I had some trouble finding a hotel to stay at after the NitroPlus event, so I decided to stay in a capsule hotel, where you get a cozy, clean space to sleep in complete with TV, electric socket for charging your electronics and an alarm clock. Based on a “capsule home of the future” concept unveiled at the 1970 Osaka World’s Fair, the first capsule hotel opened in 1979, allowing a high density of guests to sleep in a small space and making it possible to stay in the heart of a Japanese city for around $40. While some — including someone on our Facebook page — may feel capsule hotels are like sleeping in a morgue, I find them to be fun and convenient, and certainly an experience worth trying if you visit Japan. The capsule hotel concept seems to be growing in popularity, and you can find variations on them in Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong and even Moscow.
The cheap way to stay in Tokyo.