Japanese business hotel - A tale of shoebox living
We spent our first night in Kyushu at a "Business" hotel. My mom mentioned that she reserved 3 separate rooms. When I opened the door to my room, I realized why. As a reference, I took the first 2 pictures standing in the front doorway. These rooms are roughly 10' X 20', including the bathroom.
On many occasions, business men or women have been known to miss their buses or trains after a night of heavy drinking with the "shacho" (boss). These "Business" hotels, typically located adjacent to train or bus depots cater to these individuals.
Although the room was tiny, it included a clothes press, shaver kit, toothbrush kit (with a squeeze of toothpaste), shampoo/conditioner/soap, slippahs, brush, and complimentary tea/coffee/bottled water.