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Shinjuku Kuyakushomae Capsule Hotel

1-2-5 Kabukicho, Shinjuku 160-0021, Tokyo Prefecture
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staying in a Pod Hotel when visiting japan is a MUST ! And this has been one of the best experiences I've ever done so far ! The hotel is amazingly well located and Shinjuku and the metro is a small 5-10 minute walk away ! Moreover, the hotel is always spotless and the pods are quite comfortable. I would... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first time staying at this capsule hotel gave me a lasting and memorable experience. I stayed for a total of 5 nights. Although I've heard of not so good reviews, somehow I felt that I should try it myself. The first day I arrived at the bus station at Shinjuku, I had a hard time locating this hotel and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for three nights before the 2015 Tokyo Marathon. The guy working at the reception desk was rude and absolutely useless. Did not explain the rules clearly to me, charged me extra to leave my bags in The open space bag area, spoke abruptly and made me find my own reservation paper as he couldn't read English well enough.... More 

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Dongguang County, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

So, I told people I was staying in a capsule hotel for the experience...the facial reactions in response were enough to make me question my choice. My friend and I had gone out that night in the area. We ended up coming in around 1 in the morning. When we checked in we had no problem at all. The man... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I came here one night in December as I had a flight early in the morning and wanted to experience capsule in Tokyo. The guy at the reception desk (his name was "Kubota" if I remember well) basically could not read our names on passport and refused to let us check in because he could not manage to find our... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I stayed one night in this capsule hotel. I reserved a capsule for newly renovated women room so shower room were very clean and nice. But capsule itself was old and not comfortable. Up on arrival, we had to deal with this rude old man who shouldnt be working in service industry. We were already so exhausted from that trip... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

My boyfriend and I wanted to experience a night in a capsule hotel so we booked this hotel. Understandably, we were on separate floors as this is Japanese culture and were were fine with that. You cannot check in until 4pm and it is quite difficult to find. On arrival, we were given our keys and assigned a capsule. We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This place was everything I had expected it to be. Just off of Yasukuni Dori, which I guess is in the red light district, but close enough to the main street where people don't harass you. It is also close to Shinjuku station. Staff was fine. Lockers and bath area were all clean. There was a mix of foreigners and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Decided to try the capsule hotel on our last night in Tokyo out of curiosity. Very close to Shinjuku station (5-10 minutes walk) near the lively district of Kabukicho. Reception is on the 4th floor where you are required to take off your shoes and put it into a shoe locker with a key. Hand the key to the reception... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

Clean capsule hotel with public bathing facilities. This is a busy place but there always appeared to be sufficient space when I needed a shower. Whilst not spacious, the capsules were adequate for me even though I am 185cm tall. Depending on who is in the capsules nearby, it can be a bit noisy. Not normally from loud conversations or... More 

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Shinjuku is the commuting capital of Tokyo, and contains the busiest train station in the world. To the west, there's an office district with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office at its center. To the east, there’s a district with long-established department stores, cinemas and theaters. Shinjuku Gyoen is a park originally built as the garden for the Imperial Household. It is quite famous as a venue for cherry-blossom viewing in March and April. In Shinjuku, many restaurants operate all night, and districts such as Omoide Yokocho (Memory Lane) or Shinjuku Golden Machi have back streets filled with tiny restaurants and bars that reflect each owner’s unique taste and style.


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