What is a capsule hotel? 

What is a capsule hotel?

Capsule Hotel

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One night capsule stay in Himeji

Himeji castle

I stayed at a capsule hotel in Himeji.

Capsule hotels are accommodations found in Japan that provide capsule-shaped (box-shaped) sleeping rooms.


The first capsule hotel
The first capsule hotel

First introduced in 1979, the first one was designed by famous architect Kisho Kurokawa.

Capsule hotels are popular among businessmen who have missed the last train and backpackers, budget travelers.

Now it has expanded to many variations and offers inexpensive lodging.

And recently foreign tourists have begun to stay there as well.


Accommodations are very inexpensive, costing 3,000-4,000 yen.

Some capsule hotels have single rooms too by 5000 yen.

The men’s floor and the women’s floor are separated.

Ladies rooms


Shower room
Washing machine
Drink machine
Rest area

Most capsule hotels have saunas, large bathtubs, eating areas, and rest lounge to ensure a comfortable overnight stay.

The inside of a capsule hotel is about 1 m high and wide, and 2 m long.


Inside room
Capsule room

Inside the capsules are TVs, alarm clocks, etc., and it is possible to watch TV while sleeping.

Most are equipped with earphones so as not to disturb those around you.

It’s tight but ok for just to sleep.

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