Where I sleep pt. 4

capsule-1 1) it's not as bad as it looks.

2) i did it for the people.

3) never again.

4) they literally kick you out the hotel at 10am. you can't come back till 5pm even if you are staying a few nights.

5) no private showers

How it works after the jump:

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The entrance is about 5 blocks from the Akihabara Stop.  It's called Capsule Inn Akihabara

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It only cost 4000 yen (37 bucks or so. I learned that wih yen you just move the decimal point over two numbers and you'll have just about what it cost in US Dollars. easy)

I arrived at around 3pm. They had storage for my bags which was just it locked up with a chain in the middle of the room. I could still get inside i just couldn't remove it from the lobby. once i checked in and put my things away i sat down in the lobby to check email. He kinda yelled at me and told me pretty much to leave and come back at 5.

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Stairs to the second floor which had the showers, public bath and the lockers.

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My locker

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The bathroom

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I HATE SMOKE INDOORS. a guy sat right next to me in this small space and lit a cigarette. Really?

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And my room...err hallway.

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I didn't even sleep here the first night. This photo is from the second night/day (taken around 6 am) Some kids in tokyo figure that since the trains stop running at 12 and you miss it you might as well stay out and kick it till 5 am when the trains starts back up.

anyhow, the sleep was great. I didn't feel cramped. I didn't feel the slightest bit claustrophobic. It is kinda like the tents we made with our bunk beds and covers. Most of that could have been the fact that i was dead tired and fell asleep about 1 minute after i hit the pillow. OH THE PILLOW.... it was made from something that felt and sounded like big black beans.

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at 9:30 an alarm goes off in the hallway and a voice comes on which I assume it is telling me to get up and get the eff out of their capsule.

That is about it. I was glad to get a couple hours of sleep and the chance to shed some light on this strange Japanese thing we have all heard about.