Capsule Hotels Tokyo

Capsule hotels Tokyo provide uniquely Japanese-style accommodations. A symbol of efficiency using space well, these unique hotels provide a place to stay at reasonable price. Flexibility is another benefit of capsule hotels in Japan. If you plans change, your transportation is delayed, or you just want to travel by your rules, many of these rooms can be booked without planning far in advance.

Typical capsule hotels in Japan may be on the other side of the scale from luxury hotels, but both provide a place to relax after a long day. Without a premium price, the capsule hotels will give you a place to sleep, shower, and wake up on time the next morning. Most capsule hotels Tokyo are divided into public and private spaces. The public lounges include lockers for your luggage and communal bathrooms, while the sleeping quarters give you our own space, even if it is small.

When it's time to get some sleep, guests head to their private capsules to settle down for the night. Crafted out of plastic, the sleeping quarters bear a resemble to an airplane cockpit. The individual sleeping spaces give you enough room to lay down and sit up to read the paper. Often a TV and customizable lighting are at arm's length in your own little place to stay for the night.

Many of the capsule hotels are divided by gender. Most are for men only, while a few allow women. The Akihabara district, in the vibrant cultural heart of Tokyo, is home to a wide variety of accommodations, along with a capsule hotel for women and men, the Capsule Inn Akihabara. At this property, women's and men's capsules are divided by floor, giving an extra sense of security and privacy for women traveling alone.

As is typical at most capsule hotels Tokyo, the Capsule Inn allows visitors to check in anytime after 5 p.m. You're free to come and go as you please if you want to experience Tokyo's nightlife. The lounge offers a place to sit down and enjoy a cup of coffee. Several computers are available for use, and lounge is equipped with a high-speed wireless connection. Check-out time is 10 a.m., at this capsule hotel for women and men, which is usually not a problem for the busy travelers and workers who have plenty to do during the day. You can leave your luggage at this budget option for Akihabara hotels while you're out and about.

This is just one option for a cheap capsule hotel Tokyo. Scattered throughout the city, these cheap hotels offer convenience no matter where you planning to spend your vacation. And many times, you'll pay more for dinner than you do for your accommodations.

Another one of the capsule hotels for women as well as male travelers, the Central Inn Gotanda provides a safe and comfortable place to spend the night. It's a five-minute walk from the subways and trains, while part of Sony's world headquarters and the Imperial palace are close to the hotel tower. Like the other capsule hotels in Japan, the Central Inn is divided to into private and public spaces. High-speed Internet is complimentary, as is the use of a safe, and shower amenities like shampoo and bath soap. Upgrades are available to a room with a desk, single bed, and some more space.

The Astro Inn in Shibuya also offers the comfortable and convenience that have come to exemplify capsule hotels. This men-only property also offers its guests access to a sauna, a lounge stocked with comics and a plasma-screen TV, and air purifiers in each room. A subway station is just minutes away, which is the case for most of the city's capsule hotels.

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