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9 Hours Capsule Hotel Kyoto

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Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub, Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining, and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with tourists and local business travelers, making it a competitive location for ever-new commercial structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains. Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and with Kyoto Station itself being a modern mega-complex and an architectural marvel, this neighborhood is one of the most contemporary and energetic areas that the city has to offer. Buildings here look futuristic, and huge department stores, shopping arcades, and public meeting spaces provide every possible convenience. It is also nearly the only place in Kyoto where rooftop dining and socializing is available, completing its modern tone.
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I would say that this is more a tourist attraction than what the hotel advertises itself for (Business men and women needing a cheap place to stay). Despite this, I have to say that I was impressed. Everything was so clean and modern, it felt almost futuristic. The rooms were
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This was my first time in a capsule hotel so I cannot compare. As is the standard in Japan, everything was very neat and clean. It also wasn’t very cheap - which is another characteristic of Japan. The capsule itself was a lot more spacious than I expect. It’s actually better
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I stayed here for 3 nights as i wanted to try staying in a capsule hotel. It was definitely a different experience and a great bargain for solo travellers. The rooms are clean and is spacious. I am able to sit upstraight in the capsule. I had no problems sleeping in the capsule
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We tried to stay here for the experience, but failed!! It is great for bargain hunters, clean, little noisy. But not for faint hearted.! Men and women separate, great WiFi connection. Very simple self contained pods. Would rate excellent our criteria was all wrong!!
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We decided to try just for one night to experience the capsule stay. It was ok, clean spacious, well organised. But for this price you can book a hostel that has more comfortable mattress space and you can find showers in the same are as your beds so no need to go to other
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The Capsule Rooms at the 9 Hours Capsule Hotel Kyoto
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The Capsule Rooms at the 9 Hours Capsule Hotel Kyoto
Hi, can we drop our luggage here after check out and pick it up at night?
Yes you can, if you're staying more than one night you have to check in and check out every time. If you have very large luggage they will leave it all in reception so I'd suggest keeping your valuables with you.
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How long are the capsules? Will they accommodate a 6'2" person?
I actually brought a measuring tape, they are 220cm by 110cm by 110cm. Should be fine for anyone I assume.
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How long are the capsules? Will they accommodate a 6'2" person?
You'll be fine! They're really long.
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How large is the opening to the capsule and does it have a door?
It has blinds you can close down and the opening was perhaps close to 4 feet wide
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Blanket and buckwheat pillow are provided. Along with pajamas, towel, and other basics. In terms of locking/safety. You would want to leave most of your things in your personal locker in the changing room when changing into your pajamas. The locker key goes around your wrist. Aside from the key, I chose to only take my phone and a book to the capsule. The capsules have pulldown blinds that are not transparent. They may allow a bit of light in around the sides or bottom of the opening. By law the capsules cannot have locking doors. There are separate floors for men and women and separate elevators to these floors. There isn't a security guard monitoring this - it's generally self regulated by the guests. Capsule hotels are typically all-male so 9 Hours is unique in offering both genders.
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"Leave extra luggage in the provided locker as the pod is really designed for a small carry on bag and not much else."
"There is no such thing as room with a view...lol"
"You can go any room as they keep their hygiene on the top condition."
"Request a lower capsule if you prefer not to sleep in an upper capsule."
"Locker can store airplane cabinet carryable size bag only"
$30 - $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
JapanKinkiKyoto PrefectureKyotoShimogyo-ku
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