Hakone, Japan - Bathers at the resort spa of Hakone are experiencing a new foot treatment imported from Turkey. Participants dip their feet into a warm pool filled with fish that eat away dead skin and bacteria.
Kangal Fish are tootless and a few centimeters long. They are believed to cure the skin condition psoriasis in Turkey. The experience is described as painless but ticklish.
"They're eating the bad stuff and it makes me feel better," states Shingo Kamiya, a 45-year-old customer at the spa as fish surround his bare toes.