Yep, that’s right. The Akihabara district in Japan is now home to “capsule hotels”, or small cube-shaped sleep pods where users can cramp up and sleep off train delays or just take a nap in the comfort and relaxation provided by a…small box.
As the website states, these “capsule hotels” contain public lounge space including bathing, and the other is a private space where the sleeping rooms (capsules) are arranged. The actual sleeping room is a capsule unit made of reinforced plastic and designed in the image of a jet airplane’s cockpit. In the capsule unit, all the required amenities are provided; TV, radio, alarm clock, adjustable lighting… almost everything is provided! Every device is within your reach and you can control everything in a sleeping position.
Now, I’m not really claustrophobic, but I can just imagine how horrifying it would be to sleep in one of these pods if you were. They kinda look like the sleep chambers from science-fiction movies like AVATAR where the characters hibernate while on some space ship rocket thing in the future. Or something.
Either way, these capsule hotels are interesting, but I just don’t think I’ll be trying one anytime soon.
If you’re interested, though, check out the site and all the fine print/details about how much they cost and where.