Ohaiyo Quirky – Five Unique Accommodations to Spend Your Tokyo Nights In

Unique Tokyo Accomodations

In addition to the bright lights of the popular Japanese city, Tokyo is a city that bears more than just its rich culture and modern skyscrapers. Amongst its wide variety of hotels available, the city is home to a growing number of quirky accommodations that are beckoning to be experienced.

Instead of staying in another renowned hotel chain on your next visit to Tokyo, step out of the norm and add a bit of fun to your holiday with a memorable stay at this 5 unique themed accommodations.

Book and BedPhoto Credit: Book and Bed Tokyo

Book and Bed (Shinjuku Branch)

With over six outlets located in Tokyo and around Japan, Book and Bed is a known accommodation bookshop that turns a bookworm’s dream of living in a bookshop into reality.

The hostel concept is modeled after a bookshop, with four different bed types available and built in to the bookshelves. Book and Bed offers their accommodation at a low rate starting at 5,400JPY per night, which means that the amenities operate the same as those of a hostel.

Although the toilets, shower rooms, and the spacious common area may be a shared experience, this gives you an opportunity to mingle and meet other individuals to widen your social circle!

Book and Bed Tokyo Shinjuku
Kabukicho APM Building
8th Floor 27-5 1-Chome
Kabukicho Shinjuku
Tokyo 160-0021

First CabinPhoto Credit: First Cabin Atagoyama

First Cabin Atagoyama

Using the concept of different class cabins on an airplane, First Cabin Atagoyama recreates the feeling of being up in the air without actually leaving the ground.

Perhaps a little more comfortable and functional than the actual airplane cabin, First Cabin Atagoyama offers four different kinds of cabin which caters to your style. From the single First class Cabin to the suite-like double occupancy Premium Class, each offers a compact space that is reminiscent of being above ground.

Much like the functions onboard an airplane, the toilets, washroom and shower booth are shared but for 5,800JPY++ a night, it’s worth the experience!

First Cabin Atagoyama
3-10-7 Nishi-Shinbashi
Tokyo 105-0003

Henn na HotelPhoto Credit: Henn na Hotel Tokyo Ginza

Henn na Hotel Tokyo Ginza

As a city that thrives on advanced technology, there’s no better way to capture the magic of Tokyo then at Henn na Hotel, or known internationally as the robot hotel.

Here, your experience begins when a multilingual humanoid robot welcomes you into the hotel for check-in. Located strategically within walking distance to Shintomicho station and Tsukiji station, you won’t have a problem getting around the city for shopping or sightseeing.

In addition to the unique staff at the front desk, the hotel also sees various robots which roam the premises and are open for interaction with guests. Hotel rates start at S$97 per night.

Henn na Hotel Tokyo Ginza
104-0045 Tokyo Prefecture
Chuo-ku Tsukiji 2-2-1

Nine HoursPhoto Credit: Nine Hours Shinjuku-North

Nine Hours Shinjuku-North

If you’ve ever wanted to spend a night at a capsule hotel, Nine Hours Shinjuku-North would be the lodging you’re looking for.

Named after the amount of time an individual takes to do three basic actions (shower, sleep and get dressed), Nine Hours is an unassuming capsule hotel that is located just a two-minute walk away from JR Shin-Okubo Station.

Although the pod may look small at first glance, it is spacious within and ensures you immense comfort throughout at S$120++ a night.

Nine Hours Shinjuku-North
1-4-15 Hyakunincho
Tokyo, Japan

Train HostelPhoto Credit: Train Hostel Hokutosei

Train Hostel Hokutosei

Named after the popular limited express sleeping car train that was discontinued, Train Hostel Hokutosei revives the service in a more permanent way, providing guests with the complete overnight train experience.

Providing a dormitory type bunk bed and a private room option, guests are invited to experience the rail life in a clean and comfortable setting that is easily accessible to popular shopping areas such as Akihabara, Shinjuku and Shibuya.

Hostel rates start at S$29++ per night.

Train Hostel Hokutosei
103-0002 Tokyo Prefecture
Chuo-ku Nihonbashi
Bakuro-cho 1-10-12