capsules in a capsule hotel, Japan

Capsule Hotels – try them before they disappear!

According to my trusty husband, capsule hotels are losing out to internet cafés (manga kissa) and becoming less common. Even so, they are another possibility if you miss the last train or if you want to try something new… and certainly before they are gone for good. Most capsule hotels are only for men but some…

Senso-ji Temple - New Year's Eve

Sleeping in a box: Manga Café as accommodation

I don’t understand, yet accepted long ago, why Tokyo’s trains and subways shut at midnight. I heard somewhere that it was because of a disagreement (or agreement?) between taxi companies and the rail companies but perhaps this is a rumour. Hitoshi isn’t sure. If you know the real reason, please comment below! Staying at an Internet…