Japanese Style Soaking Tubs For The Modern Home

There’s nothing like a long soak in a warm bath after a rough day. The Japanese created Ofuro soaking tubs for spiritual and mental healing, sans soap, as opposed to physical cleansing.

Somehow over the past few centuries, we’ve blended all the benefits together to cleanse ourselves both on the outside and in a psychological sense.

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While those of us with walk-in showers have to book a spa appointment or hotel stay to enjoy the bliss of a good old-fashioned bath, there are plenty of interior designers ready for the opportunity to outfit our homes with these grand bastions of luxury.

And since we’re not much for arguments, maybe we’ll just let them have their way.


Asian-Inspired Bathroom via Desire to Inspire

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Crisp Green & White Bedroom from Shelter

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Indoor-Outdoor Bathroom from Architectural Digest

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Ofuro Tub from Fantasia Showrooms

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Stone Wall Bathroom via House of Turquoise

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The Hammacher Schlemmer Ofuro Tub

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Modern Japanese Bathtub by Diamond Spas

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Japanese Ofuro Tub by RH Tubs

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Japanese Soaking Tub by Rapsel

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Traditional Japanese Tub by Matteo Thun

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Metal tub found at Hammacher Schlemmer.