Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Hakone Novelty Bathing

The newest attraction at The Yenessun is the ramen noodle spa!

Bathing made me think of my ultimate bathing pilgrimage in Hakone, Japan. While I've been lucky enough to visit Hakone a couple of times, I've still not been to what looks like the funniest bathing venue ever! The Yenessun is a hot springs amusement water park and you've got to see it to believe it! We actually drove past it a couple of years ago and from what we could see over the fences, it looked like we should pull over- didn't have time :(

Now for your viewing pleasure, here are some images to show you what I will one day visit. Now i bet you'll put it on your must-see list too! Imagine experiencing this place?!

The tea spa

The coffee spa

The beer spa- lots of kids in this one!

The wine spa- very popular by the looks of things!

By the way, they also offer more traditional Japanese style outdoor nude bathing (segregated) as well as slippery slides and health orientated treatments.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Bath Time

Oh how I love bathing! I think lots of women enjoy a long soak in a tub, and now we have been suffering from years of drought in this country, I feel so guilty about filling the tub (we're trying to stick to 3 min showers!), I haven't had a bath all winter- or all year from that matter!

So tonight, I think I will fill the our lovely deep tub 3/4 full and enjoy every moment. I'll then siphon out the water in the morning in buckets for our little roof top terrace.

Some nice inspiring bathrooms in this post. My dream tub would be in my bedroom, with a view to a garden and in front of an open fire pace. Decadent!!