11 Coolest Capsule Hotels In Tokyo [For any Type of Traveler]

11 coolest capsule hotels in tokyo [ For any Type of Traveler]

First built in Osaka during the 1970s, capsule hotels have become one of the many quirky staples of Japanese popular culture. Often a cheaper alternative to Airbnb and hotels -mainly if you’re only staying overnight- capsule hotels are an interesting accommodation choice. This list is sure to offer at least one or two attractive options, no matter what kind of traveler you are.

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1.HOTEL ZEN TOKYO

This capsule hotel was constructed in collaboration with Japanese traditional minimalist architect Taro Kagami (no, not the guy from Death Note). As the hotel name suggests, these capsules are zen-inspired, strongly emphasizing the concept of aesthetics as an integral part of everyday life and focusing on traditional accents of Edo-era craftsmanship and tea-house inspired decor.

 

🏬 Neighborhood Information: Nihonbashi [guide: 1, 2]. Atmosphere: narrow alleys, shrines, restaurants, and traditional Japanese craft stores.

 🚉 Nearest Transportation: 1 min walk from Ningyōchō Station.

🧼Amenities: Free breakfast + Toiletries + Towels.

🗃️In-Pod appliances: Safe + USB & Charging socket

💊Capsule size: 100cm width (39.3 inch). Pods aren’t stacked: so guests can fully stand up in them.

🕹️Facilities: Work&Study Area + Bar Lounge + Shower&Bathrooms + Coin laundry + Lockers for Big Suitcase

🚹🚺❓Gender Information: Some floors are mixed gender. Others are female or male only. 

🎯Booking.com average rating: 8.6/10

📸Instagram: @hotelzen.jp + Geotag

🎞️Youtube Video of the hotel: Here.

📱Contact: +81 3-6667-0317 + info@hotelzen.jp

🤝Check-in: 4pm - 12am. 👋Check-out: 12am -10am.

💴Starting price: $38 (¥4000)

🔖Recommended booking site:  Here.


2.THE MILLENNIALS shibuya

One really cool feature here is the fact that the room key you get is an iPod, which enables you to control the light system, bed reclining settings, and a soundless alarm clock - when it’s time to take up, your mattress will rise, and the lights will turn on. Also, decor-wise: some floors have their pod walls designed by local artists in funky bright-colored drawings and cartoons, and you can choose to book specific rooms to your liking.

 

🌃Neighborhood Information: Shibuya [guide. Atmosphere: Neon lights, popular crossings, Shopping centers, bars, restaurants, clubs.

 🚉 Nearest Transportation: 7 min walk from Shibuya Station

🧼Amenities: Free breakfast + 24-hours free fresh coffee + Free beer every day from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m + Toiletries + Towels. 

🗃️In-Pod appliances: Sliding storage space under bed (can store large suitcase) + Mirror + AC + some units have an 80-inch screen + Soundless alarm system + USB & Charging socket

💊Capsule size: 2.3 meters high floor (7.5 feet) 120cm wide bed (47.2 inch) + Bed is reclinable +Standing space when the bed is in Sofa Mode

🕹️Facilities: Co-working space area [Andwork] + Lounge with a shared kitchen + Shower&Bathrooms + Coin laundry 

🚺🚹❓Gender Information: Some floors are mixed gender. Others are female only.  

🎯Booking.com average rating: 9.1/10

📸Instagram: @themillennials.shibuya + Geotag

🎞️Youtube Video of the hotel: Here.

📱Contact: +81368249410 + shibuya@themillennials.jp

🤝Check-in: 3pm - 12am 👋Check-out: 12am -10am. You do not need to check out every day.

💴Starting price: $50 (¥5212)

🔖Recommended booking site:  Here.


3.CAFÉ / MINIMAL HOTEL OUR OUR

 

This capsule hotel offers a rare facility: a small onsen or ‘hot spring,’ so make sure to book a timeslot to be able to soak in these wonderful hot baths. The fact that this place also has its very own cafe is also a plus since you can grab your coffee (or tea) and be on the go, ready to explore what Tokyo city has to offer.


🧸Neighborhood Information: Yanagibashi/Asakusabashi [guide]. Atmosphere: Old entertainment center, retro feel, doll shops, riverside, boat cruises.

 🚉 Nearest Transportation: 15 min walk from Toei Asakusa Line Asakusabashi and Kuramae Station.

🧼Amenities:  Toiletries + Towels.

🗃️In-Pod appliances: AC + USB & Charging socket

💊Capsule size: 2.80 m2, the bed is 80 cm wide (31 inches)

🕹️Facilities: “HINOKI” Spa & Garden + Gallery Lounge + Restaurant + Bar + Coffee shop/café + Shared lounge/Tv area + Shower&Bathrooms + Coin laundry + Lockers for Big Suitcase 

❓🚹🚺: Gender Information: Some floors are mixed gender. Others are female only. 

🎯Booking.com average rating: 9.0/10

📸Instagram: @hotel_ourour_asakusabashi + Geotag

🎞️Youtube Video of the hotel: Here.

📱Contact: +81358296470 + info@ourour.jp

🤝Check-in: 3pm - 10pm. 👋Check-out: 12am -10am. You do not need to check out every day.

💴Starting price: $41 (¥4320)

🔖Recommended booking site:  Here. 


4.almond hostel & cafe Shibuya

 

This capsule hotel is located in a lovely area near many shops and restaurants, and Yogogi park (one of Tokyo’s most famous park) is right at its doorstep.


 🌃Neighborhood Information: Shibuya [guide]. Atmosphere: Neon lights, famous crossings, Shopping centers, bars, restaurants, clubs.

 🚉 Nearest Transportation: 3 min walk from Yoyogikoen Station and Yoyogi-Hachiman Station.

🧼Amenities: Towel (¥200) + Toothbrush (¥100) 🗃️In-Pod appliances: USB & Charging socket + Shelf

💊Capsule size: 2m(length) x 1m(height) (6.5 feet x 3.2 feet)

🕹️FacilitiesCafe/Bar/Restaurant + Common Area + Shower&Bathrooms + Coin laundry + Lockers for Big Suitcase

🚹🚺❓Gender Information: Some floors are mixed gender. Others are female only. 

🎯Booking.com average rating: 8.4/10

📸Instagram:  @almondhostelandcafe + Geotag

📱Contact: Contact form 

🤝Check-in: 4pm - 1am. 👋Check-out: 12am -11am. You do not need to check out every day.

💴Starting price: $33.32 (¥3,480)

🔖Recommended booking site: Here.


5.manga art hotel tokyo

 

If you’re a fan of reading mangas or just want to immerse yourself in one particular aspect of Japanese popular culture for a day, this is the capsule hotel for you. One big plus: the staff has reviewed all of the books in both English and Japanese - and you can even purchase one or two or ten mangas if you find yourself being pulled into the Otaku world ( join us).


🏡Neighborhood Information: Chiyoda (Kanda-Tsukasamachi) [guide]. Atmosphere: Shrines, residential-like.

🚉 Nearest Transportation:3 min walk from Ogawamachi station

🧼Amenities: Towel 🗃️In-Pod appliances: USB & Charging socket + Shelf + Safe

📚Capsule size: 105 cm (width) x 80 cm (height) (3.4 feet x 2.6 feet)

🕹️Facilities: Library (+5000 manga) + Terrace + Shower&Bathrooms + Lockers for Big Suitcase

🚹🚺❓Gender Information: One floor is for females, the other for males, since both floors contain different mangas, guests are free to roam on both floors until 7 pm.

🎯Booking.com average rating: 8.5/10

📸Instagram:  @mangaart.hotel + Geotag

🎞️Youtube Video of the hotel: Here.

📱Contact: N/A

🤝Check-in: 3pm - 11pm. 👋Check-out: 5am -11am. You do not need to check out every day.

💴Starting price: $38.5 (¥4016)

🔖Recommended booking site: Here.


6.Anshin Oyado Premium Ogikubo 

 

This capsule hotel is the smaller equivalent of a sort of gentleman's club, equipped with a sake&beer bar, co-working office, hot springs, and of course: men-only accommodations. One of this hotel's most attractive features is the 4pm checkout time, which enables its guest to enjoy their mornings instead of rushing out.


🎐Neighborhood Information: Ogikubo [guide: 1, 2]. Atmosphere: Shopping streets, old retro stores, Japanese-style houses, Shinto-shrines.

 🚉 Nearest Transportation:2 min walk from JR Ogikubo Station

🧼Amenities: Free breakfast curry +Toiletries + Towels 🗃️In-Pod appliances: USB & Charging socket + Tv + Headphones + Tablet

💊Capsule size: 1m(W)×1m(H) ×2m(D) (3.2 x 3.2 x 6.5 feet)

🕹️Facilities: Co-work office + Artificial Hot Spring & Mist Sauna + Beer&Sake Bar + Restaurant + Shower&Bathrooms + Lockers for Big Suitcase + Activity tours + Laundry service

🚹❓Gender Information: Male only

🎯Booking.com average rating: 8.6/10

📸Instagram: @anshinoyado + Geotag

🎞️Youtube Video of the hotel: Here.

📱Contact: +81368660045

🤝Check-in: 2pm - 12am. 👋Check-out: 12am -4pm. You do not need to check out every day.

💴Starting price: $52.58 (¥5480)

🔖Recommended booking site: Here.


7.9h Nine Hours

The name "9 hours" comes from their philosophy behind capsule hotels: 1 hour to shower, 7 hours to sleep, and 1 hour to rest, all amounting to 9 hours. Still, you don't need to follow this ideology, and you can sleep as much as you want, as long as you check out before the last check-out time - but that's a little fun fact for you.


🗾Neighborhood Information10 locations in Tokyo

🧼Amenities:  Toiletries + Towels 🗃️In-Pod appliances: Shelves + Power outlet + Knob control for Background music (Ocean sounds, …)

💊Capsule size: 109 (W) x 220 (L) x 109 (H) (43 inches x 87 inches x 43 inches)

🕹️Facilities: Work Area + Shower&Bathrooms + Lockers for Big Suitcase + Laundry service + Other facilities depend on the chosen location.

🚹❓🚺: Gender InformationKanda location is woman only. Others are mixed, with some floors being woman-only or man-only.

🎯Booking.com average rating: 8.5 to 9

📸Instagram: @ninehours9h + Geotag

📱Contact: info@ninehours.co.jp

🤝Check-in: 2pm - 12am. 👋Check-out: 12am -10pm. You need to check out everyday, regardless of your stay length.

💴Starting price: $38 (¥4000)

🔖Recommended booking site: Shinjuku-North + Kanda + Otemachi-Imperial Palace + Akasaka + Kamata + Asakusa + Suidobashi + Hamamatsucho + Hanzomon + Narita Airport


8.moon station hotel tokyo

 

The most on-theme capsule hotel in this list, the moon/space concept extends to the futuristic room key that they give you: a wrist tag that makes your whole capsule experience money-and-hand-free as you can even use it on their vending machine instead of using coins.


Curfew: This hostel is always closed between 1:30-4:30 am 

🏫Neighborhood Information: Ojima [guide]. Atmosphere: K-mart, residential area, schools.

 🚉 Nearest Transportation: 1 min walk from Nishi-Ojima Station

🧼Amenities: Toiletries + Towels 🗃️In-Pod appliances: USB ports + Mirror + Adjustable LED colors

🚀Capsule size: Different sizes: 1.6m2, 2m2, 2.6m2, (18 sq.ft, 22, and 28), horizontal/vertical openings.

🕹️Facilities: Vending Machine + Shared lounge + Shower&Bathrooms Lockers for Small/Medium Suitcase 

🚹🚺❓Gender Information: Some zones are women only. Others are mixed.

🎯Booking.com average rating: 8.4/10

📸Instagram: @moonstationhoteltokyo + Geotag

🎞️Youtube Video of the hotel: Here.

📱Contact: +810358588925

🤝Check-in: 4pm - 12am. 👋Check-out: 6am -10am. 

💴Starting price: $26.46 (¥2750)

🔖Recommended booking site: Here. 


9.Book and Bed

 

Both locations of this hotel are accompanied by their very own coffee shop, bar area, as well as the chance to immerse yourself in a library featuring over 3000 books completely. If you’re the type of person to have always enjoyed library atmospheres and books, you will immensely enjoy your stay here.


🏫Neighborhood Information: Shinjuku [guide: 1 , 2] and Ikebukuro [guide]

🚉 Nearest Transportation: Shinjuku: 6 min walk from Shinjuku station + Ikebukuro: 1 min walk from Ikebukuro Station

🧼Amenities: Toiletries + Towels 🗃️In-Pod appliances: Shelf + Safe + Power Outlet

📚Capsule size: Smallest capsule: 95cm x 200cm ( 3.1 feet x 6.5 feet ) Biggest: 190cm x 200cm (6.2 feet x 6.5 feet)

🕹️Facilities: Cafe + Bar + Library(3000+ books) + Shower&Bathrooms + Lockers for Large Suitcase

🚹🚺❓Gender Information: Some floors are female only, others are mixed.

🎯Booking.com average rating: 8.1/10

📸Instagram: @bookandbedtokyo + Geotag

🎞️Youtube Video of the hotel: Shinjuku + Ikebukuro

📱Contact: info-shinjuku@bookandbedtokyo.com + info@bookandbedtokyo.com

🤝Check-in/👋Check-out: Ikebukuro + Shinjuku.

💴Starting price: $31.72 (¥3300)

🔖Recommended booking site: Shinjuku + Ikebukuro


10.MAYU TOKYO WOMAN

 

If you’d feel safer and more at ease amongst your female peers, this capsule hotel is woman-only and strives for ‘‘seeking the pursuit of human hospitality’’. Mayu is Japanese for ‘‘cocoon’’; as such, the space is designed with the idea of seamless comfort and relaxation in mind.


Curfew: Entry to the property will be closed between the hours of 10am and 5pm.

🏢Neighborhood Information: Minato [guide]. Atmosphere: Shops, Residential Area, Western Style, Park, River Side,

 🚉 Nearest Transportation: 4 min walk from Hatchobori station

🧼Amenities: Skincare + Nightwear + Toiletries + Towels 🗃️In-Pod appliances: Shelf + Safe + Power Outlet + Mirror

💊Capsule size: N/A

🕹️Facilities: Lounge + Bar + Terrace + Vending Machine + Shower&Bathrooms + Lockers for Large Suitcase 

🚺❓Gender Information: Female only.

🎯Booking.com average rating: 8.7/10

📸Instagram: @mayutokyowomanunityhotel + Geotag

🎞️Youtube Video of the hotel: Here.

📱Contact: yoyaku@mayuhotel.jp + +810351172018

🤝Check-in: 5pm - 12am. 👋Check-out: 5am -10am. Due to housekeeping reasons, guests cannot stay in the hotel from 10am to 5pm

💴Starting price: $33.65 (¥3500)

🔖Recommended booking site: Here.


11.First Cabin Atagoyama

 

If you’re looking for a capsule hotel that resembles a full fledge hotel when it comes to convenience (24 hours front desk, buffet option, cafe, bar, spa), then look no further than this one (yes, I realize this it the last item on this list but you get the point).


🏡Neighborhood Information: Nishishinbashi [guide]. Atmosphere: Residential Area, Temple, Gardens

🚉 Nearest Transportation: 5 min walk from Onarimon Station

🧼Amenities: Buffet breakfast (not free) + Toiletries + Towels 🗃️In-Pod appliances: Power Outlet + Tv + Table + Safe

💊Capsule size: Smallest: W 2.1 × D 2. 1 × H 2. 1 m (6.8 x 6.8 x 6.8 feet) , Biggest: W 1.2 x D 2.1 x H 1.0 m (3.9 x 6.8 x 3.2 feet)

🕹️Facilities: Spa + Lounge + Cafe/Bar + Vending Machine + Shower&Bathrooms + Lockers for Large Suitcase + Coin Laundry

🚹🚺❓Gender Information: Some floors are Female only. Others are Male only.

🎯Booking.com average rating: 8.4/10

📸Instagram: Geotag

💻Facebook: Here.

📱Contact: Contact form

🤝Check-in: 5pm - 12am. 👋Check-out: 5am -10am. 

💴Starting price: $47 (¥4890)

🔖Recommended booking site: Here.


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