Japan Opens A Hotel For The Deceased

Japan Opens A Hotel For The Deceased

Refrigerated rooms are available for postmortem guests as the waiting time for cremation is averaging 4 days.

Sam McNerney
  • 26 january 2012

A bad economy and rising death rate are influencing some slightly morbid business in Japan. The recently opened Hotel Lastel, for example, is offering rooms with refrigerated coffins where the deceased can go as they wait in line for the crematorium, which is currently being overwhelmed. It’s not cheap either. Lastel is charging $157 a day, and with the death rate expected to rise in Japan in the coming years as a result of the continually aging population, that price may increase.

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