Would you stay at a hotel where you were greeted by a dinosaur at the front desk? What about a capsule hotel that looks like a pod from a spaceship? Sure, when you visit Japan, there are loads of regular hotels available for you to stay at. But, why not get the most out of your experience, and stay in one of the themed hotels that Japan’s over-the-top hotel industry has to offer? Although there are literally hundreds of themed hotels in Japan, here are some of the most unique.
1. Book and Bed
Are you a bookworm? Book lovers won’t want to miss the chance to fall asleep surrounded by thousands of books! Book and Bed is a bookstore-style hotel where guests can read all 3,000 books on their shelves. There is a wide selection of novels, mangas, and magazines, and many of them are in English. The beds in Book and Bed are tiny, compact dormitory-style sleeping spaces, so it’s also a great space to meet other book lovers. There are actually several Book and Beds across Japan: 3 locations in Tokyo – in Ikebukuro, Shinjuku, and Asakusa, as well as in Kyoto, Osaka, and Fukuoka!
Rate: 3,500 yen/night
Photo: Book and Bed Tokyo
2. Hotel Gracery Shinjuku
Id you’re taking a walk around Shinjuku in Tokyo, you might be surprised to spot a large Godzilla among all of the building! That Godzilla is actually the icon of Hotel Gracery Shinjuku (ホテルグレイスリー新宿), which is just a 5-minute walk from Shinjuku Station. At first glance, the exterior is no different from a regular hotel, but the hotel’s use of the massive Godzilla has earned it quite the reputation. The Godzilla statue is located on the terrace on the eighth floor, and the view of the …continue reading