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Unique accommodations in the Kanto area

Mar 25, 2017
Unique accommodations in the Kanto area
Source: airbnb.no
If you are looking for a hotel to stay, how about a unique place? There are unique hotels in various places in Japan. Today I am going to introduce unique hotels in the Kanto area. I hope you will have a wonderful stay that you can tell others after the trip.
(Updated on: Mar 25, 2017)

1. Mongolia Village Tenger
Have a dream-like stay in a Mongolian mobile house, which will allow you to experience a Mongolian life in Japan. Directly imported from Mongolia, these mobile houses can be seen in rows on the premises, and you can even rent Mongolian costumes. There is also a round open-air bath in which you can enjoy the starry sky at night. Bring your lover, family, friends, or whoever you want to stay with, and enjoy.
Nasu | 1577-9 Takakuhei, Nasu-machi, Nasu-gun, Tochigi-ken 325-0302
2. Pyramid Onsen
This accommodation has impressive pyramid-shaped buildings. In this unique atmosphere, you can enjoy natural free-flowing hot-spring water. It is located next to a large park, and offers you a relaxing quiet environment. In the building, you can find many unique things such as interesting stones and woods, a meditation room, power cards, Pyramid Onsen gyoza-dumplings. A family bath and an open-air bath are at your disposal. Have a wonderful time with your family or friends.
Nasu | 493 Niwatoko, Nasushiobara-shi, Tochigi-ken 329-2807
3. Sweet Grass
Actually this is not a hotel, but a camping site. With its concept “Enjoy yourself in Kita Karuizawa for 365 days,” it offers accommodations in log cabins. Surrounded by rich nature with a rustle and scent of trees, you will be released from daily routine. The charges differ, depending on the number of guests and the type of cabin. Please check it on the web site. It is a nice place to bring your friends or family.
Gunma | Japan, 〒377-1412 長野県吾妻郡長野原町北軽井沢1990−579 北軽井沢スウィートグラス
4. Nakagin Capsule Tower Building
Designed by Kisho Kurokawa, this is the first practical capsule-style housing complex in the world. There are some residents in it. However, because it is listed in the accommodation website of Airbnb, you can stay here. Both its appearance and rooms show characteristic designs. If you are an art enthusiast, you might like this place. The charges are lower than 20,000 yen. It may also be a unique dating spot.
Ginza | 8 Chome-4-6 Ginza, Chūō-ku, Tōkyō-to 104-0061
5. Auberge HASEBE:
This inn is recommended especially for cat lovers. Located in Atagawa, Izu, this inn has atmosphere of a secluded house and of a cat café, where cats will welcome you. You can also play with cats. So cat lovers will not be able to resist the charm. As for the food, this place offers fresh seafood course meals. Enjoy both the atmosphere and food.
Shizuoka | Naramoto, Higashiizu, Kamo District, Shizuoka Prefecture 413-0302
6. Mitaka Tenmei Hanten Jutaku (Riversible Destiny Lofts Mitaka):
This place was established by artists/architects, Shusaku Arakawa and Madeline Gins in 2005, and has nine apartments, available for a week-long -stay or longer. It looks very colorful and artistic with fourteen vivid colors both inside and outside. Based on its concept “the house not to die,” it offers round-shaped rooms and rugged floors. It looks like a playground-equipment complex. Have a fun time with your family or friends.
Tokyo | 2 Chome-2-8 Ōsawa, Mitaka-shi, Tōkyō-to 181-0015
7: Modern Art Gallery BNA Ikebukuro
Located in the Nishi Ikebukuro district, this inn offers rooms decorated with cute and creative artworks all over the place. Because you can also buy these artworks and some merchandise, you might find a souvenir to take home. The main bed has another bed beneath which can be used like a drawer. How interesting! There are rooms with the capacity for up to four guests and up to ten. Stay here with your friends and have fun.
Ikebukuro | 2 Chome-19-7 Nishiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tōkyō-to 171-0021
8. Book and Bed Tokyo:
This unique accommodation has beds placed in big bookshelves. There are books from multiple genres such as tourism, business, literature, and magazines. Enjoy reading as much as you want. Even though you are not going to stay here, you can use the lounge area in the daytime. So taking a look might be a good idea before you decide to stay. There are 30 beds, common toilets and common shower rooms. The charges are 3,500 yen or more.
Ikebukuro | Japan, 〒171-0021 Tokyo, Toshima, Nishiikebukuro, 1−17−7, ルミエールビル 7
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