Going on a trip already costs a lot, so of course, anyone would want to lower their expenses where possible. Capsule hotels are a clever idea for people who don’t mind saving on accommodation. This article introduces 5 capsule hotels in Kyoto that have received favorable reviews on booking sites.
1. Centurion Cabin & Spa Kyoto
Located 3 minutes by foot from Shijo Station on the Kyoto Municipal Subway and Karasuma Station on the Hankyu Railway, this hotel can be found at Kyoto’s largest business district, Shijo Kawaramachi. This hotel oozes with the traditional beauty of Japan, and provides beds that were made for utmost comfort. You can select from 3 types of cabins: The Standard Cabin, the Centurion Cabin for female guests, and the Family Cabin for families and large groups. This hotel comes equipped with a large communal bath and sauna, both of which are open 24 hours a day. You may wash your clothes at the coin laundry, and rent a yukata for use within the hotel. There is free Wi-Fi within the whole accommodation. They have staff who can speak English.
2. The Prime Pod Kyoto
The Prime Pod is located conveniently close to Kamogawa – a business district that is considered the symbol of Kyoto. It is a 3-minute walk from Sanjo Station on the Keihan Electric Railway. The interior is designed lavishly, with the wooden architecture and soft lighting providing a warm atmosphere. Each floor is separated by gender. You may choose from the bed-only option or an individual room that comes with a desk and chair. Feel free to interact with other guests at the lounge, where hotdogs and freshly brewed coffee are served for breakfast, and local beer, alcohol, and snacks are served at night. They have a coin laundry, and provide free Wi-Fi. They also have staff who can speak English.
3. Sauna & Capsule Hotel Rumor Plaza
This capsule hotel is a 4-minute walk from Gion-shijo Station via the Keihan Electric Railway. This men’s-only accommodation is located at Gion, which is a popular sightseeing spot. Each room measures up to a spacious 2,065mm x 1,050mm. Thanks to their fitted pillows, you can enjoy a high-quality sleep here. The hotel is equipped with an open-air bath and sauna. There are plenty of relaxation facilities as well, such as restaurants and massage rooms. They even offer free Japanese-style breakfasts! There is free Wi-Fi throughout the whole accommodation.
4. Nine Hours Kyoto
This hotel is conveniently located at the center of a business district that’s just 2 minutes by foot from Kawaramachi Station via the Hankyu Railway. The whiteness of the front desk and communal space is simple yet impressionable. The inside of the hotel is decked out with signs to guide guests, ensuring that they have a comfortable stay. Once you’ve placed your belongings into a locker, you have to change into the original clothes provided by the hotel. There is no need to worry, however, as parts of the hotel are separated by gender. You can use the shower at any time of the day for 800 JPY (within 3 hours), and there is also free Wi-Fi available throughout the building. They even have staff who can speak English!
5. Caphotel KYOTO
This capsule hotel is easily accessible, as it is only a minute’s walk away from Saiin Station via the Hankyu Railway. You may find various restaurants around the hotel, as well as giant foot baths that you can relax your tired feet in. The inside of the hotel is divided into male and female areas, while the entrance is protected with a security door. You may find shower booths on any floor. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the whole facility, and staff who can speak English.
Capsule hotels are a unique type of accommodation in Japan that has been gaining interest with international visitors recently. The hotels introduced in this article let you stay for only about 2,000 - 5,000 JPY, so please give them a try!
*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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