This place is incredible, get directions though because my garmin nuvi had problems finding it, causing a little last minute stress worrying that we wouldn't make our appointment. We reserved the Ichiban for the last evening in SF around 7:45 p.m. and it was heavenly. The teacups are so cool! My boyfriend and I were both very impressed. The shampoo and conditioner smells so good that I bought lots of the hinoki scent bath products. I am now officially addicted to this place. The Japanese man who greeted us at check-in noticed my Japanese last name and was very friendly. Normally, as a couple we wouldn't shell out money for such an indulgence but admittedly the experience exceeded our expectations. Just do it! A bath under the stars is the best way to describe it, and pictures just don't do the bath experience in the Ichiban justice. It's bigger and more incredible than it looks. I thought that the bath temperature was just right, although my boyfriend from Norway thought that it was just a little too hot. So if your partner has fair skin and burns easily, I recommend asking them to make one tub a few degrees cooler when you make your reservation. This place is a great way to unwind after a day of hiking.