Talking about accomodations in Japan, usually people will imagine tiny rooms with super-narrow bathroom and compact spaces. Or maybe you will imagine capsule hotels, with many of those capsule beds which are not cool for claustrophobics.

It is also possible that you would imagine ryokan-type accomodations, with tatami floor and hot bath to enjoy anytime. Or, maybe you will imagine its love hotel which is .. “ahem ahemmm”. And there is one more thing you need to know. Accomodations in Japan can also identify with the words quirky. Eccentric. Unique. Weird. You name it.

Japan is surely known as a country filled with unique things and creative innovations (some even tends to be weird). And, as the capital of Japan, it makes sense if Tokyo also becomes a place with many unique places – including the accomodations.

Interestingly, there are some hotels in Tokyo that look like ordinary hotels, but it turns out that they have thematic rooms which will make us scream “Wow!”. The rooms are usually limited in number, so if you are interested to try it out, make the reservations as soon as possible!

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1. Travelling to Tokyo, You Must Stay in CLASKA Whose 21 Rooms With 21 Different Themes.

CLASKA Hotel, via CLASKA/facebook
CLASKA Hotel, via CLASKA/facebook

The first hotel with unique room that deserves to be tried on while being in Tokyo is CLASKA. This hotel is standing on an 8-storey building. Inside the building, there are many functions and facilities, starting from the restaurants, art galleries, shops, studios (can be rented for exhibitons or wedding), and of course, the hotel.

One of the cool facilities of the hotel is Rooftop Terrace, because there you can enjoy the merry atmosphere of Tokyo – including to admire the beauty of Tokyo Tower and enjoy the scenery of Mount Fuji (when the weather is nice).

The photos of atmosphere in CLASKA can be seen as below:

Receptions, via CLASKA/facebook
Receptions, via CLASKA/facebook

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Gallery and shops, via CLASKA/facebook
Gallery and shops, via CLASKA/facebook
Rooftop terrace, via CLASKA/facebook
Rooftop terrace, via CLASKA/facebook

But, CLASKA is not famous just for having various facilities. Instead, it is because the hotel has rooms with unique concepts. CLASKA has 21 rooms, and all the rooms were designed in different styles. Generally, there are 5 main themes at this hotel: Modern (9 rooms), Tatami (3 rooms), Contemporary (3 rooms), D.I.Y (3 rooms), and Weekly Residence (3 rooms). Guests can choose their own room according to each of their own taste. The glimpse of room atmosphere is more or less like this:

Modern Room

Room no 506 (single), via CLASKA/facebook
Room no 506 (single), via CLASKA/facebook
Room no 401 (twin/double), via CLASKA/facebook
Room no 401 (twin/double), via CLASKA/facebook
Room no 402 (twin/double), via claska
Room no 402 (twin/double), via claska

Tatami Room

Room no 604, via claska
Room no 604, via claska

Contemporary Room

Room no 704, via claska
Room no 704, via claska

Weekly Residence (minimum stay 7 hari)

Room atmosphere, via CLASKA/facebook
Room atmosphere, via CLASKA/facebook

Then, where are the thematic rooms?

From all the rooms at CLASKA, the D.I.Y rooms are the rooms designed with specific theme. There are about 3 rooms in total (no. 701,702, 707), and all those three have totally diferent designs. Room no 701 were designed with workshop concept, while 702 are filled with dolls (and it’s totally unique!), and room 707 will make you imagine the atmosphere of a ship cabin (although the concept is far from navy nuance). The room atmospheres can be seen at the parade of photos below:

D.I.Y Room

Room no 701 “Someone’s Atelier”, via CLASKA/facebook
Room no 701 “Someone’s Atelier”, via CLASKA/facebook
Room no 702 “Pa Jyama”, via CLASKA/facebook
Room no 702 “Pa Jyama”, via CLASKA/facebook
Room no 707 “Scar”, via CLASKA/facebook
Room no 707 “Scar”, via CLASKA/facebook

Address: 1-3-18 Chuo-cho, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-0001
Access: 12 minutes of walking from East Exit at Gakugei-daigaku Station
Check in: 15.00, Check out: 12.00
Rate: starting from JPY9000/night or USD80/night (weekdays, low season, 1 adult, single room) Check Latest Rate!
Facilities: WiFi, coffee shop, restaurant, bar, elevator, meeting facilities, concierge, laundry, dry cleaning, shops, bike rental, baggage storage, room service, massage, car park, staffs fluent in 2 languages: Japanese dan English

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2. Grand Pacific Le Daiba Has Rooms With Gundam Theme

Grand Pacific Le Daiba, via booking

Odaiba is one of the popular tourism spots in Tokyo. Here you can visit many cool shopping centers, see many famous landmarks (such as a copy o Liberty Statue, Gundam statue in scale 1:1, and Rainbow Bridge), or simply just walk around. If you are interested to make Odaiba as your tourism destination in Tokyo, especially is you are a Gundam fan, then Grand Pacific Le Daiba will suit you very well.

How come it is Gundam?

Before talking about Gundam, let’s get to know first with Grand Pacific Le Daiba. This hotel is a 4-star hotel located right beside Daiba Station, and it is quite near to the beach. Facilities at this hotel is pretty complete because it features several shops to satisfy its guests’ shopping taste, saloon, indoor and outdoor swimming pool, and restaurant with the view facing the Rainbow Bridge, a landmark of Odaiba and Tokyo.

Receptions, via booking
Lobby café, via booking
Restaurant with the views toward Rainbow Bridge, via booking
outdoor pool, via booking
Shops, via booking

Seeing the pictures above, it seems that this hotel is not too different with other hotels in general, doesn’t it? But don’t get it wrong, any fans of Gundam franchise series would feel comfy and homey to stay at this hotel.

That is because Grand Pacific Le Daiba has rooms with Gundam theme! In total there are 3 categories of Gundam themes to offer, and the whole room were designed to be “very Gundam”. From the wallpaper, chairs, towel, room key, up to the small things like shampoo, soap, and such; every single things are Gundam-related. Ain’t it awesome?

Randomly, the images of room atmosphere are about like this:

Room atmosphere, via gundamguy.blogspot
Room atmosphere, via gundamguy.blogspot
Room atmosphere, via gundamguy.blogspot
Room atmosphere, via gundamguy.blogspot
Room atmosphere, via gundamguy.blogspot
Room atmosphere, via gundamguy.blogspot
Room atmosphere, via gundamguy.blogspot
Room atmosphere, via gundamguy.blogspot

Those were just a bit of atmosphere at one of the Gundam thematic room. But if you are not a Gundam lover, no need to worry. This hotel has more ordinary rooms than the Gundam rooms. The sample of atmosphere is such below:

Room atmosphere, via booking
Room atmosphere, via booking

Address: 2-6-1, Daiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo 135-8701
Access: 1-2 minutes of walking from Daiba Station
Check in: 15.00, Check out: 12.00
Rate: starting from JPY15152/night or USD144 /night (weekdays, low season, 1 adult, regular room/non-Gundam), starting from JPY14900/person (weekdays, low season, 1 adult for a Gundam room of 3 people) Check Latest Rate!
Facilities: WiFi, bike rental, concierge, gallery, clinic, facilities for difabled, shuttle service, vending machine, business center, money changer, executive floor, laundry, dry cleaning, baggage storage, restaurant, bar, coffee shop, saloon, locker, room service, shops, tour, fitness center, massage, spa, outdoor and indoor swimming pool, sauna, car park, staffs fluent in 3 languages: Japanese, English, French

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3. Park Hotel Tokyo, For You Who Loves High-Valued Pieces of Art.

Park Hotel Tokyo, via booking

Are you claiming yourself to be an admirer of arts? Or perhaps you are an artist looking for fresh new ideas? If that’s a yes, then Park Hotel Tokyo needs to be your basecamp while you are travelling to Tokyo. Park Hotel Tokyo is located on Shiodome.

From outside, this hotel looks like a regular building. But you will be surprised when finding out that this hotel has several thematic rooms decorated with real artistic products. The word “decorated” doesn’t simply mean just putting the art product (like a painting or sculpture) inside the room, but the artists intentionally made a mural or any other piece of art just special for that particular room only. Isn’t it great?

Here is several samples of room decorated with real Japanese artists’ work:

Single room with the theme of “Satoyama Landscape” (by Kana Ito), via en.parkhoteltokyo
Single room with the theme of “Satoyama Landscape” (by Kana Ito), via en.parkhoteltokyo
Queen room with the theme of “Festival” (by Nanami Ishihara), via en.parkhoteltokyo
Queen room with the theme of “Festival” (by Nanami Ishihara), via en.parkhoteltokyo
Queen room with the theme of “Geisha Goldfish” (by Aki Ito), via Park Hotel Tokyo/facebook
Queen room with the theme of “Geisha Goldfish” (by Aki Ito), via Park Hotel Tokyo/facebook
Queen room with the theme of “Cherry Blossom” (by Hiroki Otake), via Park Hotel Tokyo/facebook
Queen room with the theme of “Cherry Blossom” (by Hiroki Otake), via Park Hotel Tokyo/facebook
Queen room with the theme of “Yokai” (by Nobuo Magome), via Park Hotel Tokyo/facebook
Queen room with the theme of “Yokai” (by Nobuo Magome), via Park Hotel Tokyo/facebook
King room with the theme of “Sumo” (by Hiroyuki Kimura), via en.parkhoteltokyo
King room with the theme of “Sumo” (by Hiroyuki Kimura), via en.parkhoteltokyo

Besides the thematic rooms, Park Hotel Tokyo also has modern rooms which are just as cool. Especially because from this hotel you can enjoy the views toward Tokyo Bay and Tokyo Tower. If you are lucky, you might probably get the room with the view of Tokyo Tower, whose sparkling lights are just like a giant lamp if seen at night.

Tokyo Tower as seen from a room, via en.parkhoteltokyo
Tokyo Tower as seen from a room, via en.parkhoteltokyo
Premium Twin Room, via en.parkhoteltokyo
Premium Twin Room, via en.parkhoteltokyo

And, here are other atmospheres at Park Hotel Tokyo:

Hotel interior, via booking
Restaurant, via en.parkhoteltokyo
Restaurant, via en.parkhoteltokyo

Address: Shiodome Media Tower 1-7-1 Higashi Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-7227
Access: 7 minutes of walking from Shimbashi Station
Check in: 14.00, Check out: 12.00
Rate: starting from JPY16414/night or USD 156/night (weekdays, low season, 1 adult) Check Latest Rate!
Facilities: WiFi, coffee shop, restaurant, bar, concierge, facilities for difabled, baggage storage, concierge, meeting facilities, room service, lift, shops, tour, business center, laundry, dry cleaning, money changer, massage, fitness center, spa, car park, staffs fluent in 3 languages: Japanese, English, Korean

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4. “Choo.. Choo.. Choo..”, The Sound of A Train at The Train Room of Akihabara Washington Hotels.

Akihabara Washington Hotels, via booking

From so many districts in Tokyo, Akihabara clearly is the heaven for otaku. So, it makes the perfect sense if at this area, there are many spots that could spoil up all the otakus. For example, we have Akihabara Washington Hotels, which intentionally dedicates one of its room for train otakus, with its Train Room.

Entrance, via booking
Entrance, via booking

Before talking about the Train Room, let’s just get to know with Akihabara Washington Hotels first. This hotel has a strategic location, as it is just about one minute away from Akihabara Station. So it is very strategic for you the first time travellers who plan to explore Akihabara or Tokyo, because this Akihabara Station got through by the Yamanote Line (a loop train track).

Receptions, via booking
Receptions, via booking
Cafe, via booking
Cafe, via booking

One of the main attraction of this hotel, especially for the train otaku (=biggest fans of trains) is that this hotel has a room with train theme. It is called The Train Room. This room is more than just a normal room decorated with all train decorations. But, at this single room, there is a big-sized diorama of trains with perfect detailings, completed with its control machine, several popular landmarks such as Tokyo Tower and Tokyo SkyTree, and a little bit of ocean.

Train Room, via akihabara.washington-hotels
Train Room, via akihabara.washington-hotels
Two guests are having fun playing with the train diorama, via 秋葉原ワシントンホテル:Akihabara Washington Hotel-official
Two guests are having fun playing with the train diorama, via 秋葉原ワシントンホテル:Akihabara Washington Hotel-official

Wow, the rooms above must have been all the train maniacs feel like paradise! But if you are not really interested in trains, other room at this hotel is also pretty cool to enjoy. The atmospheres are about like this:

Room atmosphere, via booking
Room atmosphere, via booking
Room atmosphere, via booking

Address: 1-8-3 Sakuma cho, Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0025
Access: 1 minutes of walking from Akihabara Station
Check in: 15.00, Check out: 12.00
Rate: starting from JPY11364/night or USD100/night (weekdays, low season, 1 adult, non-Train Room) Check Latest Rate!
Facilities: WiFi, elevator, restaurant, vending machine, facilities for difabled, laundry, dry cleaning, baggage storage, massage, car park, staffs fluent in 2 languages: Japanese and English

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5. Watch Out For Diabetes If Staying At Q-Pot Room of Tokyo Bay Maihama Hotel Club Resort!

Tokyo Bay Maihama Hotel Club Resort, via booking

Huh? Staying in a hotel could give you diabetes? Is the hotel made of sugar or what?

Maybe that’s what you have in mind when reading the title above. Actually, such kind of though is not really wrong, although it is not entirely right either. To understand it, let’s first get to know with Tokyo Bay Maihama Hotel Club Resort.

Interior, via booking

Tokyo Bay Maihama Hotel Club Resort is a hotel within the area of Tokyo Disney Resort. From this hotel, you can easily access Tokyo DisneyLand, Tokyo DisneySea, and other popular tourism spots such as Ginza and Odaiba. Or you can also say it that this hotel is fun for you who loves having fun and really want to make Tokyo DisneyLand and Tokyo DisneySea as your main destination while travelling to Tokyo.

Shops at the hotel area, via booking
Restaurant, via booking
Restaurant, via booking

What needs to be highlighted is, this hotel has a special excecutive suite called Q-pot Room. This suite room is the result of a collaboration project with Q-Pot, a brand of cutesy accessories products. Q-Pot Room was designed by Tadaaki Wakamatsu, a former model who is currently a designer in Q-Pot.

So don’t be surprised if this excecutive suite will be filled with all cute and sweet decorations: guest room with dark chocolate nuance, bathroom decorated with strawberries and cream, snack corner, TV covered with melted chocolate, and other things at this rooms which are identical with all sweet snacks. Such a room to “raise up your sugar level”, ain’t it?

Guest room with the theme of ”Dark Chocolate”, via tbm-clubresort
Guest room with the theme of ”Dark Chocolate”, via tbm-clubresort
Table covered in fake dark chocolate, via tbm-clubresort
Table covered in fake dark chocolate, via tbm-clubresort
Bedroom with the theme of “Whipped Cream & Strawberry”, via tbm-clubresort
Bedroom with the theme of “Whipped Cream & Strawberry”, via tbm-clubresort
Seating area inside the room, via tbm-clubresort
Seating area inside the room, via tbm-clubresort
Biscuit-shaped table, via tbm-clubresort
Biscuit-shaped table, via tbm-clubresort

What if we get hungry for staying at Q-pot Room? Well, you can also try staying at the non-thematic rooms of this hotel. There are several types of room, starting from the standard room, superior, deluxe, family room, up to exclusive rooms. The atmosphere is about like this:

Superior room, via booking
Other room atmosphere, via booking

Additional info, if you want to try staying at Q-pot Room, it is suggested to make your reservation as soon as possible, because this room will be closed for business on July 8th, 2016.

Address: 1-7, Maihama, Urayasu City, Chiba 279-0031
Access: dari South Exit di Maihama Station (via JR Keiyo Line atau Musashino Line), use the monorail or shuttle bus to reach the hotel
Check in: 15.00, Check out: 12.00
Rate: starting from JPY14310/night or USD110 /night (weekdays, low season, 1 adult, regular room/non-Q-Pot Room), JPY39000/night (for Q-pot room up to July 8th, 2016) Check Latest Rate!
Facilities: WiFi, coffee shop, bar, restaurant, elevator, baggage storage, shrine, chapel, vending machine, ATM, money changer machine, facilities for difabled, meeting facilities, shuttle service, saloon, shops, souvenir shops, family room, car park, Staffs fluent in 2 languages: Japanese and English

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6. Hotel Gracery Shinjuku Will Make You Terrified-Yet-Amazed For Sleeping In A Room With Godzila.

Hotel Gracery Shinjuku, via booking

Have you ever encountered a Godzilla? Wanna know how it feels like to get close to this monster created from a nuclear radiation? Then, you really need to stay at Hotel Gracery Shinjuku. From outside, it looks like just a common hotel. But who knows, this hotel turns out to have a giant replica of Godzilla’s head in a scale of 1:1 placed on the 8th floor rooftop. Ooooh, scary!

Entrance to Hotel Gracery Shinjuku, via booking

The Godzilla doesn’t just visit the rooftop. Hotel Gracery Shinjuku also presents several room with Godzilla theme. Generally, there are two Godzilla rooms offered: Godzilla Room dan Godzilla View Room.

For the Godzilla Room, guests will be taken into the world of Godzilla. At this room, there is a Godzilla statue in human size, many posters and memorabilias of Godzilla, and decorations of Godzilla’s claws. Meanwhile, Godzilla View Room offers the views facing the Godzilla statue on 8th floor rooftop.

Godzilla Room, via Hotel Gracery Shinjuku - ホテルグレイスリー新宿/facebook
Godzilla Room, via Hotel Gracery Shinjuku – ホテルグレイスリー新宿/facebook
Godzilla Room, via megafun
Godzilla Room, via megafun
Godzilla View Room, via Hotel Gracery Shinjuku - ホテルグレイスリー新宿/facebook
Godzilla View Room, via Hotel Gracery Shinjuku – ホテルグレイスリー新宿/facebook

Too scared to meet the Godzilla? Don’t worry, there are still many other normal rooms at this hotel. The types are varied from Standard Single, Standard Single (Ladies), Standard Double, Superior Double, Standard Twin, Deluxe Twin, and Standard Triple. The atmospheres are about like this:

Standard single (ladies), via shinjuku.gracery
Standard single (ladies), via shinjuku.gracery
Deluxe twin, via shinjuku.gracery
Deluxe twin, via shinjuku.gracery

And here are the other looks of Hotel Gracery Shinjuku:

Receptions, via booking
Lobby, via booking
Restaurant, via booking

Address: 1-19-1 Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Access: 3 minutes of walking from Seibu Shinjuku Station or 5 minutes of walking from East Exit at JR Shinjuku Station
Check in: 14.00, Check out: 11.00
Rate: starting from JPY13300/night or USD105/night (weekdays, low season, 1 adult, non-Godzilla room) Check Latest Rate!
Facilities: WiFi, dry cleaning, laundry, ATM, vending machine, coffee shop, restaurant, concierge, facilities for difabled, money changer, baggage storage, lift, car park, staffs fluent in 5 languages: Japanese, English, Korean, Thai, Chinese (Mandarin)

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7. And, Here is Everyone’s Favorite: Hello Kitty Room at Keio Plaza Hotel.

Keio Plaza Hotel, via keioplaza
Keio Plaza Hotel, via keioplaza

Who doesn’t love Hello Kitty? Even there are men who secretly admire this cute mascot from Japan. Well, if you claim to be a Hello Kitty lover who wants to experience how it feels to stay in a Hello Kitty world, prepare yourself to make Keio Plaza Hotel as your choice of accomodation while you are in Tokyo.

Entrance, via keioplaza
Entrance, via keioplaza

Keio Plaza Hotel has a strategic location, which is on the district of Tokyo governmental center (Shinjuku) and can be accessed directly through the Tochomae Station. This hotel is also quite popular amongst tourists who wants some comfort and luxury while they are in Tokyo. But for Hello Kitty fans, this hotel is popular for having rooms with the theme of Hello Kitty.

Restaurant, via booking
Swimming pool, via keioplaza
Swimming pool, via keioplaza

Yes, this hotel has 2 types of Hello Kitty rooms: Princess Kitty and Kitty Town, all are located on Southern Tower. Princess Kitty room is a room with more elegant image, and the Hello Kitty is portrayed as a princess.

Meanwhile, Kitty Town rooms seem to be more cheerful with bright and colorful wallpapers portraying the town of Hello Kitty. Both types of room are equipped with many accessories with Hello Kitty theme, and you can even order breakfast with Hello Kitty patterns.

Princess Kitty, via Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo/facebook
Princess Kitty, via Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo/facebook
Kitty Town, via Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo/facebook
Kitty Town, via Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo/facebook
In-room accessories, via Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo/facebook
In-room accessories, via Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo/facebook
Breakfast, via keioplaza
Breakfast, via keioplaza
Snack, via Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo/facebook
Snack, via Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo/facebook

How about the other rooms? There are a lot of other room types that are just as interesting to try out. Keio Plaza Hotel offers quite many variations of room, starting from the standard type, deluxe, and even the suite room which was designed in two kinds of style: modern and traditional Japanese.

Standard room, via keioplaza
Standard room, via keioplaza
4 Bedded Room, via keioplaza
4 Bedded Room, via keioplaza
Suite room, via keioplaza
Suite room, via keioplaza
Suite tatami, via keioplaza
Suite tatami, via keioplaza

Address: 2-2-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-8330
Access: via Tochomae Station or 5 minutes of walking from JR Shinjuku Station
Check in: 15.00, Check out: 12.00
Rate: starting from JPY24500/night or USD196/night (weekdays, low season, 1 adult, non-Hello Kitty room) Check Latest Rate!
Facilities: WiFi, airport transfer, busness center, concierge, executive floor, laundry, dry cleaning, vending machine, shrine, chapel, room service, mini market, facilities for difabled, baggage storage, photocopy, saloon, restaurant, bar, coffee shop, money changer, shops, souvenir shops, tour, meeting facilities, elevator, babysitting, fitness center, massage, karaoke, outdoor swimming pool, kiddie pool, kids club, car park, staffs fluent in 2 languages: Japanese and English

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Note:
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