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Capsule rooms in Japan are becoming increasingly popular as a unique and affordable way to stay. These capsule rooms provide travelers with ...

Capsule Land Yushima | Capsule Hotel In Japan Review

Capsule rooms in Japan are becoming increasingly popular as a unique and affordable way to stay. These capsule rooms provide travelers with a comfortable, private space to rest after a long day of sightseeing. They also offer an interesting glimpse into Japanese culture and design with their minimalistic yet modern interiors. Capsule rooms come in various sizes and styles, from single capsules to larger family-style capsule rooms. With their low price points and convenient locations, capsule rooms offer an ideal accommodation option for budget-conscious travelers looking for an authentic experience in Japan.

During my stay in Tokyo, I stayed in Capsule Land Yushima, a male-only capsule hostel. Conveniently situated in the Ueno part of Tokyo, this 1-star capsule hotel puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. 

Upon entering the property, I was greeted by the Japanese guy who asked for my booking reservation, including my passport. The receptionist was not fluent in English but very kind and friendly. He gave me the locker key and the clothes and instructed me to remove my shoes before going to my room. 

My capsule room was located on the 5th level of the building. It's a huge room with many capsules that could accommodate around 30 pax. Each capsule room was designed to fit only one person and offers the essential amenities needed for an enjoyable stay. It was small and private and equipped with Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and a television with a headset, each with a shared bathroom. The capsule was enough for me to stay 2 nights and 3 days. The bed was fine and covered with white linen. If you are asking if I hear noises with the other capsule, I don't hear anything so far. Maybe because we are only 5 people in the room.  I booked one capsule room for around P1300 or 3000 Japanese Yen per night via Agoda.com.  For discounted prices, you may check it HERE. 

The capsule hotel provides a sauna and a 24-hour front desk. Please be advised that the shared bathroom in the basement differs from the usual modern shower area. Make sure to follow the bathing etiquette in Japan. The private bathroom features a shower wand, faucets, low stools, a jacuzzi with hot water, and a sauna. Don't be shocked because all of them are entering the room without clothes. Also, shower to cleanse yourself before dipping into the hot jacuzzi. Towels and complimentary toiletries as well the laundry area are available too.

Near the reception, there's brewed coffee, snacks, and noodles that you can purchase to avoid going out to buy your food. It's also a place where you can eat while watching the television. Overall, the place was nice and clean. The staff is very accommodating despite the language barrier. 

Famous tourist attractions near the property include Ueno Park, Ueno Royal Museum, The University Museum, The University of Tokyo, Yayoi Museum, Tokyo Skytree, Shinhana Park, Rensei Park, Origami Kaikan, and Japan Football Museum.  For discounted Tokyo Tour Packages, you may book them HERE .

If you are planning to ride a train, Ueno-Hirokoji Station, Yushima and Okachimachi Station are the nearest train stations. For discounted JR Passyou may book it HERE.

With its sleek design and affordable prices, the capsule room trend is becoming increasingly popular among budget travelers looking for an alternative to traditional hotel stays. It combines a hotel room's convenience with a hostel's affordability, providing travelers with an economical and comfortable stay.

Capsule Land Yushima (Male Only)

 Address: 113-0034 Tokyo-to, Bunkyo Yushima 3-36-6, Japan