Have you heard of ‘love hotels?’

October 8th, 2012By Category: Culture

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. In Japan, we have loads of them. Many young adults tend to live with their parents with not much privacy until they get married, so young couples use love hotels for their needs.

Take a look at this photo.

Counter-clockwise, from top to bottom: “Restaurant Menu- 24 HR order OK”; “Fruit Bath” and “Costume (Cosplay) Rental free for the members.” Can you believe you get to play in a fruit bath with your lover, enjoy cosplaying and after love-making, you get to feed your hungry tummy with a wide variety of food options. So you get to enjoy time with your special someone just visiting a love hotel for a few hours.

Look at all these stylish modern-looking hotel rooms. Not even fancy 4 star business hotels get that kind of fancy interior designs in Tokyo, you know. But how much does it cost to stay in a love hotel?

The room rate varies depending on the length of stay and the specialties that the hotel offers. Generally speaking, there are options for “Rest” and “Stay.” If you just want to “rest” for a few hours (~3 hours), you get to use the fancy facilities for only 4,200 yen with your lover. Some people go clubbing, find their lover for the night, and go visit a love hotel near the nightclub district, spend the night in the love hotel and then catch the first train home. Some places also offer a “time service” whereby you get to satisfy your needs for a lower rate than the regular “Rest” fare.

Some people also use the facilities for the sake of entertainment and not necessarily for sex, since some hotels offer karaoke, games, X-rated videos and much more. So does this tickle your curiosity and make you want to visit one of the love hotels here in Japan?

Well, it is YOUR chance to explore and find out more! Because All Nippon Airways (ANA) is offering 10,500 yen tickets to anywhere in Japan (only available to tourists). They are also running a campaign where you can win a round trip coach-class air transportation trip for two from/to ANA gateway airports and Narita International Airport. No, we are not done yet. It also comes with a single domestic roundtrip for two (2), in Japan and one (1) night’s standard hotel accommodation at ANA Resort Hotel Manza Beach. Interested? Please visit ANA’s compaign website. The campaign ends on Oct 15, 2012 (23:59 JST). Please do not forget to share feedback of your adventure later!

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One of the YouTube NextUp Japan 2011 contest winners, Kumigar aka Kumiko is a free spirit, bilingual Japanese chef/artist/vlogger/reporter/activist who enjoys sharing cooking videos of her creatively designed recipes bringing humor and an unique video editing style into the art of cooking to entertain viewers from all over the world.

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