We can build to order. If you have a unique space and don't see a standard size that will work, contact us about building a unique tub that fits your space. Cost varies - we will provide a quote upon request. Click here to contact us. Made in the USA, our ofuros have a well-deserved reputation as the best in the world. Relax in steaming neck-high water!
Easy to use: Simply fill with hot water for a nice relaxing soak, then drain when finished. Ofuros are designed as a soaking tub after a shower. Bath salts or bath oils can be used. We do not recommend using this tub as a "shower tub". See our FAQ section for more...
The MOST comfortable tub: The secret to a comfortable bath is deep water that almost floats your body. A Zen ofuro - deep, aromatic, luxurious comfort!
Our Expertise: Zen Bathworks is the leading builder of the ofuro bathtub. We have developed a proprietary design that makes our ofuro completely user-friendly, and superior to any other wooden ofuro on the market and they are guaranteed. Our highly skilled craftsmen build tubs one at a time using a combination of traditional and modern techniques. Let us help you choose the perfect tub for your amazing bath. Click here to contact us.
Wood choice: This tub is most often made with Hinoki - the famous light-colored and aromatic cypress that is considered sacred for its beauty and strength. Hinoki has an amazing lemon/ginger aroma that fills your bath area with each use. Other finish choices are Red Cedar, and Teak. All the wood we use is of the finest grade - vertical grained, quarter-sawn heartwood, properly dried and free of defects. More about our wood...
Shape choice: The Kyoto ofuro has sides that slope inward from top to bottom. See also the Onsen ofuro which has straight vertical sides.
Room Design: The Ofuro can fit into a wide variety of typical bathroom designs. We can size to fit your plan.
Japanese Style Room Design: A Japanese bath is a Zen sanctuary with adjacent showering and soaking areas - open in design with a draining floor. The soaking tub is placed to enjoy a natural view if possible. The Japanese style of bathing begins with a thorough shower outside the tub using plenty of soap and hot water. The bather then slips into the crystal-clear, steaming hot water for a completely relaxing quiet soak. For design ideas we recommend "The Japanese Bath" by Bruce Smith.
Outdoor bathtubs: Our ofuro can be installed as a beautiful and simple outdoor bath! We recommend choosing either Red Cedar or Teak for outdoor tubs.
Drain: A tub bottom waste drain is included. We stock three popular drain finishes - Chrome, Brushed Nickel, and Oiled Bronze. Overflow drain systems are available as an option. More about drains...
Easy to maintain: Our ofuro design really is simple to maintain. Fill, soak, drain. See our FAQ section for more...
Lead time for custom order to arrive: 6-8 weeks is typical, however at times we run longer due to higher order volume.
We are happy to build a tub that is customized to fit your needs. Contact us to discuss your needs.