I love Japan. Partly because of how many ridiculous(ly awesome) hospitality concepts they have, from robot girlfriends to stuffed animal companions at coffeeshops.
A Tokyo hotel has just unveiled a pretty, erm, unique concept — crying rooms for women.
The Mitsui Garden Yotsuya Hotel already offers rooms designed exclusively for women, which have the following description:
Trouser press, Humidifier,Dryer with negative ion, Free high speed internet,
Writing desk,LCD TV, Complimentary a bottle of mineral water. ○Information of Ladies floor.We can’t book reservation for men.
The Mitsui Garden Yotsuya hotel in the ward of Shinjuku said the rooms are designed to allow female guests to ‘cry heartily’ in comfort.
It’s part of an effort to help them to de-stress or overcome any emotional problems that may be plaguing them, the hotel said.
The crying rooms feature luxury tissues that female guests can use to ‘gently wipe away their tears’ and avoid ‘swollen eyes’ the following morning, makeup remover and a steam eye mask.
They can also choose from a selection of manga comic books or films that tend to make viewers cry, including Forrest Gump and the South Korean film A Moment to Remember.
Brilliant — put tissues, films, and comic books (those are supposed to make people cry?!) in a room and market it as a package.
The rate for a “Ladies Moderate Single” room with the crying package is 10,000 Yen, or ~$85USD+.
Too bad they don’t have an equivalent package for men!