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Japan Says, Why Not Use a Public Toilet As A Hotel?

Where: Osaka, Japan
November 1, 2012 at 9:18 AM | by | ()

If you equate urinal cakes, public parks, and the sound of toilets flushing with the pinnacle of luxury, then, boy, does Japan have a hotel for you.

Artist Tatsu Nishi (the same man who recently created a living room in the middle of New York's Columbus Circle) has built a one-room hotel inside a public toilet in Osaka's Nakanoshima Park. He's calling it "Nakanoshima Hotel." And before you go thinking it's just some fanciful, high-concept, bunch of art baloney, keep in mind that this is an actual hotel that costs 10,000 yen ($125) per night, and includes a proper bed, shower, and separate bathroom for hotel guests.

There's even a desk! Because, after all, everybody does their best thinking in the bathroom.

RocketNews24 (who recently brought us this nifty list of the best Japanese budget hotel amenities), writes:

"Despite its upgraded interior, the walls of the hotel are still that of a common public restroom.  According to hotel representatives, patrons are able to hear “sounds” of whoever is using the toilet next door."

Um, gross.

The sad news? The hotel is already booked up, thanks to diehard fans of the artist. All we can say is, they better appreciate every last square inch of that stinky, weird hotel. It's not every day you get to sleep in a public toilet! Well, at least, thankfully, not for most of us.

[Photo: Nakanoshima Hotel]

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