LOVE HOTELS, TOKYO, JAPAN

How would you like to be the poor unfortunate souls living next to this monstrosity with it’s medieval flair?

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Called a “love hotel” these feeders of the unseemly Japanese underbelly are quite common.

A love hotel is a type of short-stay hotel found around the world operated primarily for the purpose of allowing couples privacy for sexual activities. The name originates from “Hotel Love” in Osaka which was built in 1968 and had a rotating sign.

This one is for the more “adventurous”. We were walking past it on a tour and I could not help but notice the nice grandmotherly woman on the other side of the street standing in her door.

How would you like to look at this every day? (it is in quite a nice neighbourhood). Supposedly there is a movement afoot to eject them.

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Is the name some form of play on words?

The discrete front entrance.

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Last shot. I wondered, is the new BMW a client or the owner?

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Comments

  1. BMW? most definitely a ‘few hours’ stay.. client. lol

  2. I just googled the hotel… and regret doing so.
    They are quite proud of their “SM rooms”…

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