A mere moment's stroll from the Yokohama bullet train station, nestled cosily among French bistros, coffee shops and the famous ramen noodle museum, the Lastel makes a perfect spot for a few nights in the city. The only catch is that to stay there, you have to be dead.
Living visitors to Lastel may, for obvious reasons, feel less enthusiastic about the place. But, as the large sign fluttering above the 24-hour reception desk recommends, Japan's highest-tech corpse hotel is all about "turning sorrow into smiles".
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