The Hotel Broccoli in Osaka’s Tanimachi-9chome love hotel district.
There’s more information about love hotels in my new book, Love Hotels: An Inside Look at Japan’s Sexual Playgrounds. 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 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: http://web.archive.org/web/20110902083427/http://www.quirkyjapan.or.tv:80/lovehotels.html
To order or find out more about the book, please visit: http://web.archive.org/web/20110902083142/http://www.quirkyjapan.or.tv:80/lovehotelbookintro.htm. There’s also a smaller guidebook, with just the hotel information for 500 yen: http://web.archive.org/web/20110902083142/http://www.quirkyjapan.or.tv:80/lovehotelbookintro.htm.
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