9 h (nainawasu) is a 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.
The first hotel opened in December 2009, located in shimogyo-ku, kyoto, located on teramachi street between department store fujii daimaru and convenience store AMPM, two minutes walk from kawaramachi station. the building itself is 9 stories tall, and host 125 capsules, locker rooms, showers, and a lounge. Each capsule is approximately 2m long x 1m high x 1m wide, or what you would call cozy.
1 hour shower, sleep for 7 hours, have a one hour break / total 9 hours but, guests can spend up to 17 hours in a single stay – the price for one night is ¥ 4900 (£40 GBP).
Edited from 9 h – nine hours capsule hotel in kyoto.