For most of us, our summer is looking quite a bit different than we had planned.
If you’re lucky, you’ve been able to pivot and enjoy some smaller trips or at least some virtual experiences—Zoom wine tasting anyone? Just sayin’. And if not, which we totally get, we’re all about the at-home self care. We’d even make the argument that it’s more important now than ever to take—yes, take—some me time to combat the stress, anxiety and unease of the moment.
In recent weeks, some of our DHC team members have experimented with bringing the concept of the Japanese onsen home for just this reason. A Japanese onsen is a hot spring and the bathing facilities that surround it, and much like a spa in the U.S., it’s a place to relax, reset and restore. The DHC Akazawa Onsen Resort, for example, which is two hours south of Tokyo and surrounded by the mineral-rich waters of the Pacific Ocean, is known for nourishing the body and soul.
While a trip there is 99% out of the question (right now, at least), we have some specific ways to create a therapeutic at-home onsen experience.