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Hi hi!!  It’s ○子!

Today’s review is about a hotel in Hyogo Prefecture called New Rakuseki.  If you go to Toyooka, there are two hotels called Rakuseki and they are across the street from each other.  There is the original Rakuseki and the New Rakuseki, which we went to.

From the start, we weren’t really all that happy with New Rakuseki.  This was the first time that I’ve seen a love hotel where we didn’t just go into the room.  Papa had to go to the front desk and get a key.  The people were behind a window so that no one could see each other’s face, but I think that was more creepy than anything!

After Papa got the key, he and Mama got everything out of the car and walked in.  But once we walked out of the garage and into the hotel, it was confusing!  There were no signs telling us where to go and Papa accidently walked into the staff room!  Ooops~~~  Privacy just keeps going down and down, doesn’t it?

The lies! Our room wasn't this cool!

When we got into the room, we thought it looked rather blah.  The website shows pretty cool rooms, and so does the catalogue inside of the room, but Mama said that it was nothing more than a Motel 6 with free porn and condoms.  I’ve never been to one, but I’ll take her word for it.

While Mama and Papa were settling down, I decided to take a look around for myself.  The room had your average service of some drink, but we also had a bag of snacks.  That was nice.  The fridge had some drinks, but nothing terribly interesting and no other food.  If we wanted food, we would have to order it.  The TV had video games and karaoke, but Papa liked that they had a slot machine game as well.  There wasn’t really anything special,  but then again, it didn’t look like there was enough room for anything cool.

The bed is big, but it's the whole room!

Mama says Papa isn't allowed in Vegas without a wallet babysitter


those snacks look good...









Not too impressed by the room, I decided to go look at what was important to me: the bathroom.  The shower was pretty big, but I heard Mama complaining later that the bath sponge they provided was way too rough for her to use.  The toilet had warmers and washers, but just your standard selection of options.  The bathtub was also an okay size, but after being at the Apollo before, I wasn’t too impressed.  It felt so normal.  But even those things wouldn’t have warranted a bad review.  Nothing special, but nothing to complain about.  That was, until Mama went to wash her face.



after 😦







Yup, the sink had a problem.  The faucet handle was broken.  Every time Mama or Papa used it, the handle came off!  Sheesh!  You would think they would fix at least that!  If they didn’t fix that, then I’m not too confident that they cleaned and sanitized the room properly, either 😦

Other than that, the night was uneventful and we all got some sleep.  When it was time to check out in the morning, we didn’t get to use a machine.  Papa had to go back to that strange window to pay for our stay.  I don’t think we’ll be coming back again.

So, let’s wrap this up!

Good – The snacks?  Really, nothing else really stuck out as good and definitely nothing was special.  Maybe if you REALLY like the slot games, then you would like that, but Mama said she’s been to a hotel where they have an actual slot MACHINE you can play.  That sounds a lot better.

Bad – A lot!  Not very private, no clear instructions on where the rooms are, cramped room, and a faucet that is broken.

Price – Here we go for overnight stays (second star down).  Weekdays allow you to stay from 11PM to 10AM and costs 6,000 yen.  Saturdays and special days (such as holidays or festival times) will cost you 8,000 yen.  Also, if you have more than two people in the room, each additional person will cost you 3,000 yen.  So, SHHHHH!  I wasn’t there!  If you stay later than check out, it’s 800 yen for every 30 minutes.

Location and other information –
Address:  兵庫県豊岡市下宮886 (Shimonomiya 886, Toyooka City, Hyogo Prefecture)
Phone number:  0796-23-0662
Website: http://www.rakuseki.com/

Well, that’s all for today’s review!  Again, if you stay here, or any other love hotel, please let me know!  I’m always looking for guest bloggers and feedback on love hotels and my reviews.

Until next time, OYASUMI!

sweeeet dreams ❤



Hi hi!!  It’s ○子!

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…


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! ❤


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