Tokyo Capsule Hotel – a Claustrophobic’s Worst Nightmare

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A Reddit user spent a week at a Tokyo capsule hotel. Here is his experience.

Lobby

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Look at this inviting and warm lobby. You buy a ticket out of the vending machine on the left to stay the night.

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An elevator took him to the 7th floor, which was a hallway with the small square holes stacked two rows high on each side. His “room” was on the bottom.

No real door

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Inside

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This is from the inside looking at the door. Note the spacious closet and ventilation fan.

Amenities

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The tv took ¥100 coins ($1 USD) to watch. And don’t be fooled by the window… it was bolted shut.

The average capsule hotel cost in Tokyo is around $40 USD.

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