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Japanese Love Hotel Is Like Disneyland Meets Having Sex

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Well, aren’t all Japanese love hotels like that? No, actually. They’re not. Even in Japan, the Sky Paradise Rakuen is most unusual. Think the Jungle Cruise or the Pirates of the Caribbean ride plus people screwing.

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Located in Oita Prefecture, Sky Paradise Rakuen was recently featured on Japanese television show Ariyoshi Hiroiki no Dare Toku!? Comedian Nocchi and his wife Yumi visited the hotel—not to, ahem, have sex, but to show it off for the television show.

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[Photo: Ariyoshi Hiroiki no Dare Toku!? ]

Some married couples do visit love hotels to get some privacy. People, of course, also use them for flings or memorable evenings. They would certainly get that at Sky Paradise Rakuen, which spent over $1.6 million on its “love love attraction.”

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[Photo: Sky Resort Hotels]

The hotel’s two most expensive rooms are the “waterfront cottages,” which have a special entrance.

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[Photos: Ariyoshi Hiroiki no Dare Toku!? ]

And an area where you board...a boat?

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[Photo: Sky Resort Hotels]

Oh wow.

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[GIF: Ariyoshi Hiroiki no Dare Toku!? ]

There’s a little gondola, you get in and press a button.

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[GIF: Ariyoshi Hiroiki no Dare Toku!? ]

And it whisks you away.

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[Photo: Sky Resort Hotels]

There are waterfalls to admire.

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[Photo: Ariyoshi Hiroiki no Dare Toku!? ]

A fake elephant making noise and squirting water. There is nothing suggestive about this. Nope.

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[GIF: Ariyoshi Hiroiki no Dare Toku!? ]

These are the hotel owner’s boats.

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[Photo: Sky Resort Hotels]

Nice boats.

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[GIF: Ariyoshi Hiroiki no Dare Toku!? ]

You can see a total of three million lights during your two-and-a-half minute ride. Er, sorry, gondola ride!

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[GIF: Ariyoshi Hiroiki no Dare Toku!? ]

The waterfront cottages are huge for Japanese hotel rooms.

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[Photo: Sky Resort Hotels]

Fancy!

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[GIF: Ariyoshi Hiroiki no Dare Toku!? ]

There are neat features, like a glass-bottomed floor, so the fish can watch you have sex.

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[GIF: Ariyoshi Hiroiki no Dare Toku!? ]

And a private balcony with one-way glass, so you can enjoy the lights (and your neighbors can’t enjoy you).

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[Photo: Sky Resort Hotels]

The hotel is fairly reasonable, considering it includes a “love love attraction.” Short stays are 6,700 yen ($55), while a full night is 18,800 yen ($155). Not bad, no? At those prices, you won’t feel like you’re getting screwed.

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DISCUSSION

shippoyasha
Shippoyasha

I really adore that about love hotels. Places people have sex shouldn’t be spartan and dull and hush hush. It may as well be colorful, over the top and fun.