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Book And Bed Tokyo Shinsaibashi: A Capsule Hotel Where You Can Sleep In A Bookshelf

Book And Bed Tokyo Shinsaibashi in Osaka

Book And Bed Tokyo’s main concept revolves around the idea of an “accommodation bookstore”. Instead of selling books, the Book And Bed Tokyo branches run as a place where you can browse through books in the day, and sleep in capsule pods surrounded by books at night. Located in Osaka, Book And Bed Tokyo Shinsaibashi is one of the 4 Book And Bed Tokyo branches located across Japan.

At Book And Bed Tokyo Shinsaibashi, you can retreat into a comfortable corner for some quiet reading time, then doze off to the lullaby of words amongst sleeping pods located in bookshelves at night. There is also a cafe selling monochrome-themed food and drinks that will satisfy both your stomach and your aesthetic sense.

A daytime book haven that offers overnight stays

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Book And Bed Tokyo Shinsaibashi boasts a sleek monochromatic theme with white shelves, black bookshelf ladders, and manga pages hanging from the ceiling. This makes the place an aesthetic book browsing area in the day.

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Across the numerous shelves populating the store, you’ll find more than 2000 Japanese and English books, ranging from classic literature to travel guides. 

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After you’ve found your ideal reading material, head to a comfortable nook and begin your quiet reading. There are seats and pillows scattered around the place so that you can lounge about and lose yourself in books for up to hours. 

The hourly rate to remain in the premises without staying overnight is ¥650 (~USD5.99). If you’d like a more comfortable reading space, you can access the beds at an hourly rate of ¥940 (~USD8.66)

Sleeping pod with a single bed
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For overnight stays, there are different types of sleeping pods available depending on your budget and preference. The cheapest option is the sleeping pod with a 90cm x 200cm single bed (¥5200, ~USD47.32). You can also opt for the 130cm x 200cm double bed option (¥8400, ~USD76.43)

Superior room with access to the terraces
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There is also a superior room option (¥12,000, ~USD109.21). It is a 140cm x 270cm private room that comes with a double bed. Some superior rooms come with access to the terraces. 

Rates are accurate as of 30th March 2021.

All pods and rooms can only accommodate a maximum of 2 people, and all of them come with amenities such as a reading lamp, electrical outlets, a safety box, and ear plugs. However, do note that shower facilities are shared with other guests. Free soap and towels will be provided if you forget to bring your own.

Check-in begins at 4PM, while the latest check-out timing is 11AM on the following day. Outside of this time frame, you’ll have to pay daytime charges to remain in the branch. Rooms are booked through reservation – you can check the rates and book your rooms here.

In-house cafe serving black desserts and drinks

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A hotel stay isn’t complete without good food and drinks. At Book And Bed Tokyo Shinsaibashi, you’ll find a cafe that also follows a monochromatic theme, from its decor to its menu. 

Notably, it serves black-coloured desserts and drinks like the Black Latte (¥610, ~USD5.61) and the popular Koboreru Fruits Sand, which is a fruit sandwich featuring charcoal-black toasts and a liberal portion of mildly sweet cream. You can choose to have the fruit sandwich with either bananas (¥700, ~USD6.44) or strawberries (¥900, ~USD8.28).

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You can add on a drink to your fruit sandwich order by topping up ¥200 (~USD1.84). The eligible drink options are tea, orange juice, apple juice, calpis, cola, ginger ale, and hot chamomile tea.

The cafe has free wifi for customers. The login details are listed here.

Getting to Book And Bed Tokyo Shinsaibashi

Book And Bed Tokyo marries the best of both worlds – books and a comfy bed – with its innovative book hostel concept. If you’re a bookworm, or just want to spend a memorable night in Osaka, remember that there is a book haven awaiting you at Book And Bed Tokyo Shinsaibashi.

Book And Bed Tokyo Shinjuku
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If you’re not near Osaka, fret not as there are 3 other branches in Japan. Unfortunately, the Ikebukuro and Kyoto branches are currently closed due to COVID-19. Nevertheless, the Shinjuku branch, which features a distinctive wooden theme, is still open for book browsing and overnight stays .

Getting there: From Shinsaibashi Station, exit the ticket gate and enter the Daimaru Department Store. Leave by the exit on level 1 and walk towards the Unagidani Square Building. The branch is located on the 3rd floor.

Address: 1 Chome-19-11 Unagidani Square Bldg. 3F, Higashishinsaibashi, Chuo Ward, 542-0083 Osaka
Opening hours: Mon Fri 12PM-8PM | Sat Sun & Public Holidays 11AM-8PM (Last entry and order at 7PM)
Telephone: 06-4963-3701

For more places to visit in Japan, check out:

Cover image adapted from (clockwise from left): bnbt_shinsaibashi, @by_bnbt_6 and

Luo Wen

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