How Japanese Capsual Hotels are arranged
Japan Country of new technologies and one of what I wanted to see when I flew in "Country of the Rising Sun" – These are capsule hotels that heard, while still schoolboy. Economic class hotels, where a person is located not in the room, but in the capsule. I decided to go "On an excursion" To one of these hotels in Tokyo. The hotel I chose was called Gotanda Central Inn and was two minutes walk from the station "Gotanda" Tokyo urban electric train.
I lived in a normal hotel in the area of Sinagawa train station and headed for a capsule hotel, the closest to my place of residence, which I found Japanese girls with "Reception" My hotel.
I was looking for him quite a long time, t.To. There are no street names in Tokyo, and there are only quarters and houses of houses. But the friendly Japanese, almost every one of which read the works of Steve Job, on their iPhones by cards, showed me the road.
Capsile hotel small reception, "Staff" which does not speak English at all and he used to communicate with me "voice translator" Again, iPhone. The cost of the hotel 3300 yen per night is approximately $ 35, well, or 1000 rubles for our money. The hotel can also be removed for an hour for 500 yen, but only during the daytime. I spent 15 minutes about the conversations that I am willing to pay him personally 1000 yen, to just go to see, and do not need any receipts, but everything went to the rush and I had to buy a whole night. The Japanese, in contrast to our ours, because of their mentality, it is clearly followed by the rules and reject all corruption proposals.
Throughout the hotel, you need to move in socks, street shoes surrendered immediately to the reception to special "Lockers".
The population of Japan is almost equal to the population of Russia, and the territory is much smaller, maybe therefore they are the first in the world in 1979 and invented these capsule hotels. The first capsule type hotel was built in the high-tech Japanese city of Osaka. Now the capsule hotels have already appeared in Russia, namely in the region of the 1st Tver Yamskaya street Sleepbox Hotel Tverskaya, but prices in Moscow are naturally much higher than in Tokyo.
Judging by the number of free keys, the hotel was not filled at all.
As in Japanese baths, access to tattooed persons and drunk is prohibited.
The design procedure occupied exactly 5 minutes, after which I got the key from "cherished number".
Further descend down on the ground floor and leave your things in "locker", There was also a shower, but there were the Japanese in her and I did not dare to shoot.
Lifting on the elevator and I in my apartments on the third floor. I was in the capsule hotel only for men, there are also hotels only for women, about some "common" I did not hear capsule hotels and I cannot say with confidence whether they exist "in nature". Toilet designations here are relevant – "for men". Showers are only on the base, and there are toilets on each floor.
Well, the numbers themselves – capsules. They are located in two tiers and at the reception you ask exactly what number is suitable for you. I chose the room "higher" – On the second tier. Raise at enough comfortable steps and find yourself in your capsule – on the second floor. Dimensions of capsules approximately 2 meters long, 1 meter wide and 1.25 meters in height, with such dimensions constricted itself does not feel.
My capsule had an elegant number – 324.
Each capsule has "Flight Management Center" and comfortable shelf to put a mobile phone on it, wallet or something else.
After the client configures a comfortable temperature, the right brightness of the light through the above center, the client. Each capsule is equipped with a TV, so watching another shitty "Durdoma-2" before bedtime no one canceled.
There is a phone for "Emergency Communication with Reception". All inscriptions are made only in Japanese, no dubbing on the inglisse is provided, and it is unlikely here Europeans are frequent guests. With a guy on the reception, as I have already written above, we communicated through a special voice translator installed on it "Iphone". In general, the Japanese speak very poorly in English, only about every seventh Japanese, according to my counting, suggested me where to go. And it depends not from age, but from social status, young people says little, Rather, working Japanese in a suit with a tie, can help. Japanese is hard to give English because many sounds, such as "EL" and "VE" in Japanese simply no. In other words, the population does not speak English, this is a kind of problem "ascending countries".
After it got more and more convenient to create "Slust" "in intimate" and toss the curtain on the window.
This curtain is attached at the bottom of two special locks and the light in the capsule does not fall.
Then I tried to take a picture of myself lying in the capsule, alas, it was a certain, t.To. There was almost no one on my floor, and in some busy capsules already slept the Japanese.
Mattresses are also pretty thick about 10 cm, and the underwear is very clean.
Also in every capsule there is a mirror and in the morning you can see yourself "From Bodun".
There is a hotel and a small cafe, but in order to save space and money, drinks for sale machine.
In the cafe was only one visit, who did not know in English even words "Hello". After I photographed it, he suddenly called the guy from the reception, five minutes they were talking in Japanese, after which he scored something in his iPhone and showed me an inscription that he read "Ban on shooting surface". Google is of course not yet ideal, but it seems to me that after some five to six years, translations will be almost accurate.
That I surprised most – the fact of the availability of the hotel in this hotel as much as eight floors. When I was here in, the hotel was filled only by 2-3%, maybe not the season, but I don’t know if it has a full load.
That very strange in the hotel worked "Wi-Fi", In today’s Japan, this is not very common, for example, at the hotel, where I lived in Tokyo, "Waifaya" There was no, there was only a free wired LAN connection. Absence "Waifaya" In many public places, the problem of modern tourist Japan is also.
That’s the way I saw for myself capsule hotels, then I heard for a very long time and I dreamed very much.