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Originating in the late 70’s in the Umeda district of Osaka, Capsule Hotels were initially designed for commuters and drunken businessmen who had missed the last train home and in need of a basic, no-frills place to lay their heads for the night. These days capsule hotels have become part of a rising trend of quirky accommodation alternatives and can be found across the globe in airports in Amsterdam, London and Mexico City and cities like Singapore, New York and Moscow.

In Japan, most capsule hotels are located close to train stations in metropolitan areas such as Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto however are now spreading to resort areas such as Niseko.

First Class capsule hotel comes to Niseko

Japan’s luxe capsule hotel chain, First Cabin recently opened in Niseko for anyone wanting a first class capsule hotel experience on an economy budget. Rooms vary from sleek “First Class Cabins” for singles to larger “Premium Class Cabins” for groups and feature free wifi, digital TV and safe. The hotel also features a lovely hot spring style onsen and spacious common areas to relax in after a day on the slopes.

Handy onsite features include 24 hour front desk, restaurant/bar, ski storage and complimentary shuttle to the Hirafu ski area located 10-15 minutes away. First Class cabin is a fun and stylish way to experience Niseko on a budget and makes a perfect base for visiting the nearby resorts of Kiroro, Rusutsu and Sapporo city. Find out more via our website here.

These days, capsule hotels are more comfortable and convenient than ever. When visiting Japan, be sure to try Niseko’s capsule hotel for yourself!