Travel: Is this really a capsule hotel?
The Asakusa district is home to Sensoji (also known as Asakusa Kannon), Tokyo’s oldest and most important Buddhist temple. As such, the temple and its famous Kaminarimon “Thunder Gate” are almost always on any visitor’s top ten list of places to see in Tokyo, so there’s always a steady stream of both Japanese and foreign tourists in the area.
Of course, after a long day of sightseeing, visitors need a place to stay — but booking a hotel for an extended stay in Japan’s capital city can be an overwhelming and expensive experience. A handful of trusty hostels and other simple lodgings appealing to travelers who seek only the basic necessities of a bed and shower have sprung up throughout the city, but today we’d like to introduce you to one capsule hotel that manages to maintain the feel of a stylish hostel while keeping prices low. Read more