It’s summertime here in the Northern Hemisphere, and that means it’s hot. Like, really hot. But that doesn’t mean you should let a little triple-digit heat keep your from schvitzing with an espresso. That’s where Coffeesaunners comes in. The Japanese coffee brand is hosting a rooftop pop-up sauna—with coffee—next month in Osaka.
It’s frankly an amazing idea, though not entirely unheard of in Japan. In Hakone, about 250 miles east, one can take a dip in the coffee spas, which are basically just swimming pools full of coffee. (Wine, tea, and ramen spas are also available.) And while that may be quite literally a more immersive coffee experience, the rooftop sauna is more my speed. Between the healthful benefits of the coffee and a nice invigorate sweat, there won’t be a single toxin left within a three-mile radius of your body.
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Taking place Sunday, July 3rd in Osaka’s Kitahorie neighborhood, the rooftop sauna is a reservation-only experience bringing together a hot sauna and cold coffee. It all begins with a quick change into appropriate swimwear, followed by a cold shower. Then they bring the heat. In a “sauna tent” set up on the roof, folks can sweat out the toxins while staring up at the open sky and enjoying a chill-presso coffee drink.
There will be sauna hats for sale and towels for rent, should you forget to bring either of those necessities.
One and a half hour blocks can be reserved for ¥3,000 (roughly $22 USD). It all takes place Sunday, July 3rd on top of the JPEC building in Kitahorie. For more information, visit Coffeesaunner’s Instagram page.
Zac Cadwalader is the managing editor at Sprudge Media Network and a staff writer based in Dallas. Read more Zac Cadwalader on Sprudge.