A recommended travel experience. If you're considering staying here, you already know about capsule hotels (and if you don't, you should google them before continuing). The facilities were very clean, the staff helpful (although you only interact upon checking in). The location is very central for Shinjuku Sanchome station and nightlife either in NiChome or Golden Gai. The communal bathing facilities are clean and well equipped with everything you need. You don't need a toothbrush, razor, soap, shampoo, cotton buds, hair dryer — everything is supplied. If it's your first time in a Japanese style bath, just follow the example of your neighboring bathers as you must thoroughly scrub and shower yourself before entering the bath/hot tub area. The capsules themselves are very clean and comfortable. They are tall enough for a 6' tall man to sit-up inside and lay down fully extended. If you are taller than 6' you may feel cramped. Width is enough to be comfortable. You'll have a TV, radio, alarm, light with dimmer and mirror. The end (door) of the capsule is a simple bamboo shade which allows air to circulate but also allows noise to filter in. I found the fellow capsule guests (mostly Japanese) to be very respectful so noise is not really an issue. Light sleepers should bring earplugs to avoid hearing the inevitable snorers. The mat that you sleep on is thin by western standards, but completely adequate. Note that everyone must check out at 10am and it doesn't reopen until 4pm. This makes a multiple night stay inconvenient, but if you need to stay more than one night there are coin-op lockers at the street level. I recommend the experience.
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