fumie shibata's '9 h (nine hours)' capsule hotel in kyoto
 
fumie shibata's '9 h (nine hours)' capsule hotel in kyoto
nov 10, 2009

fumie shibata's '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.

fumie shibata's '9 h (nine hours)' capsule hotel in kyoto

exhibition view

 

 

the first hotel will opened in december this year, located in shimogyo-ku, kyoto, located onteramachi 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.

fumie shibata's '9 h (nine hours)' capsule hotel in kyoto

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.

fumie shibata's '9 h (nine hours)' capsule hotel in kyotoeach capsule includes panasonic’s advanced system for good sleeping by computerized control lighting

fumie shibata's '9 h (nine hours)' capsule hotel in kyotoroom environment by panasonic / matsushita electric works — according to the time set, the light will wake you up.

fumie shibata's '9 h (nine hours)' capsule hotel in kyotothe bed sheets are of the same quality as those that are used in a four-star hotel

fumie shibata's '9 h (nine hours)' capsule hotel in kyoto rear view of capsule

fumie shibata's '9 h (nine hours)' capsule hotel in kyotoside view

fumie shibata's '9 h (nine hours)' capsule hotel in kyoto

graphic design by masaaki hiromura

fumie shibata's '9 h (nine hours)' capsule hotel in kyoto toothbrush

fumie shibata's '9 h (nine hours)' capsule hotel in kyoto shampoo, conditioner, body soap

fumie shibata's '9 h (nine hours)' capsule hotel in kyoto bottled water taken at the foot of mount fuji

fumie shibata's '9 h (nine hours)' capsule hotel in kyoto amenity slippers

fumie shibata's '9 h (nine hours)' capsule hotel in kyoto images of the process of designing

fumie shibata's '9 h (nine hours)' capsule hotel in kyoto tooling prototypes

 

 

japan’s first capsule hotel made its appearance in osaka in 1979, and was designed by architect kisho kurokawa.

  • This is just a fresh look of the old Japanese cell hotel that exists….

    Hotel design
  • i can’t wait to stay there.. it’s way better than YHA backpackers.. esp one time i had a bad experience.. staying with 7 other blokes.. in the middle of the night the other side of my bunk started to shake at 4am… i sat up and found the guy was masturbating.. This capsule will definitely be more private and more comfy.

    ed
  • I have stayed at this capsule hotel for two nights in 2010 and plan on it again this year 2013. It’s in a wonderful location within walking distance to Gion district too. It was Very comfortable and clean. People there were so polite. It’s really larger than you think. I feel it’s large enough for two to sleep side by side in comfort. Shoes are checked in at front desk and then you have slippers they provide, towels, robes and everything needed for showering. It saves lots of money too as all I do in a hotel is sleep as I’m sight seeing during the day. Luggage can be kept in a locker safely. If you haven’t tried one you should to experience the culture. Sleeping pods were quiet too. Didn’t hear anyone snore. You do check out for part of day for cleaning of pods.

    David J
  • It would be great if you will try to improve your hotel. It is nice but not that luxurious enough to catch the attention of the people to check-in in your hotel.
    -http://www.gloryinn.com/

    thea_rose
  • aldous huxley saw it coming

    jq
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