Firstly, this place is very cheap. If you just need somewhere to crash for one night, you could do a lot, lot worse. The good bits: it's clean, the staff speak english, they have very fast, free wifi and it is well located.
The bad: I'm not sure if it's just me but I found the temperature to be unbearably hot (despite asking for it to be made a bit cooler). I didn't use the duvet at all and I spent most of the night sweating while listening to other people snoring. It is not easy to find. The temperature thing seemed to be a common factor on my trip to Japan - all the hotels I stayed in had very limited a/c controls and all seemed to be preset to at least 25 degrees. Even Haneda airport made me sweat!
The way this place works is that you unpack what you need (there is a lockable box in each capsule) and you leave your luggage in a storage room at reception. I only had a small carry-on so was able to find space to keep it with me. They give you PJs, towel, toiletries etc so you don't really need to take a lot up with you.
Be prepared - make sure you print off a map and a street view picture would be useful too. I traipsed around the district for a good hour looking for the hotel, after midnight. The confusion comes from trying to figure out which exit you came out of the station from. Eventually I switched my data roaming on and used google maps.
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