|Above, the entrance to an Osaka love hotel near Dotonbori. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Japanophiles are familiar with pretty much all aspects of Japanese culture and that would likely include the "love hotels".
What is a "love hotel"?
Savvy Tokyo has an article on them and they it start with:
These 10 love hotels are perfect whether you’re a first-timer or a veteran ‘rabuho’ guest.
What do you do if you’ve found somebody special, but aren’t really digging the thought of bringing them back to your tiny apartment, in need of a spicy adventure in your love life, or on the look of a really special Staycation? Go to a love hotel (ラブホテル) of course!
What’s a Love Hotel again?
A love hotel is basically a facility that offers short stays—by the hour or for one night only. A rest or short stay can range from 2-4 hours and cost between ¥2,900-¥7,000 depending on the date, hotel, and room type. On the other hand, a stay or overnight can cost anywhere from ¥3,900 to well over ¥20,000. These prices are of course all before tax and don’t include any room service, extra amenities, or costume rentals.To read more, go here.