so i spent one night in a capsule hotel.
sorry for the lack of updates, i was on a trip for a little less than a week. i went to Osaka, Kanazawa and Kobe thanks to my Japan Rail Pass. i'll post more about this later.
i had dinner with my other uncle in Kyoto and told him about my plan to stay in a capsule hotel in Osaka that night. he was shocked! both Osaka at night and that kind of hotel seemed to scare him, so he offered to pay for a 'decent' place to stay in Kyoto. but i declined. i really wanted to do this!
it was... special.
as expected, of course. haha
i stayed at the 大東洋カプセルホテル (Daitoyo Capsule Hotel)
it's almost like a regular small hotel first; there's a lounge by the lobby, they give you pajamas, toothbrush and towels. this one even had a decent sauna. big difference is the fact that you have to share the showers and bathrooms with a bunch of
terribly unattractive old men. oh, and of course the capsules.
there are several hundred of those little sci-fi boxes, stacked in rows. they're made for Japanese guys, so the hole was just a lil too tight for me.
but there's TV, radio, an alarm clock and even a personal airconditioner.
the only thing that could be considered 'uncomfortable' (aside from the size of the bed) would probably be the privacy.
yes, they do have curtains, but seeing your neighbours vis-a-vis pleasuring themselves while watching Jap-porn on their mobiles is still inevitable because of the bad quality of it.
|it's big enough to sit upright at least|
well, it was a very unique experience. it was 3000 yen for one night, which is a bit more than expected, so i will probably prefer the 1000 yen internet cafe as an alternative place to stay in future :P