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Asahido Massage Therapy Clinic

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The therapist Yuko-Shirabe gave me one of the best massages I’ve ever had. I had a sore back from... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2018
Erik M
Huntington Beach, California, United States
via mobile
Professional and de-stressing Shiatsu and Anma massage!

So, after walking around a lot in Kyoto, I was looking for a professional Shiatsu massage, since I... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Chennai, India
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The clinic is housed in a traditional Kyoto townhouse (MACHIYA) built more than onehundred years ago. Asahido offers authentic shiatsu, non-oil massage, and anma. (traditional non-oil Japanese massage.) All of Asahido Massage Therapy Clinic's...more
293-3 Shimohakusancho Anekojisagaru Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8085, Kyoto Prefecture
City Centre
+81 75-221-0432
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Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

The therapist Yuko-Shirabe gave me one of the best massages I’ve ever had. I had a sore back from traveling and immediately felt no pain the day after the massage. It lasted for days. I’m a runner and constant workout. This helped me get back...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Erik M
Reviewed 19 June 2018

So, after walking around a lot in Kyoto, I was looking for a professional Shiatsu massage, since I have never tried a Shiatsu massage before. I saw the reviews of Asahido Therapy Clinic and went ahead to their clinic. It is a traditional Japanese house,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
5  Thank euphoricindian
Reviewed 20 February 2018

I just had the most incredible shiatsu massage here. Osamu-san gave me one of the best massages that I’ve ever had. After a day of walking about town (temples, Nishiki Market), I was able to walk in and get a massage right away. I walked...More

Date of experience: February 2018
4  Thank limzen
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

I had a great shiatsu massage here! I am a massage therapist myself. I don’t practice shiatsu so this was a nice treat and I really needed the work after walking around for a couple weeks in Japan. Highly recommend!

Date of experience: August 2017
4  Thank Schy P
Reviewed 19 November 2017

The massage I had here was below average. Not enough pressure was exerted even after telling the masseuse to increase the pressure. Also, I don't think the technique is being applied correctly as pressure was not applied long enough, i.e. the press and release was...More

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank 555_Travel
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

I went here several times in 2016 and 2017. The lady at the reception speaks English and was always very welcoming and friendly. Before the treatment I could indicate body parts I wanted the therapist to work on particularly. Nevertheless, the treatment always covered the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
3  Thank 96Ika
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

After climbing Mt. Fuji a few days ago my muscles were still very sore. I found Asahido on Trip Advisor and my hotel concierge confirmed that they were reputable. The front desk staff was very friendly and the massage therapist was clearly very highly trained....More

Date of experience: October 2017
3  Thank Whereisthatgirl
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Looked this place up due to recommendation on tripadvisor. I had developed a sore back while travelling from Tokyo to Kyoto and had limited movement in the hips on the right side. Book an appointment and got a male masseur who treated me who spoke...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank tonsterl
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

After several days of touristy traveling & walking a session of massage seemed a good idea for all in our family. Being near our hotel we walked to the location to check out the locale & maybe make reservations. The site was a nice traditional...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank gfonseca98
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Highly recommended. Very efficient booking and reception staff and a very firm but relaxing treatment.

Date of experience: April 2017
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is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and
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