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The Asakusa Capsule Hotel is located about 100 feet to the right of the #4
exit of the subway station.
All the photos below this point are also available in 5
Each capsule has a little control panel. A better show can be seen below.
There is an alarm clock, TV/Radio speaker, light and TV on/off switch,
volume knob, and some panic button I managed not to press.
The TV is a decent size when you are in the capsule. The pay box is for
A small screen comes down to protect you.
I would say it's about 200 cm long by regular single bed size wide. I just fit and I'm 188cm or about 6'3-4". Most capsule hotels cost about $30-40 per night. You can check in around noon and have to check out by 10am. They are rarely full. This capsule hotel in Asakusa, Tokyo takes women, most do not nor do they take reservations. This one had a bath on the top floor and you can walk out on a balcony and show yourself (literally) to all of Tokyo. It was quite refreshing.
[update] click here for the official site and then find Facilities on the left menu. Then scroll to the bottom and find the photo of the bath. At the very left of the shot you can see the door that goes outside and the photo below that with the bridge and Asahi Beer building in the distance is the actual view from the balcony where you can be naked.
When you enter the lobby there will probably be a ticket machine like this.
You'll want to put the money in there the note is taped to it, it's covering the slot because it is check out time.
Once you buy the ticket, you'll want to press the upper left hand button. The 3rd one over is in English.
Other buttons say "short rest", "breakfast", "clothes to keep", "special love massage". Not really, but the others are true.
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