I love hot springs (“onsen” in Japanese). I might even consider visiting onsens a hobby of mine. Yet for some reason I completely forgot that I went to this weird (in a good way) amusement park onsen in Hakone, Japan. In addition to your standard Japanese hot spring, they also had a coffee onsen, a green tea onsen, and a wine onsen. I don’t recommend drinking any of it, but as a bath it was pretty awesome to experience. Japan definitely embraces its onsen culture.
  • Coffee spa in Japan

    I love hot springs (“onsen” in Japanese). I might even consider visiting onsens a hobby of mine. Yet for some reason I completely forgot that I went to this weird (in a good way) amusement park onsen in Hakone, Japan. In addition to your standard Japanese hot spring, they also had a coffee onsen, a green tea onsen, and a wine onsen. I don’t recommend drinking any of it, but as a bath it was pretty awesome to experience. Japan definitely embraces its onsen culture. coffee_bath

    Coffee doesn't come from the ground so how do they get it into the bath water you ask? They make coffee in a pot and pour it in!
    coffee_bath


    Here is the Green Tea onsen. I'm sure kids drink it all the time...clearly forgetting that the water is actually full of bacteria (bleh).
    tea_bath



    Aaah, the Wine onsen. Seems like these wine loving ladies are enjoying it quite a bit! wine_bath



    I heard they now have a "Ramen noodle onsen." I hope this spa in Hakone never stops being weird! And to any of you, if you are curious about this spot (and have a chance to travel to Japan), the onsen is only about an hour train ride from Tokyo. Give a whirl, but remember – don’t drink it!
    noodle_bath
    Pictures: Yunessun, Japanprobe

                  
    Posted by Ryoko on 24/10/12 Filed in: Misc

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