On the miracle and eventful year of 2011, I finally get to visit Japan for the 7th time in 5 years. For the very first time, I took Air Asia to Japan since the landing airport is at Haneda International Airport which makes it convenient for me. Since the only available flight from KLIA-LCCT takes-off from afternoon, I arrived at Haneda International Airport at about 10.00pm Japan time. Due to night time arrival, I was unable to check in to the university hostels, thus, my Japanese Professor recommended me to stay in a nearby capsule hotel for a night which is the Skyspa Yokohama.
Types of Capsule Hotel
Yokohama Skyspa offers two types of capsule bed, the ‘side loading’ and the ‘front loading’
The highlights about Skyspa capsule hotel was the free oxygen therapy for better sleeping quality
Available room type: Capsule type hotel
Price: Starting from approx. 3000 yen (cheaper price if reservation is made through their website at http://www.skyspa.co.jp/reserve/)
Location: Strategic location at Yokohama Station
Amenities: No free wifi but there are small common area for internet surfing, common room for rest, free drinking water but no free drinks such as coffee and tea. The oxygen therapy is da ‘bomb’!
Open bath (銭湯): Great spacious open bath area. This place is highly recommended for those who wanted an open bath relaxation. Bathing materials (towels, shower cream, shavers etc are provided free of charge). But not for non-Japanese who are not used to getting naked around other people.
Fun: Staff are polite and friendly but too formal.
This capsule is suitable for business-like person who wish for an affordable stay with quiet atmosphere and relaxation. Other than that, according to Japanese working culture, those who have worked until late night and thus missed the last train of the day will overnight in this hotel and continue their work the next day.