"Strange" Robot-Themed Hotel Opens in Tokyo Area

Economy

Tokyo, March 15 (Jiji Press)—Major Japanese travel agency H.I.S. Co. opened on Wednesday a "Henn na Hotel," meaning "strange hotel" in Japanese, where dinosaur-type robots greet guests at the reception, in Urayasu in Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo.

A robot dinosaur clerk at the self-styled "strange hotel" in Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture, looks on as a guest checks in via tablet on March 15, 2017. (© Jiji.)

The hotel in Urayasu is the second such hotel to open in Japan and the first in the Tokyo metropolitan area. The company aims to meet demand from families and foreign tourists to Japan who visit Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea, located in the same city.

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