A real life capsule to sleep in. Cool!
This is one of the most “ONLY in JAPAN” experiences possible — staying in a capsule hotel in a Japanese city. It’s cheap and convenient but why do people actually stay here? Is it … you know … big enough?
In this episode, John Daub and Masahito Kawahata head to the Shinjuku Kuyakusho-mae Capsule Hotel in Kabukicho to find out.
Japan’s Capsule Hotels are more than cheap places to crash.
This type of hotel is distinctively Japanese in style, cramming in as much as possible into a tiny space to make a comfortable experience, but can a guest really be comfortable in one?
More and more foreign tourists to Japan want to give it a try! How small are these capsule? How much is a night? What are the rules?
Is it worth it?
Miss your last train?
Work too late?
Argument with your husband or wife and need a place to crash? Those might be the normal reasons why Japanese salarymen spend the night at a capsule hotel.
For foreign tourists it’s a chance to experience a unique style of hotel that seems more like spending a night at the morgue.
Before you pass judgement on capsule hotels, some things about them may surprise you!
What can you find at the capsule hotel?
Here’s a list:
Restaurant (Open 18:00~24:00)
Fast and free WIFI
English speaking staff
Women’s only floor
Japanese-style bath and sauna
Close to Shinjuku Station, bars, Golden Gai and Robot Restaurant
Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/j1Ll3
Thank you PIRATES OF TOKYO BAY for the support!
POTB is a comedy group in Tokyo performing in English and you can catch their performances in the city.
Masahito Kawahata is one of their talented bilingual comedians.
Check out their website for locations and times:
This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He’s been living and working in Japan for over 16 years and regularly reports on a TV show for Japan’s International Channel.