There was no better spa to spend a Tokyo afternoon than Ritz Carlton Tokyo’s spa until I met Aman Tokyo again. Sorry Ritz Carlton but I met someone new and will be leaving you…maybe, probably forever. Miss Spaist last came to this Aman spa during their opening period in February 2014. I remember coming away dissatisfied because of an uneven, disappointing treatment. This time was very, very different.
As a spa enthusiast and lover, Aman Tokyo’s spa has EVERYTHING a lady could want – good lighting, chem-free products, spacious (claustrophobic is a word for many other Tokyo spas), Pilates (!), localized and the exotic (cosmetic acupuncture, Tibetan inspired, etc) for treatments, an amazing cityscape swimming pool and some of the top therapists in the city. Everything I imagined, everything I was hoping for, and everything I could want in spa – city or resort. It’s clear that the Aman powers-that-be put a lot of thought into this spa for the new wave of Aman wellness centers they would like to build.
I was greeted warmly at the gorgeous lobby and brought to a stunning sitting area, where I filled in the standard spa body checklist and disclosure form for my 150 minute Aman Tokyo spa journeys treatment.
Not long after, a very smiley and sweet attendant led me to my treatment room (pictured below) for the customary foot ritual. The Aman Tokyo spa brochure describes it as “an act of service and care at its most humble”. As a sign of things to come, the therapist soaked and scrubbed my feet then applied a short acupressure to these tired soles. I knew I was in for good things to come!
I had been in the two bed, enormous couples suite (during PM) for my first visit so it was glad to be given a different kind of room. Did not disappoint. The room was kind of like…a high end ryokan room with Aman sensibilities? Simple, clean but elegant like the Aman brand projects. Wood really does provide a warming welcome feeling and their treatment rooms make all of their competitors’ rooms look ordinary or just downright dated.
The massage therapist took the time to ask if there were any areas I wanted to focus on, since it was noted that I have some shoulder and neck issues, and she also explained that she was going to some lymphatic massage too (because I really enjoy that!), which was noted in my Amanjunkie profile. She had a very soothing voice and touch. I only remember being gently woken up to wash Japanese kuromoji powder and clay scrub off and then falling back to sleep again. Note to self: just do a body treatment so I can sleep the full time!
Once my treatment was finished, my attendant took me to their gorgeous sitting area to enjoy cup of green tea and assorted seasonal fruits with the sunset. You’re more than welcome to use their spa facilities, swimming pool too.
The bill was a significant chunk of my Tokyo spaing budget but this time totally worthwhile! The facilities, attention to detail, treatment quality and everything makes me want to come back again. You can just lose yourself here and you know the worst part? Having to call a taxi and go back to my hotel. Hello new Tokyo spa home 🙂