"Capsule Hotel (Jap. カ プ セ ル ホ テ ル kapuseru hoteru) - one of the variants of Japanese hotels,
It is a small sleeping cells arranged one above the other.
They are mostly near major train stations or near the entertainment area. »
Guests of these hotels - businessmen who failed to last train,
pausing at work or in the nearest tavern. The fact that the taxi ride back to Tokyo
home is very expensive (especially considering that some live even in neighboring prefectures),
cheaper and really spend the night in the city.
Tourists in these hotels also occur - for many it is an interesting experience,
and someone just wants to save - the difference in the cost of the hotel with the usual significant.
I was fortunate to stay in one of the most beautiful Japanese capsule hotels -
"9 hours» at Kyoto, I want to share with you my impressions :)
Hotel location good - a few stops from the center w / station
(most likely you'll get to it in the Kyoto Shinkansen)
and within walking distance of major attractions. So, in order: Upon entering the hotel, guests leave their shoes in special drawers and poisoned to the rack reception
After sheck-in to each guest at the reception are given slippers, a bottle of water from Mount Fuji :) and key personnel from the drawer in the locker. In the lobby at the reception is also a common area with wi-fi (there is a separate room for women) and it is the only place where you can meet with his second half, if traveling alone):
Everything else in the hotel separately! Even the elevators and floors (like most hotels in general are only for men):