Love’s Labors Found
You’ve probably heard of Japanese love hotels. If you haven’t, they’re chintzy, pay-by-the-hour hotels where lovers meet for illicit trysts, or just a bit of harmless fun. But here’s one you probably haven’t heard of: the Pearl Love Hotel, a ‘vintage’ love hotel, abandoned and left to decay under a forest of twisting vines, deep in the Japanese countryside.
However, some rooms remain almost intact, including the two-storey executive suite, with its red flock wallpaper and circular, mirrored love nest.
The hotel is believed to be 20 to 30 years old, from an age when love hotels didn’t have the karaoke and vibrating chairs that Japanese (and Chinese) lovers are more used to these days. It’s like a time capsule, without a letter of explanation, a peek into a world of intrigue and passion from days long past.
A fantastic find. Check out their video too. RM