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Tokyo Capsule Hotel Can Help You Find Your Zen

| Accommodation , Tokyo

Japan’s capsule hotels, aging shelters once relegated to desperate salaryman who had missed their last train, are experiencing somewhat of a renaissance. The latest to pop up in Tokyo is a minimal teahouse-inspired capsule hotel.

ZenTokyo, which is set to open April, 2019 in Tokyo’s Ningyocho district, fuses the capsule hotel experience with traditional Japanese tea house architecture set forth by Sen-no-Rikyu’s 16th century philosophy. At roughly ¥6,000 (about US$54) per night, the sleeping pods are priced roughly in-line with other capsule hotels, but visitors will be able to choose from three different sleeping styles. Public showers, bathrooms, a study lounge and a bar in the basement that serves green tea-infused drinks round out the amenities.

For a closer look at this picture-perfect capsule hotel, read the original article from our friends at Spoon & Tamago via the link below.