Nothing beats being served a nice over-sized glass of wine at the end of a relaxing day at the spa. While that thought might appease most Americans, the Japanese have decided to take the experience to a whole other level. The Yunesson Spa Resort of Hakone is now offering something dreams are made of — and by that, we mean a giant outdoor pool full of Merlot.
The ingenious concept is inspired by the Ancient-Roman baths, where Cleopatra was rumored to regularly bathe in gallons and gallons of wine. While this spa's treatment is only available for a 12-day period each year, it is brought to life by a 12-foot-tall wine bottle that constantly fuels the pool and helps cleanse your skin. (Seriously, red wine might be the breakout cure you've been waiting for.)
As you've probably guessed, drinking from the pool is highly unadvised (eww), but the experience itself could be highly beneficial for the mind. (If you haven't heard, simply smelling wine can stave off Alzheimer's and Dementia.)
But if wine doesn't quite suit your fancy, you are more than welcome to take a dip in an array of other themed baths full of green tea, Japanese sake, coffee, and pepper-water filled Ramen Noodles. Yes, you read that right.
You might be inclined to dismiss these incredible hot tubs as a gimmick, but Yunesson water park and spa has several positive reviews on Tripadvisor — most people labeling it a "novel" and "relaxing" experience.
So, um, a weekend getaway to Japan anyone?