Mitsui Garden Hotel Yotsuya introduces crying rooms

7 May 2015 by Clement Huang

You’ve got to hand it to the Japanese. 

Just when you thought you’d seen it all, and following our report earlier this month that the Hotel Gracery Shijuku had introduced two Godzilla-themed guestrooms (see here), the Mitsui Garden Hotel Yotsuya in Tokyo has launched “crying rooms” for women.

Courtesy: Joanna Coccarelli on Flickr

According to the BBC, the special rooms are designed to allow the fairer sex to de-stress and let go of their emotions – particularly useful for a “society where expressing emotions in public is frowned upon”.

To that end, the crying rooms are stocked with luxury tissues that are gentle to the skin, and help minimise the chance of having swollen eyes the following morning.

As expected, the rooms also come with ample amounts of makeup remover to make the weeping and wailing less messy.

Mitsui Garden Hotel Yotsuya

Also on offer is a carefully compiled selection of tear-jerker movies including Japan’s own A Tale of Mari and Three Puppies, which details how an adopted dog and her offspring survived the 2004 Chuetsu earthquake.  

A night in a crying room will set you back US$83, and this is good for stays until August.

The crying rooms are for women only. It seems in Japan at least big boys still don’t cry. 

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Clement Huang

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