This Japanese spa says bathing in a ramen broth (or wine) jacuzzi will make your skin glow

A chef dumps ramen broth in a bath at Hakone Kowakien Yunessun Spa and Resort
A chef dumps ramen broth in a bath at Hakone Kowakien Yunessun Spa and Resort

Hakone Kowakien Yunessun Spa and Resort, which is about 75 minutes outside of Tokyo in Hakone Japan, has an assortment of themed baths for you to enjoy. 

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 best part of this hot spring theme park are the baths full of coffee, wine, green tea, sake, and ramen broth.

According to the spa’s website, each of these drink-themed baths will help beautify your skin. 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.

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It is said that both Cleopatra and Queen Mary were big fans of bathing in wine for these reasons.

And while you probably shouldn’t be drinking from the baths themselves (wine is nice and all, but not with a side of dirty human) the aromas from the baths themselves should be enough to relax you as you watch the coffee and wine being poured into the pools at scheduled times throughout the day.

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And when you’re sick of bathing in various drinks, then you can also try the 40-metre-long open air bath and enjoy views of the surrounding Hakone mountains in Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. There’s also a second open air bath where you can see gorgeous views of Hakone’s outer crater.

And if you’ve got kids, there’s a playground and waterslide.

The only downside of this spa is that if you’ve got visible tattoos, regardless of size, they won’t let you in the baths. We’re not quite sure why, but those are the rules they’ve set out. Prices for the spa start at 2900 yen or just over R386.

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