Types Of Japanese Traditional Baths

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Did have you a stressful day? Or do you need a bath that would rejuvenate and cleanse your skin? Then why not try a traditional Japanese bath, it promises to soothe away all those aches and pains....

The Japanese traditional bath

After a stressful day, we all would love to ease those aching strains in a warm luxurious bath, its especially better in a spa or Japanese hotspring

but would you be willing or even tempted, to lounge in a bath made with coffee or maybe noodle soup?

Now hold on, before you cringe and yell a loud straight forward no.... the Japanese were ingenious enough to think out of the box and invent these wonderful bathing experiences. They might seem bizarre or even crazy but the truth is that, these traditional Japanese baths are therapeutic, medicinal and even enjoyable as well, so if you could just look past the sticky syrupiness of chocolate or the noodles swimming by.... you would well enjoy it.

Interested? Well here is a list of some of the most popular, bizarre bathing experiences in Japan.

Green Tea Bath

If you want to get rid of all those free radicals in your body, then daily intake of Green Tea helps in that direction, cos it is full of antioxidants which is beneficial for all round health. Well its the same thing when you put green tea in a bath, all the goodness of green tea would be soaked straight in and would do wonders for your skin.

Sake Bath
Sake is an alcoholic beverage that is also used in recipes but when it was discovered that it would be beneficial for the skin, the Japanese quickly ensured that it was included in a bath.

So let not your tongue alone enjoy the delights of Sake, you can soak yourself and luxuriate in a warm bath made with Sake, your skin would be nourished and would also experience the joys of Sake.

Chocolate Bath

Do you love chocolate? Then I don't think you would mind luxuriating in a bath made with its warm fuzz. In Japan the Chocolate Spa is usually open just before and after Valentine’s Day.

Coffee Bath
Don’t you always feel lifted after your morning coffee? Well it’s much the same with a coffee bath.... maybe even more so. The aromatic waters from a coffee bath, would not only perk up all your senses, it promises to fade away all fatigue from your body.
But most importantly, a Coffee bath also does amazing wonders to your skin, so when next you have that beauty therapy.... think of a coffee bath.

Dead Sea Spa

Floating in what you had for breakfast, may not be your idea for a relaxing bath but a Dead Sea bath seems to look like it.

A Dead Sea bath contains an important salt, which is brought in from the Dead Sea in the Middle East. This salt is enriched with some good minerals that is beneficial for the skin.

A Dead Sea Spa has it all, so there’s no need for you to go down to lowest point of the earth, to get this enriching salt onto your skin.

Ancient Roman Bath

We all would agree that the Romans were known for their excellent bathing facilities, the Japanese are not to be exempted, for they have fashioned out their own version of this ancient Roman baths.

It is complete with pools of varying temperatures, all you do is relax in a hot water bath before taking a dip in a cool pool, next you head for the sauna.
The Hakone Kowakien Yunessan, has also included an ancient Roman bath at their resort.

Ramen Bath

Ramen Noodle is more than just a delicacy, as it has also being transformed into a bath. A Ramen bath is not complete, without adding pepper or garlic extracts, don’t worry because all these are good for the skin, collagen is also added as well.

The waters of a Ramen bath, are usually milky brown, just like the Ramen Noodle broth, the tub is also shaped and decorated like a ramen bowl, complete with large strands of noodle decorations hanging overhead. The attendants are also styled as “cooks” and they constantly add salt into the bath, the salt is also in the shape of a Ramen Noodle.

All these add style to a Ramen bath and ensures that, guests have a pleasant experience in a Ramen Spa.

Red Wine Spa

A Red Wine bath is a bath that contains real red wine and Cleopatra the Queen of Egypt was known to have constantly bathed in wine, well so do the Japanese and there are many spas that offer a Red Wine bath in Japan, such as the Hakone Kowakien Yunessan, which is an amusement park and also a spa resort.

When having a red wine bath at the Hakone Kowakien Yunessan, you would see the wine being poured into the bathing waters from 3.6m tall gigantic wine bottle! This resort also boasts of providing more than twenty five different bathing experiences for their guests!

The beauty of this Japanese traditional bathing experiences is that, if you can't go to a spa, you can also try them at home, cos you can easily prepare it in your bath tub.
So why not give it a try, I’m sure you would enjoy all the amazing benefits, that would most surely come your way.

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Lots of appreciation to Token Bento, Kevin McLaughlin, Missouri Southern, bkajino, tami_chan , John and J R for all their photos.
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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
11th Mar 2014 (#)

how absolutely gorgeous and so very useful is this my friend..many many thanks! sharing..

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author avatar joyalariwo
12th Mar 2014 (#)

Thanks Carolina as always.

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author avatar vpaulose
11th Mar 2014 (#)

Wonderful baths. Beautiful pictures. Thank you Joyal.

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author avatar joyalariwo
12th Mar 2014 (#)

Thanks VP and its okay to call me Joy.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
12th Mar 2014 (#)

all soothing ...thank you joyalariwo ...:0)

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author avatar joyalariwo
12th Mar 2014 (#)

It is very soothing... thanks Delicia.

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author avatar sukkran
12th Mar 2014 (#)

an interesting topic and well presented nut. very much enjoyed my visit. thanks for a wonderful, informative page.

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author avatar joyalariwo
12th Mar 2014 (#)

Thanks Sukkran, your comments are appreciated.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
12th Mar 2014 (#)

Nice post!

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author avatar joyalariwo
12th Mar 2014 (#)

Thank you Fern.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
1st Apr 2014 (#)

I feel the warmth of all the baths after reading this beautiful post, Joyalariwo - siva

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author avatar Ptrikha
27th Aug 2014 (#)

Great description with some nice pictures!

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author avatar SaigonDeManila
15th May 2015 (#)

What an estrogenic topic and steamingly hot article to made me feel too plebe and unworthy of bathful delights! I'll think the closest i had was the roman bath while my bubble bath reman to be a childhood throwback! Lol

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