You’ve never seen anything like a Japanese capsule hotel, we guarantee it. Japan is a wonderful place full of advancements in technology that would astound anyone, sights that would drop your jaw to the floor, and things that have never before been seen anywhere on the planet. One of these things that provides all of these things and more is the capsule hotel.
Capsule hotels debuted in 1979 with just one hotel called the “Capsule Hotel in Osaka.” The architect Kisho Kurokawa designed the hotel and at the time, it seemed like a logical extension to the Tokyo office tower and residential tower, the Nakagin Capsule Tower.
While visiting the hotel, there are a couple of things you should keep in mind, for instance, capsule hotels are for men only, specifically geared towards business men. However later hotels have included floors for men and women. They usually cost $30- $50 a night.
Before you begin, you must sign a waiver, then take your shoes off and enter the hotel. No shoes can be worn inside the capsule, and certain capsules are limited to one person. You can have different settings in the castle, like changing the lights and music or internet. It is a cute little space, but not for those who are claustrophobic. The hotel was meant to save on space, and perhaps in the future we will see more of these spreading across the country, and who knows? Maybe even across the world. Other than that, the capsule hotel has all the accommodations of a normal hotel, they have a pool, a workout room, and anything else you could need. It is a fun experience that people should have.