Pyramid hot spring in Japan combines Egyptian aesthetics with onsen relaxation

By Katy Kelly, SoraNews24

As the summer workload piles up and stress stacks up alongside it, many a worker in Japan will be wondering where to spend their leave in hopes of unwinding for a few days. Well, wonder no more! In fact, there’s just one destination to head to where you can experience the relaxing steam of a Japanese hot spring (onsen) and the mystic awe of the Egyptian pyramids.

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Photo: Twitter/@s_synesthesia

That’s right! Nasu in Tochigi Prefecture.

Well, maybe it’s not your first guess for where to find a multicultural getaway like this one. Still, Pyramid Genki Onsen (the "Genki" part is written the Chinese way, 元氣, rather than the Japanese way, 元気) has a plethora of amazing attractions. Top billing goes to the fact that their best relaxation room harnesses the "power of the pyramid," a time-tested concept that items or people who stand beneath the highest point of a pyramid become rejuvenated or stay healthier.

The woman who runs the Pyramid Onsen is trained in all manner of performing arts, and guests can enjoy traditional dances and music in the roomy main hall. There’s a restaurant serving collagen-enhanced delights every day except Wednesdays, beautiful spacious guest rooms and even a mall filled with interesting trinkets to decorate your home with.

The onsen itself is nothing to sniff at either! Five dedicated baths filled with 100-percent natural mineral water, with that added punch-up of pyramid power. There’s a sauna too, so you can sit down and imagine you’re simmering in the heat like an ancient king or queen at their throne.

Though this looks to be a very unique onsen experience, online users were… well, a little put out to say the least by the chosen aesthetic.

“The greetings are written in Japanese, Chinese and then katakana Chinese… what’s the deal with that? Why isn’t there Arabic?”

“I lost it when I got to how the restaurant has a weekly vacation day.”

“I’ve stayed there and I remember that I couldn’t relax at all…”

However, the tune of other comments on social media attest to an unforgettable experience. Hopefully an experience that managed to be relaxing in spite of the fusion furnishings?

Why not stay with the Pyramid Genki Onsen next time you’re in Tochigi?

Hot spring information

Pyramid Genki Onsen / ピラミッド元氣温泉

Address: Tochigi-ken, Nasushiobara-shi, Niwatoko 493-4


Telephone: 0287-35-4141


Source: Hachima Kikou, Pyramid Genki Onsen

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Mini Vegas from the looks of that pic -

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A sauna and sento are supposed to be a way of unwinding...during the Japanese summer? I went to a sento about a month ago, and found the baths it extremely uncomfortable. I won't be back til October.

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