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Japan is at the forefront when it comes to digitalization, robotization, and simplification. And this trend has sneaked into the hotel industry quicker than anywhere else in the world.

It started with opening the first capsule hotel in 1979, which was and still is a groundbreaking concept. Making the best use of space in our ever-growing cities while trying to avoid significantly impacting the quality of stay (with more or less success).

So, Japanese cities have long experimented with the best formula for capsule hotels. Starting with the traditional stacked capsules in one room to futuristic open space versions looking like a scene from Matrix.

Type: Capsule   Hostel
Location: Tokyo  Japan  East Asia

Resol Poshtel in Tokyo's downtown district, Asakusa, known for its historic sights with many temples like the Sensōji, is another twist on the nearly half-decade-old hotel concept.

Resol Poshtel Tokyo Asakusa Entrance

Digitalization/automatization is apparent from the moment you check in at the hotel. It's all done on a tablet, so it's okay if you arrive late at night.

Resol Poshtel Tokyo Asakusa Hotel Check-In Process

The hotel's "Living Lobby" lounge is the typical get-together space of a hostel with tatami mats, a large wall painting of Mount Fuji, and an unmissable Bonsai tree.

Resol Poshtel Tokyo Asakusa Hotel Lounge

The design is a Western/Japanese fusion, and it's a nice place to drink a cup of coffee (which is free of charge).

Resol Poshtel Tokyo Asakusa Lounge Tatami Mats Meeting Place

There are vending machines if you get hungry for a tasty Japanese snack.

Resol Poshtel Tokyo Asakusa Lounge Cherry Blossom Wallpaper

The close-up map of Asakusa shows the neighboring points of interest with tips for the best bars and restaurants.

Resol Poshtel Tokyo Asakusa Map Of Tokyo

Japanese tea ceremonies inspired the interior of the rooms, and they have a double-layer curtain for better sound isolation and added privacy.

So, you can think of it like the next-generation hostel. Instead of open bunk beds, you get a theatrical entrance to your own crib.

Resol Poshtel Tokyo Asakusa Line Of Cabins

Traditional Japanese art - like ukiyo-e motifs - is painted on a gold folding screen inside your capsule.

Resol Poshtel Tokyo Asakusa Capsule Hotel

The hotel is a representation of Asakusa, where conventional and modern meet in one place.

Resol Poshtel Tokyo Asakusa Microhotel

The capsules have underbed storage to keep your luggage safe and close to you.

Resol Poshtel Tokyo Asakusa Room

The Resol Poshtel is officially a 2-star hotel, but as its name suggests, it's more of a posh hostel ("poshtel") with standards and amenities like in a higher-class hotel, but the sleeping quarters and bathrooms are shared like in hostels.

Resol Poshtel Tokyo Asakusa Tiny Room

While the rooms are tiny, everything is within arm's reach, so you don't have to move from your comfy position.

Resol Poshtel Tokyo Asakusa Room Traditional Japanese Art

Your room's switch panel lets you control the lights and ventilation, and it has USB and (Japanese standard) plug sockets - so remember to bring your travel adapter.

Resol Poshtel Tokyo Asakusa Switch Panel

The welcome package includes small and big towels, a toothbrush, and slippers.

Resol Poshtel Tokyo Asakusa Free Amenities

The washroom is sparkling clean, as you would expect in Japan, and it's got all the amenities you might have forgotten at home packed in a wrap.

Resol Poshtel Tokyo Asakusa Washroom

The shower is better than in most hotels. It has a handheld showerhead plus a rainfall one from the top.

Resol Poshtel Tokyo Asakusa Shower

The high-tech Toto toilet (yes, this deserves praise!) can play music to "give you more privacy", and the usual things for Japan, like washing and drying your pretty bottocks.

Resol Poshtel Tokyo Asakusa Japanese Toilet

The use of the laundry machines costs less than one USD, so no more ripoffs when you need a set of clean clothes—one of the many advantages of Japanese accommodations.

Resol Poshtel Tokyo Asakusa Coin Operated Washing Laundry
Resol Poshtel Tokyo Asakusa Powder Room
2 Chome-25-1 Nishiasakusa, Taito City, Tokyo 111-0035, Japan