The Onsen Ofuro is deep and luxurious freestanding soaking tub. Made in the USA, our Onsen is a Japanese-style bathtub known as an ofuro. All four sides are vertical for contemporary yet traditional effect. Clean lines make this tub popular in modern bathrooms. Available in 5 sizes (also custom-sized), the Onsen can fit small or large spaces. Relax in steaming neck-deep 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. The Onsen is deep enough to do just that. The Onsen - 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 Onsen Ofuro has vertical sides from top to bottom. See also the Kyoto Ofuro which has angled sides as an alternative design.
Room Design: The Onsen 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: From order to curbside delivery is approximately 6 weeks, typically.
Zen Bathworks wooden ofuros are guaranteed for a full 3 years against defects in material or workmanship.