love hotels

Love & Sex

The quickly adapting acceptance of sexual expression and freedom has revealed itself in China’s love hotels, a similar but less kinky version of their Japanese counterparts. READ MORE »


While most businesses in Japan are crashing, the hotel industry has found a way to “stimulate” the economy. Giving new meaning to the term “love shack,” the country’s love hotels are racking up some serious tail. Chock full of “amenities” like DVD players, karaoke machines, makeup, custom rubbers and hot tubs, love hotels are open… READ MORE »


Japan’s “love hotels” aren’t smutty, by-the-hour businesses solely used for forbidden romances. Igyeon Kim, who recently published the book The Evolution of Love Hotels, found that the hotels have diversified due to fierce competition. Here are some of the main trends:

Resort-like: We think this might mean lovely, tranquil settings as opposed to ones… READ MORE »