Arts + Culture

Geek Hotels

by Brita d'Agostino and Lewis Wallace

Capsule Inn Akihabara, Tokyo

Capsule Inn Akihabara is one of only a few places to stay in "Electric Town," Tokyo's anime/otaku hub and the site of the largest electronics market in the world. The tiny capsule rooms look like washing machines from the outside.

Geek factor: The hotel's sleeping units are "designed in the image of a jet airplane's cockpit" with every device in the capsule—TV, radio, alarm clock, lighting—designed to be controlled from a sleeping position.

Photo: maurizio_mwg/Flickr

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