It used to be that soaking the entire body in water for a long period of time could be uncomfortable because the water could immediately turn cold. Adding to that is the difficulty of soaking while lying down. But with the emergence of contemporary bathtubs inspired by the Japanese culture, this bathing method is becoming popular in the United States.

Japanese soaking bathtubs are ideal for both inside and outside bathroom applications. They come in various shapes, styles, colors and materials that would fit in any modern home decor. Most soaking tubs are constructed with high quality materials so you should expect them to cost much higher than conventional tubs. But many online retailers are offering discounted prices so take some time to do some comparison shopping.

Stainless Steel Elliptical Japanese Soaker with Two Bench Seats to Accommodate Tow Bathers by Diamond Spas:

If you want an Asian touch in your bathroom then this tub is the perfect one to have. It has an integral bench seat to provide maximum bathing comfort. The tungsten inert gas welding creates a clean flowing seam. All fixtures are given a hand-buffed finish. The tub benefits from its manufacturer's commitment to custom design every product to address the specific needs of each customer. It measures 40 inches by 72 inches by 35 inches.

Daxton Square Hammered Copper Japanese Style Soaking Air Bath Tub:

This square-shaped copper air tub is equipped with deep interior well, an integral seat and an air spa technology. It also comes with freestanding or wall-mounted tub faucet. This antique copper finished-type has a hammered exterior, rim and interior, lacquered and constructed with 16 gauge copper. Other features include 12 black jets, anti-return valve, water relief valve and waterproof remote control. The interior seat of the tub measures 16 inches long by 11 inches wide by 5 and 1/2 inches high. The overall dimensions are 35 and 1/4 inches in length, 35 and 1/4 inches in width and 34 and 5/6 inches in height.

Americh's Beverly Collection Soaking Tubs:

The tub collection comes in various shapes, including oval, circular and square which allow heat retention for a long period of time. Other features include head-support systems, chromotherapy, grab bars, Airbath system, whirlpool and heaters. Prices for each tub model vary depending on your chosen options and size.

Dorah Hammered Copper Japanese Style Soaking Air Bath Tub with Rings:

This copper antique-finished tub is equipped with multijet air bath, deep interior well and integral seat. The lacquered tub has hammered copper rim, exterior and interior. The standard features include 12 black jets with integrated check valve, waterproof remote control and an air bath system. The interior seat of the tub measures 16 inches long by 9 inches wide by 5 inches high. The overall measurements are 47 and 1/2 inches long by 45 and 1/2 inches wide by 34 inches high.

Toto ABY904N-12YCP Pacifica Soaker-Grab Bar:

This cast acrylic-constructed tub is part of the Pacifica series with Sedona Beige finish. It features a slip-resistant surface and chrome polished grab bar. The tub measures 72 inches by 42 inches by 24 and 1/2 inches. The tub is also available in cotton finish.

Source by Kevin Wynn