Capsule hotels are famous for being funky, and First Cabin Atagoyama could easily be one of the coolest in Tokyo. With guest spaces that are compact but perfectly formed, this hotel offers city-centre accommodation that is simultaneously novel, affordable and downright cosy.
Check into your individual pod and survey the sleek interiors that – as the hotel’s name suggests – resemble a first-class aeroplane cabin. With free Wi-Fi and complimentary extras such as silky facial cleansers and lotions, you can pamper yourself as you catch up with the world online.
You’re just a few minutes’ walk from Onarimon station, so you can use this hotel as a base to explore the buzzing city. Most of Tokyo is easily accessible via public transport, so be sure to check out the vertiginous Tokyo Tower, pay your respects at Meiji Jingu shrine and catch the lively tuna auction at the renowned Tsukiji Fish Market.
When hunger strikes, you can wander down to the hotel’s Cafe & Bar 15. Prepare for the day with a bountiful buffet, or call in at lunch to wash down freshly baked pizza with a glass or two of sake. Later on, ease into the evening with a gentle stroll around nearby Hamarikyu Gardens. You can admire the mirror-like Shioiri Pond before retiring to the hotel for a well-earned snooze.