2. Some Japanese spend years in cyber cafes without leaving them.
Not all people in Japa have enough money to rent an apartment or even a capsule in a capsule hotel. Some of them have had to spend years in cyber cafes. The limited seating doesn’t always let you allow you to lay stretched out.
Aside from internet access, cyber cafes also provide their visitors with showers and free non-alcoholic beverages. The average price for staying in these places is lower ($12-22 a day) than in capsule hotels ($18-36 a day); this fact explains the popularity of these “shelters” among people with low salaries.