Capsule Hotels: Made In Japan

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Japanese men are usually too busy to go all the way home after work, so capsule hotels were created to accommodate them.  The capsule hotel is just a small-sized sleeping quarters. It was designed specifically for those who want to sleep. The coolest thing about the capsule hotels is that some of them are equipped with a TV, wi-fi, mirrors and alarm clocks. Since the capsules are very small, they can be stacked side by side in rows, so you’ll have capsule neighbors if you decided to stay in one. Each capsule is sealed with a door as well as a curtain, and capsule renters share the same bathroom facilities. Furthermore, each guest is given a key to a locker for storage of personal belongings.



Renting a capsule usually costs around 2,500 to 4,000 yen or 30-50 US dollars per night. Capsule hotels are much cheaper than traditional hotels and they are commonly used by businessmen who either stayed out drinking all night long or those who worked super late and missed their train home. The capsules are also used by travelers who are on a budget. Since the Japanese recession in 2010, more people rent out these capsule rooms by the month since they are either unemployed or underemployed.

Small but very convenient.




Looks comfortable enough.






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