Japanese Love hotels are in/famous depending on either your view or your experience, but if you’re yet to try one – the wonderfully sarcastic Chris Broad (aka Abroad in Japan) takes you on a guided tour. This isn’t just any old love hotel though (think bad lighting and a bath you might not want to jump into without some disinfectant), this is a particularly impressive and somewhat surreal example located in Sendai.

From the room and its.. er… amenities, he walks you through the whole shebang – including a variety of costumes, Bond-villain-esque lairs, attics full of toys and lighting displays more often associated with spaceships – giving you the full experience (well, almost…). Since he is accompanied by the hotel owner, Broad is able to explain some of the logic behind the hotels and de-mystify some of their secrets. (Why’s is the food so cheap? Why is there a hole in the floor? Do you even want to know?)

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So, if you’re intrigued, horrified or already scheduling it into your next trip… here’s our guide to love hotels in Tokyo!

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