Kyoto 2016: First Cabin

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Date of Travel: February 27, 2016

When I was planning this visit to Kyoto, I knew that I wanted to stay one night in Kyoto. Unfortunately, it was kind of a struggle to find somewhere cheap. Several Japan trips ago, I tried one of those “capsule hotels” for the first time. Good thing I’m not claustrophobic. It was super cheap! Like $33 for one night! I was hoping for the same in Kyoto.

I did some extensive Googlin’ to find similar places in Kyoto and came up with a list to check out. I used agoda.com to search those places and eventually book something that was reasonable and available.

I ended up with First Cabin. It’s a little bit more of an upscale capsule hotel that strives to go for that business/first class airline feel. I wasn’t able to nab a First Class “cabin”, and I ended up with one of the last few Business Class ones that were available on Agoda.

A brief tour:

What I liked about it:

  • Way more head room–easily double the size, vertically, than what you’d fine in a normal capsule hotel
  • TV had more channels, though I didn’t really watch
  • Fresh towels to use their “shower booths” and bathrooms as well as loungewear to wear around
  • A place to hang my clothes
  • Very clean
  • Didn’t hear my neighbors

I slept pretty soundly because I was really tired from hiking up two low mountains and walking around Kyoto and Arashiyama.

For more information about First Cabin, visit the website here.

After waking up in the morning, I grabbed a shower booth, got dressed, checked out, and headed out for another day of adventuring in Kyoto!

To be continued.

-JD

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