Love hotels (ラブホテル) are hotels for couples to make love in Japan. In Korea love hotels are also used by ordinary tourists, and foreign tourists can stay in love hotels.
But Japanese love hotels are not normally used by tourists. Most Japanese people think that using a love hotel is only for having sex. Most people who use love hotels in Japan are lovers like young couples, people having affairs, or prostitutes. Tourists or families do not generally use love hotels. However, visitors to Japan are increasing, and hotel charges are rising more and more, so Japanese people and foreigners who use love hotels as accommodations for travel are increasing now.
The charges of love hotels are divided into rest (休憩) A and stay (宿泊). For rest, basic times (two hours or three hours), the charges are fixed. Extension rates are added to basic times for every 30 minutes past. The average rest charge is between 3,000 – 6,000 yen for three hours. For stay, charges are fixed from 20:00-23:00 at night to 10:00-12:00 the next morning. Extension rates are added before or after the fixed time. The average stay charge is between 5,000 – 13,000 yen. The hotel rates are normally higher on weekends.
You cannot generally reserve love hotels. You also cannot re-enter generally when you leave love hotels. In addition, beverages in refrigerators are charged basically, but sometimes you can drink a plastic bottle of the water for free as a service drink. You can use electric pots and tea packets for free as well. You can also order meals, though it costs money. There are toothbrushes, shampoos, soaps, towels, shavers, Â dryers, hair conditioners and condoms. Most love hotels have karaoke or bubble baths. Some hotels let you borrow costumes like maids or nurses. You can also buy adult toys like electric massage machines or vibrators. Each love hotel has original theme and there are various types of love hotels.
How about using love hotels? You may enjoy the love hotels cheap charges. The system of using love hotels is different from localities or hotels, and explanations are only in Japanese. But, when you don’t know how to use one, the hotel staff may tell you if you ask them.
1.At first, check prices in the front of the love hotels, then go inside the hotel.
2.See vacant rooms and prices on a display, and push the button of the room you want to go. A paper with a written room number or a key comes out and, you can go to your room. If you use old hotels, you have to pay in advance at the front desk, and you get a key and go to your room. A red light above the door will be flashing, so you can find which room you chose quickly.
3.The door is locked automatically when you enter the room, so please go inside together. If you use a new hotel, an automatic machine says, Hello, it will cost XXX yen when you stay. At most hotels, there are telephone calls asking if you would like a rest or if you are staying. They explain to you how much it will cost, or when you have to pay.
4.The ways to pay are different for each hotel. The ways are divided into paying at first or after. If you use new love hotels, there are automatic adjustment machines and you put money in when you leave. When you use old love hotels, the hotel staff comes to take your money or you have to send money with air shooters.
5.Condoms are often on or by the pillows. In addition, tea packets and electronic pots are free to use as well. You can also watch AVs freely. Please enjoy your time!
6.You should call the hotel staff when you leave. They tell you how much and how to pay. When you use new love hotels, you just pay the with automatic adjustment machines, and the doors open.
You can experience the different systems of love hotels, and you can use them! There are unique ones and strange ones. You may begin to understand how interesting Japanese culture is.
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