Yes, That’s A Bed Amid The Books!
Check out that photo above: that’s a REAL hotel bed nestled in a bookshelf – because this Japanese “Capsule Hotel” is in a bookstore!
See those blue squares on the shelves in the photo above? Those are the bedrooms! A “capsule hotel” literally is a bunk the size of a coffin – enough room to slide in and sleep!
As SoraNews24 reported, this capsule hotel in Kyoto is stocked with 5,000 books for guests to read, along with a bar stocked with local beers, and yes, those are individual capsule bunks inside the shelves to sleep in.
This “capsule hotel and bookstore” is located in Kyoto’s famous Gion district, and it offers both English and Japanese-language books for visitors to enjoy.
These “Standard Bookshelf Bunks” are 86.6 inches x 43.3 inches – that’s right, just over 7 feet long and 3-1/2 feet high, so perhaps not good for those who are claustrophobic! There are 18 of these capsule beds.
As you can see, they don’t expect you to spend much time in the bed, because there are shared lounges that line the walls – you get free Wi-Fi and the use of shared showers and bathrooms as well. Make sure to bring your own towels, soaps, shampoos, conditioners, toothbrushes and toothpaste!
Each bunk has luggage space under the bed, along with a personal lamp, power outlet, hanger and private curtain.
SoraNews24 originally had this story in 2016 – can’t believe I missed this unique way to spend the night in a bookstore!
See their entire story here:
As you know, micro-hotels aren’t new, but a disturbing new trend has been toward “nano apartments!”
Yes, you are looking down at a new apartment – in its entirety! It’s the size of a normal PARKING SPACE!
You can see my story about these microscopically small apartments by clicking here:
Let me know if you’ve ever stayed at a “capsule hotel!”
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