Rin is the youngest of my three kids and a high school senior. It doesn’t seem so long ago that she was tugging at my hand, begging “Mama, dakko! Pick me up, Mummy!” The years have gone fast and now it is more likely that I’m the one begging for more communication than just the occasional eye roll (when she can tear herself away from her cell phone, that is). I’m always working, she’s busy with her studies and a full schedule of extra-curricular activities, and the days just keep slipping by. Before I know it, this one will be off to university.
Rin and Kimberley cheesing for the camera!
It happened that Rin’s friend, Kimberley from New Zealand, was staying with us during her first trip to Japan. Enoshima is a great place to take visitors and when I suggested a spa day, the girls jumped at the offer. After all, who doesn’t enjoy some pampering?
A Seaside Spa with Something for Everyone
It takes just over an hour by train from downtown Tokyo to reach Enoshima, and the Enoshima Island Spa (Enospa) is a leisurely 15-minute stroll from Katase-Enoshima Station. Set just above the ocean, the spa offers absolutely stunning views, most notably Mt. Fuji in full display on clear days. Along with treatments at the Beng Teng Spa and Yumemi Shiatsu Salon, guests can soak in their choice of 15 different rejuvenating pools. These include Japanese-style onsen hot springs (separate for men and women) and heated spa pools (co-ed, swimsuits required). The on-site restaurant, Island …continue reading