Here’s Why Japanese People Are Suddenly Bathing In Wine


A while ago, there was a trend in Japan where folks would take a dip in a pool filled with Ramen. Now, in celebration of a French holiday, Japanese people are suddenly bathing in pools of wine.

Celebrating Beaujolais Nouveau, the French wine holiday, folks are dipping their toes in the alcoholic beverage. One spa, specifically, specializes in that very luxury.

Hakone, a city in Japan, is home to the Hakone Kowakien Yunessun spa. The spa features hot pools filled with a combination of red wine and water. Guests were allowed to drink from their choice of glassses or straight from the pools with their bare hands.

According to the spa’s website, bathing in wine acts as a treatment of rejuvenation for the body. Also, a few gulps can’t be bad for the soul either.

About 20 bottles of specialty wine was also poured into the pools in celebration of the holiday, RocketNews reports. Talk about a boozy dream



The Big Bobber Floating Cooler

Oh the weather outside is frightful… or at least that’s what Frank Sinatra’s been telling me over the radio these past few weeks. Fair-weather notwithstanding, it’s never too early to think about the future — I mean these days we’re already thinking about Christmas by the end of Halloween so I see nothing wrong with planning my next pool party in December with the help of this floating piece of heaven.

You can keep a modest number of assorted drinks ice cold as it glides across your pool refreshing your guests with its beverages and novelty. You can also latch on to the floating cooler and have a casual drink while no one notices the fact you can’t swim.

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