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added on : December 16, 2019

Give your feet a break from Tokyo's busy streets at an ashiyu cafe

With everything Tokyo has to offer, this city can take a toll on your feet. The perfect solution: ashiyu (footbath) cafes! "Ashi" is the Japanese word for "feet," while "yu" means "hot water." Relax at one of these footbath cafes as you dip your feet into the warm water, enjoy a snack, and maybe even indulge in a massage. Both establishments have English menus, are welcoming of people who have tattoos, and have kind staff who are ready to help you recharge and set off to explore Tokyo once more!

Hogurest: A lush, health-conscious oasis in Tokyo’s concrete jungle

Hogurest, located near Ueno, is an ashiyu cafe that takes pride in its seasonal offerings. The staff will greet you warmly and guide you to their beautiful, fountain-like footbath. Once you are seated, you will be able to enjoy the ever-changing seasonal menu; Hogurest offers new and exciting health-conscious menu options using organic whole grains.
For only 1080 yen, you can dip your feet into the calming water for a full hour, as well as enjoy one of Hogurest's detox, anti-aging, or fasting teas. Choose the one that complements your health goals best!
For an additional fee, Hogurest also offers special, targeted massages that will revitalize you and leave you feeling like new. Don't worry if you're wearing long pants or stockings: Hogurest loans comfy (and complimentary) clothes to change into, so you can enjoy all the pleasures this oasis has to offer without a single worry.

Mominoki House: A little paradise in Tokyo's Ameyoko

Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo's Ameyoko shopping street is Mominoki House. With an interior bathed in warm, orange light, Mominoki House is a secret sanctuary within Tokyo. Inspired by Sri Lankan culture, the cafe features imported teas, aromatic oils, and food based on traditional Sri Lankan recipes.
On the first floor, you will find the main cafe area, where customers can sit down and dip their feet into warm water beneath the bar. (Make sure to wipe your feet with a disinfectant sheet first!)
The basic course starts at 45 minutes for 1,000 yen and includes a cup of special Sri Lankan tea. For a small additional fee, you can have one of the friendly employees give you a refreshing massage. Feeling hungry? Try the special vegetarian curry with homegrown, organic whole-grain rice.

Hogurest

Address 3F T&T Okachimachi Building, 4-8-5 Taito, Taito City, Tokyo
Hours Monday–Saturday: 10:30-21:00
(Last entry is at 20:30)
Sundays: 10:30- 20:00
(Last entry is at 19:00)
Closing days Every Thursday
From December 31 to January 3
Access Naka-Okachimachi Station | Exit 1 | 1 min on foot
Hibiya Line
Okachimachi Station | South Exit | 2 min on foot
JR Yamanote Line
Ueno-okachimachi Station | 5 min on foot
Oedo Line
Shin-Okachimachi Station | 10 min on foot
Tsukuba Express Line
Other For updated information on opening hours, days closed, prices, and more, please check the official website.
URL Hogurest (JPN)

Mominoki House

Address 4-5-2 Ueno, Taito City, Tokyo
Hours 11:00-24:00 (last reception: 23:30)
Closing days Open daily
Access Okachimachi Station | 3 min on foot
JR Lines
Other For updated information on opening hours, days closed, prices, and more, please check the official website.
URL Mominoki House (JPN)

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