Tourists Bathe In Chocolate At Hakone Spa

Tourists bathe in chocolate at Hakone spa

A hot spring spa in Hakone is providing a chocolate bath as a treat for tourists to celebrate Valentine's Day on February 14.

The operator of the spa in the resort town southwest of Tokyo is using bathing powder made from cacao for the unusual bath.

Staff dressed as pastry chefs poured a liter of chocolate sauce on the families and couples in the tub. The bathers spread the sauce on their faces and bodies.

A 19-year-old man says this was the first time he has taken a chocolate bath, and he is looking forward to Valentine's Day.

A woman says she was healed by the aroma and was inspired to make chocolates.

Toshiya Yamada, who organized the event, says he hopes more people will enjoy the extraordinary experience of bathing in chocolate.

The chocolate bath will be available until March 17.