I was wandering around Kobe when I just randomly ran into this sign.
This is a sign for a service that allows you to pay money to go inside a room and slack. You can chose your own slacking style. Be it watching TV, taking a nap, taking a break, reading, or whatever. You can even bring in food and drink, a video, or your own magazines. The place has all the equipment you could ever need, such as a sofa, TV, and video deck.
All this for just 50 yen for ten minutes, or 1500 yen for 11pm to 10am! The service is also open for business year round with no holidays! The service is restricted to men only however. Sorry ladies.
I didn’t actually try this place out myself though, as I wasn’t in the mood for slacking… Though at 50 yen for a 10 minute slack-fest, who can beat that!? My only disappointments with the place would be…
No internet. They should at least hook the place up with a WLAN. And don’t tell me that the reason they don’t have net access is to protect the place from men coming in and viewing “indecent material”. If that was the reason, you wouldn’t be able to bring in your own video tapes and magazines! I want my net! What’s the excuse!?
No video games. They really should have an array of video games in there if they really want to call it slacking. They could triple their income per visit by putting a copy of Civilization II in there and an instruction manual!
This is interesting though. 11pm to 10am at 1500 yen? And it’s okay to take naps? If they had a shower, this could completely replace the need for a hotel! How much do capsule hotels cost anyway? If women were allowed… It could replace the infamous “love hotel” that Tokyo is so well known for!
Anyway, that’s all for that. If you’re ever in Kobe and a sudden irresistible urge to slack comes over you, try to duck into one of these spots. Tell me how it is.