The Top 10 Popular Capsule Hotels in Tokyo【2018 Edition】
Capsule hotels are lodging facilities that are unique to Japan. There has recently been a rise in the number of capsule hotels with sophisticated modern designs and specifications that are meant to ensure comfort for guests. Below are the 10 latest popular hotels in the metropolitan city of Tokyo!
1. First Cabin Akihabara
First Cabin Akihabara is a capsule hotel that is located in a prime spot, just a 4-minute walk from Akihabara Station. Here, every cabin has a bed, TV with headphones and safety deposit box, and the cabins are separated by accordion curtains to give guests a quiet space to relax. There is also a lounge and large public bath where guests can spend some time comfortably. Wi-Fi is free throughout the property. There are staff who can speak English.
2. MyCube by MYSTAYS Asakusa Kuramae
This hotel is nestled in an area that is close to TOKYO SKYTREE and Sensoji Temple, among other famous sightseeing spots. Here, there are separate floors for men and women, and every cube (guest room) in each floor comes with a bed, nightwear, safety deposit box and USB charging port. This hotel is also equipped with a laundry corner and bathrooms, and offers services such as cleaning and courier service. Furthermore, there is a lobby lounge and restaurant with a modern vibe where breakfast and drinks are served. Wi-Fi is free in the guest rooms. There are staff who can speak English.
3. Nine Hours Shinjuku-North
Nine hours Shinjuku-North in Kita-Shinjuku district represents the first branch in the Tokyo area of the Nine hours group that operates hotels in Kyoto and other regions in Japan. It has been gaining popularity thanks to its no-fuss facilities that pursue functionality and rationality, as well as its modern and stylish interior design. Male and female guests stay in different floors here, with each guest given his/her own locker, bath towel and face towel, slippers, toothbrush and room wear. This hotel is also equipped with shower rooms, lounge and other facilities. Wi-Fi is free throughout the property. There are staff who can speak English.
4. capsule net OMOTENASHI no OYADO
This is a hotel in a prime location that is perfect as a sightseeing base as it is just a 3-minute walk from Ueno Station. There are gender segregated floors, as well as floors where men and women can stay together. This hotel is fully equipped with a large public bath and sauna with a jacuzzi where guests can bathe anytime of the day. It also houses a reading corner with 30,000 comic books, magazines and other reading materials on display, a convenience store where guests can easily go for some shopping, and other facilities to help make the guests’ stay even more pleasant. Wi-Fi is free throughout the property. There are staff who can speak English.
5. The Prime Pod GINZA TOKYO
The Prime Pod GINZA TOKYO is a stylish hotel situated in the heart of Ginza, a place for adults that is filled with a luxurious vibe. By putting the front desk, bar and cafe in the same line of sight, this hotel manages to create a “style that you cannot resist to share”. It also has perfect security measures in place, such as a design in which guests need to pass through the front desk to get to the guest rooms on the 11th to 13th floors, and a system that requires guests to insert a security card in the elevator and at the entrance to the guest room floors before they can enter. There are security cameras installed at the entrance, too. Men and women get to stay in separate floors, with every guest pod fitted with a bed that comes with a mattress made by Dream Bed Co. that is also used by luxury hotels abroad. This hotel’s design values comfort. Wi-Fi is free throughout the property. There are staff who can speak English.
6. Centurion Cabin & Spa Akasaka (Women Only)
Exclusively for women, Centurion Cabin & Spa Akasaka is a hotel that is located in an excellent spot that is just a 2-minute walk from Akasaka-mitsuke Station. Here, the cabins are equipped with an aroma diffuser, humidifier, large-size TV and a charger for tablets, smartphones and other gadgets. Some of the common facilities that guests can enjoy are the bath with an oriental interior design, sauna for soothing fatigue, massage chairs, and a free drinks corner to boot, so guests are sure to experience a pleasant time. Wi-Fi is free throughout the property. There are staff who can speak English, Korean and Vietnamese.
7. Capsule Hotel Anshin Oyado Shinjuku (Men Only)
Capsule Hotel Anshin Oyado Shinjuku is a men-only capsule hotel that is famous for its excellent location, just a 90-second walk from Shinjuku Station. Every guest room in this hotel is a relaxing space that features the industry’s first high-resilience mattress made by Simmons, and an air purifier. There are also various types of chargers for smartphones and other gadgets inside the room, and the tablet PCs can be used for free. Furthermore, there is an artificial hot spring bath with a mist sauna, as well as a corner where you can read comic books and other materials. Wi-Fi is free throughout the property.
8. Centurion Ladies Hostel Ueno Park (Women Only)
Centurion Ladies Hostel Ueno Park is the cabin hotel for the exclusive use by women that was opened by Centurion Hotels, a hotel group that is popular even among foreign tourists in Japan. Aside from a set security code per floor, there are other measures implemented to reinforce security at this hostel. There are powder rooms, shower rooms and laundromats that only staying guests are allowed to use. Wi-Fi is free throughout the property. There are staff who can speak English, Chinese and Korean.
9. AKIHABARA BAY HOTEL (Women Only)
A female-only hotel opened by the BAY HOTEL Group that runs a large number of capsule hotels in Tokyo, AKIHABARA BAY HOTEL is characterized by its bright interiors with the color pink as a theme. Guests are given a wristband key by the front desk and it is used to compute the accommodation charges and other fees, and serves as a security key when entering the guest room floors and other areas in the hotel. There are also shower rooms and locker rooms, and the hotel provides towels and various other amenities. Wi-Fi is free throughout the property. There are staff who can speak English and Chinese.
10. Sauna & Capsule Hotel Hokuo (Men Only)
This men-only hotel is located in the Ueno area that is home to many sightseeing spots. Inside, there are jacuzzi, an open-air bath and a public bath with a sauna, as well as a restaurant and massage facilities. You can definitely rest comfortably here. Wi-Fi is free in the public areas.
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