Six Cool Ways To Stay In Tokyo

From futuristic sleeping pods and ultra luxury to the homely comfort of a warm Japanese home, let these hotels show what Tokyo is all about
Nine Hours is a hotel with comfortable sleeping pods
Nine Hours is a hotel with comfortable sleeping pods

Nine Hours
They take their name quite seriously here. You have one hour for a shower, seven hours for sleep and another for rest. This is an ideal hotel for business travellers or people in transit. Or perhaps for someone looking to experience a capsule hotel. Though with a comfortable sleeping pod and a sci-fi looking exterior, nine hours might just not be enough in this urban property. Tariff From &yen4,900 per night Contact 81-03-52917337 Nine Hours


What started as a renovation project has become one of the classiest design hotels in town, with 20 guest rooms in four themes. Pick the Modern room with selected antiques or the Tatami room with a more traditional feel, while the Contemporary and Story themes present a relaxed yet stylish atmosphere. The property also has a studio and gallery space for events. Tariff &yen13,000 per night Contact 81-03-37198121 Claska

Book and Bed

If you are looking for uber luxury, this may not be the best option, but this bookstore-like accommodation is a haven for bookworms. This chic hostel provides 55 beds in single and double sharing. Each bed type comes with a reading lamp, electrical outlets and individual curtains. A bookshelf runs along the entire property, wrapping around the shared washrooms. Tariff From &yen5,300 Contact Book and Bed Tokyo

Keio Plaza

You cannot visit Tokyo without paying homage to Japan&rsquos iconic cat-girl&mdashHello Kitty. Keio Plaza offers a choice of two Hello Kitty-themed rooms in bright pink, special merchandise and breakfast options. The property also houses convenience stores and a shopping floor. A rooftop pool, fitness room, Japanese tea ceremony room and business centre make this a great choice. Tariff From &yen30,500 Contact 81-03-33440111 Keio Plaza

Ryokan Sawanoya

This family-run ryokan in the Shitamachi area gives you a slice of the typical Japanese lifestyle. With sliding paper screens, tatami mats and yukata robes, the 12 rooms at the ryokan make for a comfortable stay. They feature two public, Japanese-style bath and shower rooms, and communal dining areas keep it traditional. They also provide complimentary tea and coffee. Tariff From &yen5,616 Contact 81-03-38222251 Ryokan Sawanoya

Aman Tokyo

Located at the top of Otemachi Tower, this five-star property is reflective of modern-day Japan with its sleek design, sensible use of floor-to-ceiling windows, loose partitions and ryokan-inspired rooms. The Aman Spa has a range of therapies using traditional techniques and ingredients. Dedicated boardrooms and a 30-metre swimming pool with city views make it an ideal business hotel. Tariff From &yen1,00,000 Contact 81-03-52243333 Aman Tokyo

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