Tokyo Kiba Hotel - A Traditional Japanese Capsule Hotel With Beds For CouplesTokyo Kiba  

Tokyo Kiba Hotel differs from most capsule hotels because it offers double rooms and couples' accommodation. It also provides the unusual experience of buying fresh underwear from a vending machine… which is a novelty if you are a Westerner.

Also uncommon for foreigners is that bathing suits are banned from single-sex showers and baths, so expect some casual nudity thrown into your stay.

Your capsule includes a small TV, plug socket, dimmer light, and air conditioning. Your 'door' is a woven bamboo blind in a nod to traditional Japanese interiors.

The hotel will provide slippers and pajamas; you can snack and refresh yourself in the café downstairs. One of Tokyo's least expensive places, it maintains a clean and comfortable experience.

Type: Capsule
Location: Tokyo  Japan  East Asia

The Tokyo Kiba Hotel is housed in a typical Tokyo-style building with an external staircase right next to the Kiba subway station.

Tokyo Kiba Hotel

The reception is on the second floor, the bathrooms and sauna (yes, that's standard for the Japanese capsule hotels!) are on the third, and the rooms are on the fourth, fifth, and sixth.

Tokyo Kiba Hotel Facade

After check-in, you will get a key to your locker in case your luggage is too big to fit inside the capsules.

Tokyo Kiba Hotel Reception

Luckily, there is a large communal space where you can eat, research what to do around Tokyo, or get some work done.

Tokyo Kiba Hotel Dining Area

So, you don't have to struggle with all of that in the rather small capsules.

Tokyo Kiba Hotel Dining Room

Kiba Hotel is one of the few capsule hotels in Tokyo that allows mixed-gender occupancy. These are the other capsule hotels in the city for couples.

Tokyo Kiba Hotel Double Capsule Room

As you can see in the photos, the capsules are wider than usual, so they fit two people in a single pod.

Tokyo Kiba Hotel Capsule Room

The capsules are numbered and lit up at night, so you won't get lost or try to jump into someone else's bed.

Tokyo Kiba Hotel Capsules

The capsule's mattress perfectly fills the space, so if you want to store larger items (like your luggage), place them in the locker.

Tokyo Kiba Hotel Single Capsule

The capsule's interior is typical for the first generation Japanese capsule hotels, with creme-colored plastic walls and old-school panels with physical buttons to control the lights and airconditioning.

Tokyo Kiba Hotel Capsule Interior

The tiny rooms are fitted with an old school TV. You are unlikely to use them instead of your tablet/laptop, but for retro Instagram pictures they are perfect!

Tokyo Kiba Hotel Capsule Interior Retro Computer

The shared bathrooms function as a single wet room where the toilet and the shower are inches away.

Tokyo Kiba Hotel Bathroom

However, the washrooms are spacious, and you don't have to bring your own toiletries.

Tokyo Kiba Hotel Washroom

The small on-site shop has classic Japanese instant noodles and soft drinks.

Tokyo Kiba Hotel Shop

As with all traditional capsule hotels, this has a basic spa, too.

Tokyo Kiba Hotel Spa Pool

The hot tub and the sauna are gender segregated, and each day is split into male/female hours.

Tokyo Kiba Hotel Steam Room Sauna
1 Chome-4-3 Kiba, Koto City, Tokyo 135-0042, Japan