12 Best Capsule Hotels in Tokyo

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Staying in a capsule hotel in Tokyo is a unique experience you’ll never forget. These space and money-saving accommodation options are a hit with budget travelers or those looking for a convenient place to stay without breaking the bank. Often Tokyo capsule hotels also come with perks like onsen baths, saunas, rental pajamas, free food, and personal televisions. It doesn’t get better than that! 

Tokyo has a number of capsule hotels, but which are the best? Based on experience and word of mouth, I’ve accumulated this list of best capsule hotels in Tokyo. Many of these capsule hotels are well-known and well-loved capsule hotel chains as well, so you can stay in them in different cities around Japan.

Here are the best capsule hotels in Tokyo to book for your next stay! 

1. nine hours Capsule Hotels

9h or nine hours is a capsule hotel chain with many locations around Tokyo. This capsule hotel is my personal favorite! They can be found all around Japan, including Fukuoka (Hakata Station), Nagoya (Nagoya Station), and near Narita Airport as well. 

nine hours capsule hotels are known for sleek interiors, great amenities and for having locations in convenient areas next to stations and popular neighborhoods. Guests all receive a set of the same rental pajamas here to add to the unique vibe. Floors and facilities are divided male and female aside from the common areas, which is typical for capsule hotels in Tokyo and Japan.

The best nine hours locations in Tokyo include:

Female-only nine hours locations in Tokyo include Shinjuku and Kanda

2. Capsule Hotel Anshin Oyado

Capsule Hotel Anshin Oyado is a traditional Japanese capsule hotel with several amenities that are sure to excite all types of guests. Depending on the Anshin Oyado location in Tokyo, the entire building may be male-only or female-only, so be sure to double-check when booking. 

Anshin Oyado’s perks include an all-you-can-eat breakfast of rice and miso soup. The capsule hotel also offers free drinks all day and free comic book rentals, which you can enjoy in their large common space. The hotel’s capsules all come with a TV, headphones, and a remote for optimal chilling.

Western guests may not be familiar with communal bathing areas, but this capsule hotel in Tokyo has typical Japanese-style onsen bathrooms. Guests all shower in the same room (facing the wall) before taking a dip in the onsen-style bath. 

Locations for this capsule hotel in Tokyo include:

This Japanese capsule hotel chain also has locations in Nagoya (male only) and Kyoto (mixed gender). 

3. The Millennials Shibuya

The Millennials Shibuya is a modern capsule hotel popular with backpackers because of its social vibe. It’s the perfect spot for solo travelers to stay, especially if they are looking to make friends to explore Tokyo with. Fun events held by The Millennials staff include trivia night, bar crawls, and themed parties throughout the year. 

The hotels also offers a number of co-working spaces, tables, and desks in the lounge area, making it perfect for digital nomads. Did I mention they have free beer?

The capsules here are full-size, meaning you’ll have space to stand or sit up within your capsule. The beds are semi-double size, and even shape-shift to become couches for when you’re not sleeping. 

Find latest rates and availability here

4. First Cabin Capsule Hotels

First Cabin capsule hotels are a cool, airline-themed capsule hotel chain that can be found around Japan, especially near airports. Their capsules are more spacious than most capsule hotels and popular with Japanese business travelers. 

Capsule options include business class and first class, which are more like personal cabins with full-size spaces (you can stand and even keep your luggage inside your capsule). If only actual airline travel looked this good! Some First Cabin hotels offer “premium economy class” rooms, which are more like traditional capsules. 

First Cabin capsule hotel locations in Tokyo include:

There are also First Cabin locations near Osaka’s Kansai Airport, in central Fukuoka, and Nagasaki.

This capsule hotel is on my list of weirdest hotels in Japan, because of its unique characteristics. Check out my full list of weird Japanese hotels here

5. MyCUBE Asakusa Kuramae

MyCUBE Asakusa Kuramae is a modern and updated capsule hotel in Tokyo. The full-size capsules here come complete with a storage space, clothing hangers, and a flat-screen TV!

Amenities available for guests are consistent with other Japanese capsule hotels and include free toiletries, a library, lounge, and spacious common area. 

MyCUBE Asakusa Kuramae is located just south of the traditional Asakusa neighborhood, and puts you close to Sensoji Temple, Tokyo Skytree, and the Ryogoku sumo stadium. 

Check the latest rates and availability here

6. Resol Poshtel Tokyo Asakusa

Resol Poshtel Tokyo Asakusa is another modern and top-rated Tokyo capsule hotel. It’s one of few capsule hotels in Tokyo where a capsule can be reserved on a “mixed” gender floor. That makes this capsule hotel perfect for couples or friends of mixed genders, because they can stay together on the same floor. 

The capsule hotel has full-size capsules with beautiful wall (and sometimes ceiling) art inspired by Japanese tea ceremonies to keep you company in your capsule. Amenities at the capsule hotel include a quaint tatami common area, free toiletries, free drinks, and laundry facilities. 

Resol Poshtel is located conveniently near Asakusa station, and is walking distance from Sensoji Temple and Kappabashi kitchen street in Tokyo. 

Check the latest rates and availability here

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7. Akihabara Bay Hotel (Female Only)

Akihabara Bay Hotel is a female-only Tokyo capsule hotel, located minutes from Akihabara (the electronics and anime capital of Tokyo) and the Yamanote JR train line in Tokyo. 

The Akihabara Bay Hotel is a delightful capsule hotel in Tokyo for women visitors, though coincidentally it’s in the heart of a neighborhood known for otaku, or nerdy men. The interior decoration is tastefully feminine, often pastel pink, and many amenities are provided to guests including fresh towels and pajamas every day. You can even book a capsule with a TV in it! 

Check the latest prices here

8. Nadeshiko Hotel Shibuya (Female Only)

Nadeshiko Hotel Shibuya is another female-only Tokyo capsule hotel, this one located in the Shibuya neighborhood in west Tokyo. Capsules here are stacked but spacious and comfortable. 

My favorite part about this Tokyo capsule hotel is the pretty-in-pink mural of Mt. Fuji in the public onsen bath! The bathing facilities here are traditional Japanese, meaning shared, single-gender public bath. Other amenities here include a cozy tatami common area and free toiletries. 

Check the latest rates and availability of this female-only Tokyo capsule hotel here

9. Book and Bed Shinjuku

Book and Bed Tokyo Shinjuku gives you a modern take on capsule hotels: you’ll be sleeping inside a bookcase! This combined library, lounge, and capsule hotel in Tokyo is perfect for bookworms. Hang out and read books in the spacious common area before retiring to your capsule bed, tucked away behind the bookshelves.

Book and Bed is a unique capsule hotel that definitely deserves a spot on my list of coolest hotels in Tokyo. This capsule hotel is a must-visit for Instagrammers and book-lovers, who will enjoy the welcoming interior of both Tokyo‘s Shinjuku location.

Check availability and prices here

If you love your stay here, note there’s also a Book and Bed in Osaka’s Shinsaibashi neighborhood too! 

10. Manga Art Hotel

Manga Art Hotel is a cool Tokyo capsule hotel that will excite manga and anime fans in Japan. 

The concept of Manga Art Hotel is similar to Book and Bed hostel (see above), but focused solely on Japanese manga. The capsules here are tucked into shelves that are covered with over 5000 manga books. Both English and Japanese manga novels are available, and a little blurb about many popular manga options can be found on the shelves too. 

The Manga Art hotel is about a 20-minute walk away from Akihabara, the manga, anime, electronics, and nerd capital of Tokyo. If this is what you want to experience in Japan, be sure to remember this cool hotel in Tokyo for your next trip! 

Book a capsule and one-way ticket to manga paradise online here.  

11. Glansit Akihabara

Glansit Akihabara is a fancy Tokyo capsule hotel that draws inspiration from two things: Glamping and Transit, hence the name “Glansit”. Despite the strange Japanenglish name, Glanist is a very glamorous capsule hotel in Tokyo. 

Amenities here include free drinks, free toiletries, a common area, laundry facilities, powder rooms, and a public onsen bath.

The location of this capsule hotel in the heart of Akihabara is also perfect for exploring other parts of Tokyo, with two nearby stations: Akihabara and Suehirocho.  

Book a bed at this Tokyo capsule hotel here.  

Glansit also has a location in Kyoto’s Kawaramachi neighborhood, which has floors with mixed genders (perfect for couples or mixed gender groups wanting to stay on the same floor).

12. Rembrandt Cabin

Rembrandt Cabin is a Tokyo capsule hotel spin-off of a popular budget-friendly hotel chain in Japan, Rembrandt Style. 

The Rembrandt Cabin capsule hotel in Tokyo is located in Shin-Okubo, just north of Shinjuku. This trendy and Instagrammable capsule hotel has a comfy common area with views of the city, a working space, and free toiletries. 

If you like Rembrandt Cabin capsule hotels in Tokyo, you can book budget-friendly Rembrandt branded hotels (non-capsule hotels) with locations all around Japan. Some examples include:

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