The Yotel chain of capsule hotels is the brainchild of the British company YO! After debuting their modern twist on the Japanese capsule concept at London’s Heathrow airport, the innovative capsule hotel First Cabin sees them bring the format back to Japan. The cabins here are inspired by the luxury experience of first-class aeroplane travel. Everything is streamlined and compact. Each cabin comes with an LCD television, a key-lock safe and enough room to open a suitcase right up. What with the employees’ flight-attendant-style uniforms and the traditional Japanese concern for good service, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were on a first-class trip. The interior of the cabins blend woodgrain trims with Shimbashi-iro blue-green tones that echo the colour palette popular among Shimbashi’s geishas at the turn of the twentieth century. If you’re not staying long in Tokyo, this hotel is an ideal – and very competitively priced – solution.
Words: Chikako Tonoi
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