You Can Bathe in Wine, Coffee, or Ramen Broth at This Japanese Spa
A spa 75 minutes outside of Tokyo has taken vinotherapy to new heights.
At Hakone Kowakien Yunessun Spa and Resort in Hakone, Japan, you will find an assortment of themed baths, from the "Doctor Fish" foot bath (picture tons of tiny fish nibbling on your toes), to the jellyfish bath, where you can swim in a dark cave lit up by the fluorescent creatures.
But the pinnacle of this hot spring theme park are the baths full of coffee, wine, green tea, sake, and ramen broth.
According to Yunessun's website, each of these drink-themed baths will help beautify your skin, and there may be truth to that. Green tea, coffee, and red wine are full of antioxidants, which can increase collagen production, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and clear up acne when you apply it to your skin. Allegedly, Cleopatra and the Queen Mary were big proponents of bathing in wine.
And while it is ill-advised to actually drink the bath, just breathing in the delicious aromas will surely help you relax.
You can watch the coffee and wine being poured into the pools at scheduled times throughout the day, Atlas Obscura reported.
When you've had your figurative fill of tea, make your way to the 130-foot-long open air bath and enjoy views of the surrounding Hakone mountains in Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park.
Inspired by a Japanese garden, Yunessun also has a second open air bath where you can see gorgeous views of Hakone's outer crater.
And if you want to bring the family, Yunessun has a playground and water slide open to kids.
Prices start at 2,900 yen (approximately $26).