Bathtubs that are common in design can often be a little unsatisfying for people who prefer to soak inside the tub. They‘re simply not deep enough for total immersion while sitting. One solution for this problem is that the Japanese soaking tub. These tubs are typically a minimum of 22 inches deep, with some going as deep as 32 inches. You could find these tubs in many different shapes, including rectangular, circular, oval, square, as well as hexagonal.
Although these tubs may be a bit expensive, usually there are some drop in tub options which are a little more affordable. The Signature Hardware Drop In Japanese Soaking Tub is $1, 924. 95. The one person tub is 32 inches deep and measures 40 inches by 40 inches.
It‘s a regular bath having a built in seat, but if you need to pay a little extra you may also have it being an air bath or perhaps a whirlpool bath. A two person version of the soaking tub is likewise available for $2, 164. 95. It measures 60 inches by 40 inches and also has two seats.
Signature Hardware also sells hammered copper or acrylic stand alone soaking tubs starting around $3, 000. These tubs don‘t have faucet holes, and should be used with freestanding tub fillers or tub fillers which are mounted to the ground or wall. Perhaps one of the less expensive choices is that the Caruso Round Japanese Soaking Tub, which sells for $2, 970. 95. It‘s 47 in diameter and 32 deep.
For all those wishing for something that may be a little more luxurious, there is that the 72 Riley Double Wall Hexagon Copper Soaking Air Bath Tub. This tub is hand made and costs $9, 389. 95. However, it is available having a handheld remote control that‘s waterproof (and floats so that you could easily see it) to control the 16 air jets which are included inside the price from the tub.
Japanese soaking tubs made inside the more traditional style could be purchased from Japanese Bath in Alaska. They sell 22 inch deep wooden ofuros (and that is what these tubs are called in Japan) made from Alaskan cedar or hinoki in four different sizes in each circular, elliptical and rectangular shapes.
They also will have a custom tub to suit the space you‘ve available. A 42 inch diameter Hinoki Circle Ofuro is among the smaller tubs available and costs $3, 350, and that is in the lower end from the price range. Closer towards the other end from the price range, the 60 inch by 30 inch Alaska Yellow Cedar Rectangular Ofuro costs $5, 610 and is among the larger tubs available.