TATSUKI, Japan — Tokyo’s top Tokyo spa is to open its first in the capital, after a deal with the city’s government.
The spa in the Akihabara area of the capital is slated to open this summer, a Japanese government official said Wednesday.
It is one of the first spa in Japan to open, and will be one of several new ones that will open in Tokyo by the end of the year, said Tatsuo Yamada, a spokesman for the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.
Yamada said the spa will offer massage, acupuncture and massage therapy, as well as massage and chiropractic treatment.
The opening of the spa in Tokyo comes as Japan struggles to keep its healthcare costs down, which have ballooned to an average of 5.8% of gross domestic product last year, a level seen in some other advanced economies.
The government has been struggling to cut costs, with an extra 1.3 trillion yen ($18.5 billion) of cuts to the budget needed in the next fiscal year, and is trying to cut by more than half the amount of funding it gets from the federal government.