World`s Smallest Hotel Room

Submitted by: kribbe 10 years ago in

For 20 bucks you can stay in a Japanese capule hotel.
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Male 4,680
Reminded me of those post-apocalyptic-over-populated-world sci fi films like soylent green, where everyone`s crowded together and there`s barely any space.
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Male 4,393
yoooo :P that so cool
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Female 878
As long as it`s tall enough to kneel in, I wouldn`t have a problem.
But any smaller and I`d freak out.
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Female 43
Pretty cool, looks cozy....
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Male 1,079
Saw this on The Amazing Race =)
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Female 38
As soon as I saw the title, I was thinking about Fifth Element... >.<
But yeah, I thought these must exist somewhere. They make sense, too...
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Male 1,114
I`d love to stay there, looks so fun :D, i like small places, it`s tranquil and "safe".
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Female 943
it would be depressing for me to sleep in one of those things.
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Female 850
Nice. IF YOUR NOT CLOSTRAFOBIC!!!
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Male 521
seen it before..pretty cool IMO
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Female 1,407
Whoa, nice! ^_^
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Female 288
reminds me of the fifth element where they sleep in those things.
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Female 1,578
I suppose if you just need a place to sleep, it`s perfect. Reminds me of the hotel ship on The Fifth Element.


THATS where thats from. thats been bugging me! ahh thanks :D

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Male 72
I stayed in one when I was living over there. Just to see what it was like. Very uncomfortable if you are 6`4 and very claustrophobic but worth the experience.
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Female 1,984
I knew they`d show this hotel when I read the description. "Ripley`s Believe it or Not" showed this in an episode once. I`d love to spend a night in my own pod. ^__^
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Female 576
ooooooooooooooh id love to spend
the night at one of these!

:D

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Female 283
That would be pretty great for a poor person like me... ha ha

But I would leave the door to my coffin, er, room open. I don`t want to die due to lack of oxygen. But, hey, if I do die, I am already in a coffin. Wicked deal. Hahahaha

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Female 260
I`ve heard about those a million time. I think it`s a good idea. I just love japan.
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Male 315
Psh, those things were on Scooby Doo years ago. Old news. For those of us who actually LIKE small spaces (I like reading in doghouses, literally), those joints may actually be preferable to a normal hotel room. And at, like, 15% of the price!
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Male 396
i would totally stay there looks awesome
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Male 738
I`ve seen smaller capsule motels. Cylindrical too. A claustrophobic nightmare.
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Male 317
lol id sleep in that!
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Female 576
pretty cool.
i really want to stay in one, just for one night.
if only i weren`t claustrophobic...
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Male 2,720
it wouldn`t fit my boner.
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Male 205
imagine meeting a girl and saying "wanna come back to my room for a drink?" lol and then showing her that thing? ahhhhh hilarity
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Male 1,275
So not marketed for the clostifobing individual
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Female 250
would be good in an airport for a lay-over
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Male 991
....Kinky.
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Male 522
I wish they had these in US airports. There have been a few times when I would have gotten one for a few hours of sleep when my plane was delayed or I missed my flight. Wouldn`t that kick ass? I think so.
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Male 2,216
Antinist, please look up the definition of the word irony... oh and possibly "subtlty" too.
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Female 182
Also, do they leak? What if some one wet the bed. That would also suck.
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Female 182
What if there`s like a fire y`all. That would suck. But they do have their own t.v.
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Male 290
they seem more like human storage units than anything else. interesting concept though, you could fit far more people in one building and i bet they cost less

not for someone with claustrophobia hahaha.

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Female 338
Interesting. I`d do it, especially in a city where there`s so much to do. Not for a long time, of course, but it`s clean and comfy and there are lots of places to go to take care of your other buisness when you`re not sleeping. The bathroom situation would be the biggest difference, honestly. And for $20, why not?
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Male 447
i would be scared if i couldnt get out
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Male 62
that would be... a unique experience
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Male 336
those are soooo nice and luxiourous and cheap. wish these were in the US!
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Male 58
Seems like an interesting experience. I`d like to stay there. =]
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Male 68
Aaaaugh! Claustrophobia!!!!!!!!!!

Ooh, nice tv.

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Female 175
Would be a good last minute place... but if you have the time, get a real room.
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Male 300
Precisely why I don`t want to live in Japan
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Male 577
that awesome... and all i mostly do when im in a hotel is sleep for the night, and in the day im out in the city. if i was a tourist, i like a room with windows though. (a big room!) but for 20 bucks, its and awesome deal since its cozy
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Male 270
Damn, that reminds me of the cardboard box houses I made as a kid, but even I didn`t have a TV.
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Male 36
yeah.....I wouldn`t stay there
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Female 217
I`ve seen this before, they`re really weird, but I guess if you haven`t got much money and desperately need a place to stay, it could be an option.
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Female 120
No way I can ever pay $20 to sleep in a tanning bed
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Male 247
That`s pretty cool.
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Male 1,023
I`m getting claustrophobic just watching this.
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Female 1,426
I saw something similar to that, but there were small rooms that moved around. It was cool.
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Female 6
I couldn`t be able to sleep in there... I`d feel like the wall was closing on me.
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Male 315
Heard of them before, bad for people who are claustrophobic o.0
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Female 7
gah that would be so utterly cool if i wasn`t claustrophobic {{sp?}}
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Male 1,111
well when I go there in a few months I`ll let you guys know how they are ;)
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Male 48
The downside to staying in these is that you have to drop quarters in every hour, or the oxygen runs out. Seriously, though, the beds they give us to sleep in on aircraft carriers are literally half the height of those, and a little narrower, too. And part of the bed is a locker, which is not coincidentally called a "coffin locker".
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Male 317
awesome i`ll have to try that when i go visit Japan.
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Male 11,739
It would be a cheap way to travel if you`re short. But I`d never fit in one. Of course there aren`t many tall people in Japan so it`s not really an issue for them.
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Male 472
i think they have stuff like this because japanese are over worked. I even saw a g4 show of the developers for GT and they sleep under their desk lot of times.
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Male 205
great idea, but they should be a little bigger, like twice the size...that`d be cool
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Female 416
i want to live in a big coffin!
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Female 1,832
That girl looked like the costume maker in The Incredibles, but taller, lol.
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Male 1,825
thats freakin sweet. if im in japan im so sleeping in one
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Female 12
Note: this is not for the claustrophobic.
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Male 4,546
Main thing: It`s $20-$50.
It`s in Tokyo.

That`s dirt cheap for Tokyo.
When I used to live in London I was paying almost $100 a day for a studio apartment in rent, nevermind a hotel.

"wow lol not sure why someone would want to stay there" - Saving $560 a week. :P

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Female 2,084
that`s actually kinda cool. i bet it would be peaceful to sleep in one of those.
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Female 269
it looks mighty fine to me. I like smaller places opposed to large ones anyways.
And for $20? Hell yes!
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Male 147
I`d freak out if something like lodged the door shut and I was trapped.
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Female 67
I`d love to stay in a hotel like this. I like having a small space in which to sleep; also, since they`re generally used by tired businessmen and/or people who just want to sleep, it`s quiet. Add to it that these "rooms" are extremely cheap, and I`m sold.
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Male 10,440
HAHAHA crazy Japanese. This hotel room reminds me of the box my TV came in.
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Male 888
lol...
tv ftw!!!
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Male 42
Sunday, September 02, 2007 11:42:26 AM
silly japanese, they love everything small

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ironically, the Asians are well-known for their tiny penises.

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Male 59
MAN THAT IS AWSUM! I want one in my house to sleep in :D. It`s just like a space capsule :D:D Swweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeett. I can lie in it and pretend im in the future...or in japan...although being in japan probably would be exactly like being in the future.
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Female 1,398
They should have those everywhere!!! Cheap, simple, and they don`t take up much space.
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Male 233
silly japanese, they love everything small
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Female 194
I`d stay there.
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Male 350
all they did was take the sleeping section of a normal hotel, move it, and make everything else communal, seems pretty nice to me
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Male 86
lol on g4 they showed this
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Female 111
Oh wait, nevermind. Not microwave style in this one. In a different place I saw them having doors on the outside instead of a curtain-like thing. Hm ...
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Female 111
I probably wouldn`t mind staying in that. The only thing that`s slightly bothersome is that they look like microwave morgues. I`d probably think this is even cooler if I hadn`t seen this already. XD
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Female 679
That is the size of a locker -_-
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Male 693
Cool S*it. Japan always has the coolest s*it.
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Male 3,619
this reminds me of that movei, 5.th element!

reasons i think its a bad idea:

1) the "room" has probably some air venting system, if we fell aslep and the power goes, cu we sufficate?

2) probably not popular with the claustrofobic

3)if theres a fire, inside the "room", wudnt we be screwd?

(i know my english is not so good)

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Female 663
Just to say it before anyone else does and blows it out of proportion. It`s a semi-repost, but still interesting none the less. There was page with a guy posted a few years ago, but he paid way more than $20. It was 4500 JPY, which converts to $38. At least this one goes into greater detail.
http://www.i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm?link_id=16014
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Female 407
It seems kinda claustrophobic to me but yeah..i`d love to try it out.
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Female 525
i would get clausterphobia (is that how u spell it?) but i heard that workers go there during there lunch break to sleep for 30 minutes
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Male 60
MULTIPASSS
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Male 492
I`d give it a try, then again being someone who works in the hotel business, I`m willing to try any new/funky hotel.
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Male 43
Gee that was small. It looks, um, cosy.
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Male 72
Japan has invented everything no one else will dare to think of.
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Male 154
doesn`t beat the old $5 poo motels.
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Male 699
See, this is where my claustrophobia would set in.
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Female 1,463
interesting
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Male 1,425
reminds me of the killers - read my mind video. haha. woo! thats my next home.
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Female 143
We need apartments like that here. I`d live in one.
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Male 88
Those hotels have a real need in Japan. After work, they/we drink hard and fast because we know that the trains stop at midnight. Can you believe that? Even in Tokyo. Then a cab ride could cost a couple hundred bucks. So these hotels are a great inexpensive idea. Trust me, there`s nothing worst then being stranded in one of the worlds largest metropolis`
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Female 331
I`ve always wanted to go to Japan and stay in one of those things. Shame I`d find it a bit claustrophobic, though.
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Female 582
I don`t think those hotel owners have to worry too much about frisky customers renting out rooms just for a few hours...
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Male 98
Very very cool. Odd, but I`m sure it works well for a lot of people.

She speaks English. :o.

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Female 322
I sing karaoke and have fun with my friends. but my husband is working tonight so I`m on the computer because i have nothing better to do, haha.
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Male 251
^^^
so that what u do when u get drunk?? i feel bad for u...
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Female 322
that`s frikin cool. and i`m drunk so it`s even coooler than normal. you have no idea how long it took me to write this. [email protected]!!!!
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Male 251
CicadaFrolic
"XD I`d stay in one of those in a heartbeat. It looks so...cozy. And for 20 bucks!? Damn! ...I mean, sure, you`re paying to sleep in a box, but it`s the experience. :P"

or u can buy a box from walmart for about 3 bucks and sleep in it at home...almost the same experience but cheaper...especially considering that u dont have to go to japan and u can use ur box as many times as u want to...enjoy!

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Female 1,832
Ummm ... OK
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Female 61
XD I`d stay in one of those in a heartbeat. It looks so...cozy. And for 20 bucks!? Damn! ...I mean, sure, you`re paying to sleep in a box, but it`s the experience. :P
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Male 251
BigBonny
"Reminds me of the hotel ship on The Fifth Element."
thats what i was thinking about when i watched it...lol
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Female 493
That`s cool. I never knew they had tvs in them.
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Male 2,216
"Certainly miss, you`re in coffin number 16", I think I`d quite like the capsules, but the slightly larger ones, and slightly more modern (more ameneties etc), as Ive seen better ones. But yeah its kind of like a morgue, or giant microwave ovens!

I suppose if you just need a place to sleep, it`s perfect. Reminds me of the hotel ship on The Fifth Element.

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Female 1,158
The girls on a season of America`s Next Top Model stayed in these once. I can`t remember which season. I think it was the one where Eva won.
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Female 160
I wonder why you`re not allowed to have food or cell phones in it. And that little sign also had a circle-slash through a TV, but I think it meant you couldn`t have your TV too loud.
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Male 552
I`d stay there, looked like they had a room to do stuff when you`re not sleeping.
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Male 392
HOLY SHXT!
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Female 285
Seems cozy enough... I`d stay there
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Female 52
eh. it`s okay.
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Male 180
wow lol not sure why someone would want to stay there
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Male 251
why am i not surprised that it was made in japan?
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Male 1,289
cozy =]
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Male 216
i remember seeing something like this, except all the capsules had windows but the were like exactly the same xept for that
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Female 32
colio
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Male 994
Dude Wtf? It`s like they converted a Morgue into a hotel!
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Female 1,596
It`s like a tour bus. It gives a ton of room for extra stuff though.
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Female 1,025
this reminds of that that thought i had earlier today.

what if everyone just lived in a fridge? lived as in slept? they could do everything else outside of their "home." cooooool, eh? It`d save a lot of room anyways..

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Male 2,004
Link: World`s Smallest Hotel Room [Rate Link] - For 20 bucks you can stay in a Japanese capule hotel.
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