Love Hotel Crime and an S&M Hotel

Hope you’re not getting tired of love hotels. Today’s sample from my book is about the dark side of love hotels, an incredible S&M hotel in Roppongi called the Alpha-In, and a description of some of the shocking crimes that have taken place in them.

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I spent years visiting love hotels around Japan, interviewing love hotel designers, owners and staff, and wading through Japanese books on sex and love hotels to bring you this book.

It’s 182 pages of information about love hotels – their history, the people who design and operate them, their place in Japanese society, crime, and much, much more. There’s also a love hotel guide with information on how to get to the best hotels in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Nagoya, Yokohama, Sapporo, and Fukuoka.

For more information about love hotels, please visit my newly updated love hotel page at:

To order or find out more about the book, please visit: There’s also a smaller guidebook, with just the hotel information for just 500 yen:

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  1. al
    al says:

    Your book looks fascinating.

    This blog entry reminds me of a fictional book I’ve been reading, “ギャル探偵、翔る,” which is about a former prostitute turned detective in Roppongi who investigates a bunch of different crimes, some of which take place in Love Hotels.

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