Top 4 Capsule Hotels In Kumamoto, Japan - Updated 2024

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Kumamoto is situated on the island of Kyushu in southern Japan. It has many museums such as Kumamoto City Museum where you can learn about the history of the city, Kumamoto Prefectural Museum of Art, which has paintings, masks and suits of armour and Shimada Museum of Art, which displays documents and handicrafts related to Samurai culture. Manga fans will be thrilled to know that Kumamoto is the birthplace of Eiichiri Oda, the creator of ‘One Piece’ and has statues of characters from the comics. You can cycle, paraglide or ride a helicopter near Mount Aso, which is an active volcano. Do not miss tasting local delicacies such as Karashi Renkon and Ikinari Dango. If you are travelling on a budget and prefer to stay close to the city centre, capsule hotels are a good option. Keep reading to know more about the top capsule hotels in Kumamoto, 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 April 13, 2024.

1. Hotel Carna A (from USD 24)

Hotel Carna A is just 700 m (2,296 ft) away from the famous Kumamoto Castle, which was built in 1607. In case you feel bored inside your capsule, you may buy a beverage from the vending machine and drink it while enjoying a view of the city from the sun deck.

The hotel provides complimentary breakfast to ensure that you feel energised in the morning. It has fax and photocopying machines and a laundry service, where you can get your clothes washed and ironed.

If you feel tired after sightseeing throughout the day, you may visit the public bath or sauna to relax.

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Wifi Available

Address: Chuogai 4-20
781 meters (0.5 ft) from Kumamoto Castle

Parking 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Internet services Lift

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2. Hotel The Gate Kumamoto (from USD 29)

Hotel The Gate Kumamoto is next to Kumamoto Station. All the rooms are situated on the ground floor, which is convenient if you are travelling with old family members. You can choose to stay in a room with capsules or bunk beds. The compact rooms are separated from each other by room dividers for maximum privacy. The hotel has a lounge bar where you can enjoy snacks while watching tropical fish in the aquarium. It has a laundromat for washing clothes that’s open throughout the day.

You may rent a bicycle or car to visit places of interest such as Kumamoto City Museum, a 10-minute drive away. Please note that children below the age of seven years are not allowed.

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Hotel The Gate Kumamoto

Wifi Available

Address: Nishi-ku Kasuga 1-14-1
2.25 km (1.4 mi) from Kumamoto Castle

Bar Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Internet services Car hire Heating Luggage storage WiFi Available

3. Happy Closet & Wasamon Hostel (from USD 54)

Happy Closet & Wasamon Hostel is just 0.9 km (0.5 mi) away from Sakuramachi Bus Terminal. All the rooms are air-conditioned and have free Wi-Fi, which you may use to read about places of interest and keep in touch with your family. There are several restaurants within a 1.6-km (1-mi) radius, but if you prefer to cook your own meals, you may do so in the shared kitchen.

The hotel does not permit children below the age of seven years.

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8.9 User Rating

Address: 中央区新町4丁目4番地39号, Kumamoto, Kumamoto, Japan, 860-0004
1.21 km (0.8 mi) from Kumamoto Castle

4. Gootarian (from USD 37)

Gootarian is located 1.3 km (0.8 mi) away from Kengun Shrine, which was built in the 6th century. It has an in-house restaurant, which serves delicious food. The Japanese-style rooms in the hotel have traditional paintings and flooring made of tatami mats. Some rooms even have books and DVDs for children. All the rooms have coffee makers and microwaves.

You may relax on your room’s balcony, the garden or the terrace after working out in the gym. The board games and puzzles in the play area can keep your family occupied. You may rent a bicycle to explore nearby areas or book a tour to learn about the local culture.

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民泊カフェ Gootarian

Address: Higashi-ku, Onoue, 2-5-9
4.75 km (3.0 mi) from Kumamoto Castle

Parking Restaurant Room service Bar Fitness centre Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms

Enjoy a vacation on a budget in Kumamoto

Apart from its rich history, Kumamoto has a lot to offer for adventure seekers and food lovers. Capsule hotels are at convenient locations, which will enable you to explore most of the interesting places by walk, bicycle or public transport. Book one of the top capsule hotels on this list to enjoy your vacation in Kumamoto, Japan.

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Suresh is a freelance writer who likes to visit places of spiritual and historical interest on his own or with his family. He tends to book long-distance transport in advance but is open to finding...Read more

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