A capsule hotel is a kind of Japanese accommodation where guests stay in a small capsule (like in today’s picture).
Does it sound crazy? Maybe a bit…
The idea was to provide a basic and cheap overnight stay for men. These days you’ll find capsules for men and separately for women. Each capsule is more or less of the size of bed, but you don’t really feel claustrophobic. There are common rooms to relax, lockers for luggage, washrooms or even sauna, swimming pool etc. So they can be “quite” luxurious!
I stayed in a capsule hotel only once, when I was visiting Japan, and I can recommend it as a very unique experience! Try it while being in Japan! 🙂
20 thoughts on “Japan – Capsule hotels”
Nothing for me.I want a litlle privacy
Me too, but for 1 night it was an interesting experience. 🙂
I’m sure I would be claustrophobic!
I know it sounds a bit strange, but it’s not so bad. 😉
And yet I get very claustrophobic when I look at these beds.
yeah, I guess this picture is not the best one…
For me it’s too claustrofobic. But maybe when I’m dead tired …
it’s better than it looks in the picture 🙂
I am a Japanese, but I am weak in this capsule hotel, too.
Japan is small land, and our build is small, so, such these hotel is possible. 😀
preferisco che a dormirci siano gli amici giapponesi he he
Did you have good sleep?
yes (better than I expected)! and also lots of fun.
I did not get a warm fuzzy feeling reading this post or looking at the picture. I have never heard of this and it is very interesting. I knew Japan was crowded, but wow! This looks extreme to me who is used to a little space.
This is Capsule hotel