Stay in a capsule hotel while traveling in Japan is an inexpensive solution that will give you the opportunity to experience a part of Japanese culture. Most of this kind of facility has internet connection and everything you may need, toiletries included, so take a look to our selection of the best Capsule Hotels and have a good stay!
1. Nine Hours Asakusa
Nine Hours Capsule Hotel's concept is that all you need is 9 hours to stay overnight: 1 hour to shower, 7 hours to sleep, and 1 hour to get ready. Their simple concept is reflected in its decors, which is clean and simple. The Nine Hours Asakusa branch is conveniently located near the famous Sensoji Temple; in fact, you can even look at it from the huge window in the lobby. There is also a coffee shop on the first and second floor, where they serve coffee all day and alcoholic drinks at night. It's a perfect place to end a day and start a new day.
Address: 2-6-15 Asakusa,Taito-ku,Tokyo
Average price: From ¥4,900
2. Tokyo Ginza Bay Hotel
This capsule hotel has on its side a fantastic position, near to sightseeing spots such as Akihabara, Asakusa and even Tokyo Disneyland! You can easily reach all this areas within 30 minutes on train. Plus, it’s located in Ginza and very close to three important stations (Ginza station, Shimbashi Station and Tsukijishijo Station)! We highly recommend looking at Tokyo Ginza Bay Hotel’s website, is very clear and explains every comfort you’ll benefit on your stay.
Address: 7-13-15 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Average price: ¥3,300 –
3. ℃ sauna + sleep Ebisu
℃ is a unique capsule hotel that specializes in Sauna and accommodation. Although capsule hotels sometimes are unrelaxing because of its size, you can relax at the Sauna in ℃ Ebisu! They redefined the Finnish Sauna and made it into a modern Japanese style so that younger generations and females have a chance to experience the sauna culture. It's a good point that they offer a plan just to enjoy Sauna and not stay. Of course, if you want to stay, you can use their Sauna unlimitedly!
Address: 1-chome-8-1 Ebisu, Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo
Average price: ¥4,900 –
4. Akihabara Bay Hotel
Pastel colored lounges, pink keys…yes, you guessed that right! Akihabara Bay Hotel is a female only capsule hotel, ready to offer you a great stay with any comfort! It is owned by the same company of Tokyo Ginza Bay Hotel, but it takes more seriously the supporting role for women who travel alone or who want to have fun in the nearest Akihabara area without worries. Because it is located in Akihabara, it sometimes runs campaigns with certain anime series.
Address: 44-4 Kandaneribeicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Average price: ¥3,800 –
5. Anshin Oyado Shinbashi
A Bali-style Capsule Hotel made specifically for men! Anshin Oyado Shinbashi is a male only facility and most of its furnitures are imported directly from Bali, to create a warm atmosphere for its customers. Sauna and a big bath are also available to make your stay relaxing and comfortable.
Address: 21-6, Shinbashi, Minato-ku,Tokyo
Average price: ¥5,000 – ¥7,000
6. MyCUBE by MYSTAYS Asakusa Kuramae
MyCUBE by MYSTAYS Asakusa Kuramae has a spacious room for each capsule pod. Each room looks more like there is a bed, compared to regular capsule hotels. There is even a TV in each room, and you can use free WiFi service. Breakfast is served at their lounge every morning in a buffet style. Menus include toast, salad, soup, sausages, eggs, etc. Asakusa area is only 15 minutes away by foot, and also the Kuramae area is interesting to explore, with many modern shops and cafes.
Address: 2-chome-6-7 Kuramae, Taito-Ku, Tokyo
Average price: ¥3,800 -
7. Hotel Zen Tokyo
Hotel Zen Tokyo is a newly opened hotel in Ningyocho. Their concept is "a tea room where you can stay." Following the concept, their decor is integrated into a modern Japanese style, many wooden details, and Japanese style paintings hanging on the walls. A great point about Hotel Zen Tokyo is a wide option for the capsules. You can even choose a deluxe pod with a semi-double bed (120cm wide) and some extra space. Each room also comes with amenities such as towels, a toothbrush, a razor, a comb, etc. There is also a bar lounge where you can have a drink and socialize with other people who stay at this capsule hotel.
Address: 1-5-8 Nihonbashi Ningyocho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Average price: ¥7,500 –
8. Book and Bed Tokyo Ikebukuro
Welcome to the Ikebukuro readers heaven! This is not just a Capsule Hotel, it is a huge library with pillows and bed included! If your passion or hobby is reading until you fall asleep, in this Hotel your dream may come true. You can also choose between beds behind the bookshelf or “bunk” beds, the more economical option. It is guaranteed you won’t be able to go to bed early here, but it will be worth it.
Address: Lumiere Bldg. 7th floor 1-17-7 Nishi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Average price: ¥3,800 – ¥4,800 for one night, (Friday, Saturday, and the day before public holidays is high rate)
9. Capsule Hotel Omotenashi No Oyado
This is definitely the best solution to start your first stay in Tokyo and to enjoy it to the fullest! Here you can experience Japanese popular food and read a ton of manga, all gathered on the hotels shelfs. You can select a capsule room or a private room, that is like a manga café’s room, and you can use it even just in daytime to study or have fun in a comfortable space.
Address: 6 Chome-8-20 Ueno Taito-ku, Tokyo
Average price: ¥2,600 – ¥3,500 for night stay in a capsule room, ¥1,320 for just 3 hours
10. First Cabin Akihabara
First Cabin Tsukiji’s rooms are the most spacious cabins you will find in Tokyo! The atmosphere is exquisite, given that this hotel’s concept seems to be “compact & luxury.” The room is simple yet complete with a table, a TV, a safety box, and a control panel for lighting and air conditioning. They also offer breakfast set at only 300 yen, which includes two rice balls, miso soup, and all-you-can-eat pickles. Make your capsule hotel experience complete at First Cabin Akihabara!
Address: 3-38 Kanda Sakuma-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Average price: ¥6,800 for night time, ¥1,000 per hour during day time
The information above is as of the updated date. Please refer to the official websites for the latest information.
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