Kyoto's 9 Hour Hotel

Kyoto's 9 Hour Hotel

Jason Loper
Aug 18, 2010

There's a new hotel in Kyoto, Japan that's based on the concept that you only need 9 hours to rejuvenate. Guests at the new 9H Hotel check in, shower, sleep in a pod, refresh, and then leave. Presumably, all within 9 hours.

Instructions for how to use 9H Hotel are listed on the website. First, leave your shoes in the shoebox, fill out the check-in card, get your locker key and sleep pod number, then take the elevators to the locker room floor. Next, store your belongings in your locker and slip into 9H wear. Third, slide into your sleep pod for a rest. Then, after you are gently awakened by your pod, go back to the showers and locker room and revive yourself. Lastly, return your locker room key to the front desk and be on your way.

I love the space-age white interiors of the 9H Hotel but I honestly don't know how I'd feel about sleeping in one of the pods. I feel claustrophobic in a walk-in closet so I can only imagine how I'd react to a pod. Still, if you're looking at a hotel not for the amenities but as a place to sleep, this could be a great deal.

For more information visit the 9H website.

Images: 9H

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