A capsule hotel is a rather unique lodging type to travelers not used to Japan. Only costing travelers 2,500 to 4,500 Yen, these cheap lodging options are popular among business travelers. When flying to Tokyo on cheap flight tickets, consider staying at a capsule hotel for a day or even the whole stay to amplify the savings.
What is a Capsule?
A capsule hotel is just like it sounds -- capsule sleeping quarters. Guests are assigned a small capsule, which is like an enclosed bunk bed. Each capsule has a miniature television, alarm clock, light and a little wiggle room inside. The entrance to each capsule is separated by a curtain or screen. Since there is no door, tourists using capsules paired with cheap flights to Tokyo will want to pack a pair of earplugs to drown out the noise. Note that only men are allowed to stay in capsule hotels in Tokyo and bathrooms are shared among capsule users.
Curious about where you put your luggage in a capsule hotel? Guests are assigned a locker storage unit with a key for safe-keeping of their personal items. When taking flights to Tokyo, however, it is recommended you do not travel with more than two pieces of moderately sized luggage, since locker storage units in capsule hotels are not large in size.
Ace Inn Shinjuku
Located within walking distance of the Tokyo Subway Akebonobashi Station is the Ace Inn. Here you will find a capsule hotel open to business travelers looking to pair cheap lodging with cheap flight tickets. Women are not allowed in this hotel and it is recommended to call ahead since capsule spots fill fast.
Address: 5-2 Katamachi Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Seaside Inn Omori
If you are headed toward the seaside of Tokyo, the Seaside Inn Omori offers capsule rooms to business and tourist travelers. This location is only an eight minute walk from the JR Omori Station and allows both male and female guests; however there are less female capsules than male at this location.
Address: 3-31-17 Minami-Oi Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Capsule Hotel Lido Inn Omori
Another option for male business and tourist travelers on cheap flights to Tokyo is the Capsule Hotel Lido Inn Omori. Located only three minutes from the JR Omori Station, this all-male capsule hotel is on the cheaper side of overnight lodging, especially for being close to the beach. Since this budget-friendly capsule hotel fills up fast, call ahead for spots.
Address: 1-27-1 Omori-kita Ota-ku, Tokyo