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It’s A Waste To Just Sleep! BOOK AND BED TOKYO Hotel Bookstore Asakusa

It’s A Waste To Just Sleep! BOOK AND BED TOKYO Hotel Bookstore Asakusa

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BOOK AND BED TOKYO’s concept is a “bookstore that you can stay at.” This article will introduce its location in Asakusa. Its features include a 24/7 bar counter and super comfortable to sleep in pajamas!

Translated by Sandy Lau

Written by miho

BOOK AND BED TOKYO Opens in Asakusa

BOOK AND BED ASAKUSA暖簾

BOOK AND BED TOKYO is a lodging facility with the concept of being a “bookstore you can stay at.” It is somewhat different from that of a common hostel or a business hotel and is a hotel for book lovers. After opening new locations one after another in Ikebukuro, Kyoto, and Fukuoka, BOOK AND BED TOKYO added a new location in Asakusa in 2017.

The hotel owner says, “We were searching for the ideal location for a long time.” Though there are already many hotels in the Asakusa area, reasons such as being a “business hotel for travelers” were why they looked into the realization of a BOOK AND BED TOKYO location in the area. After years of searching, it appears that a location that fulfills that theme has finally been found in Asakusa.

To delve so deep into reading that you fall asleep before you’ve realized it… We will share that moment of bliss to those that love traveling and reading.

Features of BOOK AND BED TOKYO Asakusa

BOOK AND BED ASAKUSA酒吧

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BOOK AND BED ASAKUSA 咖啡

The greatest feature of the Asakusa location that no other location has is the bar connected to the hotel. Select your favorite book, order a coffee or cocktail made by the barista, and enjoy both at a long table inside. Or have an animated discussion with a new friend. The bar is an area where these types of sophisticated situations occur.

The bar is open from 13:00 to 20:00. As this is a place where visitors outside of hotel guests can also enjoy a drink, many travelers and locals interact here.

BOOK AND BED ASAKUSA 書籍

There are approximately 1500 books in the hotel’s collection! There is a focus on Japanese publications in the collection, but there has also been an increase in other languages including English. In terms of genre, the largest selection is of books related to travel.

The staff are also very proactive in trying to communicate with the guests, so feel free to also ask them for advice on your trip in Japan!

BOOK AND BED ASAKUSA睡衣

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A special feature of the Asakusa location are these designer pajamas that have created a huge boom. The pajamas have a huge pocket that is big enough to fit one book and naturally has a comfortable texture. It appears that there are guests that come to the hotel just for the pajamas.

Secure and Soundproof

BOOK AND BED ASAKUSA入口

Reservations can only be made online with only credit cards accepted as payment. As 70% of the hotel’s guests are women, the hotel pays meticulous attention to security. Hotel staff are available 24/7 so that you can be immediately assisted should there be any problems.

Each bed also comes with a locker.

BOOK AND BED ASAKUSA

The areas for each room are divided by wooden boards. The lights are set to darken once it becomes evening, so you will have to use the provided light when reading.

Your surroundings will be dark, so the voices of other guests will naturally become quiet. You won’t have to worry very much about outside noise.

A Guest Room Where You Can Relax and Read

BOOK AND BED ASAKUSA單人床

There are three types of rooms: compact, standard, and double. There are ten single bed compact rooms, all of which come with an electrical outlet and book light.

BOOK AND BED ASAKUSA房間單人加大

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The standard room, of which there are 30 available, has a slightly larger single bed and is a space where you can comfortably relax.

BOOK AND BED ASAKUSA雙人床

The double room, like its name, has a double bed with six rooms available. Prices are set for one room each, so how about staying together with your traveling companion if you want to control your vacation spending?

BALMUDA Products! A Unique, Clean Communal Space

BOOK AND BED ASAKUSA櫃檯

The inside of the hotel is complete with BALMUDA (Japanese) products. You can savor the delicious texture and fragrance of baked bread by using the toaster. You can also bring in outside food!

BOOK AND BED ASAKUSA洗手台

The restrooms are very hygienic. There are also bathrooms that include a shower room and bathtub. The bathmats are absorbent and are composed of a material called diatomite that has excellent water absorbency. It also has an antibacterial effect, so you won’t have to worry about sanitary issues either!

A Somewhat Different Asakusa Trip

To best enjoy a stay in Asakusa that is different form the norm at BOOK AND BED TOKYO Asakusa, we recommend a stroll through Sensoji Temple at night rather than visiting the bustling Nakamise-dori or Senso-ji Temple in the daytime. The temple will be illuminated by the moonlight and paper lanterns, making it possible to see an even more beautiful sight without the crowds.

After returning to the hotel, enter into a dream world while enjoying sake with a book in one hand!

by BOOK AND BED TOKYO ASAKUSA

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* This article was translated and revised from an article originally in Chinese.

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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