The Corpse Hotel

Where to go when you’re dead tired:

The Lastel Hotel can host up to 18 recently-deceased guests at a time in refrigerated caskets. The nightly rate runs about $160. This is no gussied-up city morgue, mind you. The Lastel offers hearse and funeral services, viewing rooms for family, as well as sells a variety of caskets and urns. It’s all very convenient, were you alive to appreciate it.

There’s even video, with Japanese subtitles (that might be saying “Ha ha! You Americans actually believe this!? Ha ha!”)


For some other corpsey stories, please turn to page 195 and “Bodies in Motion” in our latest “Big john”— Uncle John’s 24-KARAT-GOLD Bathroom Reader.