Destinations / Asia

15 Best Capsule Hotels in Japan

One of the first countries to ever use capsule hotels, Japan has produced one technological innovation after another during the 20th and 21st centuries. Throughout the country you can see this creativity, from the robots strutting down catwalks during fashion shows to the world-famous Robot Restaurant in Tokyo.

capsule hotel room interior
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With more than 400 million annual visitors to HotelsCombined, we’ve found the 15 highest quality capsule hotels around Japan for a quick stay. These hotels vary in prices and inclusions, but all of them offer a comfortable and affordable place to rest before a flight, between visits to different Japanese cities or even for a couple of hours in the afternoon.

 female staying in a capsule hotel room using laptop on her lap
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Nihonbashi Muromachi Bay Hotel

Nihonbashi Muromachi Bay Hotel is a popular capsule hotel located in the sprawling centre of Tokyo, surrounded by shopping, dining and entertainment. The comfortable capsule beds are 2.06 metres deep, one metre wide and one metre high. They also have USB ports, alarm clocks, lights, fans and complimentary Wi-Fi.

A hi-tech wristband key unlocks individual capsule beds, while the fourth and fifth floors have 94 ladies-only capsule beds. All capsule beds have access to lockers, showers and toilets on each floor and there’s a large communal lounge for dining and working. Don’t forget to take advantage of the laundromat, microwave, kettle and free shower amenities.

Hotel Highlights

  • Two female-only floors totalling 94 capsule beds.
  • Numerous on-site facilities, including a lounge, laundry and shower rooms.
  • A short walk from the Mitsui Memorial Museum.

Star Rating: 1*
Price: USD 61 – USD 168
Guest Rating: 8.8
Address: 2-4-7 Honmachi Nihonbashi, Chuo, Tokyo, Japan

Oak Hostel Cabin

Oak Hostel Cabin, capsule hotel
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Positioned near Tokyo’s Sumida River, the budget-friendly Oak Hostel Cabin is revered among HotelsCombined visitors for its comfortable beds, picturesque city views and attentive staff. This particular capsule hostel has large dormitories with individual pods, secure lockers and complimentary Wi-Fi. The pods have their own hanger, light, power outlet and mirror.

Along with communal shower rooms, including three female-only shower rooms, the hostel has a coin-operated laundry, a communal kitchen and a lounge with a computer. Just outside you’ll find Eitai Bridge, which is illuminated in brilliant lights come nightfall, along with the Nihonbashi Auditorium. 

Hotel Highlights 

  • Budget-friendly capsule hostel near the river.
  • Female and male-only capsule dorms.
  • On-site lounge and kitchen.

Star Rating: 1*
Price: USD 32 – USD 63
Guest Rating: 8.3
Address: 1-16, Nihonbashi Hakozaki-cho, Chuo, Tokyo, Japan

First Cabin Haneda Terminal 1

Located at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, about 40 minutes’ drive from the city centre, First Cabin Haneda Terminal 1 is perfect for long layovers or grabbing some sleep before an early flight. The facility offers plenty of perks, including communal lounge and work stations, modern shower rooms and a large hot bath.

There are 101 male and 63 female cabins to choose from, all of which come with disposable slippers, bath towels, face towels and bathroom products. A Business Class Cabin features an LCD TV, air conditioning, safety box and lighting, while the First Class Cabin offers more space and the extra luxury of a side table. 

Hotel Highlights

  • Spacious capsule cabins with wall-mounted TVs.
  • Located in the heart of Haneda Airport for travellers.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in the lounge and cabins.

Star Rating: No Rating
Price: USD 27 – USD 54
Guest Rating: No Rating
Address: 1f, Domestic Terminal 1, 3-3-2, Haneda Airport, Ota, Tokyo, Japan

First Cabin Tsukiji

HotelsCombined visitors rave about the attentive staff and convenient location of First Cabin Tsukiji, which is a short walk from Tokyo train station and its surrounding restaurants and shops. There are four capsule cabins, including the value-for-money Premium Economy Class Cabin, First Class Cabin and Business Class Cabin.

All the cabins have LCD TVs, safety boxes and air conditioning, including the Premium Class Cabin, which also has its own toilet, a mini bar, double futon and work desk. Take advantage of the hotel-style facilities, including a well-stocked bar, a large bathing pool and a meal room with a TV.

Hotel Highlights

  • About 20 minutes’ walk from Idemitsu Museum of Arts.
  • An on-site bar and large bath.
  • Oversized Premium Class Cabins that feel like small hotel rooms.

Star Rating: 2*
Price: USD 44 – USD 72
Guest Rating: 8.3
Address: Tsukiji 2-11-10, Chuo, Tokyo, Japan

First Cabin Akihabara

First Cabin Akihabara
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First Cabin Akihabara offers a wide selection of capsules, all of which come with LCD TVs, deluxe bedding, safety boxes, ventilation functions and hi-tech control panels for USB connectivity, power, lighting and a fan. The 2.1-metre-long Premium Economy Class Cabin is the cheapest, while Premium Class Cabin earns its higher price tag with its double bed, toilet and mini bar.

The communal lounge has a TV, coffee machine and comfortable seating for those wanting to eat or work, while the large public bath complements the shower rooms. The capsule hotel is positioned between Akihabara train station and the Kanda River and is surrounded by multiple parks. 

Hotel Highlights 

  • LCD TVs and ventilation systems in every room.
  • A public bath on site.
  • A short walk from Izumi Park.

Star Rating: 1*
Price: USD 88 – USD 159
Guest Rating: 8
Address: 3-38, Kandasakumacho, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan

Centurion Ladies Hostel Ueno Park

Located minutes from Ueno train station, Centurion Ladies Hostel Ueno Park is surrounded by popular Tokyo attractions, including The Ueno Royal Museum and Ueno Zoo. This ladies-only capsule hotel prides itself on providing comfortable bedding in its capsules, which also include complimentary Wi-Fi, lighting, privacy curtains, TVs and power boards. The Superior Cabins are slightly longer than the Standard Cabins.

Along with a 24-hour shower room and powder room, this capsule hotel has a coin-operated laundry and a sun-lit communal lounge. All guests also receive bath products, including a bath towel, toothpaste, body soap and a hairdryer. 

Hotel Highlights 

  • About one kilometre from Ueno Station and its on-site shops and restaurants.
  • Ladies-only capsules near Tokyo’s city centre.
  • An air-conditioned communal lounge for meals and work.

Star Rating: 2*
Price: USD 40 – USD 133
Guest Rating: 8.4
Address: Ueno 2-11-13, Taito, Tokyo, Japan

Spa & Capsule Hotel Grand Park Inn Sugamo

Spa & Capsule Hotel Grand Park Inn Sugamo offers excellent value for your money with its modern capsules fitted out with mobile charging, LCD TVs, high-quality mattresses, alarm clocks and Wi-Fi. The 1.85-metre-long Economy Capsule is the cheapest, while the 2.18-metre-long Deluxe Capsule comes with a bathrobe. Stay in the Theater Premium Capsule for a work desk and 32-inch TV.

This capsule hotel offers some of the best facilities available, including a public bath, detoxing sauna, business centre and a relaxation room with sofa beds. The lobby houses a restaurant serving delicious buffet breakfasts, while the hotel’s planetarium can be rented for special events.

Hotel Highlights 

  • Resort-style facilities, including a public bath and sauna.
  • A range of capsules to suit all budgets.
  • Located next to Sugamo train station.

Star Rating: 1*
Price: USD 63 – USD 111
Guest Rating: 7.4
Address: Toshima-ku, Sugamo 1-18-4, Toshima, Tokyo, Japan

Book And Bed Tokyo

Book and Bed Tokyo, capsule hotel in Japan
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Book And Bed Tokyo is a unique concept capsule hotel that calls itself “an accommodation bookshop”. As the name suggests, this hotel has comfortable mattresses to go with its extensive library of books and comic books. There are 52 beds scattered throughout Book And Bed Tokyo. The Bookshelf beds are located behind the bookshelves and have reading lamps and electrical outlets, while the Bunk beds are slightly smaller.

Book and Bed Tokyo
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Along with bookshelves filled with reading material, the capsule hotel has reading lounges, a lobby bar and 24-hour showers and toilets. Right outside you’ll find the Ikebukuro train station, the futuristic Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre and Ikebukuro Nishi-guchi Park, which hosts open-air festivals and concerts. 

Hotel Highlights 

  • It doubles as a library and hotel with spacious capsules behind the bookshelves.
  • Has a central location near a major train station.
  • One of the most affordable capsule hotels in Tokyo.

Star Rating: 2*
Price: USD 67 – USD 132
Guest Rating: 8
Address: Toshima-ku Ikebukuro 1-17-7 Lumiere Buld 7F, Toshima, Tokyo, Japan

Akihabara Bay Hotel

Akihabara Bay Hotel, CAPSULE HOTEL
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Akihabara Bay Hotel is a female-only capsule hotel surrounded by some of Tokyo’s most exciting areas, including Akihabara, Shibuya, Shinjuku, Ginza and Roppongi. The hotel’s basement-level lounges offer plush seating, tables and TVs, while the wristband keys, complimentary Wi-Fi and on-site laundry provide considerable peace of mind.

All of the capsule beds are 2.06 metres long, one metre wide and one metre high. Each bed comes with a USB port, alarm clock, TV, mirror and comfortable bedding. Guests also have access to bath linens, a shower room, microwave and kettles and bath products. 

Hotel Highlights 

  • Female-only capsule hotel near Akihabara Station.
  • A TV in every capsule.
  • On-site laundry and lounges.

Star Rating: 1*
Price: USD 82 – USD 311
Guest Rating: 9
Address: 44-4 Kandaneribeicho Chiyoda-Ku, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan

Osaka Hokko Marina Resort Guesthouse

One of the most picturesque capsule hotels on this list, Osaka Hokko Marina Resort Guesthouse sits on the edge of Osaka Bay. The female-only accommodation enjoys access to luxurious facilities, including a seasonal outdoor pool and barbecue area as well as an on-site bar, water sports and bicycle hire.

The cheapest option is a capsule in a dormitory room, which comes with its own light, linens, bath products and hairdryer. The Female Twin Room offers more privacy, while the Female Economy Room is an air-conditioned twin room. For more luxury, stay in the Deluxe Cabin on Boat for a living room and option Osaka Bay cruise. All accommodations use shared bathrooms and toilets. 

Hotel Highlights 

  • The option to stay on a boat and cruise around Osaka Bay.
  • Affordable accommodation on Osaka’s waterfront.
  • A 10-minute drive from Universal Studios Japan.

Star Rating: 2*
Price: USD 24 – USD 54
Guest Rating: 7.5
Address: Tsuneyoshi 2-13-18, Konohana, Osaka, Japan

Nine Hours Narita Airport

Nine Hours Narita Airport is the perfect spot for a quick sleep before, after or between flights at Narita Airport. The capsule hotel is fitted out with more than 100 compact capsules that can be rented out for an hourly rate. These pods are 2.2 metres long and have comfortable mattresses and lights.

All guests receive bath towels and toothbrushes to use in the on-site shower facilities, which have bath products in each shower unit. You also have access to a secure locker. When hunger strikes, Nine Hours Narita Airport is a short walk from fresh pastries at CAFFÉ de CRIÉ and coffee and sandwiches at Doutor.

Hotel Highlights 

  • Simple and efficient capsules at Narita Airport.
  • Close to food and shopping at the terminal.
  • Secure lockers for storing your belongings.

Star Rating: 2.5*
Price: USD 90 – USD 272
Guest Rating: 8.2
Address: Narita International Airport Terminal 2, 1-1 Furugome, Narita, Japan

Spa Hotel Sole Susukino

Spa Hotel Sole Susukino,
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Combining the tranquillity of a day spa with convenient and cosy capsules, Spa Hotel Sole Susukino is home to a large public bath and a rare “crystal sauna”. It also boasts a massage room providing rejuvenating treatments and a restaurant that serves breakfast, dinner and a day-long snacks menu.

Choose from the Standard Cabin or Deluxe Cabin, all of which feature TVs, personal reading lights, curtains, power outlets and USB connections. The Deluxe Cabin is slightly larger and offers the added luxury of a separate writing desk. Located in a central shopping and dining hub, this capsule hotel is encircled by restaurants, cafes and bars. 

Hotel Highlights 

  • Deluxe Cabins with separate work desks.
  • An on-site spa, public bath and massage room.
  • About one kilometre from Nijo Market.

Star Rating: 1*
Price: USD 24 – USD 29
Guest Rating: No Rating
Address: Minami 4-jo Nishi 6-chome 4, Chuo Ward, Sapporo, Japan

Capsule Inn Osaka

Dating back to 1979, Capsule Inn Osaka was the world’s first capsule hotel and has continued to provide exceptional service and affordable comfort. The male-only capsule hotel has Regular Type Sleep Capsules and the slightly larger Wide Type Sleep Capsules, all of which have TVs, power outlets, alarms and lights.

Capsule Inn Osaka also offers a wealth of on-site services, from a communal hot bath and sauna to massage treatments. The restaurant serves more than 20 different types of breakfast options, while the shower rooms, luggage storage service and complimentary Wi-Fi offer valued convenience. The hotel is on a street dotted with restaurants and bars, including FrenZ FrenZY Rainbow Haven and Ichiran Umeda Hankyu-higashidori. 

Hotel Highlights 

  • A male-only capsule hotel with private rooms and comfortable capsules.
  • An on-site sauna and spa offering massages.
  • About a 10-minute walk from Umeda Station.

Star Rating: 1*
Price: USD 61 – USD 135
Guest Rating: 7
Address: 9-5 Doyamamachi Kita-ku, Kita, Osaka, Japan

Capsule Hotel Astil Dotonbori

Arguably the best capsule hotel near the centre of Osaka, the 3-star Capsule Hotel Astil Dotonbori boasts hi-tech capsules complete with power outlets, USB ports, 20-inch LCD TVs and signature Dream Bed mattresses. These capsules are complemented by the secure storage lockers and a small lounge with plush seating, a vending machine and reading material.

Positioned within the alluring Dotonbori neighbourhood, this capsule hotel places you within walking distance of numerous restaurants and shops, including Rooftop Bar OO and Kinryu Ramen Dotonbori. It’s also within 200 metres of Osaka Shochikuza Theatre and the Kamigata Ukiyoe Museum. 

Hotel Highlights 

  • An LCD TV and signature bedding in every capsule.
  • Intimate lounge with a magazine stand.
  • Prime location about three kilometres from Osaka.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 54 – USD 90
Guest Rating: 8.9
Address: Dotonbori 2-2-20, Chuo, Osaka, Japan

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Cheap & Easy Capsule Hotels in Japan

female tourist check in capsule hotel room and surfing internet and selfie on their bed with their mobile phone
Photo| Female tourists with gadgets in a capsule hotel| GETTYIMAGES – CHEE GIN TAN

Looking for a peaceful night of sleep without breaking your budget? Japan’s capsule hotels, found in its major cities including Tokyo, Osaka and Sapporo, are the perfect option, offering inviting perks such as privacy curtains, reading lights and power outlets. Some capsules hotels even offer the luxury of personal TVs and boast on-site spas and restaurants.

What do you think about staying in a capsule hotel? Let us know in the comments below.


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