Author: Kame

Love Hotel Crime and an S&M Hotel

Hope you’re not getting tired of love hotels. Today’s sample from the book “Love Hotels – An Inside Look at Japan’s Sexual Playgrounds” (reprinted with permission) 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. Book excerpt CLASSIC HOTEL – Alpha-In KINKINESS: 6/5 ROMANCE: 1/5 STYLE: 3/5 RESERVATIONS: No This is a hard-core S&M hotel with professional equipment for serious fetishists. Every single room has suspension systems, bondage horses, crosses, gynecological examination tables, stocks, open toilets, or sex swings. A lot of Japan’s amateur S&M videos are shot here (at a cost of 100,000 yen for 5 hours) and when you see the incredible assortment of rooms, with themes like ‘the swapping style,’ ‘the medical style,’ ‘Japanese style,’ ‘Chinese style,’ ‘the shame style,’ ‘the cave style,’ and ‘the mirror style,’ you’ll understand why this place is so expensive. The cheapest ‘beginner’ room is 9,600 for a rest and 15,600 for a stay. The most expensive room is a giant swapping facility with roof pulleys, two crosses, an open toilet, bondage horse, cage, stocks, and much more that costs 16,600 for a rest and 31,000 for a stay. To get there, go out of exit #3 of Roppongi Station to Roppongi Crossing, and walk down Gaien Higashi Street to the...

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The Green Tokyo Gundam Project

Tokyo’s giant Gundam is currently attracting millions of visitors who come to see the giant steel robot rising up over Shiokaze Koen in Odaiba. It’s official name is the Green Tokyo Gundam Project, and it’s part of a plan to promote Tokyo’s campaign for the 2016 Olympics – they’re trying to make things greener and more environmentally friendly for the games. It’s easy to be cynical about using a giant steel robot to promote the environment, and how there’s nothing really “green” about the souvenir shops and the way it’s set up. When you go there, there are no...

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The Meguro Emperor Love Hotel

This is the Meguro Emperor, Japan’s all-time most famous love hotel. When it opened in 1973, it was the Cadillac of love hotels. Designed by the famous architect Yasuhisa Kurosaka, it was a monument to 1970s kitsch, and its fairy tale castle exterior became something of a touists attraction. The hotel’s 30 rooms featured a gondola, playground slides, and all manner of vibrating, rotating, and gyrating beds. The boom quickly ended, though, and it was bought out by another company, and renamed the Meguro Club Sekitei. I was surprised to see that it has changed its name back to...

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Cosplay Hooker

A costume play hooker coming out of an Ikebukuro love hotel. I was more than a little curious about what was in the suitcase. Editor’s note: this post was originally published in May 2009 and has been updated. _ Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new...

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Hotel Aine

The hotel Aine Resort in Shibuya’s Love Hotel Hill district. Editor’s note: this post was originally published in February 2008 and has been updated. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new...

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