Nara Juvenile Prison – A century-old Prison will be used as a hotel located in the city of Nara, Japan. For the first time, there is a prison which would change the function into a hotel in Japan. A century-old prison is located in the city of Nara.
In continental Europe is pretty much a prison that has been converted into a hotel. For Japan, only this time there was an ancient prison which will be ‘transformed’ into a hotel for the traveler. The prison is Nara Juvenile Prison in the city of Nara, Japan.
It was crowded international media reported. Nara Juvenile Prison will be closed in March for relocation. This was done because the building is old and it was renovated to make it more earthquake resistant.
As reported by the Japan Times, the prison was built in 1908 and is one of five large prisons were built in the Meiji Period. From its inception until a century old, the original building is still not much changes.
The Japanese government also plans to renovate the building and change its function as a facility for tourists, such as hotels or museums. The cost for the renovation of this century prison that has been classified as not cheap, could reach about 3.6 million yen.
Instead of the museum, the hotel finally chosen because they can be more profitable in terms of business. In addition, some companies have also shown interest related to the plan of the hotel’s former prison.
There is no certainty when renovations began and the hotel started operating. While a traveler who visited Nara could see the original form that looks magnificent antique prison until renovations begin. Source www.japantimes.co.jp