Soineya, a 'co-sleeping specialty shop' that opened in Tokyo's eccentric Akihabara district in September, lets its patrons sleep with one of a staff of female employees -- for a price.
According to Rocket News, Soineya -- whose name literally means "sleep together shop" -- isn't a brothel, but a cuddle club where after paying an admission of 3,000 yen (about $38), customers select from a menu of sleep durations.
The business also offers a selection of premium services at an additional cost. For 1,000 yen (about $12) a pop, the customer can give the woman a foot massage, have the woman look at him or her, get petted on the head, or have the woman change clothing, among other things, according to a Rocket News translation of the Soineya Web site. Interestingly, it is more expensive to give a foot massage than to receive a foot massage...".
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(Jiji Press )