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:

Capsules
Lockers
Restaurant (Open 18:00~24:00)
Community Room
Vending machines
Laundry machines
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

URL: http://capsuleinn.com/shinjuku/en/
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:

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/tokyoimprov
URL: http://piratesoftokyobay.com

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.

42 Responses

  1. mqabandi

    No lockable doors for the capsules! how safe is it?And shared bath tubs is it?! no showers ?

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  2. Midnight Snow

    I would feel rather insecure sleeping there with the way the capsule looks like a lab rat/experiment's room, the clothes isn't even helping the situation.

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  3. Blaze R3con

    …I'm 6ft and sadly I don't think I'll be able to sleep correctly in that.

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  4. Sean Starling

    This is the same idea from the 5th element. Nothing new at all. Kind of cool but a bunch of homeless people in here would be gross lol unless you gave them access to the amenities to wash away the grime.

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  5. Ericka Flore

    if you are a couple (male and female) will you sleep together in a same casple or are you separated?

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  6. Jes Rodriquez

    If I could ever visit this beautiful country, capsule hotels would be my only option because of my budget. I would love to try it.

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  7. Black-Op345Gaming

    I sleep in t shirts and shorts thank you very much but NO pajamas

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  8. YouTube Name

    can you imagine the stacks of corpses in those things if an earthquake happened?

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  9. Thomas Splitttorff

    According to their website with the online discount a night here would be about $30 american. Is this a good deal? No clue about the motel market over there.

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  10. Abrupt OG

    I bet the Jews probably think the capsule looks like a modern microwave.

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  11. Jon Sm

    what happens if you oversleep past 10am? do they charge you for the next day? or do they politely wake you up?

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  12. SheepDawg55

    I could not do that . The day comes I am forced to go this is the day I choose the highest building and jump to freedom and the next dimension

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  13. Billy Hoo

    i tried this once when i was in japan , but a few loud chatting Americans ruined the whole experience

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  14. Pointl Ess

    first it was capsule tower, now its capsule hotel, next is capsule corps

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  15. Khaled Mahmood

    Uhhh……. a midnight snack!:)🍜🍜🍜🍙🍙🍙🍥🍥🍥

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  16. AKIRA TORRES

    hisis like segregation all over again but with men and women… .-.

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