A love hotel is a type of short-stay hotel found around the world operated primarily for the These establishments appeared first around Ueno, Tokyo in part due to demand The first and only authentic, Japanese-influenced love hotel in Canada opened. Japan's Sex Trade: A Journey Through Japan's Erotic Subcultures.
Enter the Tokyo love hotel, or rabuho. Pro tip: The term sex hotels isn't used in Japan. Swings and vibrating beds were already part of the schtick, as was the frankly bonkers architecture characteristic of many older
The whole concept of a love hotel is not unique to Japan, but the modern Today, love hotels are still a big part of the dating (and sex industry)