A sweet hot spring where chocolate lovers can soak it up

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For Valentine’s Day this year, instead of downloading boyfriends or indulging in edible bugs, chocolate lovers can take a dip together at a hot spring in Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture, filled with their favorite cacao. The event runs until Feb. 28, giving visitors plenty of chances to enjoy some sweet time together.


Staff members at Yunessun will fill the tubs with chocolate and cover guests with sauce three times a day during its sugary event.
Staff members at Yunessun will fill the tubs with chocolate and cover guests with sauce three times a day during its sugary event. | AFP-JIJI
Yunessun will cover guests with dark chocolate until Feb. 15 and then switch to white chocolate for the rest of February.
Yunessun will cover guests with dark chocolate until Feb. 15 and then switch to white chocolate for the rest of February. | AFP-JIJI
According to the American Society for Clinical Nutrition, dark chocolate contains polyphenols, which can help protect against cancer, cardiovascular diseases and other illnesses.
According to a study by the American Society for Clinical Nutrition, dark chocolate contains polyphenols, which can help protect against cancer, cardiovascular diseases and other illnesses. | AFP-JIJI
While Yunessun
While Yunessun’s chocolate baths are only available for a limited time each year, the spa facility offers other events throughout the year for people who aren’t chocoholics, including wine-filled spas. | AFP-JIJI
According to one study published in Appetite journal, eating dark chocolate can elevate a bad mood for up to three minutes at a time. The study says that this may explain why some people may stress eat.
According to one study published in Appetite journal, eating dark chocolate can elevate a bad mood for up to three minutes at a time. The study says that this may explain why some people may stress eat. | AFP-JIJI