Ban đầu, nơi đây được thiết kế dành riêng cho dân văn phòng nghỉ ngơi, nhưng sau đó chuyển sang kinh doanh khách sạn. Khách sạn này có tên là Capsule Inn Akihabara ở Tokyo. Với 40 USD một đêm, khách du lịch có thể được ở trong một phòng được trang bị TV, đài và Internet đầy đủ. Capsule Hotels trở nên phổ biến với giá $30 - quá rẻ so với giá đắt đỏ của Tokyo và Nhật.
Most capsules are stacked two up in columns of about 8-10.
A thin screen can be pulled down for privacy, unless your feet stick out like mine do.
The Capsule Control Panel. You can control lights, TV, A/C, Alarm Clock, and do your taxes.
Dr. Blewitt in the Cube
Not really watching TV, just for the added affect.
The screens that come down for semi-privacy.
I didn't take this, but it's a better picture of how they are set up.
Everybody that travels to Tokyo, Japan should experience this unique accommodation, at least once! In the capsule hotel, you will stay in a cell instead of a room. The capsule is usually only 2 x 2 x 6ft long.
Capsule hotels are popular with businessmen who have missed the last train home and for all the people coming to Tokyo on a short business trip. These hotels are a unique type of accommodation, inspired by the pursuit of efficiency of space and creative spirit of the Japanese mind. For $29, you get a small locker and a capsule and enjoy several facilities like inexpensive restaurant, massage rooms and baths.
Buttons on the left control and set the alarm clock.
Left switch turns on the TV. Right turns on the light. Knob is dimmer.
Bottom knob is volume, black button beside it changes the channel.
Small little TV at your feet, I think Ocean's 11 played once in English.
These last few are taken from my trip on a Japanese Ferry from Sapporo to Sendai.
The Asakusa Capsule Hotel is located about 100 feet to the right of the #4 exit of the subway station.
Each capsule has a little control panel. A better show can be seen below.
There is an alarm clock, TV/Radio speaker, light and TV on/off switch, volume knob, and some panic button I managed not to press.
You change channels by pressing the small black button.
The TV is a decent size when you are in the capsule. The pay box is for adult material.
Or maybe it announces that you were trying to pay for adult material.
A small screen comes down to protect you.
When you enter the lobby there will probably be a ticket machine like this.
You'll want to put the money in there the note is taped to it, it's covering the slot because it is check out time.
Once you buy the ticket, you'll want to press the upper left hand button. The 3rd one over is in English. Other buttons say "short rest", "breakfast", "clothes to keep", "special love massage". Not really, but the others are true.