What to do on a rainy day? Go to the spa...
There is a spa about 20 minutes by train at Takarazuka that had opened 2 years ago called Nature Spa Takarazuka. It closed for a bit, renovated and re-opened this year on Valentine's Day.
Since Satoshi had the day off (he has to work this coming weekend), we decided to check out the renovated spa. The lobby area had lots of flower arrangements given by different businesses.
They added a new area called "ganbanyoku" this is a heated bedrock which you lie on to relax and detox. Since it was a new item at the spa, the wait was over 2 hours! (guess we'll have to try it when the novelty fades...) They were giving away free gifts as part of the re-opening...boxes of chocolates!!
Lunch was at the spa's restaurant, Acqua Rossa. We had the "pasta lunch", this is a prix fixe menu.
First course, appetizer plate with salad, sausage on potato salad, sweet potato with butter, a seafood omlette and ratatouille.
Next was your choice from 6 different pastas...I chose the penne bolognese. It was really tasty.
Dessert was a choice from a platter...I chose the "babaloa" (bavarian creme). This dessert was very light and topped with a raspberry sauce, strawberry and blueberry and an espresso.
It was a great way to spend a rainy day!
Nature Spa Takarazuka
9-33 Yumoto Hommachi
Takarazuka city, Hyogo Prefecture
Closed on Mondays and every 3rd Tuesday