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Weird Hotel Opens In Japan, Staffed by Robots

We usually try to avoid “weird Japan” stories around here: most of those stories are either presented out of context, are simply false, or don’t represent Japan as a country at large.

But as for this hotel that actually has the word “weird” in its name, it’s kind of hard to resist.

The Weird Hotel (which can also be translated as “Evolve Hotel”), located in the already kind of weird Dutch-themed Huis Ten Bosch resort in Nagasaki, is “a new hotel based on state-of-the-art technology with the main staff consisting entirely of robots.”


That’s right, robots.

According to the hotel’s website, “robot staff members will be available throughout the hotel to perform the general duties of a hotel, such as manning the reception, acting as porters and making sure everything is spick and span. You are sure to sense the warmth that these robots exude when chatting with them as they efficiently go about their duties.”

At the time of this writing, single rooms are going for about $130 on weekdays and $235 on weekends. But hey, what other hotel promises “our team of staff, consisting of mainly robots, will also be available to provide any support you need”?


Source: Boing Boing

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.