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. 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: ¥4,000 – ¥6,000
2. Nine Hours Kita Shinjuku
Nine Hours Capsule Hotel has a very interesting offer: you can use its facilities (showers with soaps, towels etc., lounges and capsule beds) for even just and hour, pay a flat price and then leave. If you keep using the hotel services, how many hours you used will be counted in the final price. So, Nine Hours Kita Shinjuku is not just a place to sleep! You can use it to shower if you are on a hurry, or even just to take a nap or to work!
Address: Tokyo Nine Hours Kitashinjuku Building 3-8F 1-4-15 Yurinmachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Average price: For the nap plan, the first hour is charged ¥1,000 and then any additional hour thereafter will be charged ¥500. The price for one night is an average of ¥5,000
3. Nadeshiko Hotel Shibuya
Attention boys! This Capsule Hotel is female only! The staff will provide you with a cute yukata as underwear and will guide you through the many spaces this hotel has to offer. Nadeshiko Hotel is built in pure Japanese style, with tatami lounges, big traditional baths and even computers.
Address: 10-5 Shinsen-cho Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Average price: ¥7,000 – ¥10,000
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: ¥4,500 – ¥7,000
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. Khaosan Tokyo Samurai Capsule
Khaosan Tokyo Samurai Capsule is a comfortable capsule hotel entirely in Japanese style, with a very classy tatami lounge and even Japanese curtains covering the entrance of every capsule. Here you can enjoy a great view: the Tokyo Tower and the Asakusa area are the most beautiful when night approaches!
Address: 3-16-10 Nishi Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Average price: ¥3,000 – ¥5,000
7. Centurion Hotel Cabin Tower
Centurion Hotel offers a very modern solution for your stay in Japan. Furniture style will make you think of some luxury European hotels, and even family cabins are available if you are travelling with your kids and significant other! Another solution is the “regidential Akasaka”, the richest settlement in this Hotel, but don’t worry: a capsule hotel won’t get too pricey anyway!
Address: 3-12-3 Akasaka Minato-ku, Tokyo
Average price: ¥3,000 – ¥6,000
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), ¥500 per hour in daytime
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 Tsukiji
First Cabin Tsukiji’s rooms are the most spacious cabins you will find in Tokyo! The atmosphere is very elegant, given that this hotel’s concept seems to be “compact & luxury”. There is also a café where you can eat your breakfast for a fixed price (¥500 for a Japanese breakfast buffet solution) or have a drink in the night time. But it is also a very good spot if you want to taste Tsukiji Outer Market’s delicacies first thing in the morning.
Address: 2-11-10 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Average price: ¥6,800 for night time, ¥1,000 per hour during day time
The information above is as of May 2018. Please refer to the official websites for the latest information.
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