Ever been to a cramped, pokey little motel with barely enough room to stretch your legs? Well in Japan they make them even smaller!
Capsule hotels are the world’s smallest accommodations, one man niches, barely larger than a coffin! Today we visit Tokyo’s finest!
1. Tokyo Ginza Bay Hotel
This capsule hotel is near to sightseeing spots like Akihabara, Asakusa and even Disneyland Tokyo! And, as it’s located in Ginza you’ll find Ginza station, Shimbashi Station and Tsukijishijo Station just next to you! They also have a Ladies Only floor, and comfortable single beds (206 cm x 100 cm) For an average price of ¥4,000 – ¥6,000
2) Nine Hours Kita Shinjuku
This is not a regular hotel, you can use it to just shower if you are in a hurry, or even just to take a nap. The flat price includes all of their facilities (showers with soaps, towels etc., lounges), including a capsule bed. For an average price of ¥1,000 the first hour and ¥500 for every additional hour.
3) Nadeshiko Hotel Shibuya
Well, this Capsule Hotel is female only, so… The staff provides yukata as underwear. This Hotel is built in the traditional Japanese style, with tatami lounges, big traditional baths and of course, computers. Yeh. Very traditional. Stay here for an average price of ¥7,000 – ¥10,000
4) Akihabara Bay Hotel
This capsule hotel is also female only. They will provide you your own locker, Room Wear, bath towels, free wifi, laundromat, a large single bed (206 cm x 100 cm), and lounges with microwaves and kettles. All for an average price of ¥4,500 – ¥7,000
5) Anshin Oyado Shinbashi
This is a Bali-style Capsule Hotel for men only! Most of its furniture is imported directly from Bali, to create a warm atmosphere for its customers. Sauna and communal baths are also available to make your stay relaxing and comfortable. Stay here for an average price of ¥5,000 – ¥7,000
6) Khaosan Tokyo Samurai Capsule
This is a traditional Japanese style a capsule hotel, with a very classy tatami lounge and even Japanese curtains covering the entrance of every capsule. Here you can enjoy a great view of the Tokyo Tower and the Asakusa area. For an average price of ¥3,000 – ¥5,000
7) Centurion Hotel Cabin Tower
This is a luxurious capsule Hotel with a European style, but they also offer family cabins. The best part this capsule hotel known as “Residential Akasaka” is that it’s located in the heart of Tokyo and has an average price of ¥3,000 – ¥6,000
8) Book and Bed Tokyo Ikebukuro
This is more than a hotel, a huge library with pillows and beds included. So if you enjoy reading, this is your place. You can also choose between beds behind the bookshelf or bunk beds, the more economical option. For an average price of ¥3,800 – ¥4,800
9) Capsule Hotel Omotenashi No Oyado
Here you can experience Japanese popular food whilst you read a wide range of manga, rented for free from the hotel’s library. You can select a capsule or a private room, and you can use it even in daytime to study or have fun in a comfortable space. All for an average price of ¥2,600 – ¥3,500
10) First Cabin Tsukiji
They have the most spacious cabins you will find in Tokyo! The ambience is also very elegant. There is a café where you can eat your breakfast for a fixed price or have a drink at night time. All for an average price of ¥6,800
Which of these capsule hotels would you like to enjoy?