Japan built its first capsule hotel in 1979 which is really an inn with rooms just big enough for a person to lie down. Now developers in Kyoto are contrasting that minimalist approach and giving its luxury capsule hotel, 9h Hotel, luxurious furnishings.
The hotel, which opens in December is called 9h because users are expected to shower, sleep for seven hours and they rest in a nine-hour period - although you can rent your room for up to seventeen hours at a time. Each pod comes with customizable lighting to help lull you to sleep and then gently wake you.
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