Subscribe      List an Event or Business      Invite a Writer      Write for WN      Writers      Other Locations      HubGarden      Recipes

Bed and Book

Home > Tokyo > Books and Writing | Libraries | Unusual Things to do
Published March 31st 2018
Where you can fall asleep in a bookcase
Only a stone throw from Ikebukuro Station is the Bed and Book hostel - an oasis for any book lover. Known as a "tomareru honya" ("the bookstore you can sleep in"), the hostel boasts over 1700 books and comics in Japanese and English, which guests can read in their bed inside the bookcase or on one of the many large couches around the hostel.

Bed and Book
Compact Bookcases


The idea behind the hostel is that you can fall asleep reading one of the many books, which I did on a few occasions. It is because of this that the hostel doesn't offer fluffy pillows, expensive mattresses or lightweight duvets, as their focus is on providing the blissful experience of falling into an instant sleep while reading a great book.

Bed and Book
The Bookcase


Although you don't have to be a guest at the Bed and Book to enjoy the quiet, secluded industrial space and all of its books. Bed and Book offers the large collection of books and of course its comfy couches to any bibliophile between the hours of 13:00 and 17:00 for a fee of ¥500 an hour.
Help us improve  Click here if you liked this article  7
Share: email  facebook  twitter
Why? A unique place to stay
Where: 1-17-7, Lumiere buillding 7th floor, Nishi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku Tokyo, Japan 171-0021
Cost: STANDARD ¥ 4,800 and COMPACT ¥ 3,800
Your Comment
What an amazing idea.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|6149) 137 days ago
Articles from other cities
Popular Articles
Categories
Lists