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12 Quirkiest Love Hotels for Valentine’s Day in Japan

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, but forget about the traditional flowers or chocolates. Instead, treat your loved one to a memorable Valentine’s Day in Japan, where the world’s quirkiest love hotels not only fuel the flames, but offer plenty of fun novelties for adventurous couples.

From Tokyo and Kyoto to Osaka and Nagoya, love hotels in Japan provide luxurious facilities and amenities with a distinct twist. Whether it’s a princess-themed room, wacky furnishings or in-room champagne and roses, the following 12 love hotels provide all the ingredients for a romantic and unique holiday in Japan.

If you’re having trouble deciding the right love hotel in Japan for you and your significant other, read on to discover a collection of the best.


Quirkiest Love Hotels in Tokyo

Hotel Sara Sweet

Hotel Sara Sweet

Heavenly king-size beds, indulgent bathrooms and kitsch decor highlight the luxurious rooms at Hotel Sara Sweet. Although this extravagant love hotel has unique lighting and decorations in each room, you can rest easy knowing that all rooms include a plush leather sofa, wide flat-screen TV, dimmable bed heads and spacious floor plans.

If you’re looking for that added opulence, book room 402, 602 or 603 for an in-room Jacuzzi. Hotel Sara Sweet also caters to couples with its inclusive bottle of champagne and bouquet of roses. Positioned on the eastern side of Tokyo, the love hotel is near a variety of serene parks for a romantic Valentine’s Day stroll, such as Ōyokogawa Water Park, which features a babbling brook and mossy stone bridges.

Address: 4-12-2 Koto Bridge Sumida-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Hotel Zebra

Hotel Zebra

The zebra-print walls and neon exterior decorations make Hotel Zebra stand out on Ikebukuro’s bustling centre, where you’ll find a range of fine-dining Asian restaurants and live performance venues. All the rooms at Hotel Zebra come equipped with karaoke machines, rainbow-lit spa baths, mini fridges and air purifiers.

You can also rent shoulder and foot massage devices, along with board games and beauty tools. If you want more floor space and an additional massage chair in your room, opt for the higher-level rooms, such as the Deluxe Suite or Zebra Suite. However, regardless of which room you pick, you’ll be greeted with a complimentary bottle of champagne and flowers to set the mood.

Address: 1-37-1 Higashi Ikebukuro Toshima-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Hotel Edoyado

Hotel Edoyado

Nestled in Tokyo’s Taito neighbourhood, Hotel Edoyado is a no-fuss love hotel with cosy rooms featuring dimmable lighting, plush decor and inviting beds. Each room is designed for exclusive privacy and comfort, thanks to thick blackout curtains, carpet walls and air conditioning. Although mostly used for short stays, some rooms cater to longer visits with in-room TVs and lounge seating.

Hotel Edoyado is one of Tokyo’s most budget-friendly pleasure hotels, and places you in a convenient location close to international restaurants and lounge bars. You can choose from ramen, steak, Russian and Japanese cuisine, all within easy walking distance. Culturally-inclined couples will also enjoy visiting the nearby Hōzōmon gate, built in 942 CE, and the historic Sensō-ji Buddhist shrine.

Star Rating: 2*
Price: JPY 4,047 – JPY 6,547
Guest Rating: 7.8
Address: Taito-ku Nishi-Asakusa 2-15-5, Taito, Tokyo, Japan

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Quirkiest Love Hotels in Osaka

Hotel Public Jam – Adults Only

Hotel Public Jam

Hotel Public Jam – Adults Only specialises in themed rooms, whether you want to cosy up in a wooden ship cabin or have a street lamp positioned next to your king-size bed. This quirky love hotel also has a range of Victorian-era rooms with antique artwork, ornate chandeliers and mood lighting. There’s even a room with mirrors on the ceiling, but it’s hard to pass up the rooms with spa baths.

This love hotel is positioned near the centre of Osaka, within walking distance of Ōsaka-Uehommachi Station. You can easily walk to the tranquil Higashikozu Park or catch the train into the centre of Osaka for waterfront dining along the Dotonbori River. More themed fun can be had at Universal Studios Japan, which is only 30 minutes away via car.

Star Rating: 2*
Price: JPY 4,144 – JPY 14,174
Guest Rating: 7.3
Address: 5-5-12 Uehonmachi, Tennoji, Osaka, Japan

Hotel Ikutama Love – Adults Only

Hotel Ikutama Love (Adult Only)

HotelsCombined visitors rave about the spacious bathrooms and large beds at Hotel Ikutama Love – Adults Only in Osaka. This love hotel is housed in a regal building boasting Romanesque columns and a wealth of alluring rooms. Every abode comes with complimentary champagne and flowers, while the soft carpet and cold air conditioning ensure the utmost comfort.

Certain rooms feature special elements, such as exposed brick walls, in-room Jacuzzis and leather massage chairs. Couples with a passion for history will love the hotel’s location near Ikutama Park, where you can easily walk to the 16th-century Ikutama Shrine and prominent Statue of Ihara Saikaku. You’re also a short drive from the famous Shinsaibashisuji Shopping Street, where fashion outlets provide hours of retail therapy and fine-dining restaurants set the scene for Cupid’s embrace on 14 February.

Star Rating: No Rating
Price: JPY 6,316 – JPY 8,554
Guest Rating: 7.9
Address: 5-14 Ikutamacho Tennoji-Ku, Tennoji, Osaka, Japan

Hotel Beni East Adults Only

Hotel Ikutama Love (Adult Only)

Only a 15-minute drive from Osaka International Airport, Hotel Beni East – Adults Only is a perfect short-term love hotel for couples in Osaka. Its zebra-print facade stands out along the Kanzaki River, while nearby parks add to the neighbourhood’s overall tranquillity. The rooms at Hotel Beni East – Adults Only are adorned with extravagant furnishings, from sconces and king-size beds to balcony Jacuzzis and flat-screen TVs.

Most rooms boast spacious floor plans, while some of the more luxurious options include ceiling murals, massage lounge chairs, saunas and stage lighting. Take advantage of the range of on-site rentals available, such as cosplay outfits, health and beauty devices and in-room entertainment. Couples who love to golf together will appreciate having the Esaka Golf Center and Suita Golf Center driving ranges nearby.

Star Rating: No Rating
Price: JPY 5,933 – JPY 15,741
Guest Rating: No Rating
Address: Yodogawa-ku Higashimikuni 3-11-35, Yodogawa, Osaka, Japan

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Other Quirky Love Hotels in Japan

Hotel Renaissa

Hotel Renaissa

Despite its position in the centre of Kobe, Hotel Renaissa showcases a strong connection to nature with its enormous external tree structure and natural furnishings. There are many different themed rooms to choose from, including ones with glow-in-the-dark murals, outdoor Jacuzzis and indoor Jacuzzis with inflatable massage beds. There’s even a Fetish Room with airborne swing, cage table and step-up spa bath.

Those interested in luxury can opt for rooms with four-poster beds, private bars and antique chandeliers. Couples who like to dress up should book the Cosplay Room, while those who enjoy an in-room drink will prefer the mini bar in room 401. Hotel Renaissa places you close to numerous steakhouses, cafes and fine-dining restaurants, along with major Kobe shopping malls.

Address: 3-12-10 Kano-cho, Chuo Ward, Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

Keibajo US Hotel

Keibajo US Hotel

Choose from 50 different rooms at Keibajo US Hotel, including rooms that overlook a horse racing track and rooms with glow-in-the-dark wall art. Depending on which room you choose, you can enjoy a reclining bed, bathroom TV, mist sauna, deep soaking bath, karaoke machine and massage chair.

Do you love themes? Check into Room 203 to embrace an authentic hospital theme complete with an examination table and glowing bath. There’s also a classroom-themed room with desks, blackboard and school bell.

Address: 2594−3 Kizaki, Kita Ward, Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

Narita Hotel Blan Chapel Christmas – Adults Only

Narita Hotel Blan Chapel Christmas (Adult Only)

It’s Christmas year-round at the adults-only Narita Hotel Blan Chapel Christmas, where the entrance and lobby are adorned with Christmas decorations such as Santa statues, Christmas lights, trees and tinsel. Even the rooms showcase the festive spirit with intricate decorations and bright colour palettes. Near the love hotel you’ll find a range of alluring attractions, including the Nekona River, Naritasan Museum of Calligraphy, Naritasan Reikōkan Museum and Nakadaiya Baseball Field.

Make sure you choose the right room to meet your needs, whether it’s the all-pink interior of Room 202, the contemporary furnishings of Room 303 or the icy-blue colours in Room 505. Each one comes with a comfortable bed, adjoining lounge area, flat-screen TV and videos on demand. You can also rent cosmetics, bathrobes and cosplay outfits from the lobby.

Star Rating: 2*
Price: JPY 5,556 – JPY 7,870
Guest Rating: No Rating
Address: Yoshikura 239-1, Narita, Japan

Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth

You’d almost believe you were stepping onto a cruise ship when entering the Queen Elizabeth love hotel. The facade is an exact replica of a cruise vessel, but the rooms don’t just showcase a nautical theme. One of the quirkiest on offer is the space room, which features a circular bed, space-style windows and glow-in-the-dark space murals.

If you prefer a nautical-themed room, you’ll likely be greeted by seaworthy instruments and a porthole or two. Keep an eye out for main characters from the Titanic suspended from the hotel’s ceiling.

Hotel Chapel Cinderella

Hotel Chapel Cinderella

You’ll feel like a prince or princess at Hotel Chapel Cinderella, where you can stay in a room with actual glass slippers, sleep under antique chandeliers in comfortable king-size beds and soak in spa baths. Each room boasts its own unique interior decor, including some with leather massage chairs and plush lounge seating.

Hotel Chapel Cinderella offers exclusive packages for guests, including baskets of massage oils and beauty products, a sumptuous in-room dining menu of classic Japanese dishes and limousine transport. Located in Kyoto’s Sakyo Ward, this love hotel is surrounded by a wealth of cafes and restaurants, as well as the sprawling Maruyama Park, which features an outdoor music stage and seasonal cherry blossoms.

Star Rating: 2*
Price: JPY 7,097 – JPY 19,435
Guest Rating: 6.8
Address: Sakyo Awataguchi Torii 55-2, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, Japan

Hotel Glare Zip Club – Adults Only

Hotel Glare Zip Club (Adult Only)

Along with international restaurants and lush inner-city parks, Hotel Glare Zip Club – Adults Only is located near the Aeon Town Chikusa shopping mall, which features global fashion retailers and coffee shops. This stylish love hotel is perfect for couples seeking out exclusive luxury without the hefty price tag. Book Room 806 to enjoy a private pool, crystal chandelier and day beds.

Alternatively, you can admire the golden decor in Room 517, authentic Japanese furnishings in Room 715 or a stunning ocean mural in Room 511. The rooms are broken up into Japone, Luxury, Safari and Cruising themes, while the on-site dining menu combines Western and Asian dishes into sumptuous meals.

Star Rating: 1*
Price: JPY 5,044 – JPY 22,222
Guest Rating: 8.1
Address: Naka-ku Shinsakae 2-45-40, Naka Ward, Nagoya, Japan

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Love with a Twist in Japan

Valentine’s Day in Japan means you can find an array of memorable experiences, including the famous love hotels. These wacky hotels will keep your couples’ holiday exciting with themed rooms, romantic inclusions and complete privacy. The most popular love hotels combine Japan’s quirky side with luxurious amenities, such as spa baths, king-size beds and massage chairs.

Where will you spend Valentine’s Day in Japan? Let us know in the comments.


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