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 6 Stylish Tokyo Capsule Hotels - Lodge Comfortably While Saving Yen

6 Stylish Tokyo Capsule Hotels - Lodge Comfortably While Saving Yen

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Stay at budget-friendly and stylish capsule hotels in Tokyo, a city with many minimalistic lodgings with high security and comfort. This article introduces six suggested capsule hotels in the heart of the city where travelers can enjoy sightseeing and relax at their accommodations.

Translated by Greg

Written by Kajiyama

Minimalist Lodging at Japanese Capsule Hotels

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With an increase in international visitors and the upcoming Olympics in 2020, Tokyo is welcoming a rush of new hotel openings and renovated accommodations.

Though lodging facilities are increasing, so are the numbers of international and domestic visitors. As a result, you may not be able to lodge somewhere if your stay overlaps with a weekend or busy season. Even if rooms are available, it's not unusual for prices to be more expensive and make you go over-budget.

Instead of staying at hotels and ryokan, we suggest considering reasonably-priced capsule hotels in Tokyo.

Top Capsule Hotels in Tokyo - Stylish Lodgings with Women-only Floors

As the name suggests, a capsule hotel offers space for one guest in a capsule-like space with a bed and other amenities. The opening to each compartment either has a door or a noren (a Japanese-style cloth hung over entrances). The characteristic feature is that the spaces don't have a lockable door.

In the past in Japan, capsule hotels were thought of as being male-only, small, and unsanitary. However, recent capsule hotels offer comfortable and well-designed spaces, and many have female-only floors (some establishments are exclusively for women travelers).

Capsule hotels with reasonable prices, high security, women-only floors, and stylish rooms continue to open and serve the needs of those wanting to save money on accommodation.

Ningyocho: hotel zen tokyo for Direct Airport Access!

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hotel zen tokyo's concept is a teahouse offering accommodation. This unique hotel is also in a great location, accessible directly to airports.

Ride just one train to Ningyocho Station from Haneda Airport and Narita Airport (ride the Toei Asakusa Line), and then walk one minute from the station to get to hotel zen tokyo.

The station exit closest to the hotel has an elevator which means you won't have to go up and down stairs with your heavy suitcases.

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The hotel offers five different room types. From the standard Aoi room to the deluxe corner Ran room, guests have many variations to choose from. All rooms feature beds that are 200 cm long with high-quality Simmons mattresses. The first and fifth floors in this five-story hotel are exclusively for female guests.

In addition to a towel, a toothbrush, and soap, amenities also include cleansing oil, facial toner, and lotion. With all these products already provided, you'll save time not having to use your own.

Also, pajamas can be rented for 300 yen per night, so you can easily stay here without having to bring anything.

Prices: 3,000 yen and up
Business hours: Check-in starts at 16:00 and Check-out is until 10:00

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Asakusabashi: CAFÉ / MINIMAL HOTEL OUR OUR - Enjoy a Cafe and Bakery!

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CAFÉ / MINIMAL HOTEL OUR OUR, just five minutes on foot from Asakusabashi Station (JR lines and Toei Subway), opened for business in June 2019. The lodging also has an adjoining cafe and specialty bakery.

Hotel guests can relax and enjoy a complimentary breakfast at the cafe. The morning menu consists of freshly-baked bread or (onigiri rice balls) of your choice.

The hotel has three different room types. The PERSONAL ROOM is for single guests; the GROUP ROOM can accommodate up to four guests; the PRIVATE ROOM has a special desk and double bed.

The complete set of amenities includes bath and face towel, a toothbrush, a hairbrush, and soap, just to name a few.

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The hotel's top floor has separate showers for men and women, and also HINOKI Spa and Garden, which features a bathtub made with hinoki wood.
During the time period between hotel guest check-in and check-out, people not staying at the hotel are also welcome to enjoy the HINOKI spa.

Prices: 4,000 yen and up
Business hours: Check-out starts at 15:00 and check-out is until 10:00

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Asakusa: BOOK AND BED TOKYO Asakusa - Browse a Library with 1,500 Books!

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BOOK AND BED TOKYO is a unique lodging as a bookstore you can stay at overnight. It's located on the 6th floor of a building close to the iconic Kaminarimon in Asakusa.

BOOK AND BED in Asakusa boasts a collection of around 1,500 books. Most are Japanese publications, however, the number of books in other languages including English, continues to increase. The majority of the books tend to be travel-related and can help you plan for the rest of your trip.

The beds, built within the bookshelves, come in three types. There's the compact (single bed), the standard (large-size single bed), and the double (Japanese double bed).

Restrooms contain bright and clean shower stalls and there is a bathroom with a bathtub.

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Towels and soap products are complimentary, but toothbrushes and pajamas (limited quantities available) require a separate fee.

The common space has a microwave oven and a BALMUDA toaster guests can use. Take a relaxing and deliciouss break with some bread and drink from the cafe.

Reservations are taken online and payment is by credit card only.

Prices: 3,800 yen and up
Business hours: Check-in starts at 16:00 and check-out is until 11:00

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Tsukuji: First Cabin Tsukiji with Full Amenities!

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First Cabin Tsukiji is so stylish and luxurious you'll have a hard time believing you're at a capsule hotel.

Just one minute from Tsukiji Station (Tokyo Metro Subway), and ten minutes by foot to the central Ginza area, this hotel is convenient for sightseeing as well.

The difference between the two room types - First Class Cabin and Business Class Cabin - is in the size of the beds. First class offers a semi-double bed and Business Class has a single bed.

All rooms have a 32-inch flat screen TV and a safety deposit box with key. First Class Cabin will feel like a separate room, so guests can stay in relaxed comfort.

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The 2nd floor to the 6th floor are for male guests, and the 7th and 8th floors are female-only. The women's floors are very secure as guests are required to use a special security card when traveling up and down the elevator.

In addition to basic amenities, there is also roomware and disposable slippers, and for female guests there's makeup remover, facial toner and lotion, nail polish remover, and even a straightening iron.

This high level of service and hospitality ensures that guests will have a comfortable stay.

Prices: 4,900 yen and up per night
Business hours: Check-in starts at 17:00 and check-out is until 10:00

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Asakusa: Nine Hours Asakusa - Stay in Tokyo's Old Downtown

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9h (Nine Hours) is a popular capsule hotel with locations in Japan's major metropolises, including Tokyo and Osaka, Kyoto, and Sendai.

The Asakusa location is designed by the famous Japanese architect, Akihisa Hirata. The building is meant to resembles Asakusa, a neighborhood with traditional izakayas, souvenir stores, and old shopping streets. As a result, the building's exterior looks like a collection of shops overlapping one another.

Check-in takes place on the top (9th) floor. This is because the hotel would like guests to look out through the large glass windows and get a panoramic view of the downtown Asakusa area.

The black and white colored capsule units have been intentionally positioned so that they aren't aligned with the corresponding capsule either above or below it. This minimizes the sound and vibrations when a guest in another capsule moves around, and also makes it easy for someone in an upper capsule to step down to the floor without disturbing other guests (see picture below).

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The capsule units and the lockers are located separately, which means you'll need to go to a different area when getting something from your suitcase.
But because of this the sound of suitcases being opened and closed is eliminated, allowing everyone to have a restful night's sleep.

Amenities such as nightwear, bath and face towels, tooth brushes, and soap products are free of charge.

In the morning, enjoy a coffee and your choice of bread at the Norwegian cafe, Fuglen (food is included on the breakfast plan) on the first floor.

Prices: 4,900 yen and up per night
Business hours: Check-in starts at 13:00 and check-out is until 10:00

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MUSTARD HOTEL ASAKUSA2 (Asakusa)-Just 3 Minutes on Foot from the Station!

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MUSTARD HOTEL ASAKUSA2 is only three minutes on foot from Asakusa Station (Toei Subway and Tokyo Metro).

Rates are reasonable, starting from 4,000 yen, and include a complimentary breakfast. Breakfast consists of coffee and a hot dog on fresh buns from a popular bakery called GARDEN HOUSE CRAFTS.

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The hotel offers coed dormitory accommodation and also double type and family type individual rooms.

The room design features tasteful red accents, created by Landscape Products Co., Ltd., a group well-known for designing various shops and other facilities. The interior is simple but evokes a warm and comfortable feeling.

Toothbrushes require a separate fee. The nightwear is available in all individual rooms is complimentary, but there is a charge for other types of roomware.

If you sit back and stretch your legs out in the baths on the second floor, you'll be able to ease your travel fatigue.

Check-in time is earlier than most lodgings and begins at 14:00. You can check in quickly and begin the rest of your day in Tokyo!

Prices: 4,000 yen and up per night
Business hours: Check-in starts at 14:00 and check-out is until 10:00

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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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