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]