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Spa goers soak up chocolate baths before Valentine's Day

Thursday, Feb 13, 2014 - 01:08

Feb. 13 - A hot spring resort in Hakone, Japan, is offering customers a chance to relax in chocolate baths for Valentine's Day. Jeanne Yurman reports.

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Some people are addicted to eating chocolate. This spa, however, hopes its customers will be addicted to soaking in it. In Hakone, Japan the Yunessun spa resort is offering immersion in chocolate baths. The spa hopes to not only fuel increased business, but amid Japan's shrinking population, also passion, says one of the chocolate bath creators, Satomi Nakamura. (SOUNDBITE) (Japanese) 28-YEAR-OLD COMPANY EMPLOYEE, SATOMI NAKAMURA, SAYING: "Valentine's day is just round the corner so we want couples to enter this bath and light a fire in their relationship." And for 19-year-old university student Tsukumi Otsaka, it's working. (SOUNDBITE) (Japanese) 19-YEAR-OLD UNIVERSITY STUDENT, TSUKUMI OTSUKA, SAYING: "I want to come back in the near future and take the chocolate bath with my boyfriend." Fans find the aromatic scent irresistible and swear by the benefits it gives their skin. So for those wondering what to give their Valentine, perhaps instead of a box filled with chocolate, it will be a tub filled with chocolate instead.

Spa goers soak up chocolate baths before Valentine's Day

Thursday, Feb 13, 2014 - 01:08

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