Inside Popular themed-love hotels in Japan. Why so many Love hotels in Japan.

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Typical "love hotel" in Japan. You may even see this kind of building right next to some historical site or in the beautiful nature.   Source: Wikipedia
Typical "love hotel" in Japan. You may even see this kind of building right next to some historical site or in the beautiful nature. Source: Wikipedia

INSIDE POPULAR THEMED-LOVE HOTELS IN JAPAN. WHY SO MANY LOVE HOTELS IN JAPAN. 

 

There are many "love hotels" in Japan. It is an equivalent to motel in the US. People, young couple, old couple, go there for quickies or one night stand.

 

Due to the hotel shortage in Japan in big cities, love hotels are becoming more common places for foreign tourists in Japan too. 

 

In this article, we introduce our analysis on why there are many love hotels in Japan and one love hotel with great rooms with theme in Asakusa, an old city in Tokyo and Niigata, northern Japan.

Recently we notice this love hotel( to be exact, formerly a love hotel, now operating under the name of inn and hostel) called Khaosan World in Asakusa in Asakusa, Tokyo has been a popular destination for foreign tourists in Japan. Almost 90% of the visitors are from outside of Japan.

 

And you see how cool their rooms(the photos incl. dormitory room) are at Khaosan World Asakusa. The look is quite unique, something you may not see much at normal hotel/inn.

Feels like something from Kill Bill  Source: the inn's official website
Feels like something from Kill Bill Source: the inn's official website

Source: the inn's official website
Source: the inn's official website
Source: the inn's official website
Source: the inn's official website

Source: the inn's official website
Source: the inn's official website
Source: the inn's official website
Source: the inn's official website

If you love to stay in this kind of room, you can book khaosan World Asakusa Ryokan from this link!

Khaosan Group also has Capsule hotel Source: the hotel's official webiste
Khaosan Group also has Capsule hotel Source: the hotel's official webiste

When you are in Japan, you see them a lot of love hotels esp. in the middle of nowhere, for example, in the middle of rice field, in the mountains by some lake, by the high ways.

 

Why? It is because the local land owner does not see any other better way of utilizing the land if out of no where. 


In the country side, the land owner has not much option to make money out of the land. 


No kid(usually living and working in the big cities) will take care of their farm land. There are too many convenience stores, restaurants, gas stations and car dealer shops. And if enough Pachinko(pin ball gamble shop) shops around, the owner can either leave the land unused only paying the tax or building love hotels. 


If you own some land in the middle of mountain, you have only option to build love hotels. 


There are always people who need to fulfill "natural desire".

School themed room   Source: the hotel us's official website
School themed room Source: the hotel us's official website

To get the most attention, the hotels are usually very bright color or unique shape like a castle or so. We sometimes feel love hotels are not really beautiful buildings and harm the beautiful scenery. The reason why you see love hotel in the beautiful nature is not only from the economic reason as above, but also the regulation in Japan does not allow love hotels to be built in certain area of the city, esp. near the schools. This way, these Japanese motels tend to be in somewhere hidden.

 

Onegai Kaeru team sincerely hopes the government introduces some regulation on the appearance of the love hotels all over Japan. The regulation should be something like all love hotels need to be looking like traditional Japanese castles or  buildings at least, not like the pink concrete blocks.

Hospital themed room Source: hotel us's official website
Hospital themed room Source: hotel us's official website
Samurai time jail themed room  Source: hotel us's official website
Samurai time jail themed room Source: hotel us's official website
40-50s in Japan themed room Source: hotel us's official website
40-50s in Japan themed room Source: hotel us's official website

Some talk about great room with strange equipment in love hotels in Japan. The fact is that not all love hotels are that interesting. Many of them are similar to any "business hotels" with simple design room.

 

Here we introduce the inside of one love hotels trying really hard to be unique. This hotel called US Hotel in Niigata, looking like ugly concrete blocks though from outside.., has built very cool themed rooms as you see. This hotel says they built the rooms so realistic that some guests do not want to sleep there because it is creepy like in the hospital room!

 

Many cosplay fans visiting Japan. These places are not only used as love hotel by a couple but also anime fans and cosplay fans use them to shoot photos in the rooms! It is not that Japan is full of "Japanese feeling" location. There are not Samurai or Geisha walking around unless you go to particular areas like Kyoto, Kanazawa or old Japan themed parks like Nikko Edo mura ,  Ise Azuchimomoyama Bunkamura and Kyoto Uzumasa. Most of the parts of Japan are like normal modern cities.  Do not you think some of these rooms are somewhat from Kill Bill or so? In these hotels, you can take great photo shooting and even stay over night.

 

Love hotel business is getting very competitive so the business model is also changing more than before. It is not just only for couple but for foreign travelers and also others. 

 

About the hotels:

 

KHAOSAN WORLD ASAKUSA RYOKAN & HOSTEL in Tokyo ( Note: this hotel chain has hotels in several locations such as in Kyoto in Japan. The rooms we introduced here are all in the Ryokan in Asakusa, Tokyo.)

If you are rather a hostel type or capsule hotel type, click here to find out more: Khaosan hostel and Khaosan Capsule hotel.

 

Address: 3-15-1 NishiAsakusa, 

Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan ( 東京都台東区西浅草3-15-1 )

TEL: +81 3-3843-0153

Checkin: 3PM - 10PM

Checkout:  11AM 

 

Hotel US in Niigata ( Note: this hotel chain has hotels also in Ebisu in Tokyo etc. The rooms we introduced here are all in the one in Niigata, NOT in Tokyo)

 

Address:

2592-1 Kizaki, Kita Ward, Niigata, Niigata Prefecture 950-3304

(Zip 950-3304 新潟県新潟市北区木崎2592-1, in Japanese) 

TEL: +81 25-388-5751

 

Official website in Japanese

 

Room fee per night for two guests

Fee depending on the number of star of the room

1star room 4900jpy

2star room 6100jpy

3star room 7100jpy

4star room 8100jpy

5star room 10300jpy

 

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Source: Wikipedia, Khaosan Group website, Hotel Us's official website

 

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