Capsule hotels, originally designed to shelter drunk business men from Tokyo who missed the last train for the night, have slowly begun to take over the city. Ideal for backpackers, capsule hotels are a great place to stay if all you need is a bed for a few hours, a place to shower, and get a slice of wifi. This one, 9hr, located in the Narita Airport (NRT, Tokyo, Japan) is a Godsend. Clean, efficient, simple to use no matter what country you come from or language you speak, and to top it off, right there in the airport. There was no way Marta and I were going to make it to our hostel in time before lights out, so 9hr is the perfect stop over point for those cheaper but yet later flights. Also you can go back to wherever you came from and brag about sleeping in one of these amazing The Fifth Element reminiscent pods.
Oh! Almost forgot to mention, you can bring your electronics with you within the pods, where the wifi does still work and there is access to American configured outlets. There's no door to lock, only a pull-curtain like those projector screens from when we were kids, but this is Japan and no one's going to steal your stuff.
(there are a few panoramas below, still practicing before mt. fuji!)
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