MagazineMar 5, 2017
A peek inside an abandoned Japanse haunted sex motel
The Fuurin Motel in Tokyo was once used as a rendezvous for lovers and a secret escape for people in affairs. This love hotel closed its doors 17 years ago and locals are scared to go near it as they say it is a haunted place.
Photographer Bob Thissen, 31, from Heerlen in the Netherlands has been there and made some eerie pictures from this hotel. There is a myth that Japanese ghosts live in abandoned buildings, but Bob thinks that it may scare people not entering or vandalising this abandoned building.
Guests checking-in to the ‘Love Motel’ had their choice of ten quirky bedrooms each individually themed such as the Medieval suite with a full suit of armour and a carriage-shaped bed. Other rooms – which were available to rent by the hour – were dressed in a Greek theme, or decorated as a Traditional Japanese Ryokan and they all came with their own dining rooms and bathrooms.
More from Bob can be found on his website and don’‘t forget to follow his Youtube Channel Exploring the Unbeaten Path for his awesome adventures. A couple of months ago we also featured awesome serie of Warships in France from Bob.
The Fuurin Motel in Tokyo, Japan, was once used as a place for lovers to rendezvous. It was abandoned 17 years ago and locals are scared to go near the 'love hotel' because they think it is haunted by spirits. Photo: Bob Thissen/
The hotel is now derelict. Most of the ceilings are collapsing in, littering the floor with shards of plaster, wood and wallpaper. Photo: Bob Thissen/
There are ten themed rooms in the hotel, and many had traditional Japanese touches. Pictured, a decaying wall painting of a woman and embroidered chairs. Photo: Bob Thissen/
Pictured, a traditional lamp hangs off a top shelf in a room, next to a stuffed bird. Even though the suite is supposed to model a Japanese woodland scene, it features a TV and air conditioners. Photo: Bob Thissen/
Pictured, a rotting embroidered bed sits in an alpine-themed room. Photo: Bob Thissen/
Pictured, a room modelled to look like a traditional Japanese Roykan. The style is characterised by straw mats, panelling, and low tables. A Roykan is a 17th century inn, where travellers could stop for the night and rest. Photo: Bob Thissen/
Pictured, one of the suites is decorated to look like a Classical Greek room. Photo: Bob Thissen/
All the suites include a dining room and a bathroom. Pictured, mould grows in a fading pink hot tub filled with muddy brown water. The room has started to be invaded by nature as tree branches push through the ceiling and the two windows. Photo: Bob Thissen/
One of the most intricate and elaborate rooms is a Medieval-themed suite. Photo: Bob Thissen/