Yesterday we went to Spa Castle in Flushing New York. Spa Castle reminds me a lot of Spa World, a spa that I visited when I was in Osaka, Japan. One of the things I miss the most about Japan is Onsen. I really loved going to Onsen (Japanese Hot Springs) or traditional Japanese bathhouse. So it’s nice to get to go to something like that here in New York as well.
There is also a sauna to cool off which feels super cold, but I just realized yesterday that it is only about 60 degrees which is a pretty normal temperature.
They have a place where you can sit under infrared light as well which is supposed to have healing effects on your body.
The spa is unisex until you go into the indoor baths which are very similar to a Japanese Sento. This area is divided between men and women. In the bath area there are showers and a nice locker room with places to lounge and watch TV as well.
After the spa we went to eat Chinese style nabe at Little Sheep Hot Pot in Flushing which isn’t too far from the Spa. This hot pot is unique in that it uses Chinese herbs and roots and I believe soy milk as it’s base.
You then get to order vegetables and meats to put into the hotpot.