Sep 12, 2011
Corpse hotel lets bereaved families check on their dead while awaiting spot at crematorium
TOKYO – Across from a noodle shop in a Yokohama suburb, Hisayoshi Teramura’s inn looks much like any other small lodging that dots the port city. Occasionally, it’s even mistaken for a love hotel by couples hankering for some time beneath the sheets.
But Teramura’s place is neither a love nest nor a pit stop for tired travelers. The white and grey tiled building is a corpse hotel, its 18 deceased guests tucked up in refrigerated coffins.
“We tell them we only have cold rooms,” Teramura quips when asked how his staff respond to unwary lovers looking for a room.
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Thanks to the DeathCare Discussion List for altering us to this article.