Welcome to the world of the capsule hotel. Japan offers many unique experiences for travellers and hostels in Japan are generally pretty awesome but staying in a Japanese hotel pod is one experience not to be missed. Capsule Hotels comprise of individual blocks with just enough room to sleep and some include a tv inside. Japan’s cubicle hotels are stack pods side by side in rows normally with one unit on top of the other. You use steps to get to the top (bunk) capsule. Your luggage is stored in a separate locker. The capsule is sealed with a door or a curtain and bathroom facilities are normally shared. Capsule hotels are favoured by business men and some are actually male only, but others just have separate floors for men and women. Check our great guide to Japan for some ideas on how to explore this great country and download our mobile-app to help make booking one of these quirky capsule hotels below nice and easy.
Capsule Hotels in Tokyo – Asakusa Area
Capsule Hotel Asakusa River Side is only a few minutes walk from the Askausa subway station. This capsule hotel in Tokyo has 140 capsules with the male and female capsules located on separate floors. This Tokyo capsule hotel in Askausa is located overlooking the Sumida river and close to the famous Buddhist Senso-ji temple. Beside the temple there’s a small carnival called Hanayashiki with rides and games. So there will be plenty to keep you occupied nearby.
Prices from $35 US. Book Now
Capsule Hotels in Tokyo – Shinjuku Area
This MALE ONLY capsule hotel Green-Plaza-Shinjuku is located in the lively district of Shinjuku with 630 capsules. It’s only 5 minutes walk from JR Shinjuku Station East Exit and subway Shinjuku Station. Green-Plaza-Shinjuku is a capsule hotel in Tokyo which has a superb roof-top open-air hot tub and onset hot spring bath.
Prices from $41 US. Book Now
Capsule Hotels in Tokyo – Kinshicho Area
Located in the Kinshicho area, the Capsule Inn Kinshichou offers a homely atmosphere where female travellers have their own floor and can enjoy their trip to Kyoto, and Japanese hotel pod in safety and comfort. Kinshicho is a dynamic district with a great night life (from relaxing bars to exciting clubs), great food from all over the world and good transport connections. On top of that, you can enjoy a view on Tokyo’s newest attraction from your hotel : the Tokyo Sky Tree is only a 15-minute walk from the Capsule Inn Kinshichou !
Prices from $25 US. Book Now
Capsule Hotels in Osaka
Capsule Hotel Asahi Plaza Shinsaibashi is centrally located in Shinsaibashi and is Osaka’s biggest Japanese Tube hotel with 441 rooms. It has separate areas for male and female guests. Avail of the free sauna and baths before you snuggle up in your capsule which open until 9pm. Food and drink are available after check-in in the lounge on the second floor until midnight.
Prices from $33 US. Book Now
Capsule Hotels in Kobe
Japanese tube hotel Kobe Sannomiya is another male only capsule hotel in Kobe. It’s within walking distance to shopping malls and the top sightseeing spots. It has 104 capsule rooms over 2 floors. This capsule hotel has a large communal bathing area and sauna. There is no restaurant but you can bring in your own food and eat it in the lounge.
Prices from $32 US. Book Now
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