New Japanese Hotel For Sheep Is Baaa-rely Believable
In Japan (where else?), it's now perfectly acceptable to book a hotel room for your sheep when you go away. We recently received an announcement about a new 30-room hotel, called simply "Hotel Sheep Guest House," opening in Yugawara, Kanagawa Prefecture, about two hours south of Tokyo.
Surprisingly, unlike doggie boarding houses, or human hotels that are pet-friendly, this Japanese hotel strictly prohibits all other animals, meaning at any given moment its rooms are full of only sheep. How incredible! This is exactly the kind of place we'd like to visit when we're having an off day. Cuddling with all those sheep, ordering room service, maybe even watching a movie (Shrek somehow seems appropriate) would be like a hotel dream come true.
Cleaning up after them is another story.
As BornRich points out, sheep are an increasingly popular accessory for the rich, young and fashionable crowd in Japan. So it follows that whenever they travel, they would want somewhere ritzy for their nappy companions to stay.
The hotel hasn't responded to our questions yet, but so far as we know, this place actually exists, and, according to a temporary website, is even taking reservations as of Sunday.
TVs are included in the rooms, "to help the sheep so as not to loneliness," though rates have not been disclosed. Until then, we eagerly await pictures of the hotel, and possibly even a review from one of our trusty
[Photo: Sheep Hotel]