Welcome to the very heart of Tokyo, Japan. Roppongi is a place famous for its intoxicatingly wild night life which attracts both foreigners and locals alike - dancing to blasting beats well into the wee hours. You’ll find nightclubs, cabarets, hostess clubs and even strip clubs scattered across the district. It was the very centre of Yakuza related activities which have mellowed down in recent years. Aside from its night life jungle, the district is littered with many foreign embassies along the street. This district promises you an interesting perspective into Tokyo’s urban culture. So where should you stay? Capsule hotels are still very much popular in Japan. So we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 places to stay in and near Roppongi just for you.
Listed as one of the best-rated locations in Tokyo, the First Cabin Akasaka is only a minute’s walk away from the Akasaka Station. They’ve got a wide range of capsules for both male and female guests which are air-conditioned that come with a safety deposit box inside. As a bonus, you’ll be given free toiletries to use including a pair of slippers and a towel. Free Wi-fi is available throughout the place and you can do your laundry at one of their coin-operated laundry machines. There are plenty of restaurants around this area, promising the hungry bears a satisfying meal.
Get into the zen of things with Booking.com’s recommended accommodation in Tokyo. The Centurion Hotel Residential Cabin Tower boasts a variety of capsules just for you. Designed with Zen in mind, the capsules are made with traditional Japanese sliding doors. They’ve got a huge flat screen TV in every capsule, perfect for movie nights on your bed. The front desk is open 24 hours to attend to your needs. You can also use the coin-operated laundry machines to clear up your laundry.
Centurion Hotel Residential Cabin Tower
Address: Minato-ku Akasaka 3-12-16
Price: from 27 USD
Part of the First Cabin chain, First Cabin Shinbashi offers you elegant and stylish capsule rooms complete with a flat-screen TV and free Wi-fi. You’ll be given loads of freebies which include toiletries, towels and hairdryers. Bathrooms and toilets are all shared among the guests. The property itself has a lounge where you can hangout with other guests or simply head to the cafe/bar to grab a quick bite or a drink at night. They’ve got a buffet breakfast at an additional fee if you’d like.
First Cabin Shinbashi Atagoyama
Address: Minato-ku Nishishimbashi 3-10-7
Price: from 45 USD
Laundry Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed First aid kit available WiFi available in all areas Thermometers for guests provided by property Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities Vending machine (drinks)
Here’s one of the Centurion Cabins but this time, with a spa. Located just 4-minutes away from Akasaka Mitsuke Station, the property hosts many different types of capsules ranging from budget all the way to deluxe capsules, all with a flat-screen TV. The bathroom and toilet facilities though are shared among the guests. What makes this place special is the in-house spa. Here, you can unwind and pamper yourself with a rejuvenating spa experience - perfect after a day’s worth of sightseeing. There’s also a sauna and a drinks vending machine available on site.
Centurion Cabin & Spa (Female Only)
Address: Minato-ku Akasaka 4-2-4
The Prime Pod Ginza Tokyo is located right above the Higashi-Ginza Station. Their variety of capsule accommodations are well equipped with a TV, a security deposit box, clothes hanger and a reading light. Bathrooms and toilets are all shared with towels and hairdryers provided for the guests. They have a lounge where you can chill and socialize with others too. If you’d like a drink or two, head up to the property’s bar. The front desk reception is open 24-hours with free luggage storage available on site.
The Prime Pod GINZA TOKYO
Address: Chuo-ku Ginza 5-13, Duplex Tower 13F
Price: from 37 USD
The Tamachi Bay Hotel is a popular spot for couples and one of the best valued accommodation in Tokyo. They’ve got a variety of capsule rooms which include a shared bathroom, a microwave oven and an electric kettle. Lockers are also available here for you to store your valuables. If you’re hungry for a snack, there are also shops available in the property. The Roppongi Hills are located a mere 2.1 km (1.2 mi) from Tamachi Bay Hotel.
Tamachi Bay Hotel
Address: Minato-ku Shiba 5-27-10
The Tokyo Ginza Bay Hotel is only 8 minutes away from JR Shinbashi Station. The hotel provides capsule hotels for both males and females on separate floors. The capsules are all equipped with a USB port, a hangar and a TV. You can have Wi-fi access throughout the property. The bathrooms and the toilets here are all shared and you’ll also be provided with a towel. The hotel has a lounge where you can chill at. If you need to get some drinks or snacks, you can head down to the convenience store on the ground floor.
Tokyo Ginza BAY HOTEL
Address: Chuo-ku, Ginza 7-13-15
Price: from 36 USD
This awesome capsule hotel in Shibuya has their very own sauna, perfect for those who want to heat up after an evening out on the cold street. They’ve also got a great large hot tub which is ideal for you to sink into and relax. Located about 5 minutes from the JR Shibuya Station, the capsules in this hotel come equipped with a radio, TV and a handy alarm clock. You’ll also be given free toiletries and a Yakuta robe for you to use at the common bathing area. If you’re hungry or thirsty, head down to the vending machines below for a quick fix for your stomach.
Capsule Hotel Shibuya
Address: Shibuya-ku Dogenzaka 1-19-14
Capsule Hotel Anshin Oyado Shinbashi Shiodome is one of the best accommodations in town. Their generous amount of freebies - which include free complimentary miso soup, green tea and soft drinks - are what’s best about this place. You’ll also receive a variety of free toiletries during your stay here. If you’re up for it, you can jump right in to the public bath in the property. The capsules here are well equipped with a flat-screen TV and air conditioning. If you’re a Manga fan, you can always grab a read from their collection of Manga books. To top it off, they’ve got an excellent breakfast too.
Capsule Hotel Anshin Oyado Shinbashi Shiodome
Address: Higashi Shimbashi 2-7-8
Price: from 67 USD
The Ishino Onsen Vivi is located just 3-minute’s walk away from Roppongi Station. The place is open 24 hours with many different types of accommodation options which include two dormitories and male-only capsules. Each capsule and bunk has an alarm clock and are fully air-conditioned. Bathrooms and toilets are shared among other guests and personal lockers are available for your valuables. If you’d like to unwind and relax, you can cosy into their hot tubs or sweat yourself out in a sauna. You can keep yourself fit at their on-site gym. A massage salon is also available to tender your tense muscles after working out.
Ishino Onsen Vivi
Address: Minato-ku, Roppongi 5-5-1, 4F
Price: from 35 USD
Gear up for Roppongi
A stay in a capsule hotel is a perfect alternative for your vacation accommodation. Coupled with the vibrant Tokyo vibes, our top 10 list of capsules are a sure fire way for you to have a memorable time in this legendary city. So gear up and teleport yourself to Japan for an alternative getaway.
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