The idea behind this trendy capsule hotel chain in Kyoto, Narita, and Tokyo is that you get to sleep for ‘9 hours’. Of course, if sleeping for 9 hours is your idea of ultimate luxury, you work too hard. Anyway, the concept here is simplicity and traditional Japanese hospitality.
You check-in, shower, and retire to your pod for sleep. Hire a pod for the night or just a refreshing nap. Toiletries and towels are provided, as are disposable bedclothes if you do not have your pajamas on you.
You pull a sliding screen to shut your pod - a traditional touch for a modern space. You can stay in a luxury pod with an en suite shower for a little more money.
The hotel brings traditional Ryokan aesthetics into the modern world; your pod is equipped with futons and tatami mats, and all the staff wears kimonos.
When it is time to sleep, you control the ‘sleep ambient environment’ to help ease the claustrophobic sensation of being buried alive.
Don’t forget to explore Kyoto’s incredible Gion geisha district nearby when you awake.