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  • Japan opens a hotel where no-one can stay
  • Japan opens a hotel where no-one can stay
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Japan opens a hotel where no-one can stay

Hotel Emanon is set to open in Shibuya, Tokyo, but neither tourists or locals are able to rent out rooms there. It's actually a huge, conceptual retail space which offers the luxurious yet impersonal ambience of a hotel, without the obligation of staying the night.



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