Please refrain from using the bathroom alone

Tokyo Richmond Hotel Engrish sign board

What they mean is “please refrain from using the bathroom only”, or in other words… bathroom is for hotel guests only.

Japanese word for “only” can also means alone but out of context when the wrong choice is made when translated.

Apparently the Richmond Hotel is located in Asakusa, a popular tourist destination in Tokyo; and many of the tourists flocked in to use the toilet.

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Red wine spa in Hakone

At Yunessun Spa Resort in Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture.

Yunessun red wine spa, Hakone, Japan

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Rent a 5-star hotel for 55 million yen per night

Mandarin Oriental TokyoThe Mandarin Oriental Tokyo, an upscale hotel in Tokyo central, is offering a package to rent the entire hotel for 55 million yen ($660,000) per day.

The luxury plan marks the hotel’s fifth anniversary and extends to November 2011. The package includes accommodation for all 178 rooms, including the 250-square-meter Presidential Suite, and a buffet-style reception for 500 people.

A hotel official said the price is “much less expensive” than renting the entire hotel at the usual rates, which would total about 70 million yen.

The hotel offered a similar rental plan in the past, but there were no takers.

Credit: Asahi News