Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Travelling to Japan? Stay in Capsule Hotels

Capsule hotels are a unique form of accommodations developed for working Japanese men who are too busy to go home. The hotels comprise of individual blocks of small, coffin sized living quarters with just enough room to sleep. 

Amazing Capsule Hotels in Japan

Amazing Capsule Hotels in Japan

Amazing Capsule Hotels in Japan
Some capsules include a TV, a wireless internet connection, mirrors and alarm clocks. 
Amazing Capsule Hotels in Japan

Amazing Capsule Hotels in Japan

Amazing Capsule Hotels in Japan

Amazing Capsule Hotels in Japan
The capsules are stacked side by side in rows normally with one unit on top of the other, with steps providing access to the second level rooms. A locker key is usually provided to each guest to keep baggage in a locker outside the capsules.
Amazing Capsule Hotels in Japan

Amazing Capsule Hotels in Japan

Amazing Capsule Hotels in Japan
The capsules are sealed with a door or a curtain and bathroom facilities are normally shared.


The capsules cost 2500 to 4000 Yen per night (about $30 $50). Since this is cheaper than proper hotel rooms, they are often used by businessmen who worked too late to catch the train or stayed out drinking all night. Capsule hotels are also popular among budget travelers.


Source: Techzug

2 comments:

Wee Wu said...

Interesting. I am planning for my itinerary to Japan and I am still researching for accommodation online. Although such place might not be suitable for me, I find it is interesting to know the culture in the japan society. Thanks for sharing.

jalalHB said...

I am happy that this post has been useful, Wee Wu