We all have those days when we need a glass of red wine the size of our head (I call those weekdays). However, if you are planning a trip to Japan you can skip the glass and upgrade to bathing in a red wine hot spring!
The Yunessun Spa Resort in Hakone, delights patrons with what has been described as a ‘spa theme park’. As well as traditional treatments, it has drink-themed spas (referred to as Onsens) which allow you to relax in hot springs of red wine, hot sake, green tea, coffee and even ramen noodles. Basically, it’s Willy Wonka’s Factory for adults!
If you can resist the urge to lick yourself, you can benefit from the detoxing health benefits that each spa has. Green tea is recommended for anti-ageing properties, sake helps to ease sun spots, coffee reduces cellulite (we wouldn’t leave that one for a few days) and wine is meant to boost skin-protecting antioxidants. It has been said that the Queen of Egypt, Cleopatra VII even fancied a boozy bath. You go gurl!
The themed baths take decoration and styling to the next level. The wine bath has a giant bottle of red suspended above it, whilst the tea spa has a giant tea pot and the ramen bath features fake noodles dangling above it.
In keeping with Japanese traditions, the Yunessun Spa Resort even have daily coffee, tea and wine pouring ceremonies to refill the spas. The tea is grown in Japan’s Tanzawa and Hakone mountains and kept at around 42 degrees Celsius and the coffee is brewed with water from natural hot springs in Hakone.
If the food and wine is making you too hungry, you can also try out the Yunessun Spa Resort’s Roman-styled Ancient Roman Bath, or the massive God’s Aegean Sea which apparently has as much salt and buoyancy as the real deal.
Although personally we’ll take a bath of Cab Sav with some Lindt Balls thanks!
The best part is entry to the Yunessun Spa Resort is much cheaper than attempting to fill your own bath with Passion Pop or Barefoot. Tickets cost approximately 2,800 JPY (22.59 USD) for adults and 1,500 JPY (12.10 USD) for children aged 3 to 12 years old. Sadly they discourage you to actually drink the contents of the hot springs, however you can definitely order a drop whilst taking your boozy bath.
Feeling thirsty now? Find out why you need to try a Frosé stat!
Or pick up award winning wines for under $15 to make your own wine spa at home 😉
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