15 Best Capsule Hotels In Ueno, Japan - Updated 2024

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Capsule hotels are an iconic part of the Japanese vacation experience. The compact and ingeniously designed miniature rooms offer a superb solution to Japan’s bustling and packed cities. If you are staying in or near the Ueno area of Tokyo, there are plenty of great accommodation options, including Airbnb vacation rentals. But if you want to skip the usual and have a more unique experience, book one of these best capsule hotels in Ueno, Japan.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on June 01, 2024.

1. Capsule and Sauna Oriental (from USD 25)

This is another ideally-placed capsule hotel for train links and attractions. Indeed, the smartly turned-out Capsule and Sauna Oriental, which is male-only, has proven popular with past guests precisely because of its top location. And, as one would expect of a hotel that places a sauna within its name, the site’s wellness facilities have also drawn praise from residents. The site’s hot tub is also particularly popular.

The capsules in this affordable and cheap accommodation in Ueno have great amenities, including a TV, alarm, and radio. The free-access internet computers and hotel-wide Wi-Fi will also be a boon to those who need to stay connected on the go. The many bars and restaurants in the surrounding neighborhood will also come in handy during your stay as no meals are provided within the hotel itself. However, vending machines are available for handy snacks.

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Ueno Station Hostel Oriental 1 Male Only

6.8 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: Taito-ku Ueno 6-9-9
717 meters (0.5 ft) from Ueno Zoo

24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Non-smoking rooms Laundry Internet services Lift Hot tub/jacuzzi Heating

2. Smart Stay SHIZUKU Ueno Ekimae (from USD 29)

If you specifically plan to explore Saigo Takamori Statue and Shitamachi Museum, jump at the chance to stay at Smart Stay SHIZUKU Ueno Ekima. This 2-star capsule hotel has a convenient location and allows you to relax in comfortable pods that have separate areas for men and women. Each capsule accommodation here is thoughtfully equipped with air-conditioning, flat-screen TV, and a personal safe.

The property invites you to indulge in a relaxing time in its sauna facility and savour a drink at the snack bar. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the premises so you’re well-connected online. Make sure to visit the property’s in-house restaurant for a delicious dinner and an American breakfast.

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Smart Stay SHIZUKU Ueno Ekimae

7.9 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: Taito-ku Ueno 2-13-11
654 meters (0.5 ft) from Ueno Zoo

Restaurant 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Non-smoking rooms Laundry Facilities for disabled guests Internet services Lift

3. Akihabara Bay Hotel (from USD 32)

The female-only Akihabara Bay Hotel enjoys fabulous word-of-mouth among past guests, hundreds of whom highly rate this one-star establishment. Transport links are good, with no fewer than five train stations with a half-mile (0.8 km) radius, including the Akihabara Station just three minutes away. The stylish hotel interior features nice capsule pods with their own USB socket and power outlet. Some of the accommodation options also include TVs.

There is no on-site restaurant, although the shared lounge has a microwave for cooking up quick meals and snacks and there is also a vending machine. Those who fancy something a bit more substantial won’t have far to look however, as there are a host of restaurants and convenience stores within five minutes of the hotel.

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Akihabara Bay Hotel (Female Only)

8.2 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: Chiyoda-ku, Kandaneribei-cho 44-4
1.8 km (1.2 mi) from Ueno Zoo

24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Laundry Internet services Lift Heating WiFi Available Free WiFi

4. Capsule Net Omotenashi no Oyado (from USD 27)

If you want to stay in the heart of things, then the Capsule Net Omotenashi no Oyado is certainly a good place to start. Hundreds of past guests have rated it as fabulous and, as well as praising its comfort and cleanliness one thing keeps cropping up - location. This hotel near Ueno Station is located in a bustling part of Ueno and offers separate accommodations for women and men. There are also several attractions within very close proximity. Ueno Park is close by, as is Ueno Zoo and several museums.

Tech fans will also be well-catered for. Aside from free Wi-Fi, this pod hotel in Ueno also offers free use of tablet computers, so you’ll be able to keep in close contact with friends and family. And, after a busy day sightseeing, the relaxation area’s plush reclining chairs and the hotel’s large public baths will be the perfect way to unwind.

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Gran Custama Ueno

7.9 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: 6-8-20 Ueno, Taito-ku
783 meters (0.5 ft) from Ueno Zoo

24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Non-smoking rooms Laundry Internet services Lift Heating Luggage storage

5. MyCUBE by MYSTAYS Asakusa Kuramae (from USD 38)

This superbly rated hotel is located a little further from Ueno Park than others on this list - but unlike some Ueno capsule hotels, it caters to both women and men. It sits a mile (1.6 km) away from the hub of Ueno Station, but is closer to a number of other rail links in the area, with Kuramae Station just two-minutes away.

Its location also places it closer to the popular Asakusa area, which is home to the iconic Senso-ji Temple - only 17 minutes away from the hotel on foot. The stylish hotel interior also houses its own restaurant, serving a mix of light meals and alcoholic drinks. All capsules include USB ports, individual TVs and free Wi-Fi, which will keep tech fans happy.

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MyCUBE by MYSTAYS Asakusa Kuramae

8.8 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: Taito-Ku, Kuramae 2-6-7
2.19 km (1.4 mi) from Ueno Zoo

24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Laundry Internet services Lift Safety deposit box Heating Luggage storage

6. Sauna and Capsule Hotel Dandy (from USD 19)

The one-star Sauna and Capsule Hotel Dandy is just a few hundred yards away from Ueno Park and the popular Shinobazu Pond, making it well-placed for those who wish to take a brief time-out from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo’s busy city streets. Its location so close to Ueno Park also puts it within close proximity of Ueno Station, just seven minutes away on foot.

Unlike some of the capsule hotels on this list, the Sauna and Capsule Hotel Dandy also has its own in-house restaurant, which serves a mix of Japanese, Chinese and western cuisine - perfect for any palette. And, as one would expect from a hotel with sauna in the title, it also boasts a range of wellness facilities, including the aforementioned sauna, public baths and massages. Free Wi-Fi will ensure you keep in touch with the wider world during your stay at this hotel, which caters to males only.

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7. Centurion Ladies Hostel Ueno Park (from USD 17)

Travelers who don’t like the idea of sleeping in a dormitory area with strangers of the opposite sex are well catered for in Ueno. There are a number of female and male-only capsule hotels. And, although the proportion of male-only capsule hotels is larger than female ones, there are still a number of very popular accommodation options for women. These include the stylish Centurion Ladies Hostel Ueno Park. This two-star hostel has a glowing reputation among past residents, with hundreds rating it as fabulous - praising its friendly staff, level of service and comfortable beds.

It also provides cracking views out across Ueno Park, with its cherry blossom trees putting on a beautiful show for guests who stop at the hostel in the period between late March and early April. There are also a number of accommodation options available, from single beds in dormitory rooms all the way up to superior rooms with space for five people - ideal if you are traveling as part of a small group.

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8. The Nell Ueno Okachimachi (from USD 16)

One of numerous men-only capsule hotels within the Ueno area, the Nell Ueno Okachimachi is very well placed for a host of activities and travel options. Ueno Station is only five minutes away, while popular spots such as Ueno Park and the Ameyayokoko-cho Shopping Arcade are also very close at hand. And, at the end of a long day taking in the sights and sounds of this vibrant neighborhood, the hotel’s public bath and sauna will help you unwind.

The hotel has no restaurant facilities, bar complimentary Japanese tea, but there are a host of restaurant options in and around the area - giving you the perfect excuse to head back out into Ueno following your relaxing dip in the baths.

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Capsule Kinuya Hotel Ueno

Address: Taito-ku Higashi-Ueno 2-15-9
832 meters (0.6 ft) from Ueno Zoo

9. Sauna & Capsule Hotel Hokuo (from USD 22)

The two-star Sauna and Capsule Hotel Hokuo has ‘sauna’ in its name for a good reason. The variety of public baths and popular sauna have proven very popular with past guests - many of whom loved the rooftop spa facilities. So if you are particularly keen on soaking in an onsen during your trip to Ueno, this male-only hotel may be a strong contender.

It, as with earlier entries on this list, is also perfectly placed for the famous Shinkansen trains which speed between the city and Narita Airport. This, coupled with the free Wi-Fi and 24-hour check-in desk, go some way towards explaining its popularity among businessmen. Although Ueno has plenty of food options, those staying at the hotel also have the choice of making use of its in-house restaurant, located five floors up, which serves a mix of Japanese and Chinese a la carte dishes.

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10. Spa Resort President (from USD 12)

The comfortable Spa Resort President features a range of wellness facilities that earn it its spa moniker. As well as hot tubs and saunas in its public bathing area, guests can also make use of the in-house massages, although there is a fee for the latter. As with many of the hotels in Ueno, this male-only site is ideally situated for transport links - just a minute from the subway station of Ueno-Hirokoji as well as the JR Okachimachi Station. It also boasts an in-house a la carte restaurant for some much-needed sustenance after a busy day taking in the sights. Free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour front desk also feature.

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Spa Resort President

Wifi Available

Address: Taito-ku Ueno 3-28-6
938 meters (0.6 ft) from Ueno Zoo

Restaurant 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Laundry Internet services Lift Safety deposit box Massage

11. Capsule and Sauna New Century (from USD 12)

Friendly staff, popular saunas and hot tubs and the hotel’s great location are just some of the aspects of the Capsule and Sauna New Century to have been praised by past guests. It is just a short walk from the stations of Ueno, Keisei Ueno and Okachimachi, ensuring you can explore many parts of the city. And those who stick closer to their base will have plenty to keep them entertained, with museums - including the National Museum of Western Art - and Ueno Park both very close by. The hotel, which is for men only, doesn’t serve any food of its own, but those who choose to stay here will not go hungry as there are plenty of eating options in the surrounding neighborhood.

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Address: 6-9-7 Ueno
750 meters (0.5 ft) from Ueno Zoo

Sauna Laundry Internet services Lift Massage Hot tub/jacuzzi Heating WiFi Available

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12. Hotel Owl Tokyo Nippori (from USD 19)

Those who would like to discover the sights and sounds of the buzzing neighbourhood of Higashi-Nippori can consider Hotel Owl Tokyo Nippori. This travel-sustainable accommodation is just a 13-minute drive from inner Ueno. It provides comfortable slumbers through its dormitory rooms with bunk beds or capsule-style units. Every pod here has a luggage storage area, power sockets, and a reading light as well as access to complimentary Wi-Fi.

Your stay gets more convenient once you make the most of the free use of computers and complimentary coffee in the lobby. When hunger strikes, visit the hotel’s sushi restaurant located just a minute away on foot. If you’re arriving by car, you can avail of the paid parking nearby the property.

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Hotel Owl Tokyo Nippori

8.1 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: Arakawa-ku Higashi Nippori 6-59-3
1.48 km (1.0 mi) from Ueno Zoo

Parking Restaurant 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Dry cleaning Family rooms

13. Capsule Hotel Anshin Oyado Akihabara (from USD 29)

Offering travellers an excellent range of relaxing amenities, Capsule Hotel Anshin Oyado Akihabara assures a pleasing stay in Ueno. This accommodation provides opportunities for unwinding in its roomy public bath, massage chairs, and sauna. Apart from these facilities, it also offers capsule rooms that are available for male guests only. The sleeping corners are guaranteed superb as they come with a flat-screen TV with cable channels and headphones. Free Wi-Fi is on hand for those who wish to stay online.

Additionally, there is an on-site cafe equipped with vending machines for snacks and complimentary drinks. This hotel is situated within short walking distance of JR Akihabara Station and only a 15-minute drive from central Ueno.

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Anshin Oyado Tokyo Akihabara Denkigaiten- Male Only

8.5 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: Chiyoda-ku Sotokanda 1-2-12
2.03 km (1.3 mi) from Ueno Zoo

24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Non-smoking rooms Laundry Internet services Safety deposit box Spa and wellness centre Massage

14. Nine Hours Suidobashi (from USD 36)

Nine Hours Suidobashi offers pod-style accommodation in a gender-separated fashion as its rooms have specific sections for males and females. Aside from single-size capsules, this property also provides special pods for two. All rooms are fitted with air-conditioning and complimentary Wi-Fi so you can easily get settled during your stay. For more convenience, this hotel also offers guests free luggage storage, continental breakfast, and shared bathroom facilities.

Located in Chiyoda district, this accommodation is about 3.3 kilometres (2 miles) from Ueno proper. It is near popular hotspots such as Ramla Shopping Mall, Japan-China Friendship Centre Art Museum, and Misaki Inari Shrine.

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9h nine hours Suidobashi

8.0 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: Chiyoda-ku Kanda Misakicho 3-10-1
2.54 km (1.6 mi) from Ueno Zoo

24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Internet services Lift Heating Luggage storage WiFi Available Free WiFi

15. Resol Poshtel Tokyo Asakusa (from USD 44)

If you are keen to stay in the Nishiasakusa neighborhood, the cozy accommodation of Resol Poshtel Tokyo Asakusa is a great place to stay. This pod-style hotel offers female and male-only rooms as well as mixed-gender options, which is ideal for groups who prefer to stay close to each other. You can expect to enjoy air-conditioning and heating, a safety deposit box, a power socket, and free Wi-Fi in each of the capsules. Luggage storage, laundry, and shared toilet are also offered on-site.

The location of the property makes it easy for you to reach popular points of interest such as Kappabashi-dori Shopping Street, Sogenji Temple, and Edo Taito Traditional Crafts Center.

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Resol Poshtel Tokyo Asakusa

9.4 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: Taito-ku Nishiasakusa 2-25-1
1.69 km (1.1 mi) from Ueno Zoo

Laundry Internet services Lift Heating Luggage storage WiFi Available Free WiFi Air conditioning

Experience a true icon of modern Tokyo

Capsule hotels are as synonymous with modern-day Tokyo which has bustling streets, soaring buildings, and neon lights. And these places to stay in Ueno are one of the most unique introductions that you can get in Tokyo. Keep this article handy for your upcoming trip to Ueno. This district awaits!

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