Best Luxury Capsule Hotels In Tokyo – The capsule hotel game has been going on for a long time in Tokyo, and it’s still going strong. However, as opposed to its humble beginnings of being mainly situated in the bar and pub areas, geared more towards salarymen who have inadvertently missed the last train home and require a basic means of accommodation for the night, capsule hotels have really stepped up their game.
The days of expecting a very basic, unsurprisingly unkempt sleeping pod space are long gone. Nowadays, you’ll find that most capsule hotels, especially in colossal cities such as Tokyo and Osaka, are offering accommodation spaces that rival that of a hotel!
They’re spacious, they’re clean, they’re modern, and some might even say they’re state-of-the-art – they’re the luxury capsule hotels in Tokyo, and you definitely want a piece of them.
The Top 5
- Hotel Zen Tokyo
- First Cabin Shinbashi Atagoyama
- Anshin Oyado Shinjuku
- Moon Station Hotel Tokyo
- The Millennials Shibuya
Luxury Capsule Hotels In Tokyo #1 – Hotel Zen Tokyo
Hotel Zen Tokyo has got to be the cream of the crop – or one of them, at least. We’re talking about premium products, modern aesthetics, and that unique Japanese minimalistic approach to decor amenities and facilities that’s just the perfect balance. The capsule pods here are actually much bigger than the average size in Tokyo; in fact, the space between the bed and the ceiling is so high you can probably stand on it! Talk about bang for buck.
There’s a shared lounge where you can chill out and do your own thing, a funky onsite bar serving local sake, wine, and beer, free Wi-Fi throughout, and breakfast is fresh baked bread and coffee on the house!
Guest Tips: This place is pure luxury. They provide all the bathroom amenities you’ll ever need, from razors to face toners to hair curler and straighteners. Breakfast is basic but the perfect way to start a day of exploring.
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Luxury Capsule Hotels In Tokyo #2 – First Cabin Shinbashi Atagoyama
Located in the busy district of Minato, First Cabin Shinbashi Atagoyama is the perfect choice for those with packed itineraries and require easy access to public transport without sacrificing the quiet and relaxation associated with accommodations situated further away from the crowds. In fact, some of the biggest compliments from former guests is just how quiet and comfortable this hotel is!
Each pod here comes with a power outlet, a flat-screen, clothes hangers and storage space for all guests. There is a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, and vending machine and coin-operated laundry machines at the property for your convenience. A breakfast buffet is also supplied by the hotel at a small fee. If you’re looking to travel on the Ginza, Kamiyacho, and Hibiya line, this is the place to stay.
Guest Tips: If you’re looking to do a bit of work, the internet here is super high speed. For those with a picky palette, you can order both local and western food from the reception desk. The floors are gender separated.
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Luxury Capsule Hotels In Tokyo #3 – Anshin Oyado Shinjuku
Unfortunately for women, this capsule hotel only caters for men. However, great news for men, because Anshin Oyado Shinjuku is just incredible. First of all, with a location like this, being only 2-minutes away from JR Shinjuku Station, 10-minutes from Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, 10-minutes from the popular robot restaurant, and within walking distance to many attractions such as Tenryu-ji Temple and multiple shopping centres, you’d have to stop and ask yourself “am I really just paying for the convenience?”.
The price of a sleeping pod here is an absolute bargain if you consider everything else that comes with it, including use of their free Wi-Fi throughout the accommodation, an onsite public onsen bath, massage chairs, and an internet cafe. In the pod itself you’ll find air-conditioning and a flat-screen TV.
Guest Tips: Unfortunately for women, the Tokyo branch of the Anshin Oyado capsule hotels does not receive women guests, however, if you’re keen, they do accept female guests at their Kyoto and Nagoya branches. The free onigiri-making experience in the morning for breakfast is a treat, and there are many flavours to try.
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Luxury Capsule Hotels In Tokyo #4 – Moon Station Hotel Tokyo
Look, when we say luxury capsule hotels, we’re generally speaking about the ones that have been designed to look like they’ve just stepped out of a lifestyle magazine. However, if you’re the type to want a bit more than just a masterpiece interior, check out MOON STATION HOTEL in Tokyo, located on the west side of Tokyo City.
The first thing you’ll notice about this luxury capsule hotel is that it’s different. The theme here, as you may have gathered, is ‘space’ and from the way the pods have been built, furnished and decorated, to the recurring use of the colour white as though you’re in a spaceship, and the actual astronaut assisting with the elevator, you really can’t miss it. It’s a great gimmick if you have teenagers, or if you’re into sci-fi, or if you’re just looking for something fun and different.
Guest Tips: Even if you’re over 185cm (as a certain past guest was), you can sleep on these beds very comfortably. It’s located right next to a convenient store so you can hop in and hop out for last minute amenities easily. There are lifts here as well, so you don’t have to worry about luggage your belongings up flights of stairs!
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Personal Favorite! – The Millennials Shibuya
Situated right in the heart of Tokyo, only minutes away from the famous Shibuya Crossing and the Hachiko Statue lays The Millenials, a heavyweight in the capsule hotel space and as about as luxurious as they come. This property pretty much as it all: huge spacious common room where you can pick and choose to meet other travellers or tuck away in your own corner doing your own thing, state-of-the-art bathroom facilities with every amenity imaginable provided for, clean and spacious pods that feel like you’re sleeping on a cloud, multiple lounging and workspace areas for you to choose from, easy access to all parts of Tokyo, and complimentary fresh baked bread and pastries served every morning along with coffee and green tea.
What more could you ask for?
Guest Tips: If you need, they provide detergent at the front desk for 100-yen coin to do the laundry. To use a projector, you have to pay a small fee but it’s completely worth it! The high ceilings here make everything seem so much more spacious. A lot of the common areas are spacious, but you still feel that you have your own privacy.
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If you’re looking for a premium stay in Tokyo but really can’t afford to fork out a few hundred dollars to stay at a 5-star hotel, then this 5-star experience of staying in a luxury capsule hotel is precisely what you need. All the things you would expect in a prime upper-class hotel (e.g. superior comfort, cleanliness, privacy, aesthetics, quality customer service), you can expect at once of these luxury capsule hotels, and for only a fraction of the price!
Many people visiting cities like Tokyo want the experience and so book a night or two at these capsule hotels, but end up prolonging their stay anyway because of what an incredibly memorable experience it is. So, if we were you, we’d get on it to book a pod space now!
PS: For amazing capsule hotels in Osaka, check out this blog post: Capsule Hotels Osaka.