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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Fantasy Baths, Anyone?

Have you ever fancied soaking yourself in red wine?


Or "sake" (Japanese wine), perhaps?


Hmm, coffee?


How about tea?


These baths may seem too exotic for your taste, but a resort in the mountains off Tokyo hit the jackpot when it started making these ideas come to life. Patrons just kept pouring in despite the fact that it was pretty obvious that the pools were not designed to accommodate a deluge of people.

Probably, in the dead of winter or some other off days, the place could be a haven for respite and royal pampering. But at the time we were there, a long weekend was in the offing. The place was totally jam-packed! Almost every square foot of the pools were occupied, so all we managed to do was try to take quick dips in each of them.

But despite the migraine-inducing crowd, it was admittedly still an experience to treasure. Everyone felt like kids again - awed by something odd but exciting. We wished we could have really soaked up, but we had to give way to the others who were similarly anxious to check the experience.

Anyway, the regular pools are also there, ready to embrace you like the prodigal son.

20 comments:

carlotta said...

nice pools! tinikman niyo ba by any chance? hihihi :D

love that slide too!

Everlito (ever) Villacruz said...

halo halo fiesta ang dating...the idea, very interesting...kahit ako mapapatalon sa pool..lalo na sa red wine.

BlogusVox said...

I think most of them are there for the experience without thinking if there is any health benefit or not. Noon kasi, mga mayayaman lang ang gumagawa nyan.

Rico said...

Wow! Fully packed nga. Hirap mag enjoy kapag ganyan. Ni hindi ka maka-langoy ng maayos.
Were you able to taste if the "water" was red wine, sake, coffee or tea nga? Sarap siguro umihi sa mga ganyang pool. They'll never know ;)

The Nomadic Pinoy said...

You picked the wrong day. I guess you need to go back there when you can really unwind and not be jostling with crowds - that's stressful!

Sidney said...

Hahaha...that is crazy !

manilenya said...

i LIKE red wine but definitely not to dip my body on it :)

I am Xprosaic said...

Ahahahahhah ang cute naman... wala akong mapili na isa pwede lahat na lang?! jijijijiji...

Lawstude said...

ang dami ngang tao. di ako mag-eenjoy mag-swimming jan pero mag sho-shoot na lang ako.

may photoshoot/libot kaming mga bloggers na nakaset ng last week ng november. sama ka na.

totomai said...

asus ikaw pala panay gala na di nagyayaya. di ka pa sumipot kanina haha.

Abaniko said...

Where's the milk pool?

r-yo said...

carlotta: sa dami ng taong lumublob, impeksyon aabutin mo pag tinikman mo. hehehe

r-yo said...

ever: lahat nga yata red wine ang inuna. :-)

r-yo said...

blogus: truth is, mukhang pa cute lng naman talaga. mas marami pa yatang food color kesa sa tunay na wine or tea.

r-yo said...

Rico: you can smell some alcohol, but i'm quite sure coloring lang ang red.

Francis Bell said...

Thank you for the WONDERFUL blogsite-I love the pctures! It's so great to be able to see when you can't get there yourself-Francis http://www.geothermalguestions.net

r-yo said...

francis: thank you. tried checking your website but i can't locate it.

adelina_jp said...

very entertaining and informative ~ ngayon ko lang nalaman na may ganiyan palang pools dito

aajao said...

very inviting naman yang pools na yan. kaya lang turn-off ang crowd :(

di naman siguro magandang maligo dyan pag winter baka mangisay tayo sa lamig?

Kikit said...

Saan po ito sa Tokyo? Very nice pictures :)