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The Inviting Bars of Love Hotel Hill in Shibuya

Whilst in Shibuya, checking out Love Hotel Hill, we found that the small bars nestling in the area amongst the hotels seemed a little less secretive but maybe a little more inviting.

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There was something about the entrances, which were typically lit with warm and inviting, mellow glowing lights, and the fact that you only just see into the interiors.

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You could peek into cosy and comfortable-looking rooms either by peering through a glass-fronted door or by catching a glimpse through a gap in a sliding door or through some hanging cloths.

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The whole area is pretty quiet, which is perfect for fugitive couples out for a room in, but it provides the perfect atmosphere for these bars. We took a relaxing stroll along the peaceful streets, and every now and then, a low buzz of voices would draw our attention to another bar.

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Seemingly only patronised by a few customers, each place would easily have seated us at the bar. No jostling for a place in a rowdy establishment. I was torn between continuing our stroll or dropping in somewhere for a sake or two.

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Not knowing my alcohol or any Japanese kept us at bay, and it's only days later in Hong Kong that I think back and wish that we'd spent some time sipping some Japanese sake in Love Hotel Hill.

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