Tuesday, July 18, 2017

bucket list

Untitled When we stayed in Nara, I accidentally got to cross off something from my bucket list...staying at a love hotel or what the Japanese call "lah-boo-ho" for short...

When Satoshi saw the building, he said..."oh em gee"...

Apparently this love hotel had been changed to a business hotel, but upon looking at google maps...it was still categorized as a love hotel...

Untitled The building itself didn't look like some of the gaudy love hotels I've seen from the freeways, but the entrance is hidden off to the side and the lobby is quite dark.

To get up to the rooms, you use one elevator, to leave the building, you use a different elevator.

You almost never see anyone coming or going...

Untitled When we opened the door to the room, all these spotlights and the tv went on..

Untitled There was a huge jacuzzi style bath & shower area.

Untitled I'm not sure, but think if you order food & drinks, they pass it to you through this built in door...

Satoshi mentioned that this hotel had a meal plan, but we wondered where one would eat, as there wasn't a restaurant or cafe in the lobby...maybe that was what the built in door was for?!

Untitled Way more spacious than some of the hotels we've previously stayed at.

Untitled The sign telling you to use a different elevator to leave the building...

To get a feel of just how big this room was here is a video (the door after the silk flower arrangement is the toilet and the large blackish closet looking thingy is the bath area.)

While the interior of this place was overly bright with the spotlights and a bit gaudy, I appreciated the space, two televisions & two sinks.

Smoking was still a bother, but at least it wasn't coming through the walls.

Probably not an authentic lah-boo-ho experience, but it was just enough for me to cross off my bucket list.

6 comments:

jalna said...

FUNNY!

Helen said...

Actually, I've seen quite a few love hotels advertised on some hotel booking sites!

The slot in the door is indeed for meals, DVDs or anything else that you ask for from the main office. Some places let you pick your favourite shampoo and conditioner, so they have to be able to give it to you! Generally, you eat the food in your room...no dining hall, at least not in the ones I have visited with my mister!

We like to travel spontaneously and can't always make hotel reservations....that's all I'll say about that ;-)

K and S said...

Jalna, :)

Thanks Helen for telling me about that door!

Take care you two!
Kat

Rowena said...

this time the video worked, so I think it's an issue with vertical clips just not working on my end of the screen on flickr....anyway, was that a mini fridge in the room? and I thought it curious to see the bath sink right there in the bedroom and not separated. so interesting though!

KirkK said...

Lol Kat! I'm afraid to ask what else you might have on your bucket list now! ;o)

K and S said...

yup a mini fridge Rowena, usually it is already filled with drinks you'd need to pay for, but this one was empty. And there was also another sink where the toilet was located...so weird having a sink in the middle of the room!

Kirk..he he!

Take care you two.
Kat