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The Japanese hotel room that costs 90 pence a night – but your stay will be streamed live on YouTube


The hotel room that only costs 90 cents a night – and yes, there is a catch… your stay will be broadcast live on YouTube

  • The hotel that manages the business is called Business Ryokan Asahi, in Fukuoka City.
  • There is no place for guests to hide. The camera covers the entire space
  • The only rule that guests must follow is that they are not allowed to be naked










Tourists to Japan on a budget will no doubt be pleased to hear that there is a hotel offering a room for just 130 yen (92p / $ 1.19) a night.

But they might not be in love with the capture – footage from the stay will be streamed live on the hotel’s YouTube channel.

The hotel that runs the business is called Business Ryokan Asahi, located in Fukuoka City on Kyushu Island, and says the motivation was simply to increase the occupancy of the room – No8. Apparently it was the least popular.

Guests booking room No8 at Business Ryokan Asahi will have their stay broadcast live on YouTube

There is no place to hide for the guests staying in the small room. The camera covers the entire space and there are no blind spots.

However, the Big Brother aspect is toned down slightly by the fact that there is no live sound and guests can change in a shared bathroom – nudity is not allowed.

Switching off the lights is of course authorized.

Soranews24 sent a reporter to try room # 8 and he had a pretty positive experience other than spending a lot of money on heating.

He said: ‘[It’s] a quite normal Japanese-style room, with reed tatami mat flooring, a folded futon, a coffee table, a TV and a hot water kettle.

No sound is recorded and guests can change in a shared bathroom.  But in the bedroom there is no place to hide

No sound is recorded and guests can change in a shared bathroom. But in the bedroom there is no place to hide

Soranews24 sent a reporter to try out room # 8 and he had a pretty positive experience.  In the photo, the hotel's explanation of the concept

Soranews24 sent a reporter to try out room # 8 and he had a pretty positive experience. In the photo, the hotel’s explanation of the concept

“Clean and well maintained, it feels like the kind of studio that a student or someone starting their first job after school could live in in Japan.

“Really, the only weird things are the coin-operated heating / air conditioning unit (100 yen for two hours, so running it for four means you’re spending more on the air conditioning than the room itself)… and, of course , the PC equipped with a webcam. ‘

The 130 yen offer is available every day, including weekends.

Those visiting the city on a big budget might like to try the Grand Hyatt Fukuoka or the Agora Fukuoka Hilltop Hotel & Spa.

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