Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Cool Capsule - 9h

I’ve always been intrigued by the capsule hotels in Japan. Perhaps it seems potentially claustrophobic but I keep wanting to try it once just for the sake of experience. But I haven’t because firstly there are fewer capsule hotels for women. Secondly, I haven’t got a very pretty mental image of these hotels. Guess what? I think I just changed my mind.

This new capsule hotel, 9h (nainawasu), designed by Fumie Shibata of Design Studio S opens in December in Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto. Capsule hotels do not take the lavish route and I think 9h has found the perfect way to make simplicity work in its favour. Instead of looking low-budget (like many such hotels and hostels), 9h comes across as modern and sleek. I love how clean it looks!

What do you think? Have you stayed in a capsule hotel? Looking to try?

[images: Design Studio S via theartistandhismodel]


  1. wow this does look cool...I have never heard of a capsule hotel...so thanks for the introduction. I love how they packaged the whole idea. Happy day to you. xo

  2. Oh wow, everything so white and clean. does look like something to try at least once.
    Let me know when you do!

  3. wow...i like!!! but ur right, i would feel very very very clostrophobic in a capsule..even if only for 9 hrs... but would love to give it a shot, just for the heck of it...

    but i didnt understand y you mentioned that there r very few capsule hotels for women? is that a cultural thing? whats the logic behind it?



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