I can’t honestly say that I’ve ever taken a sip of a good red wine and thought ‘holy fuck… I just want to take off all my clothes and bathe in this…’ but then again there are a lot of things I haven’t done in my 23 years. However! For a wee sum of 2600 Yen (a mere $32 Australian dollars) if that urge ever arose within me, I could – chest deep, for a whole day!
Introducing Hakone Kowakien Yunessun Spa Resort – a hot springs spa and water amusement park located in Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Along with water slides, rock pools and dip baths, Yunessun provides visitors with the unique option of submerging themselves in a huge pool filled to the brim with red wine. Germaphobes and vine snobs can leave their raised eyebrows at the door along with most of their clothing, because I can only assume these communal pools aren’t filled with the most expensive drops of Pinot.
Not a wine wo/man? Yunessun still has you covered. They also offer a Saki, coffee and multiple green tea baths too. Each is said to benefit your physical state – from fighting anti-oxidants to helping boost your immune system. Naturally, the coffee bath is said to perk up your senses.
But if you’re not so keen on the idea of swim-suiting up, lathering yourself in dicey looking liquid and parting the red sea, don’t you even worry. For an even cheaper price of 1400 Yen you can treat your glorious bod to a pass in the Mori No Yu zone where you are free to drop your smugglers entirely – little dead skin eating fish watch out!
I’m not sure how into this one might be, but that may change after a few sips from the pool…