One For The Books: Capsule Hotel
Book & Bed
: Where We Stayed
Konichiwaaaa, y’all. How’s it going. I am jet lagged asf. First night home I slept for 14 hours haha. Last night couldn’t fall asleep. While snug as a bug in my nice memory foam queen bed at home, I’ll write this post about the coolest capsule hotel ever. Many of you are probably familiar or have seen these “capsule hotels” in Japan. Sometimes referred to as “pod hotels.”
As you know, I like to stay in unique places when I travel and Book & Bed in Asakusa, Japan was on the top of the list. Their website was a little tricky to navigate even with translation so I found it on Hostelworld.com which I’ve used before. So use that link if you wanna book :)
We opted for the standard size capsules and it was just the right size for us. They had double size “rooms” which were more spacious but they weren’t on the book side and the book side was cooler amirite.
This was the cafe/bar/shop window. They had various drinks and menu items as well as assorted goods like $200 pajamas ;)
I brought these slides to wear inside but they provided indoor slippers to wear. Plus, I’ve worn these slides outside and it was indoor slippers only. That is one thing about Japan: taking your shoes off is mandatory. I grew up in a house where we took our shoes off inside so nbd.
Besides a long counter top in the middle of the common area. there were places to lounge and read and relax. Our jet lag had us up at 3am the first two mornings, so after laying in our beds for a couple hours we got ready and leafed through some books before we got breakfast.
Most of the books and magazines were in Kanji but a lot of them were in English :) Tons of cool photography, youth culture, style independent magazines and books. Lots of skate culture stuff. Cool.
It was super affordable to stay here and super fun. The staff that we saw was an all-girl crew. Super cool stylish Japanese girls. Siiiiick. They have 3 others locations in Japan but Asakusa was so rad. I loved this district of Tokyo I’ll write about it next.