JAPAN’S MINIMALIST POD AIRPORT HOTEL
Nine Hours Narita Airport
Since the eye-opening style of pod hotel startled the world at its debut in Japan in the 1980’s, Japan’s capsule hotel has come a long way, coupling modern efficiency with stylish design. A Japanese capsule hotel chain, Nine Hours has put together all of what Japan can offer best – technology, convenience, design and comfort, and they brought all the elements to Narita Airport this July.
Nine Hours changes the conventional image of Japanese capsule hotels: a quick, last-resort, one-night sleeping pod after the last train in Japanese cities. The name Nine Hours is the hours that most travelers spend at the hotel; one hour for shower, seven hours for sleep, and another hour for getting ready. With the basics – cleanness, safety and comfort –totally taken for granted, Nine Hours establishes their facility with the minimalism concept: All white interior, extremely simplified signs with icons, cleanest design of amenities, and clutter-free facility. For the best comfort, Nine Hours adds particular quality to amenities: Egyptian cotton towels, soaps made of natural water and silicon-free ingredients, toothbrush with specially designed handle for firm grip, and eco-friendly disposable fabric room slippers. The sleeping pod is also full of highly engineered details for comfort. The pod is covered with streamlined form instead of an industrial look and the interior has the right amount of ambient light for the best sleep. The mattress is constructed with breathable materials and appropriate firmness for the best support.
To best serve guests going through Japan’s busiest airport, Nine Hours also accommodates travelers with different needs; short stay, hourly stay, stopping only for shower, etc. with their “less is more” style. Maintaining unique, stylish designs, efficiency and high-tech amenities, Nine Hours welcomes travelers in an artsy boutique hotel service. This style has been popular since they opened their first property in Kyoto, Japan’s largest tourist destination in 2009, as an unconventional lodging in the historic city with traditional ryokan accommodations. They established the clientele as requiring affordability, yet a clean and comfortable place to stay, and the hotel found another perfect fit for their new location at Narita Airport.
Airport hotels usually have nothing special for amenities and services for those travelers looking for a very Japanese experience while spending a night for the next flight or to catch public transportation on the following morning. But Nine Hours Narita Airport is the best and most unique option for travelers looking for a quick yet authentic Japanese experience. Nine Hours is the best blend of Japan’s high technology and attentive hospitality, and they will be the first ones welcoming you.
Nine Hours Narita Airport
Originally opened in Roppongi, Tokyo in 2009, Nine Hours has been offering convenient and comfortable resting places, which help ensure a stress-free and enjoyable trip. The futuristic image of small sleeping pods lined up in the brand new Narita Airport location is reminiscent of sci-fi movies.
When the first Nine Hours opened in 2009, it upgraded the status of capsule hotels. The chic entrance of Nine Hours Narita Airport represents the comfortable stay they offer.
Upon finishing the check-in process, you will receive a locker key and your capsule unit number.
Nine Hours has separate facilities for men and women. After putting/storing your belongings in the locker, change into the original Nine Hours lounge wear.
1-1 Furugome, Narita-City, Chiba 282-0004 Japan
1 minute on foot from Narita International Airport Terminal 2
Nine Hours Kyoto
Conveniently located in the bustling Kawaramachi area, Nine Hours Kyoto has been popular among both tourists and businesspeople. It receives great reviews for its cleanliness, convenience, comfortability and its low price range.
588 Teianmaeno-cho, Shijyo, Teramachi-dori,
Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, 600-8031 Japan
• 2 minutes on foot from Hankyu Kawaramachi Station
• 5 minutes on foot from Keihan Gion Shijyo Station
• 5 minutes from Subway Shijyo Station