Now this was something I never did in Japan, but I was always curious about it. Has anyone ever stayed in a capsule hotel? They're essentially just a pod with a bed and maybe a bit of space for a backpack and somewhere to charge your electronic devices but that's about it. I'm not a particularly claustrophobic person, but I wondered if I would develop some case of claustrophobia in one of these capsule hotels. I've heard other people say it freaked them out too much because it reminded them of a coffin (morbid, right?!) so I think the cramped space of them puts people off. I do think they can be a great cheap alternative to a hotel room though if you're just looking for somewhere to rest your head!