06 October 2012 ~ 6 Comments

Where to Get Your Freak – ahem – Whoopee On in Japan

One of my favorite places in Japan is actually right here in lovely scenic Yokohama. Sure, the ramen museum is there, but  after you’ve had your ramen foreplay, what’s on tap?

Well, you could take a trip over to Shin-Yokohama, for it just happens to be the best place in Yokohama to get your freak on (or make whoopee if you prefer your euphemisms light and wholesome) in relative style!


Or this, whatever works for you:

Shin-Yokohama is home to a respectable sized Love Hotel district on the far side of the Yokohama line tracks. It’s nothing compared to what you’ll find in Shibuya or Shinjuku, but a wider selection than many other areas. Once you’ve crossed beneath the train tracks you’ll find yourself in the midst of a number of love hotels.

I can’t do a comparison for you. Why? Because I haven’t stayed at any other Love hotel in this area. Frankly, I couldn’t imagine any of them living up to The Scene Hotel.

I’m serious and you’ll see why in a moment.

The first time I went there a few years ago was my first visit to this love hotel area, and I had chosen it randomly, based purely on availability and convenience at the time. I had stayed at a number of Love Hotels by that time but, upon walking in the door, I was stunned at the understated opulence. I just knew it wasn’t a typical Love Hotel and had to be well out of my price range.

But, it wasn’t.

Each floor has a different theme and all of the rooms were designed by renowned designers of some note (peep the link above for specifics…if you can read Japanese, that is)


First of all, if you’ve never stayed at a love hotel, it’s going to be difficult for you to relate to this. Words like “designed by” are not even a consideration at your run of the mill ラブホ. Most of the better ones look like they were designed by Hello Kitty herself, some reject Atlantic City pre-fab casino hotel developer or some hentai otaku (perved out geek) on meth.

The others are just overrated motel rooms.

I think to properly give “The Scene” its just dues I would have to compare it to regular hotel rooms, so as to rid your minds of the image the words love hotel may conjure. Aside from its location and designation, there’s absolutely nothing even remotely dodgy about this place. It’s in a class by itself, somewhere between a 5-star hotel at a resort and a spa.

But I’ll let the website above and the pics below speak for themselves:




discreet reservation system

Point Card Prizes

discreet waiting area (with phone, candies, magazines, etc…)

And now for the room…




Massage Chair





A little Pulp Fiction “…and you will know, my name is the lord!” (-:

Whirlpool tub with HDTV

Projection TV…and a friendly game of baseball

I don’t know what else I can say about The Scene aside from it’s the shiznit! And, any time I need a break (that won’t break me..believe it or not, with all its amenities and plushness it’s priced extremely reasonably) it’s the first and last place that comes to mind.



PS-And while you’re chilling in your little overnight love nest, between whoopee sessions, here’s some mind-whoopee for you. That memoir by yours truly, readers are calling “The best book written in years about life in Japan!

Brace yourself, then click this pic!



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6 Responses to “Where to Get Your Freak – ahem – Whoopee On in Japan”

  1. chris 10 October 2012 at 10:19 pm Permalink

    With a lady or without a lady those places are man havens. A Celtics game on a projection t.v.? Fuggedaboutit!!

    • Locohama 24 October 2012 at 2:08 pm Permalink

      No diggity! Can’t wait for bball season

  2. Fernando 24 October 2012 at 12:50 pm Permalink

    Dude. This place looks awesome. I’m having a photoshoot in a love hotel but was thinking what would be a good place. I think I have found my answer. Thank you Loco. This is, as the kids say, friggin’ baller.

    • Locohama 24 October 2012 at 2:08 pm Permalink

      You’re welcome!

    • Locohama 24 October 2012 at 2:11 pm Permalink

      Ps, keep in mind this is the 2nd most expensive room.

  3. Vivian Morelli 25 October 2012 at 9:22 pm Permalink

    Awesome. I should stick around Yokohama after work and explore those love hotels… haha. Kiddingggg.
    BTW loving the book, I’m not done yet!! Soon!

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