Hotel Zen Tokyo Has Teahouse Style Capsule Beds For Only S$75/Night
The cherry blossom season just began, with many of us wishing for a trip to Tokyo.
For Singaporeans, it’s definitely cheaper to celebrate with numerous sakura products and events happening on the island. But if you’re determined to see the real-thing, we’ve found a gorgeous capsule hotel that’ll fit your budget.
Hotel Zen Tokyo is a minimalist zen haven that’ll keep you relaxed and refreshed from only S$75/night.
We’ve done your homework for you, if you’re on the hunt for an affordable capsule hotel with a beautiful aesthetic. Here’s what else to expect.
Teahouse zen pods
Hotel Zen Tokyo incorporates Japanese design principles through capsule rooms designed with traditional motifs. The interior is based on the country’s wabi-sabi philosophy which makes use of natural materials in a rustic style.
Like most capsule-type accommodations, there are different pod styles that guests can choose from.
The aoi or standard pod is fit for the solo traveller. It has a single-sized bed and surreal nature-inspired painting. The price you’ll fork out includes free Wi-Fi, clothes, hangers, towels and full amenities.
The fuji pod is slightly bigger with a western-style semi-double bed for two guests. The room’s ceilings are higher than most capsule hotels, so you won’t bump heads with bae.
Those who want to get into the spirit of the sakura season can go all-out and stay in the sakura pod which has a tatami. An extra small space for luggage including a safe will be included, along with the standard Wi-Fi privileges.
Want to medidate? Book the Tsubaki (Deluxe Pod) or Ran (Large Deluxe Pod) which have a comfy monochromatic aesthetic. You’ll also be able to appreciate the painting of Japan’s mountains in all its postcard-worthy glory.
Lounge & basement cafes
The basement cafe includes resources and books that serve as a gateway to Japanese music, art and culture. You can read up on events and pop-up exhibits happening near the area, whilst relishing the Japanese background music.
Those who want to meet other tourists can hang out in the study bar and share their stories.
The bar lounge offers breakfasts in the daytime and a bar featuring sake, whisky, cocktails and wine during nighttime.
Trip to Tokyo anyone?
You can book a flight from Singapore to Narita Airport or Haneda Airport via SIA or Japan Airlines.
From Haneda Airport, take the Keikyu-Kuko line which is directly connected to Asakusa line. Depart at Ningyocho station, take the exit A6 elevator and walk to the hotel.
From the Narita Airport, take the Keisei Narita Skyaccess line that’s directly connected to the Asakusa line. Depart at Ningyocho station, take the exit A6 elevator and you’ll see the hotel to your left.
Opening Hours: Check-in from 4.00pm, Check-out at 10.00am
Location: 1-5-8 Nihonbashi Ningyocho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan 103-0013
Price: From S$75/night
Website: Hotel Zen Tokyo
Hotel Zen Tokyo is the ideal place to stay for those looking to visit Tokyo’s famous landmarks like Akihabara, Asakusa, Ginza, Tsukiji and Tokyo Sky Tree.
Cherry blossoms don’t bloom all year so schedule your trip as soon as you can.
Featured image from Hotel Zen Tokyo.