Japanese boutique hotel launches ‘crying rooms’


A hotel in Tokyo is offering female guests a new solution to help combat stress, by introducing dedicated ‘crying rooms’, where customers can cry in the comfort of a private bedroom.

The Mitsui Garden Yotsuya hotel in the Shinjuku area of Tokyo, is advertising its special rooms complete with soft tissues to ‘gently wipe away tears’, warm eye masks, make-up remover and a selection of tear-jerking films.

The tissues are said to be as ‘soft as cashmere’, while warm sheets are provided for added comfort and warmth around the neck, according to Japanese e-magazine, Excite.

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The 12 films available in the rooms have been carefully chosen to ‘tug at the heartstrings’ and include Forrest Gump, the South Korean film A Moment to Remember, where a young couple faces the debilitating effects of Alzheimer’s disease, and Japan’s A Tale Of Mari And Three Puppies which tells the true story of a dog and her three dogs who survived the Chuetsu earthquake of 2004.

Guests can also read from a recommended collection of tear-inducing manga comic books from the Japanese publisher Maruzen.

The special promotion at the 121-bedroom hotel lasts until August 31, where a crying room can be booked at 10,000 Japanese yen per day (approx £55).

The Mitsui Garden Yotsuya hotel already provides female-only rooms and the crying rooms have been set up in ‘ladies moderate single rooms’.