9 h: Kyoto's Luxury Capsule Hotel

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9 h: Kyoto's Luxury Capsule Hotel

Postby Musouka » Thu Nov 19, 2009 8:19 pm

How can a capsule hotel be considered 'luxurious' :!:

9 h - nine hours capsule hotel in kyoto

9 h (nainawasu) is a new capsule hotel that offers luxury in a minimum living space.
the 9 h capsule hotel and all amenities were designed by fumie shibata of design studio s,
which she founded in 1994. with her team, she defined the elements necessary for a
'minimal transit space' in big cities in japan. the product designer has been pursuing
the 9h project as a creative director for 3 years.

the first hotel will opened in december this year, located in shimogyo-ku, kyoto, located on
teramachi street between department store fujii daimaru and convenience store AMPM,
two minutes walk from kawaramachi station. the building itself will be 9 stories tall,
will host 125 capsules, locker rooms, showers, and a lounge.

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exhibition at AXIS gallery

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exhibition view

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a comfortable place to rest ... 1 hour shower, sleep for 7 hours, have a one hour break / total 9h.
guests can spend up to 17 hours in a single stay - the price for one night is ¥ 4900.

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each capsule includes panasonic's advanced system for good sleeping by computerized
control lighting.

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room environment by panasonic / matsushita electric works.
according to the time set, the light will wake you up.

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the bed sheets are of the same quality as those that are used in a four-star hotel

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rear view of capsule

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side view

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graphic design by masaaki hiromura

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toothbrush

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shampoo, conditioner, body soap

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bottled water taken at the foot of mount fuji

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amenity slippers

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images of the process of designing

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tooling prototypes

japan's first capsule hotel made its appearance in osaka in 1979, and was designed by
architect kisho kurokawa.
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Re: 9 h: Kyoto's Luxury Capsule Hotel

Postby Quemaqua » Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:12 pm

Doesn't ¥4900 a night seem a little steep?
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Re: 9 h: Kyoto's Luxury Capsule Hotel

Postby Kinzokusei no Inu » Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:57 pm

Yeah, it is considering you can get a business hotel room for about the same in most areas. But I think that's about the going rate or slightly less.... the capsules in Kobe were about the same last I checked.

The only capsule joint I've ever used is the old one in Shimokitazawa, Tokyo. About 30 bucks a night which is about right I think.
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Re: 9 h: Kyoto's Luxury Capsule Hotel

Postby Quemaqua » Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:36 pm

Yeah. Having never been to Japan I don't know about all this sort of stuff, but $30 seemed about like the right price to me.
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Re: 9 h: Kyoto's Luxury Capsule Hotel

Postby tamagoyaki » Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:54 am

I'm not seeing the luxury, either. Does it at least have a high-end jacuzzi and/or sauna?
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