Kabuki Springs & Spa

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Kabuki Springs & Spa information

Location
San Francisco , USA
Address
1750 Geary Blvd
Telephone
+1 415 922 6000
Getting there
Bus: 22, 38
More information
www.kabukisprings.com
Prices
admission $25
Opening hours
10am-9:45pm, co-ed Tue, women-only Wed, Fri & Sun, men-only Mon, Thu & Sat
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Our favorite urban retreat recreates communal, clothing-optional Japanese baths. Salt-scrub in the steam room, soak in the hot pool, then cold plunge, and reheat in the sauna. Rinse and repeat. Silence is mandatory, fostering a meditative mood – if you hear the gong, it means Shhhh! Men and women alternate days, except co-ed Tuesdays (bathing suits required Tuesdays).

The look befits the location – slightly dated Japanese modern, with vaulted lacquered-wood ceilings, tile mosaics and low lighting. Plan two hours' minimum, plus a 30-to-60-minute wait at peak times (add your name to the waitlist, then go next door to slurp noodles or shop). Communal bathing discounted with massage appointments; book ahead and come on the gender-appropriate day.