Book and Bed can be credited with kicking off Japan’s ‘book hotel’ mini-boom, and has also replicated its concept in Osaka's Shinsaibashi neighbourhood. More than simply ‘sleeping with books’, as is the concept at other book hotels, Book and Bed’s niche is almost like ‘sleeping as a book’: one-person sleeping compartments are built into the bookshelves, with the upper tiers accessed via ladder.
Book and Bed’s owners stress that their accommodation is geared more towards a night of blissful sleep brought about by bedtime reading, rather than by comfort, but it makes for a memorable one-night experience before staying elsewhere for the rest of your trip. It’s also possible to simply hang out in the spacious lounge during the day, flipping though the library of over 2,500 titles curated by hipster-friendly bookstore Shibuya Publishing & Booksellers (though Book and Bed is billed as an ‘accommodation bookstore’, these aren’t for sale). Day use starts at just ¥700 per hour and you can extend for however long you wish to stay.
This Shinjuku location also houses a café offering coffee, tea, juice and soda for just ¥200. If you're hungry, you can make it a set by adding a sandwich.