A very Japanese experience indeed, the Love Hotels aren't just hotels that can be rented for a couples of hours, but true fantasy lands catering for everyone and anyone's tastes : romantic fairy-tale castles, sci-fi deco, pink walls, sado-maso ambience, relaxing nature background, pop-culture surroundings... (have a look at some pictures here).

The Japanese use them for many reasons. They are not just places where teenagers can have sex without their parents' knowledge or married people have affairs. Love hotels are used a lot by normal couples in need of fantasy, or just to escape from the family at home, or try something new and exciting. Then you can unleash yourself 100% without fear of the next-door grandma overhearing your or your partner's screams.