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April 18, 2009

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Mom

Another interesting thing about them is that if you have to park in their parking lot, they provide licence plate covers, so no one can identify your car!
One time a family with three kids (friends of mine) couldn't find a regular hotel, so booked into one of these, but covered the kids with blankets in the back seat so they wouldn't be discovered - no kids allowed!

suzy

You should totally try one before you leave Japan! When I was backpacking around Japan we stayed in one in Shibuya (Dogenzaka) as a cheap hotel alternative, and picked the most outrageous-looking one we could find. It was hilarious, especially the mysterious check in. And there was a vibrating bed. With karaoke.

melinda

yep i think its a must before you leave.

Mariana

Here in Barcelona we have this love hotels too, and I see for the comments that's the same everywhere. They also have their parking lot, but here they don't have neon lights, it's more discreet. In fact, the two I know are in a quite gloomy buildings.

emily

oh my goodness! yes. a thesis. for sure.

CreatureofHabit

I had no idea! That is too funny!

Tanpopo

Hi ! I just discovered your blog and I love it !! If I understand correctly, you're back in Canada after a four years' stay in Japan !! Getting back to "real life" can be tough : I wish you good luck.
About the love hotels : I've been back to France for a long time now but, when I was a teenager in Tokyo, I used to go to Shinjuku with my sweetheart to find some intimacy in those funy places !! I was under 18, but it has never been a problem !! I have nice memories of those moments ...

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  • i'm leslie. and i lived in japan. with my japanese fella. and i was so happy about that. i am now back in canada. after four and a half years away. i am learning to love this place all over again. h-kun will join me in the fall. which i am very excited about. thanks for stopping by. and taking time to look around. and interact with me. please do not copy anything from this blog without emailing me first. thanks.

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