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Escape The Ordinary: 4 Unique Accommodations In Tokyo

Escape The Ordinary: 4 Unique Accommodations In Tokyo

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If you are looking for a place to stay in Tokyo, but don't want to stay in just any hotel or hostel, then one of these four spots will surely satisfy your needs. Who knows, you might even be able to stay at all four during your trip!

Written by Hilary Keyes

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Unique Accommodations In Tokyo

Escape The Ordinary: 4 Unique Accommodations In Tokyo

Picture from Read, Greet and Sleep in a Bookstore?! BOOK AND BED TOKYO, Ikebukuro

No matter your reason for coming to Japan, one of the most important things you will need to sort out before boarding the plane is your accommodation.

There are thousands of different accommodations available all across Japan, but if you are going to be traveling in the Tokyo area, then you have your pick of not only Western-style luxury hotels, but also Japanese inns, guesthouses and more.

While staying in a luxury hotel or inn may be nice, you might also want to consider staying someplace a bit more unique. If you'd like an accommodation that is as memorable as your journey itself, then these four spots in Tokyo are just what you're looking for.

To learn more about reasonably priced accommodations in Japan, please take a look at A Guide to Budget Hotels, Ryokan and Accommodations in Japan, and for introductions to the numerous types of hotels, hostels and other facilities available in Japan, please check out Accommodation Facilities In Japan - MATCHA's Complete Guide.

We introduce four unique accommodation facilities in Tokyo that will make your stay a memorable one.

1. Stay in Authentic Sleeper Train Beds: Train Hostel Hokutosei

Escape The Ordinary: 4 Unique Accommodations In Tokyo

Picture from: Train Hostel Hokutosei - Sleep Soundly On The Train

Trains are the main means of transportation in Japan, and the Hokutosei, Japan’s first luxury sleeper train, was the train to take if you wanted to travel from Tokyo to Sapporo Station in Hokkaido. This sleeper train was retired in 2015, but at Train Hostel Hokutosei, guests can stay on the actual beds and use the equipment of this beloved train!

Escape The Ordinary: 4 Unique Accommodations In Tokyo

Picture from: Train Hostel Hokutosei - Sleep Soundly On The Train

A one-of-a-kind hostel, there is a large kitchen and lounge available to all guests and plenty of interesting features from the train throughout this facility. To learn more about Train Hostel Hokutosei, take a look at: Train Hostel Hokutosei - Sleep Soundly On The Train.

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2. A Spot for Animal Lovers: Wise Owl Hostels

Escape The Ordinary: 4 Unique Accommodations In Tokyo

Picture from: Enjoy The Hospitality Of An Owl At Wise Owl Hostels Tokyo

Opened in July 2016, Wise Owl Hostels Tokyo caught everyone's attention right away with its truly original concept. Although Japan is known for its many animal cafes, Wise Owl Hostels Tokyo is the first hostel to have an owl as its landlady!

Hachi, the adorable mistress of this establishment greets her guests at the door, and throughout the facility are many owl-themed works of art modeled after her.

Escape The Ordinary: 4 Unique Accommodations In Tokyo

Picture from: Enjoy The Hospitality Of An Owl At Wise Owl Hostels Tokyo

This hostel also has its own izakaya-style restaurant and bar, and a cafe which are open to the public as well. To see their menu and photos of Hachi herself, please check out Enjoy The Hospitality Of An Owl At Wise Owl Hostels Tokyo.

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3. A Colorful Work of Art: Mitaka Houses of Reverse Fate

Escape The Ordinary: 4 Unique Accommodations In Tokyo

Picture from: Stay in Art! The Deeply Moving ‘Mitaka Houses of Reverse Fate’

A work of art that you can live in! That is the shortest way to describe the Mitaka Houses of Reverse Fate. This functional piece of art, the product of artist and architect Shusaku Arakawa and his partner Madeline Gins, is a colorful and interesting facility where guests may stay on a short term basis in one of two possible rooms.

Escape The Ordinary: 4 Unique Accommodations In Tokyo

Picture from: Stay in Art! The Deeply Moving ‘Mitaka Houses of Reverse Fate’

If you are interested in staying here though, make sure to book well in advance, as it can get booked up quickly. To learn more about the rooms and make a reservation, see Stay in Art! The Deeply Moving ‘Mitaka Houses of Reverse Fate’.

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4. Perfect for Ambiverts: BOOK AND BED TOKYO

Escape The Ordinary: 4 Unique Accommodations In Tokyo

Picture from: Read, Greet and Sleep in a Bookstore?! BOOK AND BED TOKYO, Ikebukuro

BOOK AND BED TOKYO is a bookstore-themed hostel with about 1000 books on hand to choose from, plus comfortable lounge style seats and places where you can socialize or read on your own.

Escape The Ordinary: 4 Unique Accommodations In Tokyo

Picture from: Read, Greet and Sleep in a Bookstore?! BOOK AND BED TOKYO, Ikebukuro

Guests can either sleep in compartments around the bookshelves or on bunks nearby. While there only a limited kitchen space available, there are plenty of exciting restaurants, convenience stores, and even a foreign currency exchange center located within walking distance of this Ikebukuro-based hostel.

For more about this hostel, take a look at Read, Greet and Sleep in a Bookstore?! BOOK AND BED TOKYO, Ikebukuro.

BOOK AND BED TOKYO

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Stay in a Unique Lodging and Enjoy Tokyo!

Staying in a new country is an exciting experience and one that you should enjoy to the fullest. Throughout Japan you will find plenty of exciting places to see and stay, but any one of these four accommodations is sure to make your trip that much more memorable. Do check them out!

The information presented in this article is based on the time it was written. Note that there may be changes in the merchandise, services, and prices that have occurred after this article was published. Please contact the facility or facilities in this article directly before visiting.

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