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.

Lisa's In And Around Tokyo: Tomigaya--for Chocolate, It Hits The Sweet Spot Every Time

Lisa's In and Around Tokyo: Tomigaya--For chocolate, it hits the sweet spot every time

Such mysterious names! Bamboo Shoot's Village, Mushroom's Rural Settlement and Small Branch? And, English names that give no hint of the product, like Look, Black Thunder and Koala's March?

Well, Choco Baby, Pocky, and Toppo lend a little connection to its naming as you might be able to imagine the outline of the product. Tirol chocolate? Now we're getting somewhere--finally, a name that conjures up a connection. The Swiss are famous for consuming about 10 kilograms of chocolate per person each year. Wait, the Tirol Alps are in Austria. Well, close enough.

Mustard Chocolate

Mustard ChocolateRinko Tsugumi (Nana Yamada) is in the 3rd grade of high school. She doesn't have any friends and doesn't talk to anyone else at school. Rinko Tsugumi then attends an art cramming school. There, she meets art teacher Yaguchi (Motohiro Ota) and a young man named Asano. He shares the same taste in music as Rinko. Interacting with Yaguchi and Asano, Rinko is able to grow as a person.

'homegrown' Chocolate Set For Tokyo Shops

'Homegrown' chocolate set for Tokyo shopsChocolate "homegrown" in Tokyo is expected to hit store shelves by the end of 2018.
The chocolate will be made from cacao grown on Hahajima island, which is part of the Ogasawara islands, one of the southernmost island chains of Tokyo in the Pacific Ocean.

Life-size Chocolate Manga Figures Reflect Japan's Changing Valentine's Day Tradition

Life-size chocolate manga figures reflect Japan's changing Valentine's Day traditionThere is something unusual about queenly Rinko in her tiara and her suitor KEY offering a tray sweets--and it’s not the fact that the life-size manga characters are made of chocolate.
It is that the two, who are on display at the entrance of the upscale Takashimaya department store in Tokyo’s Nihonbashi district, have their roles reversed. In Japan, when St. Valentine’s Day rolls around, it is usually the women who are on the giving end of the chocolate, not the other way around.