane, the first L’Occitane spa in Japan. Beautiful botanical gardens, nature-rich treatments, and an all-weather pool and onsen (which uses hot spring water from Ito) provide the perfect Zen environment for a luxurious spa experience away from the hustle and bustle of busy Tokyo.
With treatment rooms designed in the image of the Chinzan-so Garden with soft light to a menu of over 40 different spa treatments, guests of the YU, THE SPA will enjoy a peaceful and serene spa retreat like no other.
The Spa Insider chatted with Mr. Satochi Nakahara, Director of Spa, to learn more about this relaxation oasis in the heart of Tokyo, Japan:
Why You’ll Love It: YU, THE SPA is located at Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo, a one-of-a-kind, five-star luxury urban resort known for its vast property, a massive green oasis in the middle of Tokyo. This environment is something that no other spas and hotels can offer in Tokyo, and our guests love the tranquility of our green oasis. Surrounded by gorgeous nature, singing birds and natural light, you can forget that you are actually in one of the world’s busiest cities.
Even if you have no time to take a vacation, at our spa guests enjoy a relaxing getaway from their busy lives without really leaving Tokyo. Our spa facility is superb and our treatments are also topnotch, but what our guests love most is our tranquil environment, a gem of Tokyo.
Key Features: Guests will enjoy upscale amenities including an all-weather pool and onsen (Japanese hot spring bath), vast garden and unique activities.
Bonus: At our spa, we have a real “onsen” (Japanese hot spring bath), which is known for various health and skin benefits. We bring the mineral-rich hot spring water from Ito, one of the most famous hot springs. Our spa guests, who are booked for treatments, have access to the hot spring bath without additional costs. Onsen is not only relaxing, but it also promotes blood circulation and makes a treatment even more effective if you soak in the bath prior to your services. We strongly recommend that you take advantage of this perk, a unique offering.
Spa Snacks: Self-service continental breakfast, free beverages such as coffee and various teas, room service menus including sandwiches, salads, sushi, etc.
Splurge Treatment: The “Garden Secret Signature Treatment” from Spa by L’Occitane menu was specifically created with inspiration from the hotel’s renowned garden, featuring different treatment products in each season highlighting seasonal flowers. (150 minutes, 50,000 yen)
Insider Favorites: Vichy Rain Therapy (60 minutes, 30,900 yen); YU, THE SPA Reset works upon the nervous system to relieve physical and emotional tension. The addition of a head massage promises deep relaxation. (90 minutes, 35,000 yen)
Featured Products: L’Occitane (We are the only spa that offers L’Occitane treatments in Japan), Elemis, Aromatherapy Associates, Euga (Japan’s original) and Japoneiram (Japan’s original using Camellia oil).
YU, THE SPA by L’Occitane at Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo
10-8, Sekiguchi 2-chome, Bunkyo-ku
112-8680 Tokyo, Japan
Phone : +81 3 3943-1111
[Images courtesy of YU, THE SPA by L’Occitane/Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo]