Tokyo Hotel Guide: Discover 6 Unique Hotels in Tokyo

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Tokyo, the capital city of Japan, is renowned for its abundance of elegant and lavish hotels situated throughout the city. In addition to these upscale accommodations, Japan is also celebrated for its capsule hotels, which offer compact rooms known as capsules, providing simple lodging options for individuals who do not require traditional hotel amenities. Here are a few distinctive capsule hotels that can be found in Tokyo.

1 For females only - Nadeshiko Hotel Shibuya

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Nadeshiko Hotel Shibuya, recently opened in April 2016, is a capsule hotel that offers carefree traveling for female customers, located just 10 minutes away from Shibuya by foot. It features a souvenir shop in the basement, a lobby, and a dining area Oishii Komachi Shinsen on the first storey, and rooms from the second to fourth storey. On check-in, guests will receive a basic amenities pack with skin-care products, a towel, a toothbrush, and socks, as well as a yukata (Japanese bathrobe) in five colours. The rooms are designed with a relaxing Japanese-style dcor, and there is also a lounge where guests can enjoy free coffee or tea and snacks. There is a communal bath with three types of baths, each painted with a beautiful Mount Fuji painting by Mizuki Tanaka, one of the only three sento (Japanese communal bath and onsen) painters in Japan. In addition, there are shower booths and lockers available. Members of staff are able to communicate in both Japanese and English, and there is a convenience store just one minute away from Nadeshiko Hotel Shibuya.

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  • Name: For females only - Nadeshiko Hotel Shibuya
  • Address: 10-5 Shinsen shibuya Tokyo

2 A cheap hotel in Ginza street!? Tokyo Ginza Bay Hotel

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Tokyo Ginza Bay Hotel is an affordable capsule hotel located in the extravagant Ginza area of Japan. It is decorated with Japanese-style lamps and wood and has a free ashiyu (foot bath) at the entrance, allowing customers to refresh themselves before checking in. The capsule rooms are relatively big and some of them have TVs. Lockers are provided for large suitcases, while shower and powder rooms are also available in the hotel. There is a lounge with USB ports and some of the staff are able to communicate in both English and Japanese. Breakfast is also offered at the Hanabi eatery on the 1st storey, with a choice between a Japanese set and an udon set.

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  • Name: A cheap hotel in Ginza street!? Tokyo Ginza Bay Hotel
  • Address: A cheap hotel in Ginza street!? Tokyo Ginza Bay Hotel

3 Compact hotel - First Cabin Akasaka

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First Cabin Akasaka, opened in March 2016, is a compact hotel with a personal room for each guest, rather than a capsule hotel. Located just 1 minute away from Akasaka station, the hotel is a new addition to the First Cabin hotel group. At the 2nd storey, where the front lobby is, youll find Keys Caf & Bar, which serves as a caf during the day and transforms into a bar after 17:00. One of the exclusive cocktails in this bar is the A3136 Coffee Milk, which is a perfect blend of vodka, coffee, and milk that gives a harmony of alcohol and sweetness. The cabins in First Cabin Akasaka have a calming atmosphere, with black walls and white furniture. There are 2 types of cabins available, the first class cabin and the business class cabin, and all of them are equipped with a safe box, television, basic amenities, and electrical outlets. The hotel also provides a communal bath with healing music, and lounges for guests to use their computers or engage in reading. Since its inception in 2009, over 600,000 people have become members of First Cabin and the numbers are still increasing.

Additional Information
  • Name: Compact hotel - First Cabin Akasaka
  • Address: Minato-ku Akasaka 3-13-7

4 Centurion Hotel Residential Cabin Tower luxurious and cheap

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Part of the famed Centurion Hotel group, Centurion Hotel Residential Cabin Tower in the Akasaka area of Tokyo offers guests stylishly designed red and black capsules, complete with a charger, mirror, and table, as well a television with headphones to avoid disturbing one’s neighbours. Each guest will receive an individual locker and basic amenities, as well as access to shower rooms. At the Samurai Lounge, one can not only enjoy free drinks, but also try on Samurai armours – all for free! And despite all of these facilities, a night’s stay can be as low as 2500 JPY (22.70 USD), with the option to add on a breakfast of unlimited salad and bread for 500 JPY (4.50 USD). Additionally, family cabins, featuring a cabin with two bunkbeds, are also available.

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  • Name: Centurion Hotel Residential Cabin Tower luxurious and cheap
  • Address: 3-12-16, Akasaka, Minato Ward, Tokyo (see map)

5 Sleeping with books at Book and Bed Tokyo

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At only 1 minute away from Ikebukuro subway station, Book and Bed Tokyo, located on the 7th storey of Lumiere Building, is a hotel perfect for book-lovers. Imagine snuggling into a book-filled bed while you read your favourite novel – a dreamy experience that many can relate to! Boasting over 1,700 mangas, magazines, and books of different genres, Book and Bed Tokyo offers a wide selection of literature that you probably never imagined existed. Built with the concept of an accommodation bookshop, some of the cabins even feature bookshelves surrounding your sleeping quarters. For those looking for something more standard, there are also standard and compact rooms available.

Additional Information
  • Name: Sleeping with books at Book and Bed Tokyo
  • Address: Toshima-ku Ikebukuro 1-17-7 Lumiere Buld. 7F

6 Perfect for backpackers Kangaroo Hotel

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Kangaroo Hotel, which is just a 10-minute walk from Minami-Senju Station and won the Good Design Award – an award that recognises designs in the market that enhance the quality of life – in 2011, has a lounge on the first storey with musical instruments, such as acoustic guitars, bongos and electrical percussions, that you and your friends can play freely. The friendly staff members are even known to sing along with you! Additionally, there is a huge chalkboard providing information, such as local tips, that can’t be found anywhere else. What’s more, the hotel offers individual rooms, equipped with air-conditioning, a hairdryer, towels, and a television, unlike the cabins and capsules mentioned above. Shower rooms and laundry rooms are also available. To top it off, bicycle rental services for just 500 JPY (4.50 USD) a day are provided, making it a breeze to explore nearby spots such as Ueno and Akihabara!

Additional Information
  • Name: Perfect for backpackers Kangaroo Hotel
  • Address: Taito-ku Nihonzutsumi 1-21-11

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