Japan’s title as a leader in the Asian cosmetics industry leads credence to its often underrecognized opulent spa scene. Featuring classic onsen bathhouses as a cultural norm, Japan is the kind of country that spa stylings naturally become part of a dream vacation.
Insider Tip: While most onsen bath spas are a great pick for travelers who want to experience opulence on a budget, die hard glamor fiends should definitely consider a less traditional, more modernized spa visit. We suggest the Mandarin Oriental in Tokyo, which is known for its nightingale facials, high end body scrubs, and fully trained international staff.
Why We Love This Destination: It’s in perfect proximity to trendy Shibuya shopping, and has plenty of opportunities for top tier sushi, too.