If you’ve heard that Japanese capsule hotels are strictly for men, think again! Once considered a “men’s only” establishment, an increasing number of capsule hotels have been opening recently with a distinct feature: they have been designed with the female traveler in mind.
Since the first capsule hotel opened in 1979, the compactly designed, pod-like accommodations have fascinated people around the world, and have become a symbol of the innovative and futuristic side of modern Japan. However, it wasn’t until recently that more of these hotels began opening their doors to women. We’ve compiled a list of the three top capsule hotels in Tokyo that cater to the traveling woman!
9h Nine Hours Narita Airport
If you want, you can experience a capsule hotel as soon as arrive in Japan! The Nine Hours capsule hotel chain offers separate accommodations for women and men right on the premises of Narita International Airport at Terminal 2. Lockers, a shower, and sleep clothes are included in the price of a stay or nap. Travelers may also want to take advantage of their shower rentals. This is a great option for those with late night or early morning arrivals, as well as anyone wanting to just take a rest before their next leg of travel.
Stay: 4,900 yen or more per person
Check in: 12:00 p.m. Check out: 10;00 a.m.
Nap: 1,500 yen
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Shower only: 1,000 yen
Hours: 24 hours a day
Nadeshiko Hotel Shibuya
Nadeshiko Hotel, approximately 10 minutes away from Shibuya, is a cozy and relaxing capsule option limited to women only. Guests can enjoy a public bath with amenities, a tatami lounge, a yukata for room wear, private lockers, and Wi-Fi, along with coffee, tea, and snacks for free! Nadeshiko Hotel even offers a kimono rental and photo studio for interested guests who order in advance (5500 yen), and all the staff there can speak English so you don’t have to worry about anything! This hotel has been designed for the maximum comfort of the women who stay there, and is conveniently located a short train ride away from some of Tokyo’s most popular districts!
7,700 yen or more per person
The rate depends according to the season.
Check in: 17:00 p.m. Check out: 10;00 a.m.
Nadeshiko Hotel ShibuyaNadeshiko Hotel Shibuya
- Address 10-5 Shinsen-cho Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0045
Located in the so-called “Electric Town” and anime haven of Akihabara, GRIDS might just be the perfect choice for the female otaku! GRIDS is a combination hotel and hostel, with a variety of options including bunk and single bed dormitories and private family rooms, double rooms, and deluxe rooms. There is one women-only “Bunk Bed in Dormitory Room” floor, and three floors designated for men. Visitors wanting to experience a ryokan-style (traditional japanese inn) room can stay in the Private Japanese Room featuring a tatami mat and futon alongside the modern comforts of a TV, and private refrigerator, toilet, and shower.
3,000 yen or more per person, depending on the room.
2-8-16, Higashikanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0031
Akihabara Station （JR Keihin-Tohoku Line / JR Yamanote Line / Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line / Tsukuba Express / JR Sobu Line）
9 minutes on foot
- Phone Number 03-5822-6236
- Address 2-8-16, Higashikanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0031
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.
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