Hakone Kowakien Yunessun resort in Kanagawa, Japan has opened its doors to a Neon Genesis Evangelion-themed hot springs. All of the facility’s water is colored in red as a nod to a major event in the anime that caused the oceans to run red with blood — the “Second Impact.”
For a little background on the anime, the “Second Impact” was a cataclysmic event that happened in Antarctica, triggered by an experiment led by Dr. Katsuragi that went wrong, setting off a massive explosion that shifted the Earth’s axis and melted the ice caps. The hot springs feature a water slide named Rodeo Mountain, depicting “blood” rushing through the ice caps, a dimly lit cave and an orange bath that replicates the anime’s “L.C.L.” — a special fluid used to interface Evangelions with their pilots. But apart from the Evangelion-themed facilities, the hot springs also includes baths colored in red and brown to imitate wine and coffee.
Hakone Kowakien Yunessun
1297 Ninotaira, Hakone