Spend a Night at the Newly-Restored Capsule House K Thanks to Airbnb

Photo: Mirai Kurokawa Design Studio | Airbnb

As one of the few remaining examples of the Metabolist movement and its encompassing, minimalist lore, Kisho Kurokawa’s captivating Capsule House K is historic from top to bottom. Now, architecture aficionados have been granted the opportunity to stay at the Tokyo home thanks to a recent listing on Airbnb.

Photo: Mirai Kurokawa Design Studio | Airbnb

Upon being restored by Kurokawa’s son, the “single-family villa” has been equipped with retro control panels, fully encapsulating the retro-futuristic appeal that the home exuded to begin with. While Kurokawa’s iconic Nakagin Capsule Tower Building garnered countless campaigns to be saved, it was ultimately disassembled earlier this year. Considering this, the appeal of sleeping in the late Metabolist leader’s charming home grows, oh with its bubble windows and all other details.

Photo: Mirai Kurokawa Design Studio | Airbnb

Optimally, the home is suitable to accommodate up to five guests overnight. However, accounting for the futons in its thoughtfully-designed tea room, Airbnb’s listing suggests seven people can sleep in the Capsule House K at once. One of the most notable things you’ll find here is an eclectic library corner filled with a book of different souvenirs previously owned by the famed architect.

Photo: Mirai Kurokawa Design Studio | Airbnb

As it stands, the stunning home is booked through mid-April, but you can get a head start on summer vacation plans by booking a night at the Capsule House K on Airbnb, where you can expect to pay $1,667 nightly.