A golden bathtub worth about 120 million yen has been stolen from a hotel here, police said.
At around 9:20 a.m. on Wednesday, police received an emergency call from an employee of Kominato Hotel Mikazuki in the Uchiura district of Kamogawa, reporting that a golden bathtub had been stolen from the men's bathroom.
Officers examined the bathroom and found the chain that fixed the bathtub had been cut off. Investigators suspect that the bathtub was removed sometime between 2 a.m. and 9 a.m.
The bathtub, made of pure gold, measures 71 centimeters wide, 121 centimeters long and 65 centimeters high and weighs some 80 kilograms. It is estimated to be worth approximately 120 million yen at current market values.
Photos of the tub: