Friday, November 20, 2020

Japanese resort moves its wine bath outdoors to limit the spread of Covid19

The Mainichi:

The hot spring theme park Hakone Kowakien Yunessun in Kanagawa Prefecture moved the event outdoors for the first time in seven years to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, letting bathing suit-clad visitors enjoy scenic views of the mountains while sipping on -- and bathing in -- the wine.

Lonely Planet:

The Hakone Kowakien Yunessun hot springs spa and water amusement park is famous for its rather unusual repertoire of hot tubs. The spa, which is located 50 miles from Tokyo in Hakone, features 26 baths, some of which are filled with ingredients such as sake, green tea, coffee and red wine. The spa is fully committed to its themes, using fresh ingredients in the baths and refilling them regularly throughout the day.