Capsule Hotels go upscale in Akihabara


This is so worth the claustrophobia!

A new hotel in the trendy area of Akihabara is taking the idea of the capsule hotel to an all new level of luxury. While capsule hotels are known as low priced, cramped, one night layovers for drunks and tired salarymen. That image may change with the opening of the Anshin Oyado Luxury Capsule Hotel.

The Anshin Oyado, opening July 27, has many features that even a hotel of full sized rooms would be jealous of. The capsule "rooms" for starters have 17" LCD TV's,  high-quality headphones, plugs for various devices, all while resting on Simmons' quality bedding and pillows.  If you are really feeling the need for luxury, then you may also get one of a few limited "theater" capsules with a 40" TV and even available VR headsets!

The love doesn't end at the rooms. The Anshin Oyado features an artificial stone hot spring and a mist spa! Of course, before you soak in the spring, you need to clean yourself up. The hotel features all the amenities to do just that with shampoo, conditioner,  all kinds of face cleansers and goodies, and even sterilized slippers!

But your tummy needs some love as well. The hotel provides a free breakfast of all you can eat chicken curry. You are able to wash it down with soft drinks from the self-serve dispensers that have 24 different varieties. You can also order Miso soup, or some Guri tea and pickled plums, free of charge! If you want something with a kick, the hotel features its own bar with sake and microbrew beers, along with a free to play dart machines.

But wait! There's more: Also provided for FREE at the Anshin Oyado is Wi-fi service, lockers for your valuables at the front desk, 24-hour service, the use of a tablet, use of massage chairs, laundry services to clean your clothes, a private booth for using the internet, and a buttload of manga to read-- this is Akihabara after all.

This hotel, much like other capsule hotels in Japan, is men only. However, there is a hotel for the ladies close by.

Rates start at ¥4,180 (about $41.58!). You can check it out for yourself at their website here.

[via JapanToday]

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