10 Themed Hotels Worth Visiting in Japan

From Disney-themed rooms to space-inspired living quarters!


Japan is known for having a lot of interesting and unique establishments. You name it -- hedgehog cafes, character theme parks, brand factories, and other cool places that you'll only find there.


However, deciding on where to stay during your trip in Japan is as important as planning your itinerary. As such, we round up some of the best themed hotels in the country if you're looking to add a little bit of excitement (and entertainment) to your stay.


Park Hotel Tokyo

 

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The Japanese people are very passionate and creative about their art, especially when it’s their culture they’re highlighting. Need proof? Take a look at
Park Hotel Tokyo’s Artist Rooms. Each one of them is designed with different Japanese motifs including cherry blossom trees, sumo wrestlers, Japanese citizens in their daily lives, Sayotama landscapes, geishas, Mt. Fuji, samurais, dragons, and many more! Part of what makes these guestrooms special is the fact that their walls are painted on directly by the artists themselves. It’s safe to say that each of them is a true masterpiece.  


Park Hotel Tokyo is located at
Shiodome Media Tower 1-7-1 Higashi Shimbashi, Minato-ku 1057227,Tokyo. You may contact them at +81 3-6252-1111 (General) and +81 3-6252-1100 (Reservation) or visit their official website here.


Hotel Gracery

 

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Still can’t get over the recent Godzilla movie?
Hotel Gracery brings the iconic creature into the real world with a full-scale Godzilla head lurking from its eighth-floor balcony. From afar and amidst the surrounding buildings, the large sculpture almost looks as if Godzilla himself is walking through the city. For certain rooms, hotel guests will be in for a horrific surprise when they look out their windows and see its towering head. The famous Godzilla Room even has a giant claw tearing through the wall. At the end of your stay, you can take home some cool Godzilla merchandise with you.


Hotel Gracery is located at
1-19-1 Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo. You may contact them at +81 3-6833-1111 or visit their official website here.


Lotte City Hotel Kinshicho


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The people’s undying love for Lotte’s Koala March Biscuits has inspired Lotte City Hotel Kinshicho to come up with rooms featuring the adorable koala. Almost everything inside the room -- from bath essentials, towels, bedsheets, pajamas, to tissue paper -- has March the koala printed on them. In addition to this, you also get to take home some snacks and cute souvenirs after your stay. And if that’s not enough, you can also stuff yourself silly with koala-shaped pancakes at the hotel’s buffet breakfast. If you’re lucky, you might even catch March the koala mascot roaming the lobby!

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Lotte City Hotel Kinshicho is located at
4 Chome-6-1 Kinshi, Sumida, Tokyo 130-0013. You may contact them at +81 3-5619-1066 or visit their official website here.


BOOK AND BED TOKYO

 

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For travelers who love reading books and are looking for a cozy place to stay the night,
BOOK AND BED TOKYO is the right hotel for you. This capsule hotel is uniquely designed with beds that are built to fit inside rows of bookcases containing over 5,000 different books. Because, who doesn’t want a good night’s sleep surrounded by your favorite novels? One of its branches even has a bar that serves coffee and alcoholic drinks! But for those who just want a quick read, the hotel also offers a daytime plan that lets guests visit and just read the books available there.


BOOK AND BED TOKYO - Shinsaibashi Branch is located on the third floor of Unagidani Square Bldg., 1-19-11 Higashi Shinsaibashi, Chuo District, Osaka and is only a 1-minute walk away from Shinsaibashi Subway Station.


BOOK AND BED TOKYO ASAKUSA is located on the sixth floor of Pagoda Asakusa, 2-16-9 Kaminarimon, Taito, Tokyo. Check-in time is from 4 p.m., while check-out time is until 11 a.m.


Nine Hours Capsule Hotel

 

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If you’ve ever wondered what the inside of a spaceship looks like, there’s a capsule hotel in Kyoto that has major futuristic and space vibes. To say the least, it looks like something straight out of a sci-fi movie even. Clean, minimalist, and designed for function,
Nine Hours Capsule Hotel is perfect for solo and business travelers who are always on-the-go. Guests can check-in the hotel at any time of the day, use various facilities like running stations and workspaces, and enjoy quality coffee from their in-house cafes.


Nine Hours is located at Shimogyo-ku Teramachidori Shijokudaru Teianmaenocho 588, 600-8031, Kyoto. You may contact them at +81 75-353-7337 or visit their official website
here.


Henn-na Hotel

 

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Henn-na Hotel when directly translated means “weird hotel.” True to its branding, the hotel boasts of having robots as its staff members. Some of their more notable features of the hotel include a velociraptor receptionist that can speak different languages, a Tyrannosaurus Rex robot that welcomes guests at the lobby, and a couple of robotic fish swimming in a fish tank. Rest assured that the employees at this hotel will provide you with excellent services and welcome you with frightening hospitality.

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Henn-na Hotel Osaka Shinsaibashi is located at 3-5-2 Minamisenba, Chuo District, Osaka and is only a 3-minute walk from Shinsaibashi Subway Station. You may visit their official website
here.


Keio Plaza Hotel

 

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On the outside, the
Keio Plaza Hotel might seem like your typical hotel. But they’re actually home to some of the prettiest Hello Kitty-themed rooms we’ve seen! Think colorful Hello Kitty wall art, plushies, toiletries, slippers, and carpets gracing your entire hotel room. Feel like royalty when you stay at the Princess Kitty room or experience the world of Hello Kitty when you book the Kitty Town room. Both kids and kids-at-heart will definitely have a relaxing staycation here.


Keio Plaza Hotel is located at
2-2-1 Nishi-Shinjuku Shinjuku-Ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to. You may contact them at +81 3-3344-0111 or visit their official website here.


First Cabin

 

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If you’ve ever flown first class before, then the
First Cabin capsule hotel might look familiar. Designed to look like a first-class cabin, the concept hotel allows guests to experience first class privileges at a reasonable price. The hall containing the capsule rooms make it seem like the entire building is ready to take off at any moment. The sleeping quarters, despite its close proximity with the next cubicle, retains a nice and relaxing atmosphere. Guests can try the hotel’s spa and sauna or enjoy an in-house massage service among other high-end amenities.


First Cabin Midosuji Namba is located on the fourth floor of the Namba Midosuji Building, 4-2-1, Namba, Chuo District, Osaka. Check-in is at 3 p.m. while check out is at 10 a.m. You may contact them at +81-6-6631-8090 or visit their official website
here.


PEANUTS Hotel

 

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A Snoopy-themed hotel exists in Japan and we’re all here for it!
PEANUTS Hotel was built to cater to Snoopy fans all over the world. Each floor has a different theme and has rooms with illustrations of your favorite PEANUTS characters -- Charlie Brown, Lucy van Pelt, and Woodstock. The hotel is also complete with a PEANUTS cafe, diner, and gift shop so you’ll never run out of things to do inside. PEANUTS hotel’s quiet ambiance makes it your home away from home in Japan.


PEANUTS Hotel is located at 1-22-26, Naka-yamate Dori, Chuo Ward, Kobe City, Hyogo. Check-in time is at 3 p.m. while check-out time is at 11 a.m. You may contact them at +81-78-200-5848.

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Tokyo Disneyland Hotels


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If
Tokyo Disneyland is part of your itinerary, you might as well also stay in one of their magical hotels. You can finally live in your own fairytale dreamworld thanks to Tokyo Disneyland Hotel’s character-themed rooms. The popular Disney stories from your childhood, including Alice in Wonderland, Beauty and the Beast, and Peter Pan, come alive in a variety of guestrooms there. The Disney Ambassador Hotel, on the other hand, puts the spotlight on classical Disney cartoons like Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Chip and Dale.


Tokyo Disneyland Hotel is located at 29-1 Maihama, Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture 279-8505, Japan. You may contact them at
+81 47-305-3333.


Disney Ambassador Hotel is located at 2-11 Maihama, Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture 279-8522, Japan. You may contact them at
+81 47-305-1111.


Main Photo courtesy of Massimo Adelmo Mattia Abad from Pixabay. 


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