Not your usual staycation
Valentine’s day is just around the corner and if you’re lucky enough to be spending it in Japan, treat your loved one to a night they’ll never forget! Spice up your relationship in Japan’s wackiest and quirkiest love hotels that will definitely put an exciting twist to your regular staycations.
For the uninitiated, a love hotel or as locals call it rabuho, is a short stay hotel for couples to do their business in private and get out. Get your mind out of the gutters because these rooms are not just used by trysting lovers but couples looking to get away from their live in relatives/roommates and of course children. Yes of course regular hotels work as well, but who doesn’t love karaoke machines, rainbow lit spa bath tubs and balcony jacuzzis!
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Love Hotels in Tokyo
1. Hotel Sara Sweet
Luxurious king-size beds, kitsch decor and of course the most indulgent bathrooms, the Hotel Sara Sweet is perfect for couples looking for a fancy escape for the night. With unique lighting and decorations in each themed room, they all have in common a plush leather sofa, wide flat-screen TV and dimmable bed heads.
More importantly, if you haven’t prepared anything, they’ve got you covered with a bottle of champagne and bouquet of roses! We also recommend rooms 402,602 or 603 for the added luxury of an in-room jacuzzi for you to sip your champagne in.
Address: 4-12-2 Koto Bridge Sumida-ku, Tokyo, Japan
If you’re looking for a quirky place to eat nearby, check out Tokyo’s most bizarre restaurant- the Robot Restaurant! With flash dancers, extravagant giant robots and multi colored laser lights, this is one of Tokyo’s most famous dining spots. The wild energetic show experience you get here is definitely one of a kind. Tripsle your robot restaurant experience and get exclusive free gifts on your visit!
2. Hotel Zebra
If you’re walking past Ikebukuro’s bustling centre, you’ll definitely see Hotel Zebra from miles away! With it’s zebra-print walls and neon exterior, you can expect the interior to be as lively for sure.
From karaoke machines to rainbow-lit spa baths, it’ll definitely be a novelty experience you won’t find in other hotels.You can even rent shoulder and foot massage devices if you want to treat your loved ones extra special. Plus, all rooms come with a complimentary bottle of champagne and flowers!
Address: 1-37-1 Higashi Ikebukuro Toshima-ku, Tokyo, Japan
3. Hotel Edoyado
If budget is an issue, Hotel Edoyado’s fuss free love hotel will be the perfect pick for you! With dimmable lighting, inviting beds and even blackout curtains, this would be a great pit stop if you’re visiting the Asakusa!
Address: Taito-ku Nishi-Asakusa 2-15-5, Taito, Tokyo, Japan
While you’re in the area, be sure to check out some of Tokyo’s renowned highlights! From trekking up 350 metres to the peak of the Tokyo Skytree and the visiting the sacred 1300 year old Sensoji Temple.
Tripsle your Tokyo Skytree and Asakusa tour for a hassle free journey! Get picked up from your hotel and taken on a tour by your experienced local guide. We bet they know the best photo spots and the best deals in the area!
Love Hotels in Osaka
4. Hotel Public Jam – Adults Only
If you love themed rooms, the Hotel Public Jam – Adults Only will leave you spoilt for choice. Whether it’s getting cosy in a wooden ship cabin or a carnival themed room with a carousel, the decor of the room will take you to a whole new world.
Address: 5-5-12 Uehonmachi, Tennoji, Osaka, Japan
Located within walking distance of the Osaka-Uehommachi station, you’re only 30 minutes away from Universal Studios Japan! Cast your spells at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter or cause mayhem at the Minion Park with your loved one for more themed fun.
Be sure to Tripsle your open-dated USJ e-tickets to skip the long lines at the ticketing counters!
5. Hotel Ikutama Love – Adults Only
The spacious bathrooms and huge beds at Hotel Ikutama Love- Adults Only are perfect for those looking for a comfortable night in the sheets. Housed in a regal building held up by Romanesque columns on the outside, you’ll find exposed brick walls, in-room jacuzzis and leather massage chairs on the inside!
Did we also mention that every abode comes with complimentary champagne and flowers?
Address: 5-14 Ikutamacho Tennoji-Ku, Tennoji, Osaka, Japan
Located in Tennoji, be sure to visit some of Osaka’s famous attractions like Japan’s tallest skyscraper, Harukas300! With 360 glass panels from floor to ceiling, you can expect unobstructed views wherever you’re standing.
6. Hotel Beni East – Adults Only
For those looking for a short-term love hotel, the Hotel Beni East – Adults Only is located just 15 minutes away from Osaka International Airport! Apart from its extravagant zebra-print facade, the rooms are adorned with extravagant sconces, king sized beds and even balcony jacuzzis.
They also have on-site cosplay outfit rentals as well as health and beauty devices. Some of the more luxurious rooms even have massage chairs, saunas and stage lighting!
Address: Yodogawa-ku Higashimikuni 3-11-35, Yodogawa, Osaka, Japan
If you plan to visit the rest of Osaka as well, be sure to Tripsle yourselves an Osaka Amazing Pass for unlimited rides within Osaka as well as free entry to these attractions!
Other Love Hotels in Japan
7. Hotel Renaissa
You’ll be able to spot Hotel Renaissa with its enormous external tree structure and natural furnishings from miles away. From rooms with glow-in-the-dark murals, outdoor Jacuzzis and indoor Jacuzzis with inflatable massage beds, you can expect to be pampered during your stay here.
For the adventurous couple, there’s even a Fetish Room with an airborne swing, cage table and step-up spa bath. If dressing up is your thing, you should definitely opt for the Cosplay Room, while those who enjoy an in-room drink, we hear there’s a mini bar in room 401.
Address: 3-12-10 Kano-cho, Chuo Ward, Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture
8. Keibajo US Hotel
With 50 different themed rooms in Keibajo US Hotel, including rooms that overlook a horse racing track and rooms with glow-in-the-dark wall art, you’ll be spoiled for choice. Look forward to enjoying a reclining bed, bathroom TV, mist sauna, deep soaking bath, karaoke machine and massage chair during your night stay here.
Check into Room 203 to embrace an authentic hospital theme complete with an examination table and glowing bath. There’s also a classroom-themed room with desks, blackboard and school bell.
Address: 2594−3 Kizaki, Kita Ward, Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture
9. Narita Hotel Blan Chapel Christmas – Adults Only
It’s Christmas all year-round at the adults-only Narita Hotel Blan Chapel Christmas. The entrance and lobby are adorned with Christmas decorations such as Santa statues, Christmas lights, trees and tinsel. Similarly, the rooms showcase the festive spirit with intricate decorations and bright colour palettes.
Whether it’s the all-pink interior of Room 202 or the icy-blue colours in Room 505, each one comes with a comfortable bed, adjoining lounge area, flat-screen TV and videos on demand. You can also rent cosmetics, bathrobes and cosplay outfits from the lobby.
Address: Yoshikura 239-1, Narita, Japan
10. Queen Elizabeth
You’d almost believe you were stepping onto a cruise ship when entering the Queen Elizabeth love hotel. Most noteworthy is definitely the space room! Featuring a circular bed, space-style windows and glow-in-the-dark space murals, you’ll literally be in a whole new world.
If you prefer a nautical-themed room, the seaworthy instruments and a porthole or two coupled with the main characters from the Titanic suspended from the hotel’s ceiling would be the perfect choice.
Other Japanese essentials for your trip
If you’re planning on a trip around Japan, be sure to Tripsle yourself a JR Pass for a convenient way of getting around! With unlimited rides on any JR lines, you won’t have to worry about overpriced taxis.
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