Japan Time

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Capsule hotels in Japan - now more than just a temporary stay.

An interesting article about the impact of the bad economy in Japan:

Japan's capsule hotels now coffin-sized homes

I've never stayed in a capsule hotel in Tokyo (frankly, I think it would be scary to be sleeping in such a small space), but many Americans have heard about them and are intrigued by them. It's sad that the hotels once built because of Japan's booming economy are now housing people who can't afford to stay anywhere else.


pamjean48818 said...

sounds like a claustrophobia nightmare.

Dan J said...

You should try it before you go back to the States. Me and my sister did when we went to Tokyo = they're GREAT FUN! We both preferred staying in a capsule than at the backpackers we stayed at the next night.