Conveniently located on the viewing deck at Maruia Springs is the Ashi-Yu or foot bath, a continuously flowing 28cm deep pool of mineral-rich hot spring water in which to soak your feet whilst admiring the dramatic scenery of the Lewis Pass.
Ashi-Yu originated in Japan, where 300 years ago the pools provided relief for travellers after a long walk.
These days it’s a great way to rejuvenate, and increase your blood circulation without the need to change clothes! Simply remove your shoes and place your feet in the hot, relaxing, 100% natural and chemical-free thermal water.
It comes directly from its source deep underground, in traditional Japanese Gensen Kakenagashi style.