Monday, 27 June 2011

I Miss This... The Tub

The itsy bitsy bath tub I love. This one was taken at Toyoko-Inn. Which one you ask? All Toyoko-Inn rooms look pretty much the same.

Although much smaller (or shorter?) than the usual western style tub, it is deep enough for total immersion up to the neck, it is designed for sitting in, not so much lying in.

We don't look at the normal western-style bath tub the same ever again. Now, if only we can get one of this installed at home. This and the hi-tech toilet. That's what I want for my birthday! Any sponsors? XD

33 comments:

  1. The Toyoko Inn is one of my favourite hotel chains in Japan. They are located all over Japan and are well priced for the business or budget traveller. I like the baths in Australia because they are long and you can stretch out, but can't beat the Japan baths for depth and total immersion.

    Japan Australia

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  2. I agree entirely! but you can't get those things here in England.

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  3. the bathtub is probably designed for upright bathing only. are Japan bathtubs all like that?

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  4. @Japan Australia,
    Love Toyoko Inn.It's a cheap option to stay while in Japan. And can't beat the benefitof being a member too! :)

    I like both western & Japanese style of baths, but I miss the deep bath when all I want is to soak in hot water with the bubbles. :)

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  5. @Jenny,
    Nor can we find it here in Malaysia. We've tried looking for them.The closest we found was the spa tub.

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  6. @LR,
    There are western style bath tub in hotels in Japan esp at those international hotel chain.

    Can't say about all Japanese homes since we have yet entered a bath at a Japanese home! XD

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  7. Did you just say any sponges? Bananaz got sponges..you want polyurethane sponge combined with scouring pad or natural sponge? muahaha. Bath tub too small for mandi berdiri OK. Looks cute tQ.

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  8. Our bath tub at home is of course, similar in design... we enjoy dipping ourselves in it especially in the winter...

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  9. @Bananazஇ,
    Can stand nicely in the tub. Some more, because of its height, less water splashing out to the floor. XD

    Dont want sponges lah... use scouring pad, I bet I come out squeaky clean! LOL

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  10. @Lrong,
    Having a tub that can maintain the temperature is sure nice. I want those - so that our bath water is always hot.

    Must be nice to soak in the tub during the cold winter season! Cant wait to do it soon! ^^

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  11. Takara is a one of the popular bath tub makers in Japan. My family uses it. I tried to look for an English site, but I noticed Japanese bath tubs aren't sold in other countries. ^^;
    This bath room is for upper middle class, I think. Japanese makers are selling whole of bath room, not only a tub.
    Bath room is cheaper than new car.

    http://www.takara-standard.co.jp/product/system_bath/luno.html

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  12. Gosh such a tiny bath tub, thats PERFECT for me!!!! Snugly too heheheheeh

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  13. LOL, bet my kids will love it, thy can dunk in the tub for a long long time until their toes become pickled prunes!

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  14. I haven't heard about membership before. What are the benefits of being a member of the Toyoko Inn?

    Japan Australia

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  15. They are too small to jump in the bath :)

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  16. You mean you can't swim in this bath tub? Haha!!!

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  17. I want a hi-tech toilet too!! Looking for sponsors as well! LOL!

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  18. @birdmini,
    I wonder whether I should order and ship them over from Japan to Malaysia. ^^

    Maybe when my 1/2 million condo is completed I can consider doing it. LOL

    Thanks for the link! :)

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  19. @cuteandcurls,
    its cute, it doesn't take up much space and actually quite comfy to sit in too!

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  20. @Alice,
    I bet they would. Raimie loves taking shower and soaking in the tub. Just nice for his size. ;p

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  21. @Japan Australia,
    You never heard of it? It's called Toyoko Inn International Membership or something. It's mentioned in their website, by the way. One time fee of 1,500yen and members get discounts for room they booked, apart from being able to check-in an hour earlier and being able to make reservations 6 months in advance instead of three. Good deal, I think. :)

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  22. @ristinw,
    small yes! But nicely snug. :)

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  23. @foong,
    Panda can fit in a western style bath tub? XD

    If only got people can sponsor us, right? I promise to take photos of the hi-tech toilet everyday for my sponsor! LOL

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  24. Japanese bathtubs are all like that.I don't know the other bathtubs.:)
    In old days there was wooden bathtubs.

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  25. @cocomino,
    The wooden bathtubs must be nice to use.

    I used a cedar tub bath when we stayed in Bessho Onsen and it was quite nice. :)

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  26. I don't know if I would like a bathtub like that. I think it's uncomfortable. I have to lie and stretch down so I can feel my body stretch at the end of the day while relaxing in a warm, fragrant bath.
    Sitting in while taking a bath --well for me, is not that relaxing.
    Well, I guess, that is probably not a problem for other people.

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  27. This tub would be very small for me. I am almost 2 metre tall.

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  28. looks like a nice deep tub. I do like to lay down in a tub but the deepness might make up for it. :)

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  29. @Bing,
    Japanese are used to this tub.

    I guess for those used to western tub, using this type of tub may not be comfortable. I like it though. :)

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  30. @Filip,
    That would be a tight fit! @.@

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  31. @Sandi,
    It was quite nice sitting in the tub with just my head above the water. Of course with the water being rather hot, can't move all that much in it so I just sit motionless enjoying the hot water. :)

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  32. wow, i reckon i could fit one leg in that tub! :-)

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  33. @reesan,
    LOL
    At least you get to wash one foot there! XD

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