I don’t care what I have to do but I really have to go to Japan this year – for starters check this RE restaurant out. Apologies for the total arse piece presenter in the video here but it does tell you a little more information.
Now I love a good themed restaurant but I am totally and utterly obsessed with the love hotel culture in Japan – a love hotel containing rooms specifically designed for f*cking to put it bluntly. Or as Wired summed up:
For decades Japan’s love hotels have provided a place for couples to enjoy anonymous, uninterrupted sex. Politician and secretary, teacher and student, husband and hooker — all are welcome, as long as they pay in cash and leave when the time limit is up. But 2006 spawned a new type of love hotel. Decorated with theme park interiors and equipped with game consoles, karaoke boxes and sex machines — these establishments provide kinky fun for all types, from fetishists and sadomasochists to the ordinary couple seeking sexual adventure.
Felt compelled to share some images of said hotels which fascinate me on a design / creative level not a fetish fantasy one. The Bat Cave one is ridiculous and I have no idea how this could turn anyone on. But that said each to their own and lest we forget people are strange and large groups of people are already into things such as Klismaphilia (deriving sexual pleasure from receiving an enema). Anyway back to the love hotels imagery – it’s hard to choose but the Christmas themed hotel has to be up there in terms of the most random. It’s also glorious that Christmas Eve is one of the busiest times of year for these rooms…
You have to watch this video even if just for the demo of the fake traffic noise so a cheating husband can pretend he is stuck in traffic not this mistress. Anyhow time for me to start saving for that airfare to Japan!