Have you fallen asleep in the library countless of times? Do you want to lounge around and read books all day without anyone bothering you? Do you want a place where you could be lost in all the dreamy places that the stories in the novels you’re reading could offer? Makoto Tanijiri and Ai Yoshida of Suppose Design Office answered the dream hotel of bookworms — Book and Bed Tokyo or 泊まれる本屋 (Tomareru Honya). This book-themed hotel in Tokyo, Japan opened last November 5, 2015 and since then, it has been a hit both to book enthusiasts and travelers alike.
This hotel offers more or less 3,200 English and Japanese books for reading consumption but it’s sad to say that they are not for sale.
Guests can choose to stay in either a standard bunk bed (4.25 by 6.7 feet) or a compact bed (2.6 by 6.7. feet). As per the hotel, they are not really going for comfort. On their website, they said:
Book And Bed is “an accommodation bookshop”
The perfect setting for a good nights sleep is
something you will not find here.There are no
comfortable mattresses, fluffy pillows nor
lightweight and warm down duvets.
What we do offer is an experience while reading a
book (or comic book).
- STANDARD” ¥ 4,800 (2,117 Php) — Friday, Saturday and the day before public holidays is high rate.
- COMPACT” ¥ 3,800 (1,678 Php) — Friday, Saturday and the day before public holidays is high rate.
Although the accommodations are small, the price is affordable for this kind of unique experience, don’t you think? Toilets and restroom service are provided. However, if you decide not to spend the night, daytime visits are also another option and there is free wi-fi service.
Be sure to drop by on your next trip to Tokyo!