Trivia Question: Where was the first capsule hotel?

Trivia Question: Where was the first capsule hotel?

Seoul, South Korea
London, England
Shanghai, China
Osaka, Japan

Also known as pod hotels, capsule hotels are quirky, minimalist hotels that offer privacy in a compact space that’s usually just big enough for a bed, with communal bathrooms and toilets outside. The concept originated with architect Kisho Kurokawa, who created the first capsule hotel, Capsule Inn Osaka, in 1979. The new concept gained traction across not only Japan, but also the world, cropping up in busy airports and large cities where space is at a premium.

The Answer: The correct answer is Osaka, Japan.

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