Japanese “Ofuro”

When the temperature gets colder, the more I miss the “Japanese Ofuro”๐Ÿฅบ!!!

It’s not a Jacuzzi or just a bathtub in the bathroom…

๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿ’•โœจ

โœจphoto from TOTO official siteโœจ

โœจ

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๐Ÿคใ€€ใ€€ใ€€๐Ÿฆ†ใ€€ใ€€ใ€€๐Ÿ›€

โ†‘The first Japanese Ofuro I made in Hawaii (Bathtub from TOTO USA)๐Ÿ’“

๐ŸŠ๐Ÿ˜Œ

To me, the main purposes of needing OFURO, besides cleaning my body are :

  • Relaxation๐Ÿ˜Œ
  • Anti-aging care
  • Detox
  • Recovery from over-excising
  • Aromatherapy time
  • Helping for the good quality of sleeping๐Ÿ˜ด
  • and many more โœจ๐ŸŒน

๐ŸŒผ

๐Ÿ˜Œ

The bathroom is equipped with a shower area with a shower, a faucet, a stool, washbowls, and a deep bathtub. When bathing Japanese-style, you are supposed to first wash your body outside the bathtub with the shower or a washbowl.

Afterwards, you enter the tub after your body is cleaned, which is used for soaking only. Then your body gets hot, you back to the washing space, sit down, relax… shampoo… facial massage with your favorite aromatic product, scrub your body…etc do whatever makes your skin and body feel great.

That way, the tub hot water will not get dirty so family members can share the hot water which is a big saving and efficient.

โ™จ๏ธŽ๐Ÿก๐Ÿผ

Sweets from natural hot spring resort “Onsen” & ๐Ÿผ is showing cute face for snack…

โ™จ๏ธใ€€ใ€€๐Ÿ’“

๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ˜Œ

One day, I will post our Snow-monkey spot “Death Valley” Nagano natural hot spring trip๐Ÿ’•

โ™จ๏ธใ€€ใ€€โ˜ƒ๏ธใ€€ใ€€๐Ÿ’

  • ๐Ÿฆซ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŠ๐Ÿ‹

๐ŸŠ

Adorable Capybara are enjoying as well ๏ผšphoto http://www.nasu-oukoku.com

๐ŸŽƒใ€€ใ€€ใ€€๐ŸŠใ€€ใ€€ใ€€๐Ÿ˜†ใ€€ใ€€ใ€€๐ŸŽƒใ€€ใ€€ใ€€๐ŸŠใ€€ใ€€ใ€€๐Ÿ˜†

๐Ÿก๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ’•

Happy Bath Time๐Ÿค—

Love & Aloha Kawela ๐Ÿ’•

59 comments

  1. ๆ–ฐใ—ใ„ใŠ้ขจๅ‘‚ใ‚’ไฝœใ‚‹ใฎใงใ™ใญ?๐Ÿ›
    ใƒใ‚นใ‚ฟใƒ–ใฏใชใ„ใ‘ใฉๆธฉๆณ‰้ฅ…้ ญใฏใ‚ใ‚‹ใฎใ‹ใ—ใ‚‰??๐Ÿ˜‹

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    1. Bedroom้šฃใฎใƒใ‚นใƒซใƒผใƒ ใซๆตดๆงฝใ‚ใ‚‹ใฎใงใ™ใŒใ€
      ใ‚ซใƒ”ใƒใƒฉ3ๅŒนใใ‚‰ใ„ใจ
      ใ‚ทใ‚งใ‚ขๅ‡บๆฅใ‚‹ใ‚ตใ‚คใ‚บใชใฎใง
      ใŠๆนฏใŒๅ‹ฟไฝ“็„กใใฆใ€‚ๅฐใ•ใ„ใฎใŒๆฌฒใ—ใ„ใงใ™๏ผ
      ใŠ้ฅ…้ ญใฏๆ—ฅๆœฌใฎใŠๅ‹้”ใŒ
      ้€ใฃใฆใใ‚Œใพใ—ใŸ๐Ÿ’—

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      1. ใ‚ซใƒ”ใƒใƒฉ3ๅŒนใจใ‚ทใ‚งใ‚ข!๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
        ็ขบใ‹ใซใƒใ‚นใ‚ฟใƒ–ใฏๅคงใใ™ใŽใฆใ‚‚ๅฐใ•ใใฆใ‚‚ใƒ€ใƒกใง๐Ÿ›€๐Ÿป็จ‹ใ‚ˆใ„ใ‚ตใ‚คใ‚บใฃใฆใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ™ใ‚ˆใญ๐Ÿ˜„

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      2. zombiekong ใ•ใ‚“ใฎใŠๅฎ…ใฎใฏใ€ใใฃใจ็งใฎ็†ๆƒณใฎใ‚ตใ‚คใ‚บใ ใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™๏ผ
        ใ‚ณใƒใƒณใกใ‚ƒใ‚“ๆฐด้Šใณ็พๅ ดใฎๅ†™็œŸใ‚’ใ„ใคใ‹๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’•

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  2. Nature Is Always Unique And
    Changing And Those Are Truly
    Huge Rodents And Cute the
    Capybara Enjoying A

    Relaxing

    Japanese

    Ofuru too

    And Now HAha

    i’m In Really Bigger Trouble
    As Now my Wife Wants One

    Too That Means A Bigger Home True…

    Yet False HAha As We aRe Staying WHeRE

    We aRe in the Home That is All Paid-Off Hehe…

    The Ofuru Certainly Looks Soothing Though Yet

    HAha i Don’t Waste Many Minutes in the Shower

    Just Takes Minutes Away From Free Dancing
    Singing Poetry With SMiLes… Yet My Wife’s

    Shoulder Has Been Sore Currently

    In Rehab So Yeah

    She Wants

    To Take
    A Lasting
    Soothing Dip
    In Your Dream Tub too
    Panda Is Smiling For Those
    Treats And The Snow Monkeys
    In the Hot Springs in Japan Are
    Surely Relaxing too in Ease of Balancing
    SMiLes Aloha FRiEnD As Always Thanks
    For Sharing Your Paradise Island With Us All..:)

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    1. glad to hear that you have your all-paid-off sweet home in FL ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’•

      ๏ผžFree Dancing
      Singing Poetry With SMiLesโ€ฆ

      โ†‘โ†‘โ†‘
      ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ‘
      so funny

      Oh, what’s happened to her shoulder!?
      Hope it will get well soon….๐Ÿ™ใ€‚ใ€‚ใ€‚

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      1. SMiles Dear Aloha
        FRiEnD Thanks for
        The Kind Concern
        For Katrina No

        Acute

        Trauma
        Injury Yet Perhaps
        The Repetitive

        Exercise

        Of Supporting
        my Weight of
        The World

        Hehe

        For
        31 Years
        And Really 32
        Since We Started
        Living Together
        On September 21st
        Of 1989 Married
        5 Months

        Later

        On February
        21st 1990
        That Way
        Like Folks
        Born Close
        To Christmas
        She Gets Valentineโ€™s

        Presents
        Of Her
        Choice
        On Our
        Anniversary
        Perhaps The
        Chronic

        Shoulder

        Pain

        Is

        Starting
        To Make
        Sense And
        Pain In The
        Somewhere Else
        Hehe Fredache

        Her

        Pet
        Name
        For me๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ™Œโ˜บ๏ธ

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  3. Is an Ofuro a home setup while an Onsen is a natural spring? If not, what are the differences?

    I’ve wanted a jacuzzi/soak setup for ages!! I considered a jacuzzi bathtub till I read about bacteria growing unseen in the lines and spraying as a fine mist when the jets are activated. Pass!

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    1. That’s right.
      Ofuro is a home setup. It’s normal tub water. But if you live around a natural hot spring area and you can get Onsen to your Ofuro (that’s really amazing)!
      I can sleep extremely well after Onsen.
      (also make me extremely hungry ๏ผ‰โ™จ๏ธ

      So true, Jacuzzi needs special care to avoid bacteria growing.
      Our saltwater pool & jacuzzi has our pool guy’s maintenance every week and really expensive.๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

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      1. 1 point for me!!
        I need to remember mention the ritual of washing outside of the tub when people get all spazzy about the idea of sharing the water@

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  4. Your posts always make me smile.. ๐Ÿ˜€
    Silly me… I was in Japan back in 2017 and didn’t take the opportunity to imbibe in a Ofuro… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
    I want one! You have convinced me.
    I do hope your husband agrees.. Hahah

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    1. awww your message always makes me happy ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•
      Thank you so much.
      Hope you enjoyed your Japan trip. IF you have a chance to go again, try Onsen for sure!
      My husband wants to experience world-class powder snow ski in Hokkaido.โ„๏ธ
      I want to eat Hokkaido’s winter seafood and stay at Onsen resort hotel ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ’•

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      1. I took a look and found the Onsen at Lake Kawaguchiko at the base of Mt Fuji. We were lucky enough to take a tour there, and even luckier to get some really good images of Mt Fuji as the clouds parted on a very cloudy day.
        Wow… There are so many resorts at Hokkaido offering Onsen facilities. I’m with you. A trip there and also eating their seafood would be wonderful… ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ’–

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      2. I am glad to hear that you were able to see the gorgeous Mt Fuji from the Kawaguchi-ko side ๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜ป
        also glad to hear that you seem like a seafood lover too.

        Have you visited “Kamakura”? It’s like a little Kyoto.

        Kamakura was a capital once about 1000 years ago.
        It’s surrounding by Ocean and Mountain. This little city is where I spend most of my childhood.
        And it’s a really nice place to visit too๐Ÿ’•

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      3. A great area indeed. That must have been a wonderful place in which to spend your childhood.
        I recognized the Buddha statue from the many images I’ve seen on the web.
        What a lovely place to visit. If I ever return I will definitely make that part of my trip. ๐Ÿ˜

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      4. I can’t wait to return to Australia too๐Ÿจ๐Ÿฆ˜๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ’•

        Surfing at the Byron Bay, hanging around the Nimbin ๐Ÿ˜†ใ€‚ใ€‚ใ€‚
        I want to go back to the beautiful mountain little village Kuranda too๐Ÿ’•

        I am wondering which part of Australia you are….๐ŸŒฟ
        Happy Sunday and enjoy the spring flowers, aloha.

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  5. I never heard of an Ofuro before. It looks great for wintertime! What I like about your japanese traditions is the appreciation for all kind of things ๐Ÿ˜Š Panda looks cute and I love the Capybara!!! They are some of my favourite animals, so sweet ๐Ÿ’• I hope your husband is already working on it ๐Ÿ˜ Aloha ๐ŸŒˆ

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      1. Love this. I’ve never heard of the capybara before but it’s amazing that your sweet dog is so unafraid and friendly.
        Thanks for sharing.
        Gwen.

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  6. Look so nice! ๐Ÿ˜I like yuzu bath, when the winter solstice comes, Japanese would take this kind of hot bath/springs. Too bad that we donโ€™t have yuzu in Taiwan.

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