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Sake Baths Are A Thing That You Can Do In Japan Now

Sake Baths Are A Thing That You Can Do In Japan Now

Japan is truly at the nexus of tradition and uber-modern futurism – visiting this world of robots, animal cafes and incredible natural beauty is like stepping into an alternate world.

Many visitors to Japan can comfortably claim they’ve immersed themselves in all the crazy cool things you could possibly do in Japan. But now there’s a chance for them to literally immerse themselves in an intrinsic part of Japanese culture.

Yep, sake baths are a thing you can do in Japan now.

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What a time to be alive.

Sake is a Japanese rice wine made by fermenting rice that’s been polished to remove the bran. It’s nice to drink, but also even better to soak in apparently. The benefits? It’s said that the kojic and amino acids found in sake are good for moisturising, softening and brightening the skin.

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You can receive this unique treatment at a number of spas across the country, including those in the Niigata Prefecture, one of Japan’s top sake-producing regions.

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One such place is the Hakone Kowakien Yunessun Hot Springs Amusement Park and Spa Resort in the Hakone hot springs region of south-central Japan. Here guests can soak in a communal hot tub where a constant drip of sake flows from a huge overhead cask. If sake isn’t your flavour, Hakone also offer onsens infused with wine, green tea and coffee.

Only in Japan.

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