Lucky in love: Abandoned Japanese sex motel features a roulette wheel on the ceiling, carousel and a UFO room
- Bob Thissen, 33, stumbled upon the ‘most high end’ love motel in Japan
- Kept the exact location hidden fearing vandals may break in to the motel
- Kitted out with moving spaceship beds, rotating wheels and mirror clad rooms
- Love motels declined in popularity since the death of Emperor Showa in 1989
An urban explorer visited an abandoned love motel full of naughty attractions such as ‘spaceship’ beds and roulette wheel ceilings.
Dutch explorer Bob Thissen, 33, has explored hundreds of abandoned places all over the world, including many love motels.
In July 2019, Bob found what he claims is the biggest and most high-end love motel he has ever seen, on Honshu island, Japan.
An urban explorer named Bob Thissen, 33, has visited an abandoned love motel full of naughty attractions such as spaceship beds
The spaceship beds, pictured above, appear similarly designed to those of 1960s space movies like Barbarella. Thissen decided not to reveal the exact location fearing people may vandalise the motel
Includes moving UFO beds, a rotating merry-go-round bed, a bondage room and many more
The motel, whose precise location Bob did not reveal for fear of vandalism, is a maze of rooms containing colourful furniture, moving beds, clusters of mirrors to watch you and your partner from different angles and even a bondage room with a rotating wheel.
Bob said: ‘This place had the craziest rooms I’ve ever seen, including moving UFO beds, a rotating merry-go-round bed, a bondage room and many more.
In Japan, multiple generations will often live in the same home so it can be difficult to get some much needed privacy.
In Japan, multiple generations will often live in the same home so it can be difficult to get some much needed privacy
In July 2019, Bob found what he claims is the biggest and most high-end love motel he has ever seen, on Honshu island, Japan
Outside of the abandoned love motel on Honshu island, Japan
‘You can only find love motels like this one in Latin America and Asia,’ he added.
According to Bob, the motel he visited was active during the Showa era, which ended in 1989 after the death of the Emperor Showa. After he died it became difficult to open love motels this big and many were shut down.
Bob added that these motels allowed you to slip into your room unnoticed and you were granted full privacy.
‘You accessed your room through a garage door, communicate with the reception via telephone and put your money in a tube which would deliver it to them,’ he said.
‘You didn’t have to see anyone other than your partner for your whole stay.
‘Rooms could be rented for a whole night but also for only an hour or two,’ Bob added.