'Ramen bath' offers supposed health benefits without lingering aroma of pork marrow
Visitors bathe in the ramen bath at the Hakone Kowakien Yunessun hot spa theme park.
HAKONE, Kanagawa -- A "ramen bath" has been opened at Hakone Kowakien Yunessun, a local theme park and hot spa.
The bath, shaped like a ramen bowl, contains pepper-flavored water colored a light, milky brown, to like tonkotsu (pork bone) ramen soup. The special bath was created jointly by the theme park and a famous ramen shop, Nantsuttei in Hadano, Kanagawa Prefecture.
The bath was completed at the unveiling event, with the owner of Nantsuttei adding "noodles" made of bathwater additives into the tub.
The water contains collagen and garlic extracts, and theme park officials claim it can help produce beautiful skin and aid moisture retention. (Mainichi)