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Japanese Spa Lets Patrons Bathe in Oodles of Ramen Noodles

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | April 20, 2015

Japanese Spa Lets Patrons Bathe in Oodles of Ramen Noodles

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If you ever wondered what one of those peas in a Cup Noodles felt like, you were either on some very strong medication, or are the kind of person who needs to take a trip to Japan immediately.

TIME’s Megan Gibson reported that there is officially something for everyone, because there is a budding business for those who wish to wade in a spa bath full of ramen noodles.

Tucked away in a very accommodating portion of Hakone lies Yunessan Spa House, which offers its patrons a way to bathe amid pork broth and noodles.

As the following video states, via Facebook, the noodles are synthetic, because swimming amid food is kind of gross.

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As you can see, the effect is akin to what dehydrated vegetables feel as they are heated up in one of those Cup Noodles. Or, if you are the fancy type of person who eats at restaurants and scoffs at microwaveable fare, it’s like being a juicy piece of pork meat in a gigantic bowl of ramen.

One patron exclaimed, “It feels like bathing in a real noodle bar.” In any case, we are suddenly good on soup for the foreseeable future.

Gibson quoted spa owner Ichiro Furuya who explained, “Lately people are very concerned about having beautiful skin, and they know the effect of collagen, which is contained in our pork-based broth. At this bath, everybody can have fun and take advantage of the healthy elements of ramen noodles.”

So if you are in the area, check out the spot where you are the main course. For the rest of us, please refrain from dunking your head into your bowl of ramen.

In this country, such actions are generally frowned upon.  

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