For a limited time only, one side of a public restroom in Osaka’s Nakanoshima Park has been turned into a one-room hotel.
World reknown artist, Tatsu Nishino, created this bizarre lodging as part of an Osaka prefectural art event, Osaka Canvas Project . The hotel was named “Nakanoshima Hotel” after the park where it is located. The 22 square meter wide room, which includes a shower, costs 10,000 yen (US $125) per night and was quickly reserved by fans of Nishino’s work.
^The shower room at Nakanoshima Hotel
^Nakanoshima Hotel’s Japanese-style toilet
Despite its upgraded interior, the walls of the hotel are still that of a common public restroom. According to hotel representatives, patrons are able to hear “sounds” of whoever is using the toilet next door.
^ The non-hotel side of the public restoom
For those who like to fall asleep to the sound of running water…or any other sort of liquid, why not give this public restroom turned hotel a try.
Source: Asahi Shimbun Digital , fukuhen