||Name: International Motel Hokuriku
Location: Bungyomachi, Kaga-shi, Ishikawa
Background: Opened in 1963, IMH was Japan’s first motel—and the predecessor to the modern love hotel. It was built along a national highway at a time when Japan was fast becoming a car-oriented society, and the site has come to be seen as a symbol of that era.
Access: Iburihashi, Kaga-shi. It takes about five hours from Tokyo to Iburihashi station on the Nozomi or Hikari shinkansen and local JR lines.
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