|Above, Akihabara's Electric Town. The article features a capsule hotel in the district. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
The current boom in foreign tourism in Japan, hotel rooms (and space in general) are filling up.
Fortunately, creative minds in Japan are finding other ways to increase the number of accommodations available to tourists.
The Japan Times reported:
With Japan’s tourist numbers and hotel prices on the rise thanks to a weaker yen, developers are getting creative with a new niche line of stylish but cheap accommodations in bunks, cabins and pods of all shapes and sizes.
Even a tiny double room in a hotel with limited service can set you back ¥30,000 ($240) a night in central Tokyo these days. But if you look a little more, you can bed down in comfort for a mere fraction of that.To read more, go here.