A Cozy Stay at 9h Nine Hours in Asakusa A Cozy Stay at 9h Nine Hours in Asakusa

A Cozy Stay at 9h Nine Hours in Asakusa


2020.01.24

NAVITIME TRAVEL EDITOR

A Cozy Stay at 9h Nine Hours in Asakusa

9h nine hours is a Japanese capsule hotel chain with 13 locations across the country. The name comes from the time spent on the three primary elements of a complete stay: one hour for showering, seven hours for sleeping, and one hour for getting ready. 9h has a minimalistic style that’s free from unnecessary decorations. The Asakusa location’s modern exterior is meant to represent the changing faces of the shopping district of the post-Edo period Asakusa, featuring 14 roofs of varying shapes, colors, and styles. In this article, we’ll cover the main points for a comfortable stay at 9h.

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    9h nine hours Asakusa

    9h nine hours Asakusa

    9h nine hours Asakusa

    The capsule hotel’s modern design is chic yet airy. Expect sleek surfaces, clean lines, and minimalistic decor throughout the hotel. There’s a relaxed coffee shop, Fuglen, on the first two floors, and you can purchase breakfast, cocktails, and a delightful cup of joe to enjoy. The location is also ideal for short stays, set right in the middle of Asakusa’s bustling shopping district.
    A capsule at 9h starts at only 4,900 yen per night, regardless of location.

    Coffee shop Fuglen

    Coffee shop Fuglen

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    Check-in and Luggage Storage

    Check-in

    Check-in

    When you check-in, you’ll get a room card that is printed with a QR code. This code unlocks the lockers and grants you access to the capsule floors of the hotel.

    If you booked using the mobile app, then once you check-in the QR code will automatically be saved within the app. Whenever you enter or leave the hotel, you’ll only need to swipe your phone across the sensor; no need to worry about losing your access card.

    There’s also a women-only elevator and separate spaces for men and women, so even single travelers can rest easy.

    You can store your luggage and valuables in the provided locker, but oversized luggage will need to be stored in the nearby communal locker area. The overnight bag located in your locker holds all the amenities you need for a relaxing stay. You’ll find pajamas, a toothbrush, slippers, a face towel, a bath towel, and an absorbent footpad all tucked neatly away for your personal use.

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    Special Features of Capsule Rooms

    Capsule Rooms

    Capsule Rooms

    In order to rid people of the notion that capsule hotels are small and cramped or difficult to sleep in, 9h has developed capsules that take even the smallest detail into consideration. The capsule unit is 1.1 meters tall and wide, with a length of 2.1 meters, making it a little larger than a single bed.

    The pillows are custom-made for capsules by the veteran company Kitamura pillow makers, and the mattress is also an original design. They’re neither too hard nor too soft for that perfect sleep.

    At the bedside you’ll find USB charging ports, outlets, and lighting control buttons. Of course, soundproofing is taken into special consideration, so close the shade and get some sleep. Earplugs are also available at the front desk.

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    Sinks and Showers

    Sinks and Showers

    Sinks and Showers

    The communal bathroom has several private shower stalls around rows of spacious sinks, as well as one or two stalls that offer bathtubs. The showers are a collaboration with the Japanese bathroom giant Toto, and they have special “warm pillar” showerheads that stream water down in a soothing column. Some say that the relaxing flow of water gives the same sensation as stretching out in a bathtub.

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    Breakfast at Fuglen, One of Only Three Locations Worldwide

    Fuglen

    Fuglen

    On the first floor is Fuglen, famous for its glowing New York Times review that states it’s worth hopping on a plane just to get a cup of their coffee. Originating in Oslo, Norway, Fuglen only has three locations: Oslo, Shibuya, and Asakusa. For guests of 9h Asakusa, breakfast is available for a small fee on top of the room price, and you can choose your breakfast at the time of booking.

    Fuglen

    Fuglen

    At check-in you’ll receive a breakfast voucher that will let you enjoy a hearty breakfast at the chic cafe. Another perk for the breakfast coupon is that it includes a drink of your choice and a slice of bread.

    Fuglen

    Fuglen

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    The Perfect Location in Asakusa

    Nishi-sando

    Nishi-sando

    Nishi-sando, the bustling shopping street, is right in front of 9h. During the day the street is full of atmosphere, complete with rickshaws running clients around the beautiful street lined with bright shops and alluring restaurants. But 9h is one street off the main thoroughfare, which is just enough space to give you some peace and quiet. A quick walk will get you to a wide variety of restaurants and shopping, including the ever-popular Don Quijote. You definitely won’t get bored staying at this hotel.

    Asakusa Kaminari Gate

    Asakusa Kaminari Gate

    Don Quijote

    Don Quijote

    Hoppy Street

    Hoppy Street

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    At the End of the Day

    9h nine hours Asakusa

    9h nine hours Asakusa

    9h nine hours Asakusa is the best option for those who want to experience a capsule hotel, as well as lone travelers looking for adventure and convenience at the right price.
    URL:https://ninehours.co.jp/asakusa

    Nine Hours Asakusa
    place
    台東区浅草2-6-15
    phone
    0358300057
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