Even being a heritage hotel and high security zone, the officials were unable to protect their precious possession, a golden bathtub worth nearly $1 million that was stolen from Kominato Hotel Mikazuki in Kamogawa, a city south of Tokyo. The stolen tub weighs 176 pounds, is round in shape and made of 18-carat gold.
The theft came into notice when one of the workers saw the tub missing from hotel’s guest bathroom on the 10th floor and the incident was then informed to police by the officials.
The tub is flanked by two crane statues and was kept in the hotel’s shared bathroom as visitors could take a dip in the tub. However this facility of kingly bath was provided for just few hours a day for security reasons. It was tied with a chain to the bathroom’s door and could be moved from one place. It is assumed that its chain was cut before it was stolen away.
The hotel official said:
We have no witness information and there are no video cameras. We have no idea who took it.
Still police have no breakthrough.