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Travelers always find ways to save while on vacation. Some shy away from fancy hotels in favor of immersive experiences while others want to save their room.
If you are traveling to Japan, there is a hotel that offers a room for 130 yen (about 17.64 rand) per night. According to
Daily mail, if you book room 8 at Business Ryokan Asahi, located in Fukuoka City on Kyushu Island, you will get the room at an unbeatable price.
On one condition: the images of your stay will be broadcast live on the hotel’s YouTube channel.
The ‘Big Brother’ style room is quite small and there are cameras everywhere.
For guests who are concerned about being surprised naked or overheard, there is no audio on the live stream and nudity is not allowed.
If it gets too overwhelming, guests can turn off the lights at night for a good night’s sleep.
Japanese-speaking journalist Masanuki, who works at Soranews24, decided to see what it was about.
According to the post, staff told him upon arrival that his bedroom camera would be shown throughout his stay and that he should not be lounging in his birthday suit.
The reporter described the accommodation as “a completely normal Japanese-style guesthouse”.
The room had a reed tatami mat floor, a folded futon, a coffee table, a TV and a kettle.
He said in the post that the room was “clean and well-maintained, it feels like the kind of studio a student or someone starting their first job after school might live in Japan.”
The reporter ended up paying for the coin-operated heating / cooling unit, which costs around 100 yen (13.55 rand) for two hours.