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Today, I want to give a review of a love hotel we went to on our last road trip!  My mama’s friend is about to leave Japan, so she and Papa went to visit her before she left.  On the way, we stayed at a love hotel called Apollo in Kyotango City, Kyoto Prefecture.  Kyotango is pretty far from the main city of Kyoto, so it was like the middle of nowhere!  Papa had found information about Apollo, so we decided to go there.  I had to hide because you have to be 18 or older to go love hotels, so shhhhh!  I wasn’t there! 🙂

We had to wait for a room to open because some people were still using the “free time” hours.  I’ll explain about that in another post.  Anyway, we had seen that all the garages were full, so we were about to leave, but then Mama saw that an older lady was coming at the car, trying to talk to us.  She was telling us that if we wanted to stay that they would have a room ready for us in about an hour.  So, we went into the parking lot and waited.  She came back when she was about to clean the room to let us know we could now wait in the garage and get the car unloaded while we waited.  She was really nice!

Look at how big the TV is!

We got into the room and it was awesome!  It was a Japanese style room, so we had some tatami and some Japanese decor.  And look at this big TV!  You can play video games or do karaoke or watch movies on it!  The karaoke and games don’t cost extra, and Bubble Bobble is a lot of fun!!  And karaoke is good if you’re waiting for someone to take a shower or something.

So many fun buttons to press!

The room had a cool lighting system, too!  There were normal lights, but then there was this box.  It was like a radio, too.  But anyway, if you press the buttons and no other lights are on in the room, the room can change color!  Blue and purple and pink and green and everything!!  Faaaaancy~~  I wanted to play with it more, but Mama made me stop 😦  I don’t know why the humans get to have all the fun….  But, enough of the bedroom, let’s look in the bathroom!!!

Look!! I can swim all day!

The bath was HUGE!  Which is good, cuz I have to sleep in the bath.  But it was awesome!  It had a TV on the wall!  And it had bubbles and jet streams!  Papa took THREE baths in one night.  He really loves baths!  Two humans can fit quite well in here, and maybe about twenty otters!  Hee hee~~  The color was also pretty nice.  Made me feel like I was in a fancy place!

Look at all the options!

The toilet was also pretty cool.  Usually, the fancy Japanese toilets have a few settings, but look at this!!  So many buttons! Maybe the toilet is really a Transformer!! :O  There’s stuff like, “wash your butt softly,” “wash your butt strongly,” “feel the breeze go through your bum and make you a superhero,” and stuff that opens and closes the seat for you.  But, I was afraid to touch any buttons.  If I made the toilet explode, Mama would be REALLY mad at me… plus, I’m sure it’s not meant for otters…

Yummy!

Finally, what really impressed me was that there was room service available for food.  Mama says that in other hotels she’s gone to, you can get toys in room service.  I wonder what kind of toys you can get… but anyway, they got room service for breakfast.  Mama got gyuudon (beef rice bowl) and

What do I want to drink?

Papa got yakisoba (fried soba noodles).  And it was only about 500 yen for each dish!  That’s cheap!  You could also get drinks from the refrigerator if you wanted to.  They cost extra, but it’s a good option.  They had tea and sports drinks and soda and even some cup ramen if you wanted that!  Just push the button and it’s automatically added to your total.  Pretty cool!

How much do I pay??

The way you pay at Apollo is pretty private.  If we didn’t meet the kind old lady earlier, or ordered room service from her, we would’ve never seen any workers.  You can pay at this machine.  It gives you the total from your stay.  That includes room service, games, karaoke, and even the extra charges if you stay past the “overnight stay” time.  Put your money in the machine and go on your way!  Mama and Papa paid about 7100 yen for a night’s stay,  and two meals.  I had to eat goldfish 😦  I want gyuudon!!!

So, overall impression??

Good – really, I liked everything!  The lady was nice, the bath was huge, the bed was comfy, and it looked like the food Mama and Papa got was reeeeeally good!  Papa was also happy that the window opened out to where he could smoke without going outside.  It was pretty private, so it was easy for me to get in.  The fact that you can use the machine to pay is pretty nice, too!

Bad – I can’t think of anything that we weren’t happy about.  Everything was great.  If we’re ever in the area again, I’m sure Mama and Papa will go back.

Price – Here’s the price chart!

Fee Chart!

The part we worry about is in blue cuz that’s for staying overnight!  So I will explain that!  Staying overnight on weeknights can be done between 9PM and 11AM for 5000 yen.  On weekends and holidays, that changes to 10PM to 11AM and is 6000 yen.  If you stay over, you have to pay 600 yen for every 30 minutes.
Location and other information
Address:  京都府京丹後市久美浜町永留483 (Mito 483, Kumihama, Kyotango City, Kyoto)
Phone number:  0772-84-0316

That’s all for today’s review!  If you found this review helpful, please subscribe and show your friends!!  Also, if you go to Apollo, let me know if you like it, too!

Until later, chuuuuuuuu! ❤

yaaaaawn~

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