Best Treat for Your Dog

In an age when dogs enjoy weekly salon appointments and canine antidepressants, why shouldn't they also luxuriate at a spa? That's the thinking at Japan's Izu Kogen Wanwan (or "Doggie") Paradise Hotel, which provides spa retreats to dogs and their owners.

A two-hour drive from Tokyo, amid the golf courses and hot springs of the Izu peninsula, the 66-room Wanwan is one of four such properties operated in Japan by the chain C'est la Vie Resort Izumigo. The bill for people is around $150 a night; for dogs, just $4. You would call the Wanwan "dog-friendly" were that...

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