The 9 Hours Capsule Hotel in Japan

There's a new hotel in Kyoto (Japan) that's based on the concept that you only need 9 hours to rejuvenate. Guests at the new 9H Hotel check in, shower, sleep in a pod, refresh, and then leave. Presumably, all within 9 hours.


Each guest is allotted one hour to shower, seven hours to sleep and a final hour to rest. Each pod is equipped with Panasonic control panels for setting the ambiance. The building itself wis 9 stories tall, hosts 125 capsules, locker rooms, showers, and a lounge.
















Via: http://9hours.jp/tops

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14 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Fantastic

Anonymous said...

who gets the top pod?

wheelnut53 said...

I remember here in California motels would discount rooms for a few hours handy for the working homeless

Anonymous said...

Been to the one in Kyoto. You can stay up to 17 hours.

Anonymous said...

I keep telling my friends about this and they never believe me lol
I love the way everything is designed, so clean and modern, looks super futuristic. Wish we had design like that in the UK!

Anonymous said...

I couldn't stomach this myself. There is no privacy, & rest time outside of work is about freedom, so this would make me feel like a Jew in Nazi Germany - "YOU HAVE ONLY SEVEN HOURS FOR SLEEP! SCHNELL!!... NOW YOU HAVE ONLY ONE HOUR LEFT!"

Cool concept bro, but I need 9hrs for sleep, not 7!

Anonymous said...

IVE BEEEN HERE! you could stay for 12 hours. it was a very odd experience....even odder to stumble upon it a week later.

Anonymous said...

You set your own alarm clock, and you are awakened gently by the light turning on, first dimly, then slowly brightening. Remember that Japan is a crowded country, and its people needs to make the most of available space. One can stay up to 17 hours in "9hrs"; the name came from the expected "average" stay. I don't think it will work in the US because of all the laws concerning handicapped access.

Anonymous said...

Didn't I see this place on a spaceship in The 5th Element?

Anonymous said...

This is definitely something from The 5th Element...

kessie said...

where's the tv, shock horror

Anonymous said...

GOOD JOB JAPAN !!! keep those worker droids going!

Anonymous said...

Are couples allowed to sleep in a pod together?

Anonymous said...

Who showers for an hour!?

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