Thursday, February 16, 2006

nature spa takarazuka

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


eat stuff said...

That definately sounds likea greatway to spend a rainy day I wonder how hard it will be to get casey to agree hmmmm

K and S said...

hmmm, maybe if you throw in a jockey of beer??

thanks for stopping by, clare!

kat & satoshi

Journal Actif said...

This is definetly a gateway which would make me so much good right now.
And I'd like to have that dessert. I love everything bavarian cream.
Have a nice week you two.

K and S said...

Hi Zoubida,
After the exciting weekend you had, you definitely deserve to get a facial or massage!

Have a nice week!

Kat & Satoshi