A Japanese hotel is making headlines for offering “crying rooms” where women can “de-stress” by bawling their eyes out, a spokesperson tells TIME.
For 10,000 Japanese Yen (or about $85 U.S. dollars) per person, these special rooms at the Mitsui Garden Hotel Yotsuya in Tokyo are stocked with tissues, “warm eye masks” and about a dozen sentimental movies, six of which are available in English and include Forrest Gump, The Intouchables, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, The Notebook, One Day and What’s Eating Gilbert Grape.
A spokesperson tells TIME that the hotel started the promotion “because Japanese ladies in their 20s-40s are often said to live a life of stress.”
The whole experience—which is available until August 31—sounds like a classier version of that scene from Bridget Jones’s Diary in which Renée Zellweger lip-syncs Céline Dion’s “All by Myself” in her pajamas:
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