Arima is an ancient hot spring town that’s closed for visitors right now, just like many places in the world. Since hotels in the region can’t accommodate guests at the moment, a group of traditional Japanese Arima-based inns organized a virtual reality experience for everyone who wants to enjoy their zen hot spring baths from home.
“Japanʼs hot springs can help heal people in quarantine around the world, as well as increase the efficacy of the quarantine,” the group’s press release reads. “This way, we may, even if only slightly, help reduce infections and suffering from the new coronavirus.”
You can watch the group’s videos on their Youtube channel Arima Hot Springs. The videos show Arima Sansoh Goshobessho, Taketoritei Maruyama, Takayamasou Hanano, and other places.