I Went To A Japanese Spa Theme Park
If this video stops, randomly, in the middle it's because we dropped our camera in the water. Hello. Friends. And welcome to another video this, week we're, going to a spa, theme park in Japan yes we're going to Japan, and we're, also going to a spa theme park so what exactly is a, spa theme park it's not a super, clearly, defined idea, but it's basically a mash-up, of a traditional, Japanese, hot spring spa resort, a good old water park and a dash of PR baby features, you may have read about in like a refinery29. Article. Spa, resorts, are actually, pretty common in Japan for thousands, of years onsen, or traditional. Hot spring spas have been a staple of the Japanese skincare. Health and relaxation, routine, being a very volcanic. Country, Japan, has a lot of naturally. Occurring hot, springs and where there are hot springs there springs, forth a desire, to soak in them but this particular spa. Resort, unasyn, has taken, it to another level, not only with the waterpark, aspect, but with baths full of wine. Green tea coffee, and fish, that nibble on your feet amongst other things so we decided, that while we were in Japan we had to stop by and try it out not only to get our first full-on. Onsen. Experience, but also to see if there might be some hidden benefits, in bathing in all of these different liquids, all right let's. Go so our first step in getting to the spa theme park was to of course fly, to Japan, now, we had scheduled, our spa day for the second day of our trip so we were very much still, in the throes of our, jetlag fever. Like, 36 hours the Unison, spa resort is actually, located in Hakone a which is an hour and change outside. Of tokyo where we were staying so we thought it would be fun to take a bullet train to get there this is the footage I got from trying to give you guys a tour of the bullet train station, which almost caused us to miss our train. Clearly. It was worth it. So. Japanese, bullet trains are pretty well known for being one of the fastest, train systems in the world traveling, up to 200, miles an hour you can feel how fast you're going. And. With our booties thoroughly, rattled, we arrived at Odawara station, a quick 40 minutes later where we caught a bus that would take us all the way to the spa look at Tyler showing, us what bus were getting on very, demonstrative, walking. On Tyler I like it unison itself is pretty high up in the hills so the bus ride got pretty raucous, the road was winding and narrow and our driver was quite fearless. But, it was a good way to get, pumped, for the spa so from the outside unison. Kind of looks like a big beige hotel, but it's surrounded by, some of the most beautiful mountains. That we could finally appreciate. Because we weren't flying, around at the sides of them it's so pretty out here I know the flora, is on now. When you first walk into the ground floor of unasyn, you get a little taste of their theme park branding, they've created these, mascots, which kind of look like felines. SpongeBob's, that are speckled, throughout the park it's like someone, relaxing, theme and then it's like a grumpy cat with a beard as you can see the entrance, is just like, the hull of sponge cats so to get into the park we had to go up a few floors passed, a series of lobbies, a giant, gift shop and a number of crane toy machines, until, we finally, reached the actual, entrance, where they immediately, have you remove your shoes what they're like you can't take those hammer toes in here so. The park itself is broken into two sections. One is called the more--not you or the naked zone where, men and women are separated, and one is the swimsuit, adair eeeh which is where the more water park and more key attractions, are we're going to the naked part right now we need to monetize that. We. Had gotten to the park a little early, before the naked zone opened, so we could film in there by ourselves without. The aforementioned nudity. And also so Tyler could come as well this, is nice, I want. A churro but don't worry we, got permission to do this over, all the naked section, is more about rejuvenation, and. Relaxation, which I think captures more, of that traditional. Onsen, vibe obviously.
I'm Wearing a bathing suit for YouTube. Reasons, but you're supposed to get your onsen, on in, the nude all right chuckling wash off you get. No. Tongues so. Am. I doing well give me. S. We're, sitting is we're naked people said sometimes in, the naked zone there are about six, different kinds, of baths that I could try out four, of which are filled with warm, or hot plain. Spring, water including. The first bath right, at the entrance next to the showers if you like a talent or a do. This, fully, wood lined indoor, pool which is almost like a sauna, because of how hot it is and it smells, really good it smells. Woody. I don't know how else to say that you're like piney I don't know other wouldn't. Mahogany, no I don't think that this large outdoor communal. Lagoon and these personal. Porcelain, bowls look just like their own like personal images it's, like the teacup, ride at Disneyland, the like actually, teacup. You. Don't get dizzy you. Don't throw up you grow up on that right they do have a couple of specialized, waters, back here in The Naked zone as well though including, this green, tea, bath which i think is just spring. Water but they steep a rather large tea bag. I'm. Talking about Mountain Dews baby in general, bathing, in green tea is supposed to help your pimples, and pores and has some anti-aging benefits. As well I'm not sipping, tea I am becoming tea, it. They. Also had a summer special collagen. Bath which was filled with roses. Ecology. Besides. Smelling, like a face mask collagen. Is supposed to improve, skin, elasticity, and fight aging by promoting cell turnover, I did the collagen, is like counteracting, the Sun it's like aging. Anti, aging you're really drink the kool-aid huh well I'm trying not to drink the cool overall. I found, the pools very relaxing. But the big winner of the naked zone was the view of the, mountains and though we had ventured to unison, mostly, for the more unique, experiences. I'm glad we got to get a peek into the naked zone to capture some of that thousands. Of years old traditional. Onsen, experience, and now that they're about to open this naked zone to the public and people will actually be making here we're, gonna head back out. And. See, what's out there, now when you first walk into the main part of the spa, they have like a foot and knee rinser which kind of took me by surprise. Like. A bidet for your knees. One. Yet I do. I. Have. Not used one yet it was Tyler's loss there are a lot of very nice bidets in Japan now the central, chamber of, the indoor, section, has one giant, pool in the middle of it which I'd call like the neutral, watered communal. I'll look in there some bells look, at that but building on the onsen, vibe it has like a warm bath temperature there, my thighs hello, thighs thighs, out. Sky's out, besides, that I'd say it's pretty standard so we wanted to move on to the more exciting. Waters I want to show up my wedded chess hair to, all of you nasaan. Could. You leave so first up on our list of specialty, pools was the doctor fish foot baths we're a school of garra rufa fish, a variety of Turkish, toothless, carp nibble, or I guess vacuum, the dead skin off of your feet oh these guys are ready for action now I've seen this before online, and it seems to be pretty popular in many East and Southeast, Asian, countries. Like, get your hijab. Funyuns. So, basically, what you do is you sit at the edge of this tub and dangle your feet in. Like, I can smell it okay take a girl and you haven't a lot of time of 10 minutes ready, I'm ready oh. Yeah. Some, action shots yeah this would be like shark, we would, fish it Vikings up your feet. The. Doctor, fish are incredibly. Tickle, inducing, I'm feeling like really disheveled. Some. Of them sort of traverse, your whole leg and others, just pick a spot and go at it they. Really like my feet I think that's not a compliment in a particular, Tyler's, right, foot had a disturbing. Number of fish on it might, be versus, on speed but, before his foot could be consumed, entirely, or ten minutes were up Friday, yes I actually do, think that the fish got some of the dead skin off of my toes but I probably would have had a more, thorough pedicure.
Had Tyler not been hogging all of the carp there's like not dead skin on my feet right now they're chunks too not when we're in a little like creeper. So. Unison, has like a schedule of events and, at specific, times they will pour coffee and red wine directly. On to you in their respective pools, and we had a bit of time before the next coffee pour began so we went to check out some of the smaller, themed, pools next, door the green tea and the Saki bats you're not supposed to drink the sake or the green tea. I. Say. That to me so, we went to the green tea bath first which was pretty different from the green tea pool outside oh. Really. That, one was just like normal spring, water with a green tea bag and this was like a scalding. Cup of tea. I'm. Guessing, they mixed this one with something else or just like diluted, in a bit but in general the. Tea was just too hot for me hey Soph, yeah you've spilt tea everywhere. So. Having mildly. Boiled, the booty we then hopped over to the Saki bath which was noticeably, a much, better temperature, well, I like this that's. Nice I, like the ones that are like warm but not like too too hot. Sensitive five sake. Could be good for the skin and meta can help exfoliate, and, lighten, dark spots, and bathing in it is actually, a traditional geisha. Skincare. Secret, on the side of the bath was sort of like a giant sock, a drum, but I think the liquid in the bath was pretty diluted, from the smell and feel of it I don't know that you could like get plum in here because there are a bunch of kids in here earlier. Though, on the side of the barrel was a true, sake, spigot, so apparently this little knob here shoots, out a little sake and. Drinkable. I'm gonna get sir. Shoot. Me the face you're not usually. Supposed to drink the Sakae straight out of this nozzle but the Unison employees. Who are escorting us around, encouraged. Us to try it don't photoshop this you. Get a little bit. Put your hands out there so you can catch it. There. We go yeah here's my sake, Baptiste. Yeah, yeah that's good sake but after our sake taste test it was time for the coffee bath. You, almost fell it at the camera I'm hammered the coffee bath itself, is just kind of like very, watery, coffee though it does smell and look pretty, accurately, coffee ish in terms of its skin benefits there are some antioxidants in, coffee that can help detox, your skin and the caffeine, actually combats. Puffiness, and I feel like also just gets into your pores and wakes you up you know I don't know there's recibo or what but as soon as I walked in here I was like eight. Let's, go the big event at the coffee bath is the coffee pour, and what happens, is that they prepare, actual, drinkable, coffee in these giant buckets, and men dole it out to the crowd, there's monster ladies. Oh yours. Was a drink it I just threw it on my face no. It was good so I tried to co-opt some of Tyler's, portion, for drinking purposes. Actually and after a decent amount of the crowd had tasted, the coffee they then proceeded, to throw entire.
Buckets, Directly, at us. It's. Good, it's. Very tasty they did this quite a few times. I'm, not sure if the skin benefits are amplified. By the coffee being thrown at you but it is exciting. Idea what kind of footage, and. I did feel pretty awake. Afterwards, so, the final, unusual, bath that we wanted to try was the wine back which had another, pour type, event later that afternoon so, we decided to visit the outdoor portion. Of the park in the meantime on the way we passed a few additional, pools that looked pretty plain but it turns out that this was the location of the ramen, baths which, were a pretty popular attraction. Last year in which park, goers bathed, in pork broth and collagen, I'm kind, of salty. We missed it, so, the outside of the park has some of your usual waterpark, accoutrement, like slides, and, kiddie pools and waterfalls with, the added bonus that the view, is pretty freakin, ridiculous. We. Four went to the children's, area for the waterslide, I got a behavior rinse off because I really smell like coffee can you see it yes I can amongst my hairs it's, like coffee stuck in your mustache on your shoulders unfortunately. They didn't let us take our GoPros, onto the slide but I guess that did spare everyone from having to watch a very slow water slide shot which I think was just our problem because, other people were going down much faster but, nonetheless we, do have a second, angle on this shot if you want to see it. Following. The slide we went through like a hot springs grotto, which was mostly just a series, of shallow pools, but you could see the waterfall. From behind as well as this gemstone. Thing that they call a Marin, rose. But. From there you, can walk through to, behind, the waterslide where, the observation. Pools are. Coming, these, are basically, like a series, of long, skinny, pools, alright and once. Again a warm, pool very warm that oversee the mountains, as well as unison itself down, there is Tyler, and then.
There, Is the, spa resort the, view kind of made the observation. Pools my favorite part of the park but after bobbing, around a bit and film, like, 50,000. Pans of the surrounding, landscape, we had to head back inside. Just. Like. You know I love these kids are getting wasted Tyler, kept making, that joke as for the skin benefits of red wine it's got some, antioxidants. For some anti-aging and also, some antiseptic. Properties for. Some anti acne. I thoroughly. Enjoyed, the red wine pool though it did seem to be the most diluted. Of the specialty, pools. For. Example, this giant, wine bottle, that spraying, my head is completely, just water but for the wine pour itself, they went for the real deal. Like. With the coffee, they started off by pouring, some red wine into your hands, which by wine standards. Was a pretty decent amount unlike Tyler, who chugged it I voluntarily. Threw, it in my face hoping, for some quality, anti-aging. Then. They proceeded, with a more direct, port. Which. I think Tyler, thought he was supposed to chug again it hit him pretty quick. They. Concluded. The show with, another round, of throwing a full bucket directly. Into our face. With, the wine bath complete, I think we had actually, hit all of the specialty pools. So. We threw on some complimentary, scrubs. And slippers, and got something to eat all right hi what's up next we're, getting Buffy now lunch. Dude. Grab and, then we'll run their, buffet had a pretty good spread and was a nice cap on top of all of that soaking, and afterwards. We caught the tail end of a park-wide aqua. Workout class. So. After, 11, baths lunch, and a workout I think we had thoroughly, investigated. Our spa, theme park and were ready to head back to Tokyo, how do I go yeah. Let's go it. Was really fun, so. We caught our bus back down the mountain hopped, on another bullet train which you can really see the speed of here. But. That's the best right and, needless to say we, were home in a speedy, 40 minutes well from the train station of course alright so we are back at our hotel room now and I'm. Feeling pretty cooked we had a great time at the Unison spa resort but I feel like I've just been steeped, for, so long in, so many different types of liquids that, I just need a nap overall. Our experience. At the spa theme park was very positive though I think the things I thought were the most exciting. Before I went were not actually, my favorite parts I thoroughly enjoyed, the quieter, parts of the park like the naked zone and literally, all of the amazing, views of the mountains, one thing I thoroughly enjoyed, which we didn't include very much in the main part of the video were, the mascots, I like this one cuz it looks like he has cheese on his head but they were kind of cute Lee speckled, all over the park subtly.
This, Sneaky. Guy look at him so, sneaky. And not, so subtly. Say. And Rio is quaking, is that still a mean I think that after this trip we did feel sufficiently, spod, whatever, happened, to Sponge Bob that cured him of the suds I think happened to us yeah, I mean I think that we do feel softer. And I think there was a logic. Behind each, pool as to why they would be good for your skin I think that we soaked in so many things that we're, not going to be able to pinpoint like, if our skin is better like which one it was yeah, helped us but, it's sort of like the cumulative, experience. Of just like you. Know sort of rolling around in hot water and feeling good and tired. It was quite a trek so it'll be difficult for us to return but if you're down for about 15, hours of travel, we'd say it's worth the trip or also if you're in Japan already. Maybe. That would be good thank you guys so much for watching if you liked that video make sure to smash, that like button and if you want to see more videos like this make sure to shamash, that subscribe button a big shout out to Vicky, for watching, thanks, for watching Vicky, and I will see you guys next time.