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A Refuge from the Rainy World is a Land

Illustration for article titled A Refuge from the Rainy World is a Land
Photo: Setsuled

I can only dream of the splendour contained within the walls of Hotel Land Land. I noticed this place when I walked to the mall last week. I glanced over and there it was, an art nouveau anachronism across an unassuming field of green.

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Illustration for article titled A Refuge from the Rainy World is a Land
Photo: Setsuled

According to the web site, under 18 aren’t permitted to stay. I guess it’s a Love Hotel. Only 6,000 to 10,000 yen, or around 60 to 100 dollars, a night. Not bad. The description from the website, translated by Google:

A dream world like a theme park is even more powerful! If you can see a volcano along the river, that is “HOTEL LAND LAND”. The impact is even bigger when you enter the hall! There is a playful space full of curiosity. Five zones, such as princess, jungle, pirates, pharaoh, and cosmo, are a dream world like a theme park. The interiors that match each space were purchased by female owners both inside and outside Japan, and some were made to order.

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Female owners, eh? That’s progress!

I like the idea that any time you see a volcano along the river, then, magically, Hotel Land Land will appear.

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I wish I had a good excuse to stay there. I wish it’d come up in my searches when my apartment wasn’t ready yet back in March. But I guess Hotel Land Land chooses when it will be seen.

It’s been hot and rainy lately. Here is a local bird doing his best to stay dry while hunting fish:

Illustration for article titled A Refuge from the Rainy World is a Land
Photo: Setsuled

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