Discover the best Osaka capsule hotels—in the city where this budget-friendly lodging concept originated. Experience a unique stay in compact pods with communal facilities in the heart of Osaka, with prices from 3,600 yen (around $26)!

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Osaka capsule hotels: What exactly are they?

Osaka’s capsule hotels are a must-try experience. Originating in the city, they offer unique and budget-friendly lodging options. These hotels feature small capsules designed for one person, with communal bathrooms and large baths. Initially inspired by spaceship sleeping quarters, they provide comfort and amenities in a compact space.

While originally catering to men, capsule hotels now welcome all travelers, often with separate floors for men and women.

Here are our top recommended Osaka capsule hotels. Enjoy a convenient and affordable stay without hesitation!

J-SHIP Osaka Namba: Modern Japanese Space

J-SHIP Osaka Namba is especially recommended for those looking for a more traditionally Japanese atmosphere. The front desk is chic and relaxed with a modern Japanese atmosphere, which will add to the pleasure of your stay in Japan. This Osaka capsule hotel is only about a 1-minute walk from the south exit of JR Namba Station, which is also close to where express buses arrive and depart.

Moderate Cabin

Deluxe Cabin

There are two types of spaces: the Moderate Cabin, similar to those in capsule hotels, and the Deluxe Cabin, which has a more spacious interior and equipped with a single bed and table. Prices are very reasonable, beginning at 4,740 yen per night.

There is also a large communal bath just perfect for a relaxing soak in the tub. There are also individual shower booths. These are well-equipped with amenities which include bath towel, face towel, a garment for wear in the hotel, toothbrush, shampoo and rinse, body soap, facial cleanser, lotion, milky lotion, shaving cream, razor, cotton swabs, dryer, and a hair iron (for women). Your stay at this comfortable Osaka capsule hotel is sure to be a restful and peaceful one.

Cabin & Capsule Hotel J-SHIP Osaka Namba
Naniwa-ku Minatomachi 2-2-14, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture
JR Namba

First Cabin Midosuji Namba: Get Ready to Land!

First Class Cabin (Image: Booking.com)

First Cabin Midosuji Namba is located very ideally for Namba Station and offers a modern, and more spacious, form of capsule hotel. The theme of this hotel is airplanes, so rather than having a capsule guests can stay in “cabins.” It is directly connected to Namba Station which allows guests to easily get around in Osaka, and in addition it is just a short walk away from the Dotonbori area and Osaka Castle can be reached in just 15 minutes.

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