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  • I won’t lie, I love staying in hotel rooms.

  • It makes me feel like some kind of successful businessman who’s really made it in life.

  • But unfortunately, the reality is somewhat different.

  • The fact all my worldly possessions are stuffed into two bags, over by that table,

  • And my glamorous hotel view consists of a roof,

  • covered in a never-ending sea of air conditioning units, certainly does take some of the magic away from it all.

  • And instead of making business deals worth millions,

  • I’ve sat here for 25 minutes now, pondering a difficult decision I faced over last nights dinner.

  • I was at this cheap sushi restaurant and after the main meal there were two desserts that caught my eye.

  • A pudding and a premium pudding.

  • The trouble was the prices, the pictures and the descriptions made, didn’t really make any sense.

  • Because the picture of the mere pudding looked marginally better than the picture of the premium pudding,

  • despite having the same price.

  • And I just didn’t know what to do.

  • Maybe the pictures were the wrong way round or maybe in Japan,

  • premium puddings just don’t come with cream. I don’t know - I’m not a Japanese pudding expert,

  • by any measure

  • In the end I couldn’t decide so I just went with the mousse of a mango.

  • But it certainly was one of the the greatest dilemmas I’ve faced in 2016 so far.

  • Anyway, I am in a hotel. And I figured I need a break from counting air condition units just for a little bit.

  • So I figured I’d show you around a standard hotel room and see what we can find.

  • Maybe I can actually do some exercise in the process its at least… 10 meters to that doorway.

  • So, yeah, let’s go. Let’s go to the door way.

  • Sothis is the doorway. Now youre probably wondering why I chose this hotel.

  • And its about 6,500yen a night which is what you pay for a room this size in Japan.

  • Although this room is a little bit bigger which is a bonus.

  • But the real reason I chose it was the name.

  • Because the name is, the Hotel Bel Air.

  • And I saw that and I felt very nostalgic about my very sitcom of the 90’s;

  • the Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

  • With the notable exception of the Simpsons, series 1 - 8, before they gave up writing episodes that were good.

  • Youll notice there’s a few items here. We have a shoe brush, some slippers, shoe polish.

  • What appears to behalf a propeller.

  • I don’t know where the other half is, I don’t know why that’s there quite frankly.

  • Now there’s a spray here and youre probably wondering what that is

  • And so am I because I don’t actually know what it is.

  • Room, clothing, tobaccoits like an air freshener.

  • It’s a deodorant spray of an effective professional specification the the anxious smell.

  • Is it now.

  • Well, I suppose this sock might fit that description so..

  • Oh god.

  • It smells dreadful. Its like hairspray.

  • It’s horrible.

  • If you come to Japan don’t use this, this treacherous spray.

  • Stumbling into the bathroom, first thing youll notice is the toilet sent from the future to spray us from behind.

  • You can change the pressure here.

  • So that’s nice. It’s got a seat warmer. Yeah it’s a nice toilet.

  • And here’s the bit we all get excited about - the free stuff.

  • So youve got your soapcomb, toothbrush, cotton buds.

  • Body sponge. It’s a bit small though.

  • As soon as you open the package the sponge will swell.

  • Will it now?

  • Well it certainly did. I look forward to having fun with that later.

  • Before we move on, youll notice here it says Toto,

  • which is of course an amazing band from the 1980’s behind hits like Africa and Hold the Line.

  • But following on from their success they diversified into integrated toilet solutions.

  • So when you lift this up

  • It’s a standard feature and I think that’s fantastic.

  • So were back in the room.

  • And let’s take a look at the bed. Nice size here.

  • This is a standard feature in most Japanese hotel rooms.

  • It’s a lightsaber.

  • Just in case you have to go out in the middle of the night

  • and face any combat situations on the way to the convenience store.

  • Buttons for lights. Look at that.

  • You don’t even have to get out of bed. And I really like that.

  • This is the future of lights. Just like there next to your bed.

  • This is a lightremote control. Soyou can press here andit goes white.

  • You can press hereit goes warm.

  • This is really weird and trippy if you play around with it.

  • White

  • orange.

  • I’m going to have so much fun in bed later… I’ll put that there.

  • So let’s move over here. This is the desk area. Very nice as you can see.

  • One thing that comes in most Japanese hotels is massages.

  • For 30 minutes and 2,700 yen you can get a nice body relaxation message.

  • Or for 2,160 yen a foot massage.

  • I won’t be doing that - I am just a humble Youtuber. I can’t afford such frivolous, luxurious experiences.

  • Nice little note pad here with your to-do list on. Hotel Bel Air note pad. Standard. And a lamp.

  • Draw. In here what have we got. Let’s see what weve got in the draw.

  • In the draw we have…a multi-use bag. You can use that forjust so many things.

  • And then weve got a book. New Testament.

  • It looks really good, I don’t know what that’s about. I’ll have to read that later.

  • A little guidebook for north Japan.

  • It’s got lots of cool places you can see and food you can eat.

  • Pretty cool. Pretty handy.

  • Coming down here there’s a cupboard withtea.

  • Check it out.

  • Good taste, refined fragrance.

  • Japanese green tea is quite nice. And weve got a kettle under there, for that tea

  • There’s a fridge here. Switch that on there.

  • Let’s have a look.

  • Nothing in here exceptoneno twotwo hairs. So that’s good, you can enjoy here.

  • So television. Let’s check out some tv.

  • Oh my god, make it stop.

  • Some singing snowmen there, if youre into that.

  • So that’s Japanese tv.

  • And there you go. There is your standard Japanese hotel room.

  • So that was a tour of the hotel room.

  • It was a bit weird wasn’t it. But that’s to be expected, when youre alone in a hotel room.

  • I…eroh. I can’t even look outside now.

  • It’s dark now, so I can’t enjoy the air conditioning units.

  • Still…I know how to have fun.

  • So I’ll see you next time. Take care.

  • Oh. Its gone orange.

  • It’s gone white now

  • Look at my kingdom I was finally theresit on my throne as the prince of Bel Air.

  • Ah no.

I won’t lie, I love staying in hotel rooms.

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