Sloshed in Beer, Japanese Style
HAKONE ~ Having a cold beer after a hot bath is a nightly ritual for many Japanese, and now the country has found a way to further indulge – soaking in the cold suds themselves.
In this mountainous hot spring resort just a day trip from Tokyo, a spa park is offering a bathtub, shaped like a beer mug, filled with heated amber water and white foam with the aroma of hops and barley.
The Hakone Kowakien Yunessun is also pouring and spraying real beer into the bath and onto the customers three times a day until December 31.
The facility says the beer bath moisturizes and cleanses the skin.Filed under: Travel & Culture