Where to Stay in Japan for the Most Unique Travel Experience

September 10, 2019 | Travel

Book and bedWhen people think of Japan, many would immediately imagine the flashing lights of Shibuya. But, this country has more to offer besides that. In fact, it is probably home to countless weird, cool, and the most unique things in the world.

And speaking of unique things, here are some unique accommodations you can try out, aside from the standard hotels and BnBs, in case you’re traveling to Japan for that memorable and one-of-a-kind trip.

Book and Bed

As its name suggests, the Book and Bed accommodations in Japan will put you inside a room covered with books. If you are a bookworm, you’ll definitely love this place as there are plenty of books to read here. There are two Book and Bed accommodations in Japan, there’s one in Tokyo and there’s one in Kyoto. Also note that these are relatively cheap so if you are on a tight budget, you can try these hotels out.

Traditional Ryokan Hotels

Japan keeps its history and culture close to heart. Ryokans are traditional Japanese inns which give you a room for the night, as well as an authentic Japanese course meal. There are countless Ryokans across Japan so be sure to visit one before you leave. It’s also worth noting that the prices vary per hotel and it will depend on the food that they’ll serve you.

Capsule Hotels

The true budget hotels in Japan are the numerous capsule hotels and, needless to say, if you’re on a limited budget, this accommodation is for you. As the name suggests, these hotels aren’t exactly hotels but you are given a small pod to sleep in. As the cheapest accommodation in Japan, you will spend around 2,000 per night on these hotels.

Manga Cafes

Of course, there are manga cafes in Japan. These manga cafes also double as accommodation for budget travelers so if you are a big fan of Japan’s robust manga scene, you’ll definitely get your fill here. These are available nationwide but we suggest trying out Nagomi Cafe in Akibahara.

Henna Hotel

At a glance, the Henna Hotels in Tokyo and Nagasaki feels like a regular hotel. However, upon going inside, you’ll be surprised to see that the front desk is manned by a dinosaur! Of course, these are just robots. You read that right, Henna Hotel is manned by AI machines which makes it feel like you’re in a hotel from the future. Rooms start at 7000 Yen.

 

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