Paranormal amorosirt: eerie photographs reveal japan’s abandoned sex motel believed to be haunted by ghosts!
These eerie photographs reveal an abandoned sex motel thought to be haunted by ghosts.
Once known as a lovers’ rendezvous and secret escape for extramarital affairs the empty Fuurin Motel, in Tokyo, Japan, lies perfectly preserved.
Guests of the ‘Love Motel‘ rented one of ten quirky themed bedrooms by the hour such as the Medieval suite with a full suit of armour and a carriage-shaped bed.
Other room themes include Greek, Traditional Japanese Ryokan and hunting – all with their own dining rooms and bathrooms.
Now it’s believed that ghosts haunt the hotel’s decaying corridors that closed 17 years ago and it’s claimed that locals are too scared to enter the property because of the paranormal presence.
Photographer Bob Thissen, 31, from Herleen, Netherlands, said: “There is a myth that Japanese ghosts live in abandoned buildings, I think it may scare people into not entering or vandalising this abandoned building.
“I think they really do stay away, because most locations stay untouched for many years with only natural decay.
“I heard that most Japanese people stay away from abandoned buildings because of the ghosts or spirits, it is believed they hang around abandoned buildings.
“It’s really different to other hotels, it was an exciting and at the same time a bit weird to explore this motel.
“There’s a medieval room, a Greek room, a ryokan traditional Japanese room and some others.
“But the room I liked the most was the medieval room, a really extravagant suite with a carriage and suit of armour.
“It’s something you don’t see every day, I think it’s the most extravagant hotel or motel I’ve been to.
“Japanese couples would have gone there to have some privacy which they didn’t have at home and often you would rent these rooms by the hour.”
Bob has been touring around Europe, photographing abandoned and derelict buildings for ten years.
Despite not experiencing anything paranormal while in the location, he believes the scariest part of the activity is discovering ‘you’re not alone’ in the buildings.
Bob said: “I have been in the weirdest and scariest abandoned places and never encountered anything strange.
“Sleeping or exploring in these abandoned buildings without ghosts is already exciting enough, because you never know what happens and who turns up.
“It turns out often you’re not alone.”
Bob who is an urban explorer, also known as urbexing’, says Japan is one of his favourite places to explore as the buildings are preserved and respected.
Bob sad: “I also liked the various amount of decay, some rooms are in a pretty good condition while others are completely decayed.
“Japanese people have way more respect for abandoned buildings than in Western countries, so it is preserved better.
“Even objects barely move around, for that I love exploring in Japan.”