Capsule and pod hotels are probably one of the trendiest places to stay in the world. Its perfect blend of function and style makes it very attractive to both local people and foreign millennials on their quest to look for the most fashionable attraction. Invented by Kisho Kurokawa in Osaka in 1979, a capsule hotel consists of pod-like rooms or compartments, stacked together, while providing just the minimum when it comes to space and amenities. The inside of these just has enough room for a single person to crawl inside, lie down and sit up, given that you are not that tall. Basic amenities include light, an air conditioner, and an alarm clock. However, nowadays, some capsule hotels include a TV, a power outlet, and a radio. Don’t be surprised if there is no lock as you are only provided with a shutter for you to have some peace and privacy. If you are frugal and you’re looking for a place to stay in Tokyo, then here are some of the pod and capsule hotels in Shibuya, Tokyo.
1. Commun Shibuya (from USD 38)
Common Shibuya is a male-only accommodation located at the heart of Shibuya, Tokyo’s most busy district. The district is known for its busy pedestrian scene and the statue of Hachiko. Each of their rooms at this capsule hotel is fully air-conditioned and even features a TV inside. There is also a shared bathroom that all of the occupants can use. Commun Shibuya also offers a free Wi-Fi connection to its guests. The front desk is also open 24 hours to cater to all your needs.
The Shibuya Center Town is only 500 meters (1600 feet) away from Common Shibuya. NHK Studio Park is also 1.1 kilometers (0.6 miles) away from the property. From the Tokyo Haneda International Airport, the property is only 13 kilometers (8.08 miles) away.
commun SHIBUYA (Male Only)
Address: Shibuya-ku Sakuragaokacho 22−19
24-hour front desk Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Internet services Safety deposit box Luggage storage WiFi Available
2. Nadeshiko Hotel Shibuya (from USD 31)
Located near Tokyo’s Shibuya Center, Nadeshiko Hotel Shibuya is a female-only accommodation that is near Tokyo’s most popular destinations. The property is only about 1.1 kilometers (0.6 miles) away from Hachiko Station, 2.6 kilometers (1.62 miles) away from Nezu Museum, 2.7 kilometers (1.68 miles) away from the Ebisu Garden Place, 3.4 kilometers (2.11 miles) away from the Meiji Jingu Stadium and 25.7 kilometers (15.97 miles) away from Tokyo International Airport. There is a shared lounge, a hot tub, restaurant, and a very accommodating front desk and reception in this hotel.
Each of the rooms at this capsule hotel comes equipped with a closet. They also feature a shared bathroom with a shower and complimentary toiletries. Guests are also provided with free Wi-Fi connection. Because of its proximity to everything, Nadeshiko Hotel Shibuya indeed is a great choice for travelers that are into shopping, dining and entertainment.
Nadeshiko Hotel Shibuya (Female Only)
Address: Shibuya-ku, Shinsencho 10-5
3. do-c Ebisu (from USD 48)
Located just within a 0.9 mile (1.45 kilometer) radius of Ebisu Garden Place in Tokyo, do-c Ebisu provides a very nice accommodation that features free Wi-Fi all throughout the property. This hotel features a 24-hour desk and a Finnish-style sauna service that guests will surely enjoy. The hotel provides a locker to put your stuff in. Upon opening your locker, you will get a bag full of amenities during your stay. This includes slippers, a toothbrush and pajamas which you can use inside the capsule and sauna floors.
The hotel features capsule rooms that are very nice and clean. They also come with a pull-down curtain that you are welcome to use for your privacy. The rooms come equipped with a fan and a USB plug to charge your gadgets. The Shibuya Center is only a short 20-minute walk from the capsule hotel. Tokyo Haneda International Airport, the nearest airport from the property, is only 7.5 miles (12.07 kilometers) away from the hotel.
Address: Shibuyaku, Ebisu 1-8-1
24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms Internet services Lift Heating WiFi Available Free WiFi Non-smoking throughout
4. The Millenials Shibuya (from USD 218)
The Millenials Shibuya is the newest addition to Tokyo’s growing number of capsule hotels. It features six floors of 120 high-tech “smart pods” that are very multifunctional. Designed by the local creative agency Tosaken, this hotel has indeed raised a notch on the ever-thriving capsule hotel concept. Each of their capsule rooms comes equipped with a reclining bed with very comfortable Serta mattresses. They can be also lifted so you can use it as a storage compartment. Everything is being controlled by using an integrated iPod system. There are also pods that feature pull-down screens so that movies can be projected for private movie watching.
The hotel is also located right at the center of the bustling district of Shibuya. This means that you get to experience the scramble crossing conveniently. It is also very near Tsutaya Department Store, Tower Records Building, Hachiko Statue and Shibuya Station.
The Millennials Shibuya
Address: Shibuya-ku Jinnan 1-20-13
Meeting/banquet facilities Terrace Non-smoking rooms Business centre Laundry Internet services Lift Safety deposit box
5. Capsule Hotel Shibuya
Strategically located at the heart of the ever-lively Shibuya area, Capsule Hotel Shibuya is a male-only accommodation that features large hot tubs and saunas for a relaxing night after a day of touring the city. You can enjoy free Wi-Fi all throughout the property. You can even unwind in one of their massage chairs or request a massage service at an extra charge. It is only a five-minute walk away from the JR Shibuya Station and the popular scramble intersection. It is also a short train ride away from Tokyo’s popular areas like Shinjuku and Harajuku. Ginza is also only a 15-minute ride away through the subway.
Capsule Hotel Shibuya also has a coin-operated laundry and PCs with internet access for guests to use for their convenience. There are also a lot of drinks and food vending machines. Each capsule hotel comes equipped with a TV, a radio and an alarm clock. You are also provided with toiletries and a yakuza robe located in the common bathing area. There is also a personal locker to store your stuff.
Capsule Hotel Shibuya
Address: Shibuya-ku Dogenzaka 1-19-14
Go sleep in a capsule in Tokyo
With so much to see and do in the capital of Japan, these GetYourGuide tours in Tokyo would ensure you explore the best parts of the city. And being the trendiest spot to visit by the millennials, Tokyo is indeed a game changer in the field of tourism, especially with these trendy capsule hotels. Capsule hotels are truly the next big thing in the industry of hotels and accommodations. Go and try sleeping in one in your next visit.
Looking for more options? Check out these hotels in downtown Tokyo.
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