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If you thought the ramen tacos or ramen donuts were the height of the ramen craze you won't believe the latest food trend coming out of Japan. The Yunessun Spa House in the town of Hakone is offering a special ramen noodle bath for people obsessed with having softer smoother skin.
A ramen noodle bath is just what it sounds like: a bubbling tub of broth and noodles where people soak and relax. Why on earth would someone want to indulge in this rare spa treatment? Ichiro Furuya, the owner of Yunessun Spa explains:
“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. "
Japanese authorities have banned the use of real ramen noodles so synthetic noodles are used instead. That doesn't seem to stop spa-goers who want to enjoy the restorative properties of collagen. Check out this Facebook video to see the ramen noodle bath in action.
Is a ramen noodle bath not your cup of tea? The spa also offers other exotic treatments including a coffee bath, wine bath or sake bath.