ほほ檸檬しなさい。

lemonhotel

“Please couple up. If you don’t have a partner, wait here for one to find you.”

Experience Lemon Hotel by following such directions such as these.
This is neither a flat nor a three-dimensional work. If it is to be considered an artwork at all, it is in the slight buzz of some kind of distant memory it stirs in the heart and mind of the viewer.

Lemon Hotel is an experience, but also accommodations for one group each day.Our guests will be prepared fresh island food with a twist of lemon. The next morning, they will awaken bathed in a pale yellow light, as if that of cloth plant-dyed with Teshima Lemons.

Works

Here, we ask two people to pair up romantically.
If you are without a partner, please wait here for one to find you♡

If you really can’t find a special someone,
A platonic pairing will do.

Just make sure not to go alone.

Once you have paired off, pick up an audio guide to share And put headphones on one another.

Push “1” and follow the flow of directions.

In the Lemon Photo Studio, in a room vegetable-dyed yellow by Teshima lemons, you will do a “Cheeky Lemon”. Your selfies as a couple, Instagrammed #cheekylemon, become the artwork itself.

Artist:
Smiles: (Japan)
  • “Expanding Lifestyle Value” is the guiding principle of this company that aims to present new values through the twisting together of sound business practices and fantasy.
Open:
10:30am – 4:30pm
  • * last admission 4pm
Closed:
Tuesday
  • * or Wednesdays following a public holiday falling on Monday or Tuesday
Admission:
500 JPY

Free One-time admission with Setouchi Triennale 2016 Passport

ARCHITECT:
Michiko Okano
GRAPHIC DESIGN/ PHOTOGRAPHY:
takram design engineering

Accommodations

A renovated, 90-year old vintage private residence
Each day, a single group of 2-6 guests can stay in a singe traditional Japanese shared sleeping space. Each exclusive reservation includes private access to the adjacent 400 m2 lemon grove, as well as the hotel’s Lemon Hut, which houses an outdoor bath, for bathing under the lemon trees.

Rules of Stay
All guests must obey the following rules throughout the duration of their stay:
  1. You must refer to each other respectfully either by title (such as “Coach”, or “Darling”) or by first name. (“Mom”, “Dad”, and “Hey, you” are not allowed.)
  2. You must massage the shoulders of your elders.
  3. You must vocally express gratitude for everything.
  4. You must vocally express previously hidden affection.
  5. You must do all of the above.
Reservations
Reservations open two months in advance of stay on the first of each month
(i.e. reservations for October are accepted beginning Aug.1)

Lemon Hotel Accommodations are closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

  • * Opening times may vary from season to season. Please check our website for more details.

Access

Address:
Teshima Karatooka Artwork No. 30
984Karato, Teshima, Tonosyocyo,Shozugun, Kagawa, 761-4662
Visitor inquiries:
inquiry@lemonhotel.jp

For all press and other non-visitor inquiries, please contact
Smiles, co., Ltd at :