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Offbeat A hotel in Japan is offering a $1 room if you're okay being livestreamed

12:38  20 november  2019
12:38  20 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

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You can stay in a hotel room in Japan for $ 1 a night, but you 'll have to agree to being filmed the whole time. The room is typical for a Japanese -style ryokan guest room . Management/TripAdvisor. A hotel in Japan is offering a guest room for 100 yen — that 's

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That is , are Japanese hotels ok with travelers just coming to the front desk and asking for a This year, it is livestreaming a 16-hour long competition in which its writers battle a card-writing You can stay in a hotel room in Japan for $ 1 a night, but you 'll have to agree to being filmed the whole time.

You can at Japan 's One Dollar Hotel — as long as you ' re OK with being featured on a YouTube livestream . The Asahi Ryokan 10- room hotel in Fukuoka, which has been around for more than 30 years, is trying a new strategy to boost revenue, according to owner Tetsuya Inoue.

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That is , are Japanese hotels ok with travelers just coming to the front desk and asking for a room for a night or two? Depending on the city, and Kyoto I keep telling people that traveling to Japan is way more affordable than they think. A hotel in Japan is offering a room for less than $ 1 night, but your

a living room with a couch and a table© Management/TripAdvisor

Japan is not exactly known as the most affordable country to visit, so a room for 100 yen ($0.92) might come as a welcome surprise for many.

The catch, however, is that guests give up their privacy, agreeing to a livestream on the hotel's YouTube channel for 24 hours. The channel has over 2,000 subscribers.

a close up of a logo© Business Ryokan Asahi

This "deal" can be found at the Business Ryokan Asahi in Fukuoka, Japan, and is available year-round for room number 8.

The room is a regular Japanese-style hotel room, with a tatami floor (a type of mat common in the country), and a foldable sleeping mat. There's also a small coffee table, a TV, and a kettle. The only irregularity: a tablet with a functioning camera pointing to the middle of the room, allowing for no blind spots.

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A hotel in Japan is offering a $ 1 room if you ' re okay being livestreamed . “You see things that should not be happening,” Powell told CNN's Zakaria. “How can a president of the United States get up and say that the media is the enemy of Americans?

Well, if you ’ re headed to Japan and want to save on where you ’ re boarding, you can stay at this hotel for 100 yen, which is just $ 1 . The rate for a hotel room without the livestream requirement at Asahi Ryokan is 3000 yen, or about 27 dollars. So it’s still pretty affordable if you want to visit Fukuoka

The good news is that there's no nudity allowed, and neither is any sexual activity, or what the website refers to as "lewd acts." As is the norm for inexpensive ryokans (traditional Japanese inns), bathrooms are shared, and guests are expected to change there, and not on camera.

a group of people in a room© One Dollar Hotel/YouTube

Another small mercy: The livestream is video only, so your calls and conversations remain private. You are also allowed to turn off the lights.

The hotel also warns guests of showing the camera any personal information, such as their address or credit card details.

Some people seem to enjoy the attention, and even interact with viewers, who can comment on the livestream.

  A hotel in Japan is offering a $1 room if you're okay being livestreamed © One Dollar Hotel/YouTube

According to Sora News 24, which sent a reporter to spend the night in the unconventional room, the hotel created this "Big Brother"-esque arrangement because it was the least-booked room, and it thought this might not only fill the room but also get the hotel a little viral buzz.

Sora News 24 says that many online booking sites are reluctant to list the room, but that you can simply ask the hotel for it when booking by phone.

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