Forget the spa, if you want to relax and unwind, head on over to the planetarium.
The Konica Minolta Planetarium in Tokyo is no longer just a place to learn about space, it’s also now a venue where you can chill and liberate your senses. Reopened in 2015, the planetarium now offers a program called ‘Star Night Healing’, wherein visitors can sit back and experience Japan’s UNESCO world heritage Yakushima forest.
The 50-minute long event features a voice actor narrating your journey through the mesmerising Japanese countryside and starry night sky. It comes with reclining seats and a grassy lawn where you can lie down, as well as essential healing oils taken from Yakushima forest itself.
Think of it as a spa session, but done with Studio Ghibli visual effects.
Tickets are available online and at the planetarium for AUS$17 (US$13). Visitors need to be elementary school age or older to participate.