OrangeSmile Tours
World most extreme places

Nakagin Capsule Tower, Japan

From series “The Most Bizarre and Fancy Living Houses”
Year: 1972.

Japan is one of the countries in the world where the problem of lack of living space is particularly relevant. The inhabitants of Tokyo and other cities in the country have been worried about this for several decades. The architect Kise Kurakavo proposed an original variant for solving this problem. In 1972 he built the residential complex under the name 'Nakagin Kapselturm', which immediately became the architectural monument of the world.

Nakagin Capsule Tower, Japan Instead of the typical large apartments, 140 tiny capsule modules were set up in the building, which are actually the independent elements of the construction. If any module has decayed, you can easily remove it from the general design and replace it with the new module. The complex 'Nakagin Capsule Tower' consists of two towers, one of them 11, and the other - has 13 floors. The inhabitants of the unusual house have the tiny capsule rooms furnished with the stylish design furniture and modern technology. Each capsule has the small round window and the comfortable lighting system.

The unique residential complex is found for those city dwellers who can not afford the typical apartment. However, the original building also has some disadvantages. Asbestos was used in the construction of the towers, whose negative influence on health has long been confirmed by scientists from around the world. In the year 2007 the question about reconstruction of the residential complex was rolled up for the first time. At present, the project of its global conversion is being developed. To the beginning - Narrowest House in the World

Nakagin Capsule Tower - interactive map

Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation' located in 0.18 km ( check the route on the map).
Fuel station: 'Showa Shell Oil Shinbashi' in 0.1 km
Police station: 'Sukiyabashi Police Box' in 0.81 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Ginza Asami' in 0.03 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Haneda Airport HND - in 13 km
 »  Atsugi Naf Airport NJA - in 43 km
 »  Narita Airport NRT - in 57 km
 »  Oshima Airport OIM - in 104 km
 »  Matsumoto Airport MMJ - in 174 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Nakagin Capsule Tower

Hotel Villa Fontaine Shiodome

Located in 0 km from Nakagin Capsule Tower
Route on the map:
Rooms: 497
The air-conditioned rooms feature a fridge and a flat-screen TV with a video-on-demand system. Toothbrush sets and nightwear are provided for all … More: photo, rates and booking
Yaezakura-no-Yu Super Hotel Lohas Tokyo-eki Yaesu-chuoguchi

Located in 1 km from Nakagin Capsule Tower
Route on the map:
Rooms: 325
Each modern room is fitted with a flat-screen TV with multilingual satellite channels, a small fridge and an electric kettle. A hairdyer is included, … More: photo, rates and booking
Hotel Villa Fontaine Roppongi

Located in 2 km from Nakagin Capsule Tower
Route on the map:
Rooms: 189
Guests can enjoy video-on-demand channels on the flat-screen TV and wear the provided nightwear. All air-conditioned rooms come with a fridge and an … More: photo, rates and booking
Hotel Villa Fontaine Tamachi

Located in 3 km from Nakagin Capsule Tower
Route on the map:
Rooms: 173
Each room is decorated with chic colours to create a relaxing ambience, and features a flat-screen TV, a fridge and a wide desk. Free wired internet … More: photo, rates and booking

Nearest unique sightseeing spots to visit

Cannibalistic Sushi Restaurant
0 km - Cannibalistic Sushi Restaurant
The whole world knows the love of the Japanese to sushi. Only few people but know that in Tokyo one of the strangest and at the same frightening sushi restaurant - Cannibalistic Sushi is located. The beautiful tradition of serving sushi on the body of the naked woman …
Fuji Television Building
4 km - Fuji Television Building
Among the numerous unusual buildings of Tokyo, the building of Fuji-Tv society must be mentioned absolutely. It was built in 1997 on the artificial island of Odaiba, surrounded on all sides by the Bay of Tokyo. The height of the unusual building is 125 meters. The …
Space Toilet
5 km - Space Toilet
In Tokyo, there is an interesting museum, which attracts more and more tourists each year. It is the state museum of developing science and innovation. One of his most striking exhibits is the real space toilet, which can be seen at the international space stations. …
Sky Tree
6 km - Sky Tree
The highest tower in the world, which is called Sky Tree, is situated in Tokyo. Its height is 634 meters. Those who like to look at the city with a bird's-eye view, will enjoy this tower equipped with three observation platforms; the highest among them is at an …
Park Hyatt Tokyo Pool
7 km - Park Hyatt Tokyo Pool
Travelers, who want to have a dip in one of the most beautiful swimming pools in the world, need only spend a few days in the hotel Park Hyatt in Tokyo. The hotel itself is situated in one of the most chic skyscrapers of the city, and its pool is located on the 47th …
Daikoku-yu
10 km - Daikoku-yu
For residents of Japan, bathing is also an important part of their national culture. Japanese public baths or sento are widespread in the country. They are significantly different from European, the main features of sento public baths are lack of rush and full …

Top destination around Nakagin Capsule Tower - Tokyo

The indigenous people of Tokyo have accustomed to foreigners long ago. They are very polite and courteous. Only older people and children can be ashamed of tourists, but this is only the first reaction to the unusual companions. The locals are very hospitable. It doesn’t matter who and for what reason will come with a visit, this person will be certainly greeted at the highest level. The Japanese are very sensitive to their homes, so you should certainly take your shoes off at the entrance to the house. Tokyo residents are not distinguished by good knowledge of English. As a rule, only employees of hotels and some large shopping complexes can speak English.

Local residents follow a mass of centuries-old traditions, and some of them are useful to be known by foreigners. You cannot step on small mats made of reeds (tatami) with your shoes – this will be a sign of bad behavior and sacrilege. Before visiting public swimming pools "furo" be sure to take a shower. Showers are usually located near the pool. The Japanese do not require strict adherence of all traditions and customs from visitors, but knowing of the basic rules of etiquette will certainly please them.
Read further...


OrangeSmile.com - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
Secure Server
OrangeSmile B.V. - Hotel Booking Worldwide
Head office: Weegschaalstraat 3 Eindhoven, 5632 CW Netherlands
+31 40 40 150 44


Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | About us
Copyright © 2002 - OrangeSmile Tours B.V. | OrangeSmile.com | Under the direction and management of IVRA Holding B.V. - Registered at Kamer van Koophandel (KvK), The Netherlands No. 17237018