If you’ve ever watched that episode of House where the good doctor nurses his hangover by hooking himself up to an IV drip and said to yourself “I wish I could do that,” you’re in luck. Now in Japan, even people who aren’t wisecracking M.D.s can get an IV drip pick-me-up at Tenteki10. Located in swanky Ebisu, Tokyo, the IV drip cafe features walk-in service with bags of fluids starting at $20 a pop. Their menu is quite varied.
The cheapest option, the Basic Pack, contains a proprietary blend of saline solution and Vitamins B6, B12 and C. For a couple thousand yen more, a user can add on a combination of nine other drip bags, with options like Red Pack for an energy lift, Diet Pack for a metabolism boost and Placenta Pack for “rejuvenation.”
The cafe is operated by a subsidiary of a medical clinic, but is unsurprisingly not covered by Japan’s national health insurance. A doctor at Tenteki10 calls the IV drip service “preventive medicine” and stresses that it’s an option for people to “raise their awareness of daily health management on their own.”