Soineya is Japan’s first “co-sleeping specialty store” (lovingly, dubbed a Cuddle Cafe) where the patrons are offered the simple and ultimate comfort of sleeping in the arms of a beautiful girl.
The “store” opened last September in the Akihabara area of Tokyo. It charges an admission fee, and a set fee based on the amount of time you’d like to cuddle – ranging from 20 minutes to 10 hours. There is a surcharge to pick the girl of your choice.
I particularly like the add on menu:
Customer sleeps in girl’s arm (3 min) – 1,000 yen
Girl pats customer on the back (3 min) – 1,000 yen
Customer pets girl on the head (3 min) – 1,000 yen
Customer and girl stare at each other (1 min) – 1,000 yen
Girl changes clothes (1 time) – 1,000 yen
Girl gives customer foot massage (3 min) – 1,000 yen
Customer gives girl foot massage (3 min) – 2,000 yen
Customer sleeps with head on girl’s lap (3 min) – 1,000 yen
Girl sleeps with head on customer’s lap (3 min) – 2,000 yen
As reported in Japan Today:
So basically, you’re paying about 6000 yen ($77) an hour to lie in bed with a complete stranger. The website doesn’t specify what customers are and are not permitted to do during the standard course, but it’s probably safe to assume your options are limited to “close your eyes and be quiet.”
So, for all of you visiting Tokyo in the near future, and you get that lonely feeling……