Hakone Yunessun, an hour away from Tokyo, offers a novel bathing experience that is difficult to match elsewhere.
Until recently, the spa offered limited-time-only wine baths and coffee baths.
As a Valentine’s limited offer running from from January 13th 2015 to April 5th, 2013, Hakone Yunessun will be offering chocolate bathing.
The spa is proudly offering an original bath product developed working with a bath products manufacturer, that features real chocolate sauce.
Twice a day, staff dressed up as patissiers, pour a liter of chocolate into each the bathtub.
Chocolate bathing offers intriguing effects. The cocoa, which is derived from cacao, induces feelings of well-being and gets the brain juices flowing. It activates the brain, breaks down fats, strengthens the immune system, relieves stress, and has has anti-aging, anti-cellulite and detoxification properties.
What’s more, a study of human brain waves and learning has revealed that the scent of chocolate heightens mental activity and improves concentration, attention, and memory.
Shoko Nakagawa (Shokotan), one of Japan’s famous celebrities, also enjoyed bathing in chocolate.
Hakone Yunessun also sells chocolate bath additives as souvenir items.
How about giving chocolate bathing a try while in Japan?
Spot name：Hakone Yunessun
Free pass Price：Adult 4,100JPY / Child 2,100
Hours：Swimsuit zone 9:00〜19:00 / Naked zone：11:00〜21:00