Capsule hotels are recommended for those traveling on a budget. They are very basic overnight accommodations, where you sleep in a box shaped like a capsule. Here are five recommended capsule hotels in Yokohama, with prices as low as in the 2,000 JPY to 4,000 JPY range.
1. Y's CABIN Yokohama Kannai
Y's CABIN Yokohama Kannai is just one minute on foot from JR Kannai Station. It is in a convenient location, within walking distance from the popular tourist destinations of Yokohama Chinatown and Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse.
The hotel interior is a clean and comfortable space uniformly decorated in a simple and modern style. There are separate floors for male and female customers. There is a large shared bath with a sauna for the men, and individual shower rooms for the women. Breakfast (500 JPY) is available in the lounge.
Languages spoken: English
*The hotel may refuse service to people with tattoos or those who are intoxicated.
2. Spa & Capsule Hotel GrandPark-Inn Yokohama
Spa & Capsule Hotel GrandPark-Inn Yokohama, which is located five minutes on foot from Yokohama Station, is also recommended.
This hotel has a stylish interior and a variety of facilities and services to heal the tired body, such as a large shared bath, massage chairs, and body care and esthetics services (for a fee). You can also rent a device to make your capsule a planetarium, so you can relax surrounded by stars. The second floor is a ladies only floor with electronic locks. There is also a variety of amenities for women. A buffet breakfast (1,080 JPY (incl. tax)) is served in the restaurant next to the reception.
3. Business Inn New City
Business Inn New City is a men's only hotel three minutes on foot from Hinodecho Station on the Keikyu Main Line.
The hotel has a wide selection of capsules, ranging from the Premium Good Sleep Capsule, with mattresses developed jointly with a bedding manufacturer, and capsules with private spaces. The "concept capsules" with decorations of animations, Sengoku period warriors, ninja, and oiran courtesans are popular. They have imaginative designs that will enable you to enjoy a uniquely Japanese atmosphere. The hotel has a sauna, restaurant, and massage room as well.
4. Resort Capsule Sakuragicho
Resort Capsule Sakuragicho is a capsule hotel in the basement of a city hotel three minutes on foot from Sakuragicho.
It offers the basic Standard Cabin, as well as a Private Cabin. The capsules have accordion curtains that when closed, make the interior feel like a small room in a hotel. The hotel has a large shared bath, sauna, jacuzzi and pool. Breakfast plans that include a buffet breakfast in the hotel are available.
5. Gran Customa Isezakicho
This hotel is within 10 minutes walking distance from JR Kannai Station, Isezaki Chojamachi Station on the subway, and Hinodecho Station on Keikyu Main Line. The hotel is also an internet cafe and manga cafe and has a staggering 15,000 comic books. If you like Japanese manga comics, why not stay here?
There is a variety of other appealing facilities such as a large shared bath that is open around the clock and a restaurant where you can eat at reasonable prices. There is also a women's only floor.
All of these hotels offer free Wi-Fi. They also have outlets in each capsule, so you can charge your smartphones and tablets.
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.
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