More of a relaxation/massage centre than a dedicated foot bath café, Hogushiya Honpo Riraku has several branches around Tokyo. The flagship salon is located at Shinjuku’s Yasukuni-dori avenue, close to the bustling nightlife district Kabukicho. Thanks to its late opening hours, you can get a multitude of massages, including Thai, foot, full body and Samran (using oil and hot towels), plus facial treatments, right before your big night out.
Grab one of the seats along the large glass windows and dip your feet into the ashiyu tub while gazing out over Shinjuku’s mesmerising neon streetscape. Hogushiya Honpo Riraku’s foot bath sessions last a long 70 minutes – and you’ll be served all-you-can-drink corn silk tea, rooibos tea or hojicha (roasted green tea) for ¥1,210. An additional ¥770 will see a ten-minute shoulder or foot massage added for full relaxation.