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Shoji Spa & Lodge

Laura Alanso


96 Avondale Heights Road
Asheville, NC 28803
United States
T: 828-299-0999
F: 828-298-7663

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An outdoor Japanese style hot tub retreat, nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Shoji Spa & Lodge is just 8-10 minutes from downtown Asheville, NC, a favorite vacation area for the sports enthusiasts, nature lovers, and cultural explorers. We are Asheville's one and only hot tub day spa. The perfect romantic getaway in Asheville N.C.

Shoji's tubs can accommodate up to 6 people and they are also perfect for one (this way you can stretch out and float on your back!)

We welcome groups up to 30 people with hourly private hot tub rentals, a cold plunge, and dry cedar sauna. We offer our guests lots of extras including Japanese Yukatas (your robe is worn in all public areas, bathing suit is optional in private tub areas), sandals, towels, herbal soaps, shampoos, lockers, hair dryers, slate showers.

Your private tub is enclosed with Shoji sliding doors and bamboo walls on three sides tucked into a mountainside. The fourth side is open to the West with fabulous sunsets, cityscape, night sky views as well as views of the Pisgah National Forest which Shoji borders..

Before you arrive, you may want to read the article written for the New Life Journal describing the Benefits of Soaking.

Profile and Credentials        

Philosophy and Comments        

The Japanese philosophy first and foremost is the idea that bathing and soaking are two separate rituals.

The Japanese always bathe before they soak and never in the same water. Bathing occurs outside the tub. One washes and rinses completely before entering the tubs.

At Shoji we follow this tradition. You will be given a Yukata (a cotton robe known as a Kimono) so that after your shower you can wear something clean and comfortable to your tub where you will sink in, drift off and enjoy the surounding nature.


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It's as much a philosophy as an activity. First of all, no other culture in the world spends so much time bathing and enjoying the process as the Japanese. This is due in part to the natural thermal springs and volcanic geology.

Japan has thousands of natural hot springs, bathhouses, spas and water treatments of all kinds. The Japanese make weekend trips, family excursions and find any excuse to enjoy these retreats for play, relaxation and romantic getaways.

Although usually tub temperatures are extremely hot, many spas offer varying temperatures. At Shoji we will do this in the hottest months of the year. You might want a cool tub to compliment your time in the sauna. After working up a good sweat in the sauna, try the daunting 'cold plunge', then return to your tub which will feel warm and very relaxing!

Work Hours and Fee Schedule        

Discover a Deep Sense of Relaxation . . .

For Reservations Call


Reservations are required.

As tub times do fill up quickly, we suggest you reserve as soon as possible for the best likelihood of getting your time preferences. To avoid being billed, please call to cancel at least 48 hours prior to your appointment time.

Open Year Round

by appointment only

Monday thru Saturday 10 am to 10 pm, Sundays 11 am to 6 pm.

Asheville's only Outdoor Hot Tub and Massage Spa        

A cadre of Licensed Massage Therapists are available to provide the following types of treatments: Swedish, Shiatsu, Thai, Sports Massage/Deep Tissue, Hot Stone Therapy, Prenatal,myofacial massage and herbal body wrap. Call us for details.

Shoji specializes in couples packages but is also perfect for one. . .

Take time to stop and share some quality down time. At Shoji we will pamper you and your loved one side by side with one of our couple's packages. You may both choose from any of our massages to indulge in the massage that is right for you.

Japanese Gift Boutique        

You will sample many unique products while here at Shoji. Take home the experience from our boutique and share the wonderful scents and gifts with your friends and family. Shoji's boutique offers a variety of nurturing spa products for the refined spa goer.. Also available are: antique imported Kimonos, Shoji tee shirts, cotton robes (Yukatas), Hinoki and Yuzu lotions, oils & soaps, hair care, and massage products. Shoji also carries unique Japanese gifts, incense, candles, Shoji Tea,and other locally crafted products.


Shoji's unique and elegant mountain retreat offers many amenities to enhance any corporate event, healing workshop, social function or holiday gathering. Enhance your retreat with private outdoor Jacuzzi tubs, Cedar Sauna, Cold Plunge, and massage therapy, Alcohol is permitted on premises; must be wrapped in plastic if consumed in tub area.

Call us to customize your special event! (828)299-0999

Shoji Spa Menu        

Private Spa pass

Unwind in your private out door hot tub after a luxury shower enhanced with herbal shampoos, conditioners and shower gels. Soak in the seasons with uninterrupted tranquility in the forest and experience the invigorating cold plunge, aromatic cedar sauna and outdoor relaxation areas. No need to pack, as Shoji provides you with a Japanese cotton robe, towels, and sandals as well as body lotion, hair dryers and other perks.

1, 1.5 or 2 hour private hot tubs.


Combine your hot tub with a massage, packages start at $135 per person but any of our massages are available as a couples massage. You may mix and match to both try something different.

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