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Korean couple discover a hidden camera inside Airbnb guesthouse in Japan

By KpopJoA   Wednesday, June 28, 2017   175,849   2,625   0



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A Korean couple who recently visited Japan discovered a hidden camera inside a guesthouse they were staying at.

On June 28, a post titled 'Airbnb Hidden Camera Found' was shared on an online community board along with photos.

Netizen A who posted the message decided to book a place on Airbnb with his girlfriend for their trip to Japan.

When they arrived at the guesthouse in Japan, everything seemed normal. However, just as he was about to get ready for bed, Netizen A noticed a 'green light' suddenly turn on from the smoke detector which was stuck on the ceiling.

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Not only that, he realized that the smoke detector was placed in an odd position and was concerned about the tiny hole facing directly towards the bed.

In the beginning, his girlfriend said as a joke, "Is that a hidden camera?" Suspicious, he went to examine the device only to find out that the object was none other than a hidden camera disguised as a smoke detector.

He then dissembled the device to take a look inside and found a small camera, micro SD card, as well as an on/off switch.

The couple had stayed at the same facility back in January as well. If the hidden camera was there at the time, it is highly possible that other guests who stayed there were also recorded.

He commented, "Should I report it to the Japanese police? I don't think the Consulate General will be much help."

Airbnb is a hospitality service allowing travelers to book guesthouses at a moderate price at their convenience. 

It seems this isn't the first time such an incident had occurred in Japan. In August of 2016, a Korean traveler booked a room at a guest home in Osaka and discovered a hidden camera underneath his bed. It was positioned to record the shower and bathroom in the hallway. Meanwhile, another person made a shocking discovery of a dead body inside a guesthouse in Fukuoka in February.

Such series of events are leading many to question and be cautious in regards to privacy and reliability while visiting foreign countries. 

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julian09 Thursday, June 29, 2017

O_O.. when you just booked a cheap air bnb in Tokyo with a friend..... ill double check everything before i take my clothes off. but seriously I hope the owner gets reported its wrong and disgusting to violate people like that !!

Sineya Thursday, June 29, 2017

Wow... So creepy 0.0

mind_blown Thursday, June 29, 2017

I'm gonna stick to hotels...

Skyepop mind_blown Thursday, June 29, 2017

Probably just as likely to happen in a hotel (especially cheaper ones). Just be careful!

LegendaryTsunade Thursday, June 29, 2017

We own apartments and Airbnb is our main site. We've never had any problems even less with something like this. We've also had great guests and made a lot of bonds and relationships with wonderful people all around the world. That goes for many apartments in my city. A lot of people said Airbnb was the best choice among the sites. You people like flapping your mouth as if you know what you're talking about. Also, bad things are sometimes bound to happen, we also had very arrogant and ignorant guests. But that's business. Stop sounding like a salty bunch of kids.

mikaay LegendaryTsunade Thursday, June 29, 2017

I allways book at AirBnB when i travel. Bad cases like this don't happen 99.9% of the times.

billyg mikaay Thursday, June 29, 2017

true, ugly/unattractive/fat people won't have to worry about this trivial matter.

LegendaryTsunade mikaay Thursday, June 29, 2017

LMAO look, AKP article comment section was always full of uneducated kids which jump on a hate bandwagon as if there's candy there. Of course they don't, people just choose to be ignorant and arrogant rather than seeing the reality.

siriusp Thursday, June 29, 2017

Airbnb is something I would avoid altogether.  It just seems like a bad idea to rent out a house from someone you don't know and they have an extra set of keys to get in that house.  If you wouldn't give a stranger the keys to your home, why would you stay in a stranger's home where they have a set of keys?

lume90 Thursday, June 29, 2017


imjonginswife Thursday, June 29, 2017

well shit

emjyc12 Wednesday, June 28, 2017

This is why I won't ever use Airbnb.

Istanhyejeong Wednesday, June 28, 2017

That's like super creepy, maybe it's one of the staff? Since sd card wouldn't last too long without the memory being used up.

Chrysantheneum Istanhyejeong Thursday, June 29, 2017

It's airbnb, there's no staff. They misused the word guesthouse

zedi Wednesday, June 28, 2017

AirBnB you are saying at people privet property no a hotel option 1 just go find the cameras erase your content option 2 go to police tell them  that you didn't allow them (the host )to film you and the host didn't tell you about the cameras and they will take care of deleting your pictures from it

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