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Japan's Corpse Hotel

Posted on the 16 September 2011 by Gerard @presurfer
Japan's Corpse Hotel
Across from a noodle shop in a Yokohama suburb, Hisayoshi Teramura's inn looks much like any other small lodging that dots the port city. But Mr. Teramura's place is not a pit stop for tired travellers. The white-and-grey tiled building is a corpse hotel, its 18 deceased guests tucked up in refrigerated coffins.
The daily rate at Lastel, as it is known, is $154.33. For that fee, bereaved families can check in their dead while they wait their turn in the queue for one of the city's overworked crematoriums.
(via J-Walk Blog)The Presurfer

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