My husband & I shared a semi-double for two nights, and thought it was great. The fact that everything is provided (pyjamas, towels, slippers, toiletries) makes it so simple to relax after a day of exploring busy Tokyo. Drop your "day clothes" in the locker or the corner of your capsule, don your pyjamas, relax in the jacuzzi (girls, you might have to be lucky to find some space as our shower area is small), and then chill out watching TV in the "tea lounge" or in your capsule. You can even surf the internet using the free LAN connection in your capsule (great for uploading photos!).
Unlike previous reviewers, we found that the staff spoke English quite well. We agree that they are very helpful, and that it was great to find a capsule hotel that was suitable for couples. Also several families with 1-2 small children were staying (not sure in which room type - there are plenty to choose from!) as it's a handy location for Disney.
One of the best features for us was a relatively easy trip to Narita Airport from the hotel. Kiba is on the Tozai line, which merges with the Toyo train line (but you don't need to change trains - weird but handy) to east Tokyo. Change to the "limited express" Keisei train at the end of the line (just a short walk from Toyo-Katsutadai to Katsudadai), and then you might have one more change from Narita station to the desired terminal. It took us about 2 hours but we had little difficulty riding the train with our luggage during rush hour since we didn't have to pass through central Tokyo, and we were able to use our Metro day passes for the first portion of the trip. It was easy to settle the difference at Toyo-Katsutadai station, and to buy a ticket through to the airport from the Keisei station. Altogether it was less than 1500 yen per person, one way (keeping in mind that we had day passes for the Metro - you might pay 200 or so more for the full journey).
A few people might find it difficult to leave the bulk of their luggage in the not-very-secure lobby/tea lounge area; others might want more privacy in the bathrooms (especially ladies - the bathroom which was nearest our capsule was co-ed, with open urinals; and there were only two other toilets for ladies to use, each of which was for a single person so they were busy!). But if these things won't bother you, it will be a great Japanese experience!
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Rakuten, Orbitz, Priceline, Hotels.com, Expedia, Ctrip TA, Agoda, TripOnline SA, Travelocity, Hotwire, Cheap Tickets, Cancelon and getaroom.com so you can book your Tokyo Kiba Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Tokyo Kiba Hotel Japan